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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Brain Drain July

    **7/21/12 ~ Update at bottom of post... *7/10/12 ~Update near bottom of post... Just as the temperatures outside reach their highs, my cultural pursuits hit all-time lows. Can it get any worse than consuming all three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series in less than a week’s time? And if that weren’t enough, to continue the obsession by blogging about the books—twice—as if I hadn’t already spent enough time reading the texts? There was the artwork—the painting of Christian Grey....
  5. James Franco ~ Renaissance Man

    Some of us are so thick with talent, it's almost impossible to spread ourselves too thin. We are gifted with an endless supply of unbridled ability and a drive that keeps us moving fast forward. In the entertainment world, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce Knowles come to mind. Both are triple—maybe quadrupole—threats. They sing, dance, act, and are generally nice, polite, and likable people. Unfortunately, most of us aren't the caretakers of such gifts—myself included. I am not blessed with any...
  6. James Franco as Oz, The Great and Powerful

    James Franco as Oz, The Great and Powerful Franco has signed on to play Oz, The Great and Powerful ~Disney's prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz." See how I did it Official movie posters posted online July 2012...
  7. James Franco ~ Man Of The Hour

    It's James Franco's time to shine. It's his weekend. This Sunday, February 27th, he will be hosting the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. It should be a great show. And, he is up for Best Actor for his outstanding performance as Aron Ralston in 127 Hours. What an accomplished man--and very busy as well. I bet he is in LA, right now, putting the final touches on his Oscar performance with Anne. While he's been prepping for that, I have been preparing as well. Because he'll be giving...
  8. The Statue of Franco

    The Statue of Franco See How I Did It
  9. Thinking Along The Same Lines

    James Franco thinks he's a thinker too. Who would have thunk? Franco The Thinker
  10. David Garrett

    My New Passion [MEDIA=youtube]bZ_BoOlAXyk[/MEDIA]
  11. Jehne Smiles

    From top left to right: Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany Jeff Lewis from Bravo Channel's Flipping Out Young Morrissey Banksy original German film director, Werner Herzog Young Christopher Hitchens, Oxford days Eddie Vedder, promo for Ukulele Songs Actor Ryan Gosling Page from Keanu Reeves' poetry/art book Ode to Happiness My son David skateboarding in Flagstaff, AZ
  12. Album Cover Art

    Album Covers ~ My Paintings Inspired by Photos Entire Set Jimi Hendrix ~ Experience Hendrix The Eagles ~ Hotel California Bob Marley ~ Legend Blind Melon New Order ~ Power, Corruption and Lies The Doors The Cure ~ Standing on a Beach, The Singles U2 ~ War Eddie Vedder ~ Ukulele Songs Jim Morrison ~ The Best of The Doors
  13. Intense

    If I had to choose one word to describe Eddie Vedder that captures his spirit during the early days of Pearl Jam, circa 1991-1994, I would pick Intense. I hope that this intensity is captured in my latest painting of him.
  14. Fifty Shades of Grey Dream Cast

    I am going to play casting director and post my picks for who I think should play the characters in the soon to be made film adaptation of the book Fifty Shades of Grey. The list is ongoing and subject to change. Christian Grey: Alex Pettyfer Why? He's the hottest young actor out there right now. He has Christian's chiseled, gorgeous face, his lean, muscular bod, his generous height, and his messy hair. Plus he is fairly new on the scene and would be able to devote a few years to the...