Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Interns from Hell.

The "c" word is so applicable here.

Don't ask.
I couldn't keep The SciFi Channel on,
and CNN was the dreaded Saturday loop.
So I thought I'd put on The E! Channel,
and THE SIMPLE LIFE|Interns with those
two dreaded celebutantes P+N was on.

Now I consider this photograph a travesty.
They need to stand in front of the American flag?

They actually need to die.
A snuff movie would be very good.
Better still: HOSTEL|The Celebrity Edition.

How the FUCK do people like this get on?

Who knew Wonder Woman had a brother?
Two words: rescue me.

©Rick Matheny (original photograph)

Personal Daily Horoscope
Saturday, 13 May 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG Full Moon

Reaching agreements
This influence has the effect of quickening your mind and increasing your exchanges with other people - mentally, verbally, through traveling and even commercially. You feel mentally more alert than usual and eager to see and talk to people, even if it is just small talk. But it would be pointless to waste this influence on small talk, because it favors more serious kinds of communication. This influence assists you and others in reaching agreements, even about matters that have been points of dispute. This is a good day for any type of commercial transaction, contract negotiation or buying and selling, either for personal reasons or for business. Communication is flowing so smoothly now that you can easily get all the information you need in order to make the best deal.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Mercury Sextile Ascendant exact at 05:43
activity period from 12 May 2006 to 13 May 2006.

Yeah. This really has another name.
Bipolar mania is a serious mental illness. Bipolar mania is part of the mental illness bipolar disorder that is characterized by swings in mood and energy and can affect a person's ability to function.
Bipolar disorder usually requires lifelong treatment.
A manic episode is defined as a period during which people are in a highly elevated, expansive, irritable, or angry mood, which lasts at least 1 week.

Now you tell me the moon has nothing to do with this.
It's terrible that you have to be bad to be great,
and when you're great, you're probably horrid to be around.
It's worse than cancer cells metastasizing.

Opening Act: GOLDFRAPP!

In addition to their haunting and smoking-hot remix work for DM (check out HALO and A PAIN THAT I'M USED TO), Goldfrapp has been turning more than heads since the late 1990s. Their video for NUMBER ONE is a canine delight reminiscent of the best of Robert Palmer (love the DOGGY STYLE magazine!) and their provocative OOH LA LA! video is trashy at best.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Rolling Stone 1,000th Issue

Freddie Mercury is #68.
Appropriately, he's next to Bette Midler and Lou Reed (?).

You gotta get one.
It's a lenticular cover!
(Note: Bart Simpson is #1. You rock, .fld!)
Personal Daily Horoscope
Thursday, 11 May 2006
born 4 May 1960

©Astrodienst AG

Phony issues
With this influence, you have to show other people that you are someone to be reckoned with. Or you may have to defend yourself against an attack from someone, whether or not you have provoked it. This influence is most likely to produce conflicts, anger and resentment. The best thing to do, if a conflict situation arises, is to have it out immediately. If you do not find a satisfactory outlet for your energies at this time, you will be easily angered, resentful, irritable and quick to take offense. If you must blow up at somebody, make sure that you understand the real source of the conflict, so that it can be aired. All too often, conflicts occur over phony issues that are only symbols of a much more profound problem.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Mars Conjunction Ascendant exact at 06:47
activity period from 9 May 2006 to 13 May 2006.

Clean|Depeche Mode [Violator]
Freedom 90|George Michael
Somebody to Love|Queen
One Caress|Depeche Mode [I Feel You]
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)|Sylvester
Hung Up|Madonna [SDP Extended Vocal]
Erased|Annie Lennox [Bare]
Knock On Wood|Amii Stewart
Chains of Love|Erasure
Hold Me Now|The Thompson Twins

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Santa Sangre

There is nothing wrong with your television.
Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
I control what you see. Don't forget that.

