Saturday, August 04, 2007

It's just so wrong...

And yes, that is Bruce Jenner.

Why I go to the gym at 5am! NOT!

I dare you to watch this entire video...




Ummm. Speaking of gay dance groups...

Say something "lesbionic..."

Kiss this!

Birthday 'blade! vII

Birthday 'blade!

Birthday 'bone!

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Rocks You!
Montreal Redux?

On October 29, 2007, Eagle Rock Entertainment will simultaneously release two incredible DVDs capturing the incomparable QUEEN in their pomp as the world's biggest band at a sold-out show in 1981 at Montreal's 18,000-seater Forum. The single 95-minute DVD is "Queen Rock Montreal", and there is a special edition double DVD "Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid", clocking in at 138 minutes of footage. The live CD/LP from the concert is released on the same date on EMI with HD-DVD and Blu-ray versions to follow in November through Eagle.

Following their record-breaking South American tour, the Montreal shows on November 24 and 25, 1981 were to be the only concerts by QUEEN ever shot on film — indeed they were the first group to shoot an entire show in full cinema format 35mm. These releases offer the best ever sound and picture quality on a QUEEN concert release. Always a great live band, with two years non-stop touring behind them and Freddie Mercury in front of them, QUEEN excelled themselves with the cameras rolling. The footage has been digitally restored from the original film and the sound has been newly mixed and mastered for DTS Surround Sound and PCM Stereo from the original multi-track tapes.

"Hello Montreal...long time no see. You wanna get crazy?" asks Freddie as the band tear into their alternative "fast" version of "We Will Rock You", and from there on QUEEN show their hard rock roots, slowing down only for "Love of My Life" and the more mid-tempo "Under Pressure", notably being performed live for the first time in this concert.

The real joy to be had in watching Freddie, Brian, Roger and John performing here is that, unlike any other QUEEN concert film available, this delivers raw QUEEN. This is before the "Hot Space" album, before keyboards would find a place in the band's touring line up; this is simply four musicians in total cohesion.

Originally titled "We Will Rock You", this film was first launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1983 — as only QUEEN could. It was then released in North America (September 1984), becoming the first commercially available film of QUEEN in concert. For this special edition, the picture has been digitally restored from the original 35mm negative.

The double disc release offers the incredible bonus of a slew of Live Aid features and performances. Regularly polled as the greatest live performance of all time, QUEEN's mighty Live Aid show at 6:44pm on July 13, 1985, is here in full. In addition to the set that reinforced QUEEN's position as unrivalled rock entertainers, Freddie and Brian's performance later in the evening of the poignant "Is This The World We Created" is included. Also featured are 11 minutes of never before seen Live Aid rehearsal footage, plus a rehearsal interview with the band. In addition, there's the curiosity value of a 1982 news feature from U.S. TV series "PM Magazine". Brian May and Roger Taylor bring the story up to date with a brand new audio commentary on the Montreal concert.

Track listing:

01. Intro
02. We Will Rock You (fast)
03. Let Me Entertain You
04. Play The Game
05. Somebody To Love
06. Killer Queen
07. I'm In Love With My Car
08. Get Down Make Love
09. Save Me
10. Now I'm Here
11. Dragon Attack
12. Now I'm Here (reprise)
13. Love Of My Life
14. Under Pressure
15. Keep Yourself Alive
16. Drum & Timpani Solo
17. Guitar Solo
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19. Jailhouse Rock
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Tie Your Mother Down
22. Another One Bites The Dust
23. Sheer Heart Attack
24. We Will Rock You
25. We Are The Champions
26. God Save The Queen

Track listing (Double Disc Live Aid footage)

Live Aid:

01. Bohemian Rhapsody
02. Radio Gaga
03. Hammer To Fall
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
05. We Will Rock You
06. We Are The Champions
07. Is This The World We Created

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Got head?

CNN's America Mourning
ChetZilla + CorpseRoberts

In an effort to boost sagging ratings, CNN jettisons Soledad O'Brien and Miles O'Brien (yes, they are married) in favour of the more attractive ChetZilla and CorpseRoberts, shoring up their flagship AMERICA MOURNING.

