Saturday, January 23, 2010

Orange. Does a body good. REAL good.



Too small, anyway.

Way too small.

People with mental illnesses enrich our lives.

Abraham Lincoln
Beethoven
Bette Midler
Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
Buzz Aldrin
Connie Francis
Calvin Klein
Dick Cavett
Eric Clapton
Ernest Hemingway
Eugene O'Neill
Frances Farmer (actress)
Isaac Newton
Jackie Gleason
Kristy McNichol
Leo Tolstoy
Michelangelo
Mike Wallace
Patty Duke
Sylvia Plath
Ted Turner
Tennessee Williams
Theloneous Monk
Nijinsky
Vincent van Gogh
Virginia Woolf
Vivien Leigh
William Styron
Winston Churchill

All these people experienced
a major mental illness:

• depression
• manic depression
• schizophrenia







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Death Toll in Haiti Exceeds 110,000
600,000+ homeless

Everything leaves a fingerprint!
Being stalked by Apple!

T – 100 Days




I'll be 50!

Friday, January 22, 2010

For Haiti
Annie Lennox|A Thousand Beautiful Things
Sessions @ AOL


Every day I write the list
Of reasons why I still believe they do exist
(a thousand beautiful things)
And even though it's hard to see
The glass is full and not half empty
(a thousand beautiful things)
So... light me up like the sun
To cool down with your rain
I never want to close my eyes again
Never close my eyes
Never close my eyes

I thank you for the air to breathe
The heart to beat
The eyes to see again
(a thousand beautiful things)
And all the things that's been and done
The battle's won
The good and bad in everyone
(this is mine to remember)
So ...
Here I go again
Singin' by your window
Pickin' up the pieces of what's left to find

The world was meant for you and me
To figure out our destiny
(a thousand beautiful things)
To live
To die
To breathe
To sleep
To try to make your life complete
(yes yes)
So ...
Light me up like the sun
To cool down with your rain
I never want to close my eyes again
Never close my eyes
never close my eyes ...
That is everything I have to say
(that's all I have to say)

For Haiti
Annie Lennox|Why @ Live 8


How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me...
Why
Why
I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides...
Why can't you see this boat is sinking
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid

But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me...
Why
Tell me...
Why
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears...
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel

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For Haiti
Annie Lennox|Dark Road


It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says
You're never gonna find me there oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself
It didn't get there by itself

There's a feelin
But you're not feelin' it at all
There's a meaning
But you're not listening any more
I look at that open road
I'm gonna walk there by myself

And if you catch me
I might try to run away
You know I can't be here too long
And if you let me
I might try to make you stay
Seems you never realise a good thing
Till it's gone..
Maybe im still searchin
But I dont know what it means
All the fires of destruction are still
Burnin' in my dreams
There's no water that can wash away
This longin' to come clean
Hey yea yea....

I cant find the joy within my soul
It's just sadness takin hold
I wanna come in from the cold
And make myself renewed again
It takes strength to live this way
The same old madness every day
I wanna kick these blues away
I wanna learn to live again...

It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says
You're never gonna find me there oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself
It didn't get there by itself

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An open letter to Steve Jobs re: Haiti

Steve:

How much did it cost you to get your kidney?

Was medical help readily available?

What if someone gave you the wrong meds?

The wrong dosage?



What if you didn't get help at all?


I guess if we want real money,

we need to ask Bill and Melinda Gates.

Or Steve Gill.


SHAME. SHAME. SHAME.

Apple: Hopelessly trying for Haiti
Download no longer available?

For Haiti
George Michael|Praying for Time


These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars and the choosers

This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But we'll take our chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all God's children
Crept out the back door

And it's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much, much too late
Well maybe we should all be praying for time

These are the days of the empty hand
Oh you hold on to what you can
And charity is a coat you wear twice a year

This is the year of the guilty man
Your television takes a stand
And you find that what was over there is over here

So you scream from behind your door
Say what's mine is mine and not yours
I may have too much but I'll take my chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things they sold you
Did you cover your eyes when they told you
That he can't come back
'Cause he has no children to come back for

It's hard to love there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
So maybe we should all be praying for time

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Hope for Haiti NOW.|iTunes...WTF?

The item you ordered is no longer available?

Jesus.

Apple can't ever get it right.

I'm absolutely positive they'll get the Tablet right. Too bad they can't add $100 to the cost of every Tablet sale to donate 100% of that extra cash at a critical time.

*Thanks to my unknown copy-editor!

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We Could Be Heroes|Anderson Cooper



Gay or not.
Out or not.

This guy's got clout, and deserves, and EARNS his moments out of the spotlight, when he chooses to step away.

Let him at least order a drink in whatever bar he chooses to patronize.

In peace.

Let him be a role model as he is.

There's no moment greater than this one here.

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Hope for Haiti NOW. And tomorrow, and the day after...



Hope for Haiti.

Now.

Today.

Tomorrow.

Always.


Never forget them.

They are people who need us.

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The Screaming Room
The Other Side

Bend over and take it like a Windows customer.
There's something rotten at The Apple Corporation.

Born this day in 1561
Francis Bacon (not that one!)



Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), son of Nicholas Bacon by his second wife Anne (Cooke) Bacon, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific revolution. His dedication brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.

His works established and popularized an inductive methodology for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and Viscount St Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs both peerages became extinct upon his death.

The Screaming Room
Flesh, TX (pop. 666)


Make sure you stop by in time for "dinner."

"I guarantee it's gonna shrivel up your ballsack."