Personal Daily Horoscope of Wednesday, 10 May 2006
for OrangeMercury, born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Hidden tensions
This can be a rather tense time, but it also has the potential for much stimulation. If you have been bottling up pressures from your job, your home, your family or any other sources, they will become very difficult to bear now, especially if you have not been willing to face them in the recent past. Your conscious actions may be impulsive and ill-thought-out today, as your emotions come into conflict with your conscious will. When this happens, you should try to find out whether you have been avoiding a problem that has brought about this situation. Days like this may be annoying, but they do bring hidden tensions out into the open. However, it might not be a bad idea to let the dust settle first. But this time is not necessarily so difficult, depending on how well you have been handling your emotions.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Sun Square Moon exact at 17:19
activity period from 9 May 2006 to 11 May 2006.

For the record, I was in Woodbridge at exactly 17:19.
Wrestling the daemons.
Rule #1

The last time I actually did ask, it was Suarez, the plumber.
And it was very much the context of the entire situation.
And I didn't come out and say "are you not crooked?"
I more than likely couched it with the "boys or girls" phraseology.

It really kinda hurts when people focus on
the word MAN in "romance."
I guess that's why it's not called "rowomance."
So for that turn of a phrase, I should be grateful.
And, for the record?
You're never really sure until your tongue is down someone's throat.
Willingly, on both parts.
Reminds me of .cep and how it never made a difference anyway.
Also like .fld
We laugh about it so much, it's good to be able to have that camaraderie.

Back to the record:
Never been in.
Never been out.
Only ever been me.
And if you ain't been WITH me,
you got nothing to talk about.
At all.
End of discussion.

PS. It just dawned on me as I was previewing this post:
I get asked ABOUT more people, BY more people than you can imagine.
And some people feel COMPELLED to trip over themselves,
telling me, repeatedly.
I usually laugh. And keep good fuckin' notes.

Not that that's a bad thing, Jerry.

PPS. It just dawned on me AGAIN, as I was RE-PREVIEWING
(grammatically possible?)
that this is EXACTLY why I had a problem with everyone and their
fucking narrow-mindedness and
narrow fucking vocabularies calling Brokeback Mountain
"a gay cowboy movie."

[Mr. Holden: straight? or gay?]
Fuck you and your homo on the range.
It was a love story.
About people.
Did it matter?

And one more thing.
I loved Grace.
She was black.
She was a she.
And she had four legs and a tail.
Does that make me straight? or gay?
And am I a racist? or were we considered a "salt 'n pepper" couple.

Either way,
she's dead.

And so am I.

What shall we call this?
Vitamin S?

Achieving balance?
BS! Oh. But that means "brings strength."
You have to work HARDER when you DON'T have balance.
When you are balanced, you take everything for granted.

Should be Command-S, which, in Mac parlance,
means SAVE.
But considering it's a psychopharmaceutical,
of the psychotropic nature,
it should be SHIFT-Command-S.
Save AS.

Since you won't be saving yourself.
You'll be (conveniently?) saving a different version of the Master File.

And that's just fucking wrongwrongwrong.
Brain Salad Surgery

From AOL:

Along with lead singer Mick Jagger, Richards has been the backbone
of the Rolling Stones since the 1960s.

His history of arrests and drug abuse in younger years has given him the reputation as rock 'n' roll's ultimate survivor. He pokes fun at his checkered past by greeting concert audiences with the catchphrase, "Good to be here, good to be anywhere."

He has suffered his fair share of freak accidents.

In 1998, he broke three ribs and punctured a lung falling from a ladder while reaching for a book in his library. In 1990, one of his fingers got infected after he punctured it on a guitar string.

In both cases, the Stones were forced to postpone concerts.

Note to Mick:

Here's something to think about.
You boys have been on borrowed time.
Consider yourselves fortunate that Freddie passed.
Call Brian and Roger. You never know, do you?
You'd at least be more interesting that Paul, that imposter.

What a fucking day.

Angels|Robbie Williams

I sit and wait
does an angel contemplate my fate
and do they know
the places where we go
when we´re grey and old
´cos I´ve been told
that salvation lets their wings unfold
so when I’m lying in my bed
thoughts running through my head
and I feel that love is dead
I’m loving angels instead

and through it all she offers me protection
a lot of love and affection
whether I’m right or wrong
and down the waterfall
wherever it may take me
I know that life wont break me
when I come to call she wont forsake me
I’m loving angels instead

when I’m feeling weak
and my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
and I know ill always be blessed with love
and as the feeling grows
she breathes flesh to my bones
and when love is dead
I’m loving angels instead

and through it all she offers me protection
a lot of love and affection
whether I’m right or wrong
and down the waterfall
wherever it may take me
I know that life wont break me
when I come to call she wont forsake me
I’m loving angels instead

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

(Brokeback + Closer)/Robert Altman=Heights.


