Mortal enemies … :)
Wolf Suschitzky: Tenements, London, 1936
…i mie fiori preferiti!
The Frames - What Happens When The Heart Just Stops
When I was in college, I had a mentor to whom I now totally relate, but at the time I thought she was a militantly oversensitive feminist, probably a lesbian. Anyway, I was the music director at the radio station, and she would constantly harass me about the prevalence of men in the rotation, which was a fair critique then just as it is now. But, to prove her wrong, I would do these blocks during my show playing only women (vocals, at least) and this was 90’s alternative, so you really could go a good hour or two easily without repeating.
But I was into Suzanne Vega long before then. I discovered her in high school and really fixated on her for reasons I still don’t entirely understand. Therapy fodder, I’m sure. I listen to Calypso now and - aside from being unnerved by the creepy foreshadowing - I wonder, what could a sheltered 17-year old possibly understand about this song? This really isn’t a sad song. It’s a song about self-determination, of which I had none. And it’s a song about finding peace with consequences, which I also knew little about.
But I suppose in the end, it’s a song about the coming and going of love, and that was something I knew a lot about, even then.
che bellissimo pensiero …
"Nuestra venganza es ser feliz — Feminismo Comunitario" [English translation: "Our revenge is to be happy — Community-based Feminism"]
Paredes que hablan // Sucre, Bolivia
foto por La nepantlerA
A Prophetic Minority / Jack Newfield (Signet USA1966)
Lorelei /// Cocteau Twins
Chet Baker and Wally Coover, 1959
Claudio G. Fava
"When I had my first table read with the cast, I said to them, ‘This is the story of some 20-something Angelenos who got in line to see a movie, but the theater closed. But they stayed in line because they had nowhere else to go.’ That’s how I felt about these characters. They were making movies and didn’t care about making movies. They were hooking up and didn’t seem to care much about that either. The idea of the ghost of the multiplex, wandering the mall after the theater closed, it started to become an image in my mind."
— PAUL SCHRADER
porn… lohan… nicolas winding refn… Mishima… and a world without movie theaters…