America is Mourning.
That's for sure.

Shar channels ELVIS!

Yes. That IS Sharleen channeling Elvis.
Think Elvis could channel Shar?
Annie Lennox did a great Elvis...Sharleen's rocks the joint!

The Abbey Road Acoustic Sessions

Can't Resist



What About Us?


Summer Son
Cooler versions

Serious Summer Scorcher
Sharleen Spiteri
Summer Son

Im tired of telling the story
Tired of telling it your way
Yeh I know what I saw
I know that I found the floor

Before you take my heart, reconsider
Ive opened the door

Here comes the summers son
He burns my skin
I ache again
Im over you

I thought I had a dream to hold
Maybe that has gone
Your hands reach out and touch me still
But this feels so wrong

Before you take my heart, reconsider
Ive opened the door

Here comes the summers son
He burns my skin
I ache again
Im over you


Those people blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else.
It’s the people with follow-through who excel.

–| Mary Kay Ash

A troubled bridge over water

Don't try this at home!
Extreme Skateboarding

Watch his sneakers fly off his feet right before he crashes!

Paula Zahn
starring in...

Paula Zahn is anchor for CNN's weeknight primetime evening program, Paula Zahn Now, an issues-driven program offering live newsmaker interviews and meaningful discussion and analysis from an exclusive roster of contributors. Zahn is based in the network's New York bureau.

Previously, Zahn anchored the network's flagship morning news program, American Morning with Paula Zahn, which she helped launch in fall 2001.

Zahn, an experienced cellist who began playing when she was 5, made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1992 performing with the New York Pops orchestra.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Oh no!
Paula Zahn NO MORE!

CNN's losing one of the classiest ladies on cable.
What the FUCK is going on with the suits?
The only consolation (NOT) is that ChetZILLA might not be earning more than minimum wage.
And when I think they are prolly replacing Zahn with that super-hyper, ultra-racist Roland Martin.

I think I'm gonna be sick....


Apparently this generation of "poster children" (meaning those who post every aspect of their lives online) thinks nothing of giving away everything they see, and experience. You may think it's great that CNN airs your 15megs of fame, but what about a paycheck? Sure, The Coop will thank you profusely for your footage, and I'm equally sure your moms will bask in some televised glory...

but newspapers, cable stations, and your local affiliate all DON'T HAVE TO PAY YOU for your footage because you are busy GIVING IT AWAY!

My other pet peeve is the small one-column-inch in the newspaper...

do you have a great idea for a story?
send us an e-mail, and you may find your idea in print...

You know you will...and some lame-ass reporter, who is PAID to think and dig up stories on their own, will take YOUR IDEA and cash THEIR CHECK...

and laugh all the way to the bank.

Oh. And your idea? Once published, the final story will be in their portfolio.

Trust me. It happened to me.

The story? Greenman Tattoo.
The paper? The Hartford Courant.

Edith? You dingbat!
Where's my birthday cake?

A Birthday on Elm Street

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

All hail Caesar!

La Dolce y Gabbana Vita

US War Casualties

Four Years In.
US Military Casualties in Iraq.

Available as a free .pdf report by clicking on the link above.

U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq: A Four-Year Retrospective (PDF)
By Glenn Kutler

Abstract: As year five begins, the prospects for a successful conclusion of the Iraq war – one that would repair the deep seated and deadly animosities throughout civil society, establish a foundation for a sustainable democratic government, and stop the inexorable climbof U.S. fatalities above 3,000 and of total casualties toward 30,000 and beyond - are remote. The U.S. is embroiled in a conflict in three dimensions, military political and civil, that defies solution. Our military and its leaders have tended to underestimate the enemy and engage it halfheartedly, while the insurgents have retained freedom of action and repeatedly seized the initiative. The fourth dimension, the battle for Iraqi hearts and minds, essential for bringing hostilities to an end, has not even begun.

Reprinted From Orbis, Copyright 2007, with permission from the Foreign Policy Research Institute

You say you want a revolution...

Fashionably Dead
Michelangelo Antonioni

More Birthday Buff-ness
Jean Dubuffet

Birthday Buff-ness.

