Celebrity

  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Beautiful Baritones

    Sexy baritone voices. It's a primal attraction. These ten are my favorites. Eddie Vedder - Pearl Jam Listen to the sexiest voice on the planet! Tom Smith - Editors Listen to his sexy voice! Ian Curtis - Joy Division Listen to his hauntingly beautiful voice! Lewis Bowman - Chapel Club Listen to his amazing voice! Matt Berninger - The National Listen to his awesome voice! Michael Stipe - R.E.M. Listen to his fantastic voice! Morrissey - The Smiths Listen to his beautiful...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. Christopher Hitchens ~ Still Loving You

    *Update September 24, 2012 ~ Just finished Mortality. It is a short book... can be read in one or two sittings. I highly recommend it to all Hitchens fans and anyone else interested in the personal dialogue that goes on in one's head when dealing with cancer and terminal illness. The late, great Christopher Hitchens' book, Mortality, is being published posthumously on September 4, 2012. Remember, you too are mortal—hit me at the top of my form and just as things were beginning...
  11. David Garrett

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  12. 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...
  13. 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....
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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