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Vault|1985
Hallowe'en @ Backstreet
Richard in pink panties


Scan from original 35mm color slide, full-frame (cropped).
Slide presumed lost.

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Piss Christ|Andres Serrano

Crucifix|Robert Mapplethorpe

HIDE THE CRUCIFIX! It's Linda Blair's Birthday!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Caravaggio: New Work
St Elizabeth beheading John the Politician


Released by The Vatican Museum just hours ago,
this prescient painting proves the genius of Caravaggio.

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Cindy McCain|No H8

Born this day|1924
Benny Hill + Telly Savalas

Who's your daddy? John Edwards

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Return of Sharleen Spiteri!



The Movie Songbook

Xanadu
(from ‘Xanadu’, original: Olivia Newton John)
If I Can’t Have You
(from ‘Saturday Night Fever’, original: The Bee Gees)
God Bless The Child
(from ‘Schindler’s List’, original: Billie Holiday)
Between The Bars
(from ‘Good Will Hunting’, original: Elliott Smith)
Sound Of Silence
(from ‘The Graduate’, original: Simon & Garfunkel)
What’s New Pussycat
(from ‘What’s New Pussycat?’, original: Tom Jones)
Windmills Of Your Mind
(from ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’, original: Noel Harrison)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
(from ‘Cat People’, original: David Bowie)
Take Me With You
(from ‘Purple Rain’, original: Prince)
Many Rivers To Cross
(from ‘The Harder They Come’, original: Jimmy Cliff)
Pretty Woman
(from ‘Pretty Woman’, original: Roy Orbison)
This One From The Heart
(from ‘One From The Heart’, original: Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle)
Take My Breath Away
(from ‘Top Gun’, original: Berlin)

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Haitian Voudou Flag (Drapeaux)



Artist unknown.

Value? $1,800

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Haiti_Donate Now!



Please donate whatever you can to DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.
Haiti lost all three hospitals.
Do what you can to help.

Direct donation link here.

Donate through the iTunes Music Store here.

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Born this day in 1946|David Lynch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Buy the MacBundleBox to help Haiti!!!

Born this day|Tippi Hedren

Born this day|Edgar Allen Poe

We Could Be Heroes|Dr Sanjay Gupta_CNN



First, Dr Gupta reports from every corner of the world.
But to be yanked from the field by the US Military to perform brain surgery on a young Haitian girl who would have died otherwise...

It's as if a medical lamb in a den of wolves.

A true hero, indeed.

(I need a new neurosurgeon!)

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Haitian Voudou Flag|Drapeax
Papa Guede Nimbo

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Madonna's STICKY Situation!
She wants "us" to help Haiti.




The Sticky & Sweet Tour broke many records in terms of its ticket sales, commercial gross and audience attendance. After the first leg, it became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist by earning $282 million, breaking the previous record by Madonna herself with the Confessions Tour. The second leg of the tour was equally successful. Overall Madonna performed to over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries, grossing a total of US$408 million, making it also the second highest grossing tour of all time and the highest grossing tour by a solo artist. At the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards, the Sticky & Sweet Tour won the Top Tour and Top Draw prizes, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively.
The Confesstions Tour (2006) tickets were completely sold as soon as dates and venues for the concert were announced, prompting the organizers to add more dates. After its ending, the Confessions Tour was dubbed as the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist, grossing over US$194.7 million from 60 shows and 1.2 million audience.

This is what $603,000,000 looks like, in numbers, which is the combined gross from Madonna's last two outings.

Brad and Angelina ponied up $1,000,000 within hours of the Haitian earthquakes announcement, and I'm sure they'll do much more work behind the scenes. They didn't, however, send out an email to "their fans" cautioning them to "not sit idly by" as this tragedy continues to unfold exponentially.

10% of Madonna's income from her touring schedules from 2006 - 2009 adds up to a hefty $63,000,000.

She wouldn't feel the "loss" of that money like she wouldn't feel a d*ck up her *ss.

It's about time 'slebs started putting our moneys where their website mouths are.

Not that I didn't send a few bucks to DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.

But really – why do people have to be reminded at all?

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On another note, I saw a man (forget it if you want me to nail his race) near a mall on Sunday, with a cardboard sign the size of a refrigerator box.

HOMELESS AND HUNGRY. I'D RATHER BEG THAN STEAL.

I was super-glad to see he had a back-up plan.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

CNN's SHIT List
Rick "The List" Sanchez



Aye dios mio!

Fotos del dia?

Fuck you pal.

No one asked for my passport when I tuned into CNN. How about "the photos of the day" with no "bailar" intro music. Besides, you're not a journalist. You're a ringleader of MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and all the rest of 'em.

Just because you involve the nation in a conversation, doesn't mean you are going to get any cohesive thoughts going on.

Go back to Coooooo-bah.

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Haitian Voudou Flag (Drapeaux)|Societe LaCroix

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Haitian Painting|Louverture Poisson



Louverture Poisson
17x22 'Baptism' 1954
Sold at $800
March 5 2006

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Martin Luther King|The Speech
I Have a Dream



Download I HAVE A DREAM (the song) here.

Very rare.

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Haitian Voudou Flag (Drapeaux)

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This Day in UK Music History|1969
The Beatles_Yellow Submarine



Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Reagan Administration + AIDS

The Golden Globes|Best Picture + Director
Avatar

Born this day in 1925|Rock Hudson



Rock Hudson at his most handsome, and just before he became the first "name" to die from AIDS.

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