Monday, July 30, 2007

I have a problem...

Hide 'n Seek!

Come out, come out,
wherever you are...


Jimmy Hoffa.

IV-warned is FORE-ARMED!

Saw IV v Joel-Peter Witkin

You are IV-warned!


Tom Snyder

Kurt Vonnegut's Words of Wisdom

Kurt Vonnegut's MIT Graduation Speech

Ladies and gentlemen:

Wear sunscreen!

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now:

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4:00 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters.

Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few. you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander.

You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. You never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it . . . for more than it's worth.

...But trust me on the sunscreen.

A website with sizzle AND steak!

Fine Art Photography Meets Horror’s Cutting Edge
In Tim Palen’s First Photo Collection, GUTS

Tim Palen's photography combines the best of John Waters and Joel-Peter Witkin, without ever going too far so that the image loses its power.
-- Eli Roth, Writer/Director of HOSTEL and HOSTEL PART II

Award-winning fine art photographer Tim Palen serves up a visionary collection of images in his debut book collection GUTS, culled from his work in and around the marketing of six cutting-edge horror films. The 110-page book includes movie and event posters, production stills, outtakes, and location photos. The cover image -- a photograph of red, glistening meat -- telegraphs both the nature and sensibility of the work inside: sensual, sophisticated and veined with a drolly macabre sense of humor.

GUTS is published by Baby Tattoo Press. The summer run includes a very limited special edition, which presents GUTS like a package of supermarket beef, shrink-wrapped and nestled on a foam tray. Adding to the illusion, the cover of the limited edition will not include type.

GUTS demonstrates Palen’s mastery of the bold, alluring and unsettling image that is intrinsic to the horror genre’s enduring power. GUTS gathers for the first time Palen’s eye-catching posters for three years of the SAW Blood Drive, an annual Halloween event benefiting the Red Cross. White looks anything but innocent in these campaigns starring a bevy of seductive nurses, angels of questionable mercy who appear quite eager to draw blood. Other highlights include a series of haunting photographs shot at Iceland’s otherworldly Blue Lagoon during a visit to the set of Eli Roth’s HOSTEL II. GUTS also opens a window onto Palen’s collaboration with several filmmakers who have taken horror in a new direction, and includes commentary by Roth (HOSTEL I, HOSTEL II) and Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV), among others.

Palen’s twelve-year photography career encompasses editorial, advertising, fashion and portraiture. His work has appeared in such publications as Premiere, Paper, Vibe, Redbook, Penthouse, The New York Observer, and Flaunt Magazine. In 2006, Hollywood Life Magazine’s Behind the Camera Awards honored him for his impact on the movie industry with its “Movie Marketing Ninja” Award. His fine art photography for movie posters has also garnered numerous Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, which honor achievements in the creative advertising community.

Palen is currently Co-President of Theatrical Marketing at Lionsgate. He and his partner divide their time between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA.

Herb Ritts Redux


The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

–| Albert Einstein


Ingmar Bergman

Happy Birthday!

Robert Sherman

Speaking of Robert...

Birthday Brilliance.

Birthday Nazi.

©1977 Robert Mapplethorpe


Group Grope

Odds're slim at the moment. Two images are easily attainable in the DS format. One's easily enough obtained with research, and some green. Two are extraordinarily hard to obtain, and one has never been seen on the chopping blocks. And what of the mysterious seventh poster?

If there're two things I hate...

it's size queens, and guys with little dicks.

Love to meat you!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mind your manners, Missy.

Wasn't that just the BEST pizza on Friday?
Oh, and that wine?
It was supposed to have been served room-temp.

You fucked up, and it's a deal-breaker.

Gas: $40
Ingredients: $80
Cassilero del Diablo, cabernet: $39 and change (two bottles)
Misc: $25

Saying "thank you"....PRICELESS.

Oh yeah.
I forgot.



Disco is the best floor show in town. It's very democratic, boys with boys, girls with girls, girls with boys, blacks and whites, capitalists and Marxists, Chinese and everything else, all in one big mix.

–|Truman Capote

Dag Hammarskjold

Peter Jennings