Saturday, June 26, 2010

Amen

I always get sick of these conversations where people are so obsessed with pixels, with high definition, and even with technology in general. I find it just dull and heartless. - Harmony Korine

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pretty Toney

After 10 years of indecision and arguments and with myself I've decided Ghostface Killah is my favourite Wu-Tang MC.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lux Loves...Frederic Pardo's Home Movie (1968)

Frederic Pardo's Home Movie is a tribute to his lover and collaborator, actress Tina Aumont. Running just under 40 minutes and completely silent, Home Movie, autour du Lit de la Vierge was shot in 1968 on the set of Philippe Garrel's Le Lit de la Vierge. Pardo and Aumont had created a commune like atmosphere in the mid to late sixties for a group of French artists and filmmakers that had begun exploring the possibilities of cinema under the banner of Zanzibar Films. The 19 year old Garrel was among the most talented and his unforgettable career owes much to Pardo and Aumont's influence, with Pardo's paintings providing inspiration and Aumont becoming one of his most memorable actors in film after film. Le Lit de la Vierge, Home Movie isn't so much a documentary on the making of a film as a heartfelt valentine to a relationship that obviously burned very brightly. Shot in 16mm with a mixture of black and white color footage. The silence serves the film surprisingly well. According to some trivia mentioned at IMDB, Pardo himself suggested playing a Rolling Stones record during its running time to provide some music. Home Movie is more than anything else a tribute to Tina Aumont. Filming her face and body as close up as possible with the kind of intimate detail rarely seen in film, Pardo clearly loves Aumont dearly and at one point even frames her surrounded by fireworks in the background. The film probably wouldn't work if Aumont wasn't so arresting but she is positively electric in these frames. Thanks to the amazing Jeremy Richey at Moon In The Gutter for the photos.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

This won’t hurt

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and- in spite of True Romance magazines-we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -at least, not all the time -but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. - Hunter S. Thompson

Friday, June 11, 2010

The last 31 days

I Went to a Daniel Clowes 
Q&A and signing. He was nice and signed all my graphic novels.
Watched a lot of MTV. My friend Alex lives in LA. She posted me the most belated birthday present ever. (My birthday was in January) Ate at Edwards Bakery - Willesden Green Best Sandwiches in North Weezy. Tuna mayo and a fresh cream doughnut - Standard. Got a preview copy of the new Electric Assembly EP Its so good, I can't stop listening to it. They're scoring my new as yet untitled film. It's going to look like this: Went to the Richard Kern exhibition with my new friend Aws. This is Aws. She likes Lauryn Hill, video games, The Hills and not having her photograph taken. I'm addicted to buying on Amazon, it's so cheap. I'll think of things I wanna see/listen to and impulsively buy it. They've also given me a 1 month free trial on guaranteed next day delivery. I got given about 500 records from my friend Simon. His old DJ roommate left them in the attic a few years ago. Hung with my hommie hazem. We've been hustlin' trying to sell my vinyl and eating a lot of Caribbean food trying to find 






the best jerk chicken. 3rd place: Jerk City Wardour Street 2nd place: Ochi Shepherd's Bush 1st Place One Stop Harelsden One Stop is bang bang! The food is amazing, the Guinness punch owns and the place has a great vibe. They also have a DJ called Stone Love who sells dance halls CD R's all day. Been Speaking to my friend Kristen a lot. Turns out she's not seen the movie Ghost World. Its weird since she pretty much is Edith. I corrected this (via amazon of course) I made a personalised gift note: Went to see Sam Amidon perform Went to my local bar The Kings Head. Got wasted a bunch of times. Since my friends work there we stay after hours and party I went to see The Tallest Man On Earth perform. The most ironic show ever. He's barely 5 foot and I couldn't see shit. This was my view: After the show I walked home listening to music on my iPod. The air was cool the sky looked bruised and the streets were empty. Good times. I spoke to Emily Gould and were doing an interview for my blog I took 3 photos I really like: 1. 2. 3.