Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saint Jenifer + Saint Barack

Toto, you're not in Massachusetts anymore!

Either you were there...or you weren't!

23 years ago: been there_done that!

Keep fuckin' dreamin'!!!
This Day in History|1990

Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel.

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Countdown|19 _2go
Looking gorgeous, acting filthy!

Jake Shakes! NSFW!!!!
But he's werkin' it!
Jake Shears|Scissor Sisters

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Hmmmm.
Oh to be a fly (unzipped!) on the wall
with Jake,
Miss Elton,
+ The Coop in the same stall!

Dancin' feet to Jesus!

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Trending, Part II

Sam Sparro
+
Jake Shears
+
Mika

(more like: Jake, Mika, Sam)

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Trending?

Ladies + Gentlemen:
Introducing...

I wanna be next to you, black + gold.

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I'm a sucker for a good, stripped-down, fresh new look on the line dance.

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if you're not even there
I don't wanna be either.

Friday, October 10, 2008

CT|Wedding Bells!

Not to be confused with Wedding Belles...

CNN|The Opening Bell

We are headed to a bottom. –|Ali Velshi

We are working to establish a temporary bottom. –|Susan Lisovic

The market is bottoming. –|Anderson Cooper

You're the top. You're the Coliseum. –|Cole Porter

A forced bottom?

Season's Greetings!
Tartan Asia Extreme|Horror

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Season's Greetings from PETA!
PELTS|Dario Argento (dir)


From $1.20 used (!) via Amazon.

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You spin me.

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Aural Candy Dish


Download delights!

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Everyday is Halloween
Ministry


well i live with snakes and lizards
and other things that go bump in the night
cos to me everyday is halloween
i have given up hiding and started to fight
i have started to fight

well any time, any place, anywhere that i go
all the people seem to stop and stare
they say 'why are you dressed like it's halloween?
you look so absurd, you look so obscene'

o, why can't i live a life for me?
why should i take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

well i let their teeny minds think
that they're dealing with someone who is over the brink
and i dress this way just to keep them at bay
cos halloween is everyday
it's everyday

o, why can't i live a life for me?
why should i take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

o, why can't i live a life for me?
why should i take the abuse that's served?
why can't they see they're just like me
i'm not the one that's so absurd

why hide it?
why fight it?
hurt feelings
best to stop feeling hurt
from denials, reprisals
it's the same it's the same in the whole wide world

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An Open Letter to The Pet Shop Boys
09 10 08


Neil. Chris.

Yeah, I know it's been a while.

Gotta say it was great to see you back at Radio City last time 'round.
Yeah. It was funny that none of us were at that "very first" show in Miami.

Anywho.

I was thinking:

you guys gotta remix or, better, rerecord EV'RYDAY IS HALLOWEEN by Ministry.

Too long.
Too classic.

Too delicious.

Get back at me.

Brutus Maximus

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14,164|2007

8579|2008




35%.
Gone.


Come to spa?

(coming very close to the bottom Ali?)

Anderson Cooper + Ali Velshi

How great it would be if.
Super-cool role models in that they are "everyman" ie
your cousin, neighbor, someone you "know" in life,
randomly.

It really would be no big deal at all.
Like, yeah, so?

BUT.

as JOURNALISTS they are just being the messengers,
not tampering with the tone of a story

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Isaac Singer.
The Other One.

Happy Birthday John Lennon.

twentytwo, buckle my
seatbelt

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sigourney Weaver


Birthday beauty!

Taking it to the birthday Matts.

Meanwhile back at the orchard...cyder!

Western-fucking-Digital!

Hold.

Hold.

23 Days and Counting!

Mercury_Rising
Welcome back.

Is it me?|The importance of photographic transparency and public access to imagery.



Usually, I'd be all over "...and a leg popped out of the suitcase..." but for this muel-based situation, I am astounded.

After eleven years of life in Miami, where I learned quickly liquor could be purchased "drive-thru" twenty-four-seven, and "heat" was also something people "packed" with their vacation thongs.

