Celebrity

  1. Anthony Bourdain State of Mind

    Forgive me I'm out of practice. I haven't written much here or anywhere in the last few years. I blame it on Prozac. My desire or need to express myself out loud, in words, has been stifled. I'm just not that inspired, compelled, or motivated. I think my open-ended drug prescription has been a prescription for mild numbing of my emotions and a physical laziness which makes keeping it all inside less taxing. It is the price I pay to feel safer and saner. But don't think for a second that...
  2. Bradley Steyn vs. Steven Patrick Morrissey

    This is what I think happened. Moz hires Steyn to be his bodyguard or security staff member. Moz requests that David Tseng be removed from the queue line at the Santa Ana gig as he has imposed a lifelong ban on David attending his concerts. In his classic hyperbolic style, Morrissey and/or the tour manger, adds/asks Steyn, either while alone or in the presence of other security team members, if David "could get hurt" and "could be gotten rid of." Then they discussed how to get his home...
  3. Best Picture Nominees of 2013 w/Commentary

    Nine films are vying for the Oscar for Best Picture. As of tonight, I have now seen all nine. My 2014 Oscar Ballot Which film will win? My guess is 12 Years a Slave. Which do I wish to win? Nebraska. Just saw this film tonight. What a wonderful story with characters that cement themselves into both mind and heart. The black and white cinematography, by Phedon Papamichae, is breathtaking—reminiscent of Gianni Di Venanz's cinematography in Fellini's 8 1/2. Nebraska 8 1/2 Here are...
  4. A Construct About Constructs

    There is no such thing as objectivity. Everything is a construct—constructed by subjects. No one is capable of being completely objective. We all start with a subject—ourselves. Even in eastern philosophy—though they fervently deny there is such as thing as 'self'—a person cannot think, feel, make decisions, or critiques without the self being a part of the picture. All film, food, art, and music critics critique from a place of subjectivity. Even you do. You choose to read about certain...
  5. My Digital Paintings

    I'd like to share some of my digital paintings with you. All of these were done using Photoshop CS4, along with some plugin filters. From my Tilda Swinton series: Tilda becomes a Picasso painting... Tilda becomes a Van Gogh Painting... From my James Franco series: Franco the Thinker... The Wizard of Oz... From my Titanic series: Titanic... From my album covers series: Jimi Hendrix... From my David series: Marble Skater... From my Wallflower series: Kitten... From...
  6. Golden Globes 2014

    The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony Aired January 12, 2014 Nominees My picks are in bold font. Winners are underlined. Some categories I did not vote in. Best Picture, Drama 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush Best Director Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne - Nebraska David O. Russell - American Hustle...
  7. Keanu Reeves is a Psychopath in My Own Private Idaho

    That's right, Keanu Reeves is a psychopath as the character, Scott Favor, in Gus Van Sant's film, My Own Private Idaho. More on this in a bit. But first... What do they call it when you view a movie again, many years later, and see it in a different light? Answer... proof that we can and do change. Our attitudes, perceptions, and values change over time. And this is a good thing. New information and evidence should have us reevaluating our positions. If not, what is the point of learning...
  8. AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Morrissey

    My print version is on its way. Should have it in a week or so. But in the meantime I am going to start reading it as an eBook on my tablet. This is an ongoing post, updated regularly until I finish the book. Cover... First photos... Let the reading begin... Good morning. And indeed it is. After reading Moz's book in bed last night, I slept like a baby. Didn't want to put it down. But I knew I had a busy day up ahead. This is going to sound cliche, but the book is a page...
  9. Hilariously Depressing Smiths Lyrics ~ Part II

    This has been a re-commitment ceremony of sorts... this active listening and lyrics posting. In these last two weeks, I have listened to well over 200 Morrissey songs. My journey is now complete. So, what effect has it had upon my fandom, a friend recently asked? Well... I am going to give it a few days to marinate. And then I will let you know. Next Thursday, the 29th, I am going to see Morrissey 25: Live in Sedona. I plan to blog about my experience. Perhaps I will address the fandom...
  10. Oscars ~ Tonight! Who WILL Win!

    Oscars Ballot 2013, Oscars 2012, Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011. If it is in red, it is also my personal choice. Best Picture ~ Argo Best Director ~ Steven Spielberg Best Actor ~ Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress ~ Emmanuelle Riva Best Supporting Actor ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress ~ Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Language Film ~ Amour The Aftermath! Argo wins Best Picture! Yeah! Great film and deserving of the top honors. Too bad Affleck...
  11. TV Talk ~ Girls Season 2

    To be updated weekly... Related articles of interest... Guys on Girls ~ Season 2 ~ What We're Expecting Girls is Back. Cue the Irrational Reactions Money Never Sleeps Lena Dunham on Charlie Rose Discussion of episodes by Slate's staff writers... Episode 1 ~ It's About Time ~ January 13, 2013 Guys on Girls ~ Is this show becoming a network sitcom with nudity? Episode 2 ~ I Get Ideas ~ January 20, 2013 Guys on Girls ~ Does Hannah really think we live in a...
  12. Brian Molko ~ Um Yum!

    Pure Morning - Placebo A friend in need's a friend indeed A friend with weed is better A friend with breasts and all the rest A friend who's dressed in leather Placebo sound best on an iPod w/ high-quality ear buds... Or listen to these great tracks on YouTube... Bitter End Twenty Years Every You, Every Me This Picture You Don't Care About Us Running up that Hill Special Needs Meds Bigmouth Strikes Again Nancy Boy Song to Say Goodbye to Where is My Mind? Slave to the...
  13. Stipe and Moz: Face to Face

    Michael Stipe & Morrissey Youngish With Quiff Animal Magnetism
  14. Forever a Fan

    Here are a few more older blog posts... these ones center around fandom... Ah the lists... everyone makes them... This one is from June 1, 2005... Well I Wonder and Jack the Ripper still top my lists today. Here is one from June 10, 2007 ~ Experiencing Moz live... David is my son. It was his first concert. He had a blast and knew the lyrics to a great number of the songs. This one is from July 25, 2005 ~ Solo... Thought I'd share this. Chins up folks. There is good to be found....
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