Saturday, October 03, 2009

Night of Dark Shadows|1971
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All you do to me is talk talk|Talk Talk

This Day in History|1969
Gwen Stefani

The Original Midwife: Roman Polanski
Rosemary's Baby

Look at me, you DIRTY.LITTLE.SLUT!!!

Haunting Me.
Swing Out Sister|Masquerade

A thousand words can hide
Behind averted eyes
In a web of lies
Forbidden thoughts you keep
Awake you when you sleep
The truth is blind
To your cold deceit
Turning your face away from a truth you'll never
Behind this masquerade
Turning your back says much more than words
could ever hide
Behind this masquerade
You've gone too far
To stop hiding behind this masquerade
A force of evil reigns
As silence stakes its claim
As a grieved heart prays
When innocence is lost
Your conscience pays the cost
No sacrifice
Will bring back the past
Playing for time you'll find tomorrow never
Behind this masquerade
Living a lie you'll soon find what you've been
running from
Behind this masquerade
You've gone too far
To stop hiding behind this masquerade
You've gone too far
To stop living behind this masquerade
Baba dub ba dub baba dub ba etc...

The NYTimes:
The High Cost of Being a Gay Couple

Check out the entire article here.

Shocking. Just shocking.

The alternative is the low cost of being a single gay guy!

Journal Reconstitution
1996 - late 1997
p214; 9 July 1997

Madonna|Like a Prayer (video remix)

Friday, October 02, 2009

This Day in History|1869
Mohandas Ghandi by Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White's papers and archives are in residence at Syracuse University.

I used to watch Amla S. print this from the original negative.

I think, in 1979, I could have had a print from the original negative for $5.

What did I know?

I had yet to learn of Mapplethorpe, Arbus, Weegee.

I was busy looking at early Bruce Weber, Barry McKinley, and the photographers of GQ Magazine's golden years.

This Day in History|1967
Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice.

"You see, an invasion is taking place..."

"Mr. Chambers. Mr. Chambers!

The Twilight Zone Openers

Versus|Alfred Hitchcock v Rod Serling
This Day in History|1955 v 1959

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres


Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS

John Waters visits Yale!!!

Homage to Magritte

Hallowe'en [Hartford]

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


Sorry, Chicago.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Three Degrees of Madonna::B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D.
Bullshit. More shit. Piled high & deep!

Radio edits?
Shortened, re-edited videos?

Poorly re-mastered, if re-mastered at all?

Sounds like Madge filled her contract for just one more disc with Warner with nothing but rehashed garbage, spread over three discs.

Let's see: there was The Immaculate Collection, then there was Madonna GH:V2, and somewhere in there was a DVD collection.

Can't tell me this woman doesn't have a camera on her enough to warrant some NEW video material.

Like she needs the money.

PS. Madge? I found it online...didn't cost me a penny.

But I bought all the other discs listed above.

So fucking sue me.

31 Days until Hallowe'en 2009

Plus or minus 11 hours and some very odd minutes!

Music for the Season
Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music

Download the mojo here!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Rotten Apple
Beware Archive & Install!!
What Happened to my iTunes Library???

So I've had "this" particular MacBook Pro 17" for less than a year (actually, a year old on October 24) and, while running 10.5.8, and dutifully upgrading to all Software Upgrades (barring the big cat leap to Snow Leopard), I've been running legal software, and legal third party software on this machine...which has been nothing but the spinning beach ball of death.

Finally, after tiring of jumping from my MacBook to my MacMini and other annoying work-arounds, I thought I'd call the Apple Care Technicians. I know I've backed up my machine, somewhat obsessive-compulsively (as in "any time I can get a 1T External Hard Drive for under $100" which is pretty common these days)...and after listening intently to Justin, Ken and Brooke...I took the jump and started the "Archive and Install."

