On the heels of a funny apperance by Lauren Bacall on the Sopranos last week, the above boxed set was released this week. I'm a litte annoyed b/c I already have the first Bogart dvd boxed, which was missing "To have and have not" and "Dark Passage". This new box is a perfect replacement.
Trivia for "To Have and Have Not" - Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall fell in love during production. Director Howard Hawks afterward said that it was actually Bacall's character Marie that Bogart had fallen for, "so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life."
Fantastic trailer for the film, featuring clips of U2 performing "Tower of Song" and Antony singing "If it be your will".
+ Film Review
+ Wikipedia - I'm Your Man
+ R.E.M. Covers Leonard Cohen
+ The Cohen Covers: "Famous Blue Raincoat"
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Coming Next Month - at long last....
Go little book
And stop disgracing me
There are serious men
And women in my life
And you have given them
The upper hand
photo- Camilla Åkrans
art: Sam Webber
If you like, you may live in a computer created world all day and all night. You will be able to try out a Virtual life with a Virtual lover. You can go into your Virtual house and do Virtual housework, add a baby or two, even find out if you’d rather be gay. Or single. Or straight. Why hesitate when you could simulate. And sex? Certainly. Teledildonics is the word.
Jeanette Winterson, Written On the Body, 1992
Certainly Miss Winterson plays The Sims now?
Your lips have splashed my dull house with print of flowers
My hands are crooked where they spilled over your dear curving
Kenneth Patchen - As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other
[ Leonard Cohen - A Thousand Kisses Deep ]
photo: Patrick Demarchelie
[ Louis Armstrong - A Kiss to Build a Dream On ]
[ Ella Fitzgerald - Knock Me a Kiss ]
your lips are touching mine
A feeling so divine
’till I leave the past behind
[ The Afghan Whigs - My World Is Empty Without You , I Hear a Symphony (live) ]
Photo: Per Zennström
To kiss well one must kiss solely. No groping hands or stammering hearts. The lips and the lips alone are the pleasure. Passion is sweeter split strand by strand. Divided and re-divided like mercury then gathered up only at the last moment.
[ Jim White - God Was Drunk When He Made ]
today i feel like watching "Wings of Desire".
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
Francis Bacon, Sr.
"Leave everything. Leave Dada. Leave your wife. Leave your mistress. Leave your hopes and fears. Leave your children in the woods. Leave the substance for the shadow. Leave your easy life, leave what you are given for the future. Set off on the roads."
I tried to leave you, I don't deny
I closed the book on us, at least a hundred times.
I'd wake up every morning by your side.
The years go by, you lose your pride.
The baby's crying, so you do not go outside,
and all your work it's right before your eyes.
Goodnight, my darling, I hope you're satisfied,
the bed is kind of narrow, but my arms are open wide.
And here's a man still working for your smile.
- Tristan has been known to have on and off relationships with Steve the Ninja Pirate and Legolas, so don't bother asking. [ from the FAQ ]
Her album is called
James Jean is one of my favorite artist but I had not been by his site in a while. Now he has a blog in which sometimes he shares his process - like on this post about the above piece.
art: Dave McKean
That way, of course, lies madness,
but I would be the last person to say
that madness is not a solution.
-- James Thurber
These Words I Write Keep Me from Total Madness
-- Charles Bukowski
I don't need an excuse to link to U2...