HEIGHTS is to NYC what Brokeback is to the Midwest.
In every sense. In this case, they ride taxis instead of horses.
They herd, and don't listen.

I just suffered a shotgun pellet blast directly into my heart.
Lecter: You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desparately to shed? Pure West Virginia. What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamp? You know how quickly the boys found you... all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars...while you could only dream of getting out... getting anywhere... getting all the way to the F.B.I.

Clarice: You see a lot, Doctor.

Source: Lou Dobbs, CNN; Tuesday, 09 May 2006

Yeah, I'm into serious astrology.
iSnapshot v001

I love it when the great unwashed say to me "what is it you do on your computer all day long?"
Answer? Everything...
And anything.

G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times

Yes, AC did say "David Blaine, floating around in a vat of his own urine.
It's a living..."
Almost as good as his remarks on dark chocolate.
Oh, but those were stricken from the transcript, and listed as "crosstalk."

I sense a photograph here.
Andres Serrano should have photographed AC for VF.
And copied himself, rather than Annie's plaintive shot...
Piss Cooper.
(He just didn't, did he?)

I'm taking a ride
With my best friend
I hope he never lets me down again
He knows where he's taking me
Taking me where I want to be
I'm taking a ride
With my best friend

We're flying high
We're watching the world pass us by
Never want to come down
Never want to put my feet back down
On the ground

I'm taking a ride
With my best friend
I hope he never lets me down again
Promises me I'm as safe as houses
As long as I remember who's wearing the trousers
I hope he never lets me down again

Never let me down

See the stars they're shining bright
Everything's alright tonight...

Never Let Me Down Again|Depeche Mode

This is too wild! I'm actually going to see DM with The Vet.
Who knew? I should live on the edge like this more often.
Sure beats the routine same ol' same ol'.

I'm not sure what I'm looking for anymore
I just know that I'm harder to console
I don't see who I'm trying to be instead of me
But the key is a question of control...
A Pain That I'm Used To|Depeche Mode

I'm definitely in control now.
And this time, I'm behind the wheel.

PS. And there's a few corpses under the wheels.
And I backed up and ran over them again.
Just to be sure...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A Broken Frame

Brian Griffin's photograph, 'A Broken Frame,' commissioned originally for the cover of Depeche Mode's second album, was named one of Life Magazines' 'World's Greatest Pictures 1980 - 1990' (special issue, Winter 1990). The photo was featured on the front cover of the magazine.

As a photographer in the 1980s, he was responsible for shooting the sleeves for several of Depeche Mode's albums inluding 'Speak and Spell' (1981), 'A Broken Frame' (1982), 'Construction Time Again' (1983), 'Some Great Reward' (1984), 'People Are People' (1985), and 'Black Celebration' (1986). "Black Celebration" was used as the audio portion for the highly-controversial film clip advertising Rites XXVII, the 27th anniversary of The Black Party, made famous, in part, by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's threatening images of Frank Diaz.

Seldom does a photographer's work define the pivotal moment of a rock band crossing from obscurity into world reknown. Brian Griffin's piece here was instrumental in Depeche Mode finding itself, although the bulk of the imagery (and concert set design and lighting) was later left to Anton Corbijn, equally famous for his ground-breaking work for U2.

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
is here
in my arms...
Words are so very
they can only
do harm
Depeche Mode

The Screenwriter's Workshop today in Danbury was the bomb!
I don't care if the guy leading it was Iranian. He was fucking brilliant!
And it really felt great to be recognized as a talent to be reckoned with...
Buckle your seatbelts.
There's 26 letters in the alphabet,
and I plan to use them all.

Oh. And I am going to name names.

I thought I'd send you flowers today. I hope you enjoy them...