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last 30 days of the 20's


The last 30 days of my 20's

// Eurythmics: I've Tried Everything
Being an anthem of underachievement.

// Sondre Lerche -  You Sure Look Swell
She does, everytime.

// Teddy Thomas: Tonight Will Be Fine (live)
Cover song obsession of the month.
// U2: Night and Day (live) 
Captivated & Charmed.

// Morrissey: My Life Is An Endless Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
Another friend left town and I know who's next.

// Kaiser Chiefs: Oh My God
It was time to be far from home.

// Toadies: Possum Kingdom (live)
In which I go to my last dance related anything ever
(unless a waifish starlet makes me go to another one, in which case I will because I do have my weaknesses)

// U2: Fast Cars
It was time for a new car.

// Ani Difranco - Hypnotized (Live)
In which I hope Ani has written the last song that reminds me of an antiquated affair.

+ Happy Jack Kirby Day!
+ Happy Birthday, Maddy

Viva el gran Pedro


Why do you direct films?             

I don't know if I do it out of obsession, madness, vocation, boundless artistic ambition, presumption, fear of being alone, or the inability to face my own problems—and as an escape from them. Maybe it's the frustration that I don't dare do anything else, or perhaps it's an addiction to that wonderful, indescribable sensation that I receive when an actor manages to get me to forget that I wrote their words. I suppose it's a bit of everything. Or maybe it is that writing and directing films continues to be the only thing that turns me on.

Sony Pictures Classics presents VIVA PEDRO, the theatrical re-release of eight of celebrated auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s greatest films. WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER/TALK TO HER/FLOWER OF MY SECRET/LIVE FLESH/LAW OF DESIRE/MATADOR/BAD EDUCATION

+ Trailer
Women, Windmills And Wedge Heels
+ The Man From La Mancha

[ Dolores ]


[ Freedy Johnston - Dolores ]

+ The case of Amy Fisher, dubbed the "Long Island Lolita", helped popularize the term among a new generation. Screenwriter Alan Ball considered writing a play based on the Fisher case, but the story soon got away from him and mutated into the screenplay which became American Beauty (1999). The narrator's name, Lester Burnham, is an anagram of "Humbert learns"; the name of the girl he lusts after, Angela Hayes, is also a play on Dolores Haze. [via]

+ Video: Elefant - "Lolita - Director's Cut"  (nsfw)

+ Video: Vladimir Nabokov talks about Lolita (Parlez vous francais?)

+ Lolita (1997) Trailer

+ There is such a place as Lolita, Texas


[ Lonely Still ]


[ Jesse Sykes -  Lonely Still ]

"Solitude exists for us not to remember but to forget."
Cristina Garcia

"Razumov longed desperately for a word of advice, for moral support. Who knows what true loneliness is--not  the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad."
Joseph Conrad

"I'm not a man of many faces. The mask i wear is one"

"I'm a burning hearth," he said
"People see the smoke,
But no one comes to warm themselves"