July 28, 2009

Sanchez - My Sound 7" reissue on Dennis Star / DeadlyDragonSound.com

this comes via a cyndi lauper centric conversation with bones suggesting that sanchez "Rips off 'time after time' note for note, lilt for lilt, and does so, I believe, completely by accident." i think he may be right.

July 27, 2009



... best casual mention of capoeira ever at 5:09...

July 26, 2009



this makes me feel kinda old. but in this case, feeling old also feels pretty good.

July 22, 2009

Best movie ending ever



p.s. congrats, tony

Stars!


hey nyc willows if you are around tomorrow nite do check out this show i am in at Salon 94 Freemans opening thursday july 23 6-8pm and runs thru aug 28 details below, invite drawing by Carter

Stars!

“…to be a star is to be a blank screen…a blank screen for the projection of spectators’ phantasmas, dreams, and desires.” -Thierry de Duve


Salon 94 Freemans is pleased to present Stars!, a group exhibition featuring work by Anonymous, Anthony Campuzano, Carter, Jennifer Cohen, Katy Grannan, Ryan McNamara, Lucas Michael, Marilyn Minter, Niagara, Jack Pierson, William Scott, RJ Supa, and Donald Urquhart. The exhibition seeks to explore stardom as a sublime desire to escape one's self and become someone else. The work on view demonstrates a need on the part of the artist – or the subject – to be seen, to perform, to escape obscurity. Approximate versions of icons such as Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Monroe appear alongside more idiosyncratic figures such as Libby Holman, Amy Winehouse, and Big and Little Edie Beale.

Jack Pierson’s empty stage sets the tone for the show, invoking phantom performers and failed acts. Jennifer Cohen’s jazz hands and tapping feet betray the masochism of performance through their rigid choreography. A funereal shrine by Anonymous pays homage to fallen stars and questions whether stars’ very DNA is more beautiful than that of the rest of us.

The photographs of Katy Grannan and Marilyn Minter depict, respectively, strangers on the sidewalk in contemporary Los Angeles and the artist’s own reclusive mother, all of whom confront the viewer with their own versions of the Hollywood Dream. Grannan’s “Marilyn” impersonator appears far older than the original, every imperfection harshly illuminated in the spotlight of the Los Angeles sun, while Minter’s mother painstakingly does her makeup at her vanity but never leaves the house. Lucas Michael’s Still Life (LM Squared) depicts the artist re-enacting Liza Minnelli as she sat for her Warhol portrait. The doubled, blurred image undermines the impossible glamour of the Warhol 1970’s society portrait, while it also reveals the slippery space of a star’s identity; an impersonator, an interloper, can break in and steal a bit of the shine or revel in the famous pain and dysfunction.

Anthony Campuzano’s text-based drawing Treetops focuses on Libby Holman, 1930’s torch singer, Broadway stage actress, and R.J. Reynold’s tobacco heiress, and her obsessive relationship with the troubled actor Montgomery Clift, who frequently stayed at Treetops, her Connecticut estate. RJ Supa’s text paintings on mirrors implicate the viewer in both the desire for and the exploitation of fame. Paintings by Niagara and drawings by Donald Urquhart revel in a faux-na├»ve desire to be beautiful, to be glamorous and untouchable, while simultaneously evoking the distance between fantasy and reality. William Scott’s painting of Diana Ross depicts the star as a vehicle to another world. Videos by Carter, Lucas Michael, and Ryan McNamara, along with live performance by McNamara, show the artists enacting various tropes of stardom.

Stars! was curated by David Fierman and Amie Scally.

Salon 94 Freemans
1 Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002

Monday - Friday
11: 30 am - 5:30 pm

July 19, 2009

July 18, 2009

Spongebob Is A OceanMan

it was spongebob squarepant's 10th birthday the other day. he is barack obama's as well as my favorite tv character. also he had the honor of ween writing this great song for him 'ocean man'

July 15, 2009



i just saw two lovers last night, which is supposed to be joaquin phoenix's last role before his new rap career (unless the whole deal is a hoax, as it appears to be here). anyway, you guys should all check it out. it's probably the best movie i've seen in several months, and you'd never guess it from the ads/hype/movie box cover art. definitely in the same spirit as all those smart sleeper films from the 70's (think robert altman, bob rafelson, elaine may, etc.)...

July 14, 2009

wildwood


thank you john lange

July 12, 2009

shelter, 1997



my friend tom posted this on his blog today. hare krishna muthafuckas!!!

gbv: i am a scientist

July 10, 2009

July 8, 2009

hey wow that's really bikini kill



"jenna elfman" is a really annoying name.

July 3, 2009

Patti Smith in Arezzo In memory of Michael Jackson

so so great.