So that took hours. Just for the Leopard side of the equation. Then there were the two separate Software Updates to bring Leopard up to 10.5.8, and iTunes up to 9.0.1, and Safari up to 4.0.1 or whatever it is now...and to add all the other compatibility updates and bug fixes. I felt I was a good Mac boy, and Brooke did call several hours later to check the status of my update.

Which was fine.

Until I decided to listen to iTunes.

And 672 "items" were missing from my iTunes library. Movies, music, podcasts...and a large majority of purchased items.

672 items. Which ranges from $463.68 (at .69 per items) to $866.88, if they were iTunes Plus songs. No telling if they were videos (approx $1.99 per) or subscriptions (like the subscription option for DM's SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE which was about $18.98) and on and on and on.

I did what any "responsible" owner would do: I deleleted all the grey triangles with the ! inside, AFTER trying to locate the material on my own, and after calling in to Apple for a bit of assistance.

Yep. Songs which WERE in the iTunes Music Library were mysteriously GONE after the "archive and install" even though I was walked through the process with an Apple Care Technician.

So yesterday, a very patient and polite Apple Tech showed me where and how to write to iTunes to ask that they "regrant" the missing items. Fair enough, I thought. Although I didn't think I would get anything because, after all, "it's my fault" for not backing up my computer every five minutes.

And email from Apple's iTunes. HOORAY! They would regrant, or, ready for re-downloading all my music, with a small exception: songs they no longer had "access" to.

Just because I thought you'd all enjoy the list, here's what Apple "no longer has access to..."