But for a "mule" to remain intact, never. Not in Miami. Worse than a pack of vultures at an orgy of the dead, this man wouldn't necessarily even have enough of flesh left to determine its origin, or nature, what with the alligators and such.

But God spared this man the ultimate indignity, that of being torn to shreds only for the value of the content which filled your belly, killed your life.

I'm first in line to recognize and poorly defend the graphic graphic nature of what has come to be termed "torture porn" and its "entertainment" value.


But I'm also first in line to say this man's last moments weren't perfectly lit, painstakingly captured in the cold and unblinking mechanical eye, tough to stomach, but enough to chew on in a film critique masters class. And the right musical notes aren't stretching the visuals for all their worth. Nothing, except, perhaps, the stacatto-machine-gun stylings of some blown out Latin drum. But he probably didn't hear it anyway. He more than likely shit his pants long before he'd been stuffed in the suitcase.

There's an image for you: a man stuffed in a suitcase, dark, in a swampy area, with one darkpanted leg protruding in that inconvenient pose only death would render.

And I want to be a forensic photographer.

I don't want to photograph war, and I don't want to go to the most remote parts of our known universe to photography unspeakable poverties, diseases, travesties of justice.

I want to stay in the United States, and have that updated Fellig-like magic which would put me there at the scene, just at that moment.

And yet I would defend the photograph of the man by some swamp with said leg, dead, but spared the ultimate indignity.

I would defend that photograph of the dead man as a portrait. A modern-day portrait of man's ability to survive, against all odds.

And I think that moment is a moment of survival. Dignity, to be sure, but survival. The man probably died in a rather undignified manner (hopefully quickly, painlessly, unknowingly even), but his body was left, at rest.

God bless the people who left that man, even in a suitcase.

I think you knew he was a mule. And for only l moment, a pact was made, this time with mio dio, and you tried in one last way to stick it to the man.

I'm sure as this day will end that another will replace it, if in nothing less than a block of 24 more hours.

But today I will remember as the day when my faith in the human race in some small fuckedupbeyondallmeasureway was restored in the human race.

We just might have a chance.

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Hey stoopid.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

touring.the.universe|2009

haute DAMN!

and back here on Earth:
4,179

Previously unseen:
The Other Side of Mercury

more_more_more::Peter Hujar

Looked over_not overlooked|
Peter Hujar


"Surprising and memorable. *****" Evening Standard

This is the first UK retrospective for Peter Hujar, one of the most important American photographers of the 70s and early 80s, whose work shows the life of New York at a time when the city was financially impoverished but artistically rich. Hujar, who died in 1987, is most associated with his black-and-white portraits of the city's avant-garde stars, but his subjects also include nudes, animals and the streets of night-time Manhattan.
Hujar's studio portraits reflect his background in fashion photography. He first made a name for himself with his male nudes and portraits from the gay scene, and this exhibition contains a number of portraits of transvestite performers such as Divine and Candy Darling. Other sitters include figures from New York's cultural aristocracy of the day, as well as younger scene-makers such as Susan Sontag and David Wojnarowicz. Many of his subjects are shown reclining, posing with beautiful insouciance.
The exhibition also includes photographs of New York itself, including haunting images of the abandoned streets of Downtown Manhattan at night. Finally, there are striking images of animals, using the same square format film and the same singular approach that Hujar brought to his human subjects. Hujar's work received little recognition during his lifetime, but was an important influence on Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others.

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Countdown
23 days until Hallowe'en
Peter Hujar.

"I can see the Birthday Boy fishing from my house..."|Vladimir Putin::1952

Monday, October 06, 2008

Le Corbusier




Death

Against his doctor's orders, on August 27, 1965, Le Corbusier went for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. His body was found by bathers and he was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. It was assumed that he suffered a heart attack, at the age of seventy-seven. His death rites took place at the courtyard of the Louvre Palace on September 1, 1965 under the direction of writer and thinker André Malraux, who was at the time France's Minister of Culture.

