Saturday, March 11, 2006

Three... Extremes.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Why BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is so very necessary.
Not just in the USA, but all over.

I have to know...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gordon Parks
1912 - 2006

The first African-American photographer to work for LIFE Magazine
Shaft (director|1971)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

© Lord Snowdon

[I actually have Lord Snowdon's autograph on a reproduced contact sheet of Freddie Mercury portraits in The Complete Works of Freddie Mercury.]

Here's what one reviewer in Miami has to say about the reconstituted Queen:
Top Ten Reasons the Queen + Paul Rodgers Kicked Total Ass

10. No opening act
9. A chance to honor Freddie Mercury
8. Brian May's unaccompanied guitar solo
7. The smile of every band member's face
6. Everyone singing along to "All Right Now"
5. Opening with "Tie Your Mother Down"
4. Hearing their new music
3. The version of "Hammer to Fall" is amazing
2. Queen are masters of knowing where their songs work best in the set
1. "We Are The Champions"

I can agree on the following:
1. no opening act
2. honor Freddie
3. Brian May's guitar
4. EVERYONE smiling (well, I still miss Freddie)
5. Hearing the opening of TYMD is, in my opinion,
the best concert moment, ever
6. Singing along to WHAT? Nope.
That was a beer break when I was in NJ in Oct 2005
7. New music? Nope. Freddie died, remember?
8. HTF is good.
9. Queen live? They were always the masters (1977 - 1982)
of light, sound, energy. ALL OF IT.
10. They are the champions,
but lost this one by not signing on Robbie Williams.

Verdict? I'm kinda with John Deacon on this one.
Brian + Roger could have carried this on their own,
with back-up video +.

I'll sit out Friday's performance in Massachusetts.
Their videos, even.

Dana Reeve, widow of actor Christopher Reeve,
and tireless advocate for spinal cord injuries and paralysis
died late Monday from lung cancer.

The woman never even smoked a fucking cigarette.

There may be a new + improved version of Janson's History of Art on its way to a college desk near you, but you can still enjoy this version in all its on-line glory.

Typical of the mindset of America.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Last Thursday, on LARRY KING LIVE, Roseanne Barr.

KING: Did you use a psychiatrist?

BARR: Yes, I did. I had a great psychiatrist, just a fantastic psychiatrist who helped me and, you know, he helped me so much. And, you know, in my act I say that one of the great things about this century is that all my mental disorders were completely cured but, as luck would have it...

I found out it was my mental disorders that made me at all interesting in the first place.

Not that CRASH.
This one.

I'm so happy CRASH won the Oscar.
Maybe now it will get the attention it so rightly deserves.

As it should be.
Will Oscar nod their way for the film?
The book didn't cause the tsunami.
The movie did.
God bless the book.

There is this story about George and George.
And then WWII.
And then Jonathan.

From God's mouth,
to my ear.

And I'm listening.