And I just love the "perky" voice behind this really half-assed attempt at keeping me happy, all because Apple's "less than one year old computer" required an ARCHIVE AND INSTALL:
I do need to mention that I was unable to restore every item in your purchase history. When an item is modified in the iTunes Store, or removed entirely, we no longer have access to the original one that you ordered. This is what I couldn't restore:
"Backspacer Short (Short Film)", "Smile", "Mad World (American Idol Performance)", "Mad World (American Idol Studio Version)", "Little Soul (Thomas Fehlmann Flowing Funk Dub)", "Peace", "Fragile Tension", "Little Soul", "In Sympathy", "Walking In My Shoes (Live In Tel Aviv)", "Wrong (D.I.M. vs. Boys Noize Remix)", "Miles Away / The Truth Is (Lagos Boys Choir Remix)", "Peace (Hervé's 'Warehouse Frequencies' Remix)", "Come Back", "Oh Well (Black Light Odyssey Dub)", "Wrong", "Jezebel (SixToes Remix)", "Spacewalker", "Perfect", "Miles Away / The Truth Is", "Jezebel", "Corrupt", "Little Soul (Thomas Fehlmann Flowing Ambient Mix)", "Peace (The Japanese Popstars Remix)", "In Chains (Minilogue's Earth Remix)", "The Sun and the Moon and the Stars (Electronic Periodic's Microdrum Mix)", "In Sympathy (Live In Tel Aviv)", "Wrong (Trentemøller Remix Edit)", "Hole to Feed", "In Chains", "Wrong (Magda's Scallop Funk Remix)", "Wrong (Thin White Duke Remix)", "Streak", "The Monday Before T An
hanksgiving", "Horton Hears a Who: "Anatomy of a Scene" Featurette", "The X-Files: I Want to Believe: "Reinstated" Featurette", "Australia Exclusive Clip", "Magnetic Movie", "Free Clip - Watchmen: Comic-Con 2008 Preview", "Instead of Abracadabra", "James", "Acting for the Camera", "Countertransference", "Field Notes from Dimension X: Oasis", "From Burger It Came", "Hug", "I Live In the Woods", ""New York, New York" featuring the cast of ABC's UGLY BETTY", "Rain Down Love", "Nothing But a Heartache", "If", "Desperados", "Pacific", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", "Uninvited (Mr. Timothy Remix) [Bonus Track]", "When You Touch Me (2008 Club Mix Edit) [Bonus Track]", "I Feel Like", "When You Touch Me", "If (Full Length Extended Club Mix) [Bonus Track]", "You're Not Alone Now", "When You Touch Me (Radio Edit) [Bonus Track]", "Uninvited", "Love On My Mind", "Uninvited (Big Ocean Acoustic Mix) [Bonus Track]", "Watchin", "Flawless (Go to the City)", "Freedom", "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Waltz Away Dreaming", "Kissing a Fool", "One More Try", "Fastlove, Pt. 1", "Outside", "I'm Your Man (Live from Wembley)", "Freedom! '90", "Jesus to a Child", "Killer / Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (Live)", "Club Tropicana", "Shoot the Dog (Edited Version)", "The Edge of Heaven", "I'm Your Man", "A Different Corner", "Amazing", "Too Funky", "Easier Affair", "Faith", "Monkey", "John and Elvis Are Dead", "I Want Your Sex", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me", "If I Told You That", "Round Here", "Last Christmas", "Spinning the Wheel", "As (Duet With Mary J. Blige)", "Careless Whisper", "Everything She Wants", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", "Father Figure", "Living Well Is the Best Revenge (Vincent Moon Version)", "Thriller", "Little Farm", "Scaredycat", "William", "Salt Kiss", "Mother Superior", "Death to the Tinman", "Motodrom", "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) / Hey Betty Mix", "Hotel Chevalier", "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) / Hey Betty Mix", "Broken Heart", "From the
Corner to the Block", "She's Madonna", "Don't Tell Me", "Over It", "Disco Trafiko", "Freeload (Freelove)", "Surrender (Trafik's Give It Up Dub)", "Symmetry 1", "Missing", "Your Touch", "Wrong Intentions", "Fly Guitar (Astero Breaks Mix)", "Theme from a Fairytale", "Four Squares", "99 and a Half (Featuring Alexander East)", "Flame", "Magnets", "Digitalism In Cairo", "Zdarlight", "Apollo-Gize", "Departure from Cairo", "TV TV", "Anything New", "Home Zone", "I Want I Want", "The Pulse", "Jupiter Approach", "Jupiter Room (Martian Assault Mix)", "Echoes", "Moonlight", "Pogo", "Jupiter Room (Planetary Lobby Version)", "Idealistic", "Young Folks", "Raving", "Personal Jesus", "Only When I Lose Myself", "Enjoy the Silence ('04)", "Stripped", "Barrel of a Gun", "Master and Servant", "Never Let Me Down Again", "Just Can't Get Enough", "Shake the Disease", "People Are People", "A Question of Time", "Strangelove", "Precious", "The Best of Depeche Mode", "Walking In My Shoes", "Everything