Le Corbusier's death had a strong impact on the cultural and political world. Homages were paid world-wide and even some of Le Corbusier's worst artistic enemies, such as the painter Salvador Dalí, recognised his importance (Dalí sent a floral tribute). Then-President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson said: "His influence was universal and his works are invested with a permanent quality possessed by those of very few artists in our history". The Soviet Union added, "Modern architecture has lost its greatest master". Japanese TV channels decided to broadcast, simultaneously to the ceremony, his Museum in Tokyo, in what was at the time a unique media homage.

Visitors may find his grave site in the cemetery above Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in between Menton and Monaco in southern France.

The Fondation Le Corbusier (or FLC) functions as his official Estate.[5]. The U.S. copyright representative for the Fondation Le Corbusier is the Artists Rights Society[6].

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Moulin Rouge 2001



Fantasy is real.

But the most dangerous temptation of all?

Never knew...

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6º of Separation: The Birthday Explorer
Easter Island + TIMEX


Thor Heyerdahl, today's birthday traveler, was friends with Fred Olsen, founder of TIMEX watches, and, ultimately, the man responsible for making sure an EASTER ISLAND monolith was placed just to the right of Interstate 84 West-bound.

Time for an accident, I suppose.

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The Cover
10" x 10" x 2"

Shar's Strings + Sings Spectacularly Stripped

Grace. 2003.
descanse en pace

footage

Mt Olivet Cemetery
Watertown CT
Easter 2001

47mpg, pegged.

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Shar v Paris



I'll bet The Coop loves this one!

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COUNTDOWN!
24 Days until Hallowe'en
Karl Blossfeldt


Karl Blossfeldt
Tendrils of a pumpkin

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yPhotograph?
©2006

video
The copyright remains with each respective photographer.
I maintain copyright on the assembly and presentation,
whether as a QuickTime movie, un-narrated, or a completely narrated presentation.

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Happy Hauntings this Halloween!
Gov. Jodi Rell, CT

Moulin Rouge!

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This Date in History
The Moulin Rouge Opens in Paris!

Carefree life, Flickleness and Joie de Vivre... Those are the three words that could best sum up this unique period in the History of France. It was a rest between two wars, a period of transition between two centuries, during which the social barriers collapsed, when the industrial revolution gave hope of a better life for all, in a rich cultural profusion and that promised much fun.

The middle-class mixed with the riffraff, the popular culture was enchanced in a contented disorder full of joy and vitality. In that atmosphere, which favoured artistic creativity, literary circles appeared and disappeared according to people'meetings, while painters and drawers got especially inspired by this joyful sometimes outrageous but full of fancy atmosphere that broke completely with the rigid classicism of that period.

The Japonism *, a movement of Far-East inspiration using influences from the Japanese style in French Art, was at its height. Toulouse-Lautrec and his famous Japanese engravings was one of the most famous disciples of that time. The atmosphere fitted perfectly to the appearance of the first cabarets, such as the Moulin Rouge in 1889.

On the 6th October, at the foot of Butte Montmartre, the atmosphere was pretty festive: a new music-hall was opening in the Jardin de Paris, the Moulin Rouge, and it wasn't going unnoticed.

The public came in mass to Place Blanche, to discover this extravagant place with its huge dance floor, mirrors everywhere, and galleries that were the last word in elegance, to mix with the riffraff and girls of easy virtue, in a garden decorated with a big elephant with rides on donkeys for the ladies'pleasure. There was such a wild atmosphere that the show was not only on the stage but all around : aristocrats and louts in caps had fun side by side, in an atmosphere of total euphoria.

The masters of the place were Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler. They nicknamed their establishment Le Premier Palais des Femmes (the first Women Palace) and bet on their success, enthusiastically claiming to whoever listened that the Moulin Rouge would become a temple of music and dance. On the very first day, their hopes were fulfilled, the other music-halls just had to learn !!!

