Saturday, September 30, 2017
"I would love to read the fling-but-never-serious partner’s accounting of their perfect love and where it diverges from her likely more unique take on reality."
Time Out interviews Walter Becker, 2008.

The best interview with WB I've found, asking questions I would have asked.
Friday, September 29, 2017



"We were just looking for any kind of road where the trees would give way to a view like this. My production designer David Wasco and his team wound up changing certain aspects of the location. They added these old-fashioned gas lamps that you see in movies like 'Singin’ in the Rain.' They added the bench and altered the shrubbery in certain cases so you get a more dramatic drop-off and suddenly see a vista. That meant adding some trees and shrubbery earlier so that the vista was blocked and we could withhold it and then reveal it at a dramatic moment."


"In this case, that involved adapting a dance that had been developed in a studio to a slanted hillside road full of potholes and dirt. Once we got on the location to actually shoot it, what we really needed to choreograph and rehearse was the camera. I think the third dancer in this number that you don’t see onscreen is the camera."

Thursday, September 28, 2017

This is the place, all right
Kiss me. 
Once we cross, it could all be different. 
Let's go.

Turns out I have actually stayed at "Richard & Linda's" AM motel, which is not in Odessa TX, but Palmdale CA, in the course of trying (& so far failing) to make pictures after Hockney's Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2 (1986) and Wall's Property Line (2015).  So I may be seeing those old friends -- if not already back in the prop room beside La La Land's lamp post -- sooner rather than later.
"It's possible some people don't like all of your pictures either, Christopher."

CJB v. 2017 so far
Men at tech fair molest £3,000 sex robot so much it’s left broken and ‘heavily soiled’ 

Pretty sure Plato has something to say about this in his Republic.  But I prefer Gordon Cole's advice, which in the end is maybe not so far from Plato's: "Fix your hearts or die!"

I know I am supposed to be thrilled that shy or kinky men will soon be able to fuck what is basically a high-end Fleshlight, but my animism makes me think of everything as alive, & hence my reaction is not, "You go, guys!" but "the poor fuckin' robot," which then makes me wonder what it would have to say about its experiences at the Tech Fair, if it could.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017


"Two familiar friends outside the new motel."

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Innocent eye test, 2017


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