Sunday, November 29

might be in tangier

I been meek
And hard like an oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke.
Friends will arrive, friends will disappear,
If you want me, honey baby,
I'll be here.
Buckets of Rain

Wednesday, November 25

i'm miles away

When I wake up early in the morning,
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Stay in bed, float up stream

Please don't wake me, no
don't shake me
Leave me where I am
I'm only sleeping

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find, there's no need

Please don't spoil my day
I'm miles away
And after all
I'm only sleeping

Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time

Lying there and staring at the ceiling
Waiting for a sleepy feeling

Please don't spoil my day
I'm miles away
And after all
I'm only sleeping

Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time

When I wake up early in the morning,
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Stay in bed, float up stream

Please don't wake me, no
don't shake me
Leave me where I am
I'm only sleeping

"and i don't even know my name"

Marcia: You put your whole self into that laugh, don't you?
Lonesome Rhodes: Marcia, I put my whole self into everything I do.
-a face in the crowd (1957)

"I like the way I look. Makes me feel good, it does. And women like me, goddammit. Hell, the only one thing I ever been good for is lovin'. Women go crazy for me, that's a really true fact! Ratso, hell! Crazy Annie they had to send her away!"
-joe buck, midnight cowboy (1969)

Thursday, November 19

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"

What Jim saw coming in the world:

"The inexorable march of fascism, the long range futility of Flower Power, the graying of the hippies into coupon clipping yuppies turning their backs on the ideals of the movement, and such as that. He was a student of Voltaire along with all the other philosophers already associated with him.

He was incredibly astute politically, and correctly observed that most of the people of our generation were following the fad, not steeped in rightfulness of what was being attempted. The prevailing excuse was (is?) ‘It’s cool, so we’ll do this until the NEXT change in the wind/moral direction comes along.’ He liked Dylan’s lyrics “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” although he did not become involved in any political action himself.

He preferred to observe as the watcher. And what he saw saddened him, vapid lemmings, racing to sea in order to ‘be like everyone else.’"

-Tony Funches, Jim's body guard

Wednesday, November 18

I'm just soaking it all in -jim morrison

 Um... I think that phrase is the most horrible phrase in the English language  "I DON'T KNOW" ...It's terribly embarrassing.

They hate us because we're so good...

I'm not what you'd call a music buff.
Do you read a lot?
Nope, I don't read very much either. I used to ... and then I ... Life got so interesting that I didn't need to anymore.

Mmm, Do you write a lot?
Nope. I don't. 
I don't do much of anything, really. But I will, don't worry. I'll get back... in the saddle, you know. I've just been kind of lazy lately. It's a period, it's cycles of non-productiveness and then intense periods of creativity. So right now I'm just soaking it all in.

What place do albums have as art forms to you?
believe they've replaced books. Really. Books and movies. They're better than movies, 'cause a movie you see once or twice, then later on television maybe. But a fucking album man, it's more influential than any art form going. Everybody digs them. They've got about 40 of them in their houses and some of them you listen to 50 times, like the Stones' albums or Dylan's.
You don't listen to the Beatles much anymore, but there are certain albums that just go on and on. You measure your progress mentally by your records, like when you were really young what you had then, Harry Belafonte, you know, Calypso, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley.

The mentality of the writer is like the 'psychology' of the voyeur. Journalists never seem to speak about themselves like other people do. They absorb like a sponge and never really discuss their own psyche. I think that. . .like. . .I think art, which is like beauty, is the revelation of beauty, beauty is an absolute, you dig? And I think it's rooted in a disinterested perception of the real world. Striking an evenness, a balance between object and receiver, like revealing the world with no connotation at all. None, no bullshit.
He who laughs last, laughs his ass off.
I like chicks in Levis. My taste is like whoever approaches me, I think it's groovy

Maybe collectively. . .a crowd together really has no mind. Individually everybody does. They all have bitchin' minds. Like, I bet there's more philosophy in some 16 year old chick's mind than you ever dreamed of in your whole cigarette. Some of those letters to those fan magazines are really lonely and deep and open. Some of them are bullshit. I don't read many, but some that I've read really knocked me out. Really open, sincere. Anyway, you got to learn to hold your tongue. Can you remember that?

If I had it to do over again, I think I would have... gone more for the quiet
undemonstrative little artist plodding away in his own garden trip.

 Anybody can talk, but how many cats can play music and sing?
quotes from the interviews with circus magazine, the village voice, and the los angeles free press

Tuesday, November 17

summer of love: pattie and george

aug 8 1967. a walk through haight-ashbury. boy, how i wish i could have been there.
and looks at patties shoes!

new favorite online vintage store: 28 Crash! Modern Vintage For an Eco-Fab Lifestyle
loooove it

Wednesday, November 11

any time you make plans for the future...

" at any time you make plans for the future, an emotional future with somebody or you know any future what so ever, there's nothing quite as spectacular as what the future will provide you without your help. "


"i find i poet i like and then read what they like"

michelle williams. collection of quotes from various interviews things that she likes, reads, prep work for roles etc.

holly (me without you): Proust, Beaudelaire and Sylvia Plath

"The Clash. The Stranglers. There's a song on the soundtrack that I've been listening to a lot, the Wreckless Eric song (called "Whole Wide World").

Notes from the Underground, Herman Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ayn Rand.

two Irish authors -- Dermot Healy and Martin McDonagh -- that Williams has devoured. She also recently read the biography of poet & playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay, "which was cool because I was in New York,"

"I've been reading things on the subway on the way to work, things like short stories. Have you gotten into the 'Best American' series? There's this one that's so good -- "The Bone Garden of Desire" by Charles Bowden. I've been re-reading that. It's so good! It's my favorite short story."

wendy and lucy: “Train Choir,” by co-scripter Jon Raymond

Philip Roth: "I like American Pastoral the best, but Sabbath's Theater did my head in." (Says the artist Dan Estabrook, a dear old friend, "Her time on Dawson's Creek was marked by reading and reading and reading—she was always recommending books to bartenders.") Nowadays "I read poetry. I find a poet I like and then read the poets they like." Hence Galway Kinnell and Mary Oliver and Frank O'Hara. She is a huge fan, musically, of Leonard Cohen and of Antony and the Johnsons. 

Reichardt's next movie, which is set on the Oregon Trail in pioneer times, she is plowing through a bedside stack of tomes about the American frontier.

volume of Doris Lessing in Matilda's playroom

Rebecca Solnit's elegant meditation on loss and its possibilities, A Field Guide to Getting Lost. 

 Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking. 

Probably my house. Is that an extravagance? I used to collect rare books. My prized book is a really beautiful unbound Shakespeare, which never made it to the publishers. I used to buy them to commemorate a job but I haven’t done it in a while.

I have a penchant for Victorian jewelery now so I'm always on eBay. I've had to cool down because it got out of hand. I was setting my alarm for three in the morning to bid.

[I like doing photoshoots too.] My life is so plain in a way, and babycentric, I dress in that harried, hurried mom style. I wanted to look girlish, to play-act and tap dance. [Fashion] wasn't something I thought about for a long time. Then I thought about it too much. It's complicated, because if you can put the ugliness of vanity aside, dressing up is self-expression in its purest form.

[I do] bookbinding, calligraphy, embroidery. I want to do something painstaking and time consuming. Something logical with a certain outcome to it.

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