"Vingt jambes en l'air. La pesanteur est envoyée par-dessus les moulins. En lames successives, les femmes s'écartèlent sur la piste, offrant leur sexe aux forces obscures de la terre. Quand elles rebondissent, c'est pour retrouver les ailes perdues. Ainsi, disputées entre deux éléments, les danseuses miment la lutte du corps et de l'esprit."
Henri-Jacques. Moulin Rouge - 1925

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Countdown
25 Days
til Hallowe'en!

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Untitled|Swing

A Croc'a Roy.

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Choke on this.


What's funny is that I can put you all to fucking shame,
doctors in appearance too!

Track Listings
1. The Weekend (Juan Magan Remix)
2. Seven Days In Sunny June (Steve Mac Classic Remix)
3. Sean (Migs Salted Vocal)
4. Everybody (Dj Friendly Re-Edit)
5. Doctor Pressure (Dirty Club)
6. So Many Times (Original Mix)
7. Let's Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix)
8. Do Your Thing (Jaxx 2002 Club Edit)
9. Freek U (Club Mix)
10. Love Me (12" Mix)
11. Bring Back The Love (Hold Me Down) (Soul Avengerz Mix)
12. Always Wanted (Club Mix)
13. Haven't You Heard
14. Something About You (12" Mix)
15. Give It (Extended Club Mix)
16. Nasty Girl (Riff & Rays Remix)
17. Little Love (Original Version)
18. I Like Love (I Love Love) (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
19. Can't Fake It (Steven Tibet Vocal)
20. Love On My Mind (Full Intention Club Mix)
21. Love's Just Found Me (Extended Club Mix)
22. Mesmerized (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix)
23. Perfection (Haji & Emanuel Remix)
24. I Just Can't Get Enough (H&F's Risque Vox Mix)
25. Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
26. My Precious Love (Df500 Mix)
27. Shined On Me (Bini & Martini Mix)
28. Cocoon (12" Mix)
29. Avalon (David Guetta Mix)
30. Filthy/Gorgeous (Paper Faces Vocal Mix)
31. I Like The Way (Full Length Version)
32. Dreamer (Axe Guitar Mix)
33. Bodybody (Dirty South Remix)
34. Someday (Extended Mix)
35. Make Em Shake It (Sandy Rivera Mix)
36. Piano Track (Original Club Edit)
37. 49 Percent (Angello & Ingrosso Remix)
38. Together (Original Mix)
39. Discopolis (Original Version)
40. Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)

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Woodlawn|1989 October
Woodlawn Cemetery, Miami

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Transit for NOW!


Personal Daily Horoscope
Sunday, 5 October 2008
born 4 May 1960

Sexual energy **
If you suppress your sexuality in platonic relationships at this time, you may become irritable and feisty. This effect may be so subtle that you are not even aware of what is happening at the time. If you cannot fulfill your secret desire to make love to someone, you may become angry and harsh with that person. There is nothing to be done about this except to be aware of it and not take your feelings too seriously. But if there is any possibility of a sexual relationship with the person in question, feel free to initiate it. Persons in creative activities such as arts or crafts can also express the energy of this influence through their work. If you have any ability along these lines you will be able to express yourself through your art more effectively than usual.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Mars Opposition Venus
exact at 08:59
3 October 2008 – 6 October 2008

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Self-promo|Chef Peter Orsatti

BREAKING!
Gary Blount (l) & Peter Orsatti (r)
Hartford CT early 1980s


The "original" Peter and Gary, and do NOT think the irony is lost on me, because it isn't.
Hartford, circa 1982.

Both dead of HIV by May 1986.
One in 1983, and the one who suffered until 1986.

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It takes a fisting + keeps on ticking.
CRUISING|1980
dir Wm Friedkin w. Al Pacino

SIGNS|Mexican Alien
M Night Shyamalan

The 9 Deadliest Words, ever.