Counts", "Enjoy the Silence", "I Feel You", "I Feel Loved", "It's No Good", "Suffer Well", "Behind the Wheel", "Dream On", "In Your Room", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "This Is the Right Time (Shep 12")", "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit", "Borderline", "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)", "Dance 4 Life", "Beat the Clock", "The Confessions Tour", "Don't You Want My Love", "Stormy Weather", "Fat Cat (Way Out West Remix) [EC Reprise]", "Never Be the Same", "The Feeling", "Mercury", "Organism", "Shades", "Intro", "Far Leys (Attic Window Mix)", "Space Cadet", "I Know (DJ MC D featuring Lia Georgakopoulou)", "Live for Never", "Elegant Suite (Pts. 1 & 2)", "Globe AM", "Dream", "I See You Found It", "Burma (Lostep's Stoned Immaculate Mix)", "Frijoles Frescas", "A Dark Mood", "Hall of Kings", "Continuous Mix: Electric Calm Vol. 3", "The Beats", "Never Be the Same (Original Mix)", "Play It Rosa (Instrumental)", "Reign (Way Out West Mix)", "Reign (Morgan Geist Delayed Gratification
Mix)", "Never Be the Same (Richard Dinsdale Remix)", "Surrender (Trafik's Breaking Wills Instrumental)", "Surrender (Trafik's No Retreat No Surrender Instrumental)", "Freeload (Freelove)", "Surrender (Trafik's No Retreat No Surrender)", "Surrender (Trafik's Breaking Wills Vocal)", "Reign (False Prophet Remix)", "Never Be the Same (Trafik's Electrik Charm)", "Reign (RJD2 Vocal Mix)", "Because We Can", "Surrender (Blake Potter & Habersham's Loslung Phunk Reprise)", "Reign (Evil 9 Remix)", "Surrender (Trafik's Give It Up Dub)", "Family Tennis", "Surrender (Blake Potter & Habersham's Loslung Phunk Remix)", "Reign (Three AM's Black Swan Vocal Mix)", "Theme From a Fairytale", "Never Be the Same (Globe & Swain Remix)", "Something to Get Through", "Reign (Anagram Remix)", "Surrender (K Roxx Punk Roxx Mix)", "Surrender (David Trusz Remix)", "Never Be the Same (The Funk Temple Mix)", "Reign (UNKLE Reconstruction)", "Theme From a Fairytale (Reprise)", "Spirit In My Life", "Sugar (Sweet Thing) [Nick & Alse Remix]", "Mindstalking (Dave Aude Dub)", "Timewarp", "Crank", "Sharam - Dubai - Global Underground 29 (Continuous Mix, Vol. 2)", "Everyday", "Passing Lights", "Smaller (Dave Aude Remix)", "Everlasting", "Sharam - Dubai - Global Underground 29 (Continuous Mix, Vol.1)", "Eiffel Nights", "El Ayoun", "The Cello Track (Dub)", "Deep Breath Sedna (Dave Dresden Mash-up)", "Feedback (Kanzyani Earressitable Mix)", "Direct Me (Joey Negro Remix)", "Majorca Roots", "Connected (Spider & Legaz Remix)", "Something to Lose (Cedric Gervais Remix)", "Who Is Watching", "Bliss (Felix Da Housecat Remix)", "Together We Rise", "Manitou", "Timelapse (Moonbeam Pres Glockenspiel Mix)", "Look Around", "Psych", "Zero", "Who's Watching (Tonedepth Remix)", "The Sound of Goodbye (Above and Beyond Remix)", "Zocalo (Niklas Harding Remix)", "Touch Me (Vincent de Moor Remix)", "Shivers (Hammer & Bennett Remix)", "Who Is Watching (DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Remix)", "Blue Fear (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)", "Can't Be Doin' With Love", "Jump (Junior Sanchez's Misshapes Mix)", "History", "Jump (Axwell Remix)", "Jump (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)", "Singles (Exclusive Megamix by Oliver Momm)", "I Saved the World Today (Remastered)", "Sorry", "Where Love Lives (Come On In) [Mo' Knuckles Mix]", "Where Love Lives (Come On In) [Red Zone Mix]", "Where Love Lives (Come On In) [Sound Factory Mix]", "Where Love Lives (Come On In) [Classic Mix]", "Sex Drive (M&B's Instructor Mix)", "Anomoly (Calling Your Name)", "Inspiration (0224 Mix)", "Get Dynamite", "I.B.O.", "The Theme", "Scattered Dreams (Boom Chocka-Boom Mix)", "Deep Blue Dream", "Gonna Find a Way (Major Dude Mix)", "Sputnik (New York FM Mix)", "LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)", "Eterna", "Theme from Wide Angle", "Give Me Luv (That Kid Chris Tribute Mix)", "Air", "Perception", "GU10, Pt. 1 (Continuous Mix)", "Steel Blue", "Night Moves", "Feel It", "Salt In NYC", "I Trance You (Pappa and Gilbey Mix)", "Amber Groove (Toxic Hijack Mi
x)", "The Roots (Featuring Lior Attar)", "Sacred (Dub)", "Scared (The Lonely Traveller)", "Let the Bass Kick", "Freeload (Freelove)", "To Be House", "GU10, Pt. 2 (Continuous Mix)", "Leaving Planet Earth", "The Sound of Amnesia (Amnesia Mix)", "Gone Days Gone", "Reality Detached (K Roxx '06 Seperation Mix)", "Break My World", "Mind Games (You Keep Playing Guitar)", "You Are Sleeping (PQM Meets Luke Chable Vocal Pass)", "Fever Called Love (Ambient Mix)", "Cashback", "Drop the Pressure", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "The Law of Attraction: Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Part 2 of 2", "The Law of Attraction: Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Part 1 of 2", "It's My Life (Deeper Dub)", "Long Legs", "I Need a Man", "Lazy Sunday", "Flawless (Go to the City) [Boxer Remix]", "Flawless (Go to the City) [Shapeshifters Remix]", "Flawless (Go to the City) [Jack N Rory Remix]", "Erotica", "Music", "Frozen (Stereo MC's Mix)", "Hung Up", "Wounded Feet", "Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)", "Crazy (King Roc Remix)", "Crazy (Vince Clarke Remix)", "Crazy (Cicada Vocal Remix)", "Crazy (MHC Stateside Dub)", "Crazy (MHC Master Mix)", "Crazy (MHC Stateside Remix)", "Crazy (Original Radio Edit)", "Crazy (MHC Alternative Stateside Remix)", "I've Got a Life", "Vogue", "Precious", "Deeper And Deeper", "J.D.V., M.I.A.: A Free Excerpt from Don't Get Too Comfortable (Unabridged Selection)", "Love On My Mind (Club Mix)", "Comme des esprits (Maas Mix)", "Warning Siren (feat. Matty Safer)", "Wonderful (Dave Audé Extended Vocal Club)", "Wonderful (Dave Audé Mixshow)", "Wonderful (Sander Kleinenberg's Vocal Club)", "Wonderful (Dave Audé Dub)", "Wonderful (Dave Audé's Nu Romantic Mixshow)", "Peace Is Just a Word", "Power to the Meek", "Proud", "Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 8", "Disc 1", "Disc 2", "U Must Be", "Never Gone (Album Sampler)", "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime", "Born Slippy Nuxx (1995)", "Suspicious Minds", "Buildings Inbetween (Lower Places Mix)", "Galang (Radio Edit)", "Demon Days (Album Sampler)", "Back 2 Basics (Album Sampler)", "Troy - The Phoenix from the Flame (John Creamer Remix)", "Troy (The Phoenix from the Flame) (Schiller Remix)", "People Hold On (12" Version)", "Legs (Dance Mix)", "It's My Life (Dub)", "It's My Life (Vocal Mix)", "Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 7", "Shattered", "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Remix)", "Friend of the Blues Remix (Gregory Del Piero Remix)", "Lady Marmalade", "Diamonds Are Forever (Mantronik Diamond Cut Club Mix)", "Crazy", "Dream On (Bushwacka Blunt Mix)", "Gone", "Alegre 2004 (Louie Vega's Elements Of Life Remix)", "Heartbeat (Taana Gardner)", "Work That Body (Taana Gardner)", "Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 6", "Too Shy", "Tubular Bells (Opening Theme)", "Batman Theme", "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", "How Soon Is Now", "Big Spender (Wild Oscar Mix)", "Light My Fire (Twelftree's Lady Mix)", "Change", "Twisted (Original)", "Supernature", "Supernature (Danny Tenaglia Mix)", "Troy (The Phoenix from the Flame)", "Bernard's Song", "Holding Out for a Hero (Club Mix)", "The Killing of Georgie, Pts. 1 & 2", "Troy (The Phoenix from the Flame) [Andi Durrant Remix]", "Gloria", "Da'Ala Da'Ale (Remix)", "Bela Lugosi's Dead", "Chains of Love (Truly In Love With Marks Brothers Mix)", "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent", "Galbi", "French Kiss", "Holding Out for a Hero", "True Faith", "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)", "Cry Baby / Piece of My Heart", "Flawless (Go to the City) [Sharp Boys Remix]", "Pavement Cracks (Gabriel & Dresden Mixshow Edit)"

Love & Kisses:


Dead at 79|Syracuse University Drop-out!
William Safire

From The New York Times:

From 1979 until earlier this month, he wrote “On Language,” a New York Times Magazine column that explored written and oral trends, plumbed the origins and meanings of words and phrases, and drew a devoted following, including a stable of correspondents he called his Lexicographic Irregulars.

The columns, many collected in books, made him an unofficial arbiter of usage and one of the most widely read writers on language. It also tapped into the lighter side of the dour-looking Mr. Safire: a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns, like “the president’s populism” and “the first lady’s momulism,” written during the Carter presidency.

There were columns on blogosphere blargon, tarnation-heck euphemisms, dastardly subjunctives and even Barack and Michelle Obama’s fist bumps. And there were Safire “rules for writers”: Remember to never split an infinitive. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. Avoid clichés like the plague. And don’t overuse exclamation marks!!

Behind the fun, readers said, was a talented linguist with an addiction to alliterative allusions. There was a consensus, too, that his Op-Ed essays, mostly written in Washington and syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, were the work of a sophisticated analyst with voluminous contacts and insights into the way things worked in Washington.

Mr. Safire called himself a pundit — the word, with its implication of self-appointed expertise, might have been coined for him — and his politics “libertarian conservative,” which he defined as individual freedom and minimal government. He denounced the Bush administration’s U.S.A. Patriot Act as an intrusion on civil liberties, for example, but supported the war in Iraq.

He was hardly the image of a button-down Times man: The shoes needed a shine, the gray hair a trim. Back in the days of suits, his jacket was rumpled, the shirt collar open, the tie askew. He was tall but bent — a man walking into the wind. He slouched and banged a keyboard, talked as fast as any newyawka and looked a bit gloomy, like a man with a toothache coming on.

His last Op-Ed column was “Never Retire.” He then became chairman of the Dana Foundation, which supports research in neuroscience, immunology and brain disorders. In 2005, he testified at a Senate hearing in favor of a law to shield reporters from prosecutors’ demands to disclose sources and other information. In 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. From 1995 to 2004, he was a member of the board that awards the Pulitzer Prizes.

William Safir was born on Dec. 17, 1929, in New York City, the youngest of three sons of Oliver C. and Ida Panish Safir. (The “e” was added to clarify pronunciation.) He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and attended Syracuse University, but quit after his second year in 1949 to take a job with Tex McCrary, a columnist for The New York Herald Tribune who hosted radio and television shows; the young legman interviewed Mae West and other celebrities.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Screaming Room
Perkins' 14

This Day in History|1916
How soon we forget...

1st Native American Day celebrated,

honoring American Indians.

What's in the box.
Part II

Birthday Beauty|Gwyneth Paltrow
I got you something special,
for your birthday.

What's in the box?

Director Roman Polanski Arrested!

from The New York Times

PARIS — After more than 30 years as a fugitive from U.S. justice, Roman Polanski, the director of legendary films including “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” was arrested in Switzerland on an international warrant as he arrived in Zurich for a film festival featuring a retrospective of his work, the Swiss authorities said Sunday.

Mr. Polanski was detained by the police Saturday upon his arrival at the Zurich airport, said Guido Balmer, a spokesman for the Swiss Federal Justice Department. The director was being held in provisional detention in preparation for a possible extradition to the United States based on an arrest warrant dating to 1978.

Mr. Polanski, 76, was convicted that year in a California court of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl whom he had lured to the home of Jack Nicholson and drugged. Faced with a prison term, he fled the United States just before his sentencing.

Samantha Geimer, the girl with whom Mr. Polanski had sex, has since publicly forgiven him.

Aural Sex|The Very Best of Bond
James Bond

Amazing, how some of these cuts hold up after all these years.
Choice tracks include A-Ha, Shirley Bassey, and the one which really sums it all up, Paul McCartney and Wing's LIVE AND LET DIE.