Monday, May 31

i dont recognize anything that doesn't recognize a bloom

  JF: It's the same thing we were talking about before -- it's conventionality, western music, pitch, being in tune.

  Jeff: Exactly. I don't recognize that sensibility at all. I don't recognize anything that doesn't recognize a bloom. You were talking about Anne Sexton and her rhythm. The thing missing from your written poetry is [points to his chest] this, the body that gives it meaning and shoots it out into the air.

       Poetry comes from the people who make it; the books are just books, blueprints. 
Dylan and Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith, all dark, all romantic. 

When I say "romantic," I mean a sensibility that sees everything, and has to express everything, and still doesn't know what the fuck it is, it hurts that bad.

 It just madly tries to speak whatever it feels, and that can mean vast things. That sort of mentality can turn a sun-kissed orange into a flaming meteorite, and make it sound like that in a song.

        And there's that pretentious label we were talking about before. 
People say, "Why dress it up? It needs to be a song. Why all this froo-froo stuff?" Well, why art? Why painting? Why sculpture? It seems as if the world has done away with art altogether, any concern or any relationship with it. So many easy things seem to be over the public's head. But really, if they just came at it a certain way, it would hit them right in the guts; it's so easy.

        Smith's and Dylan's and Cohen's power lies in their ability to tell that story so well, and all the stuff on Blonde on Blonde and on [Smith's] Horses and Radio Ethiopia and [Cohen's]Songs From a Room, even Death of a Ladies' Man, which is a sleazy-ass album; it's a real jewel, for someone to be able to sing that, to say that. 

       Dylan had no ornamentation whatsoever. He had pure feel and pure language coming out of him, and that did all the work. He had such affectation! 
[starts imitating Dylan singing "Visions of Johanna"]

dark side of the moon cake

Here's how my birthday cake turned out! My sister rocks! It was deeelicious too.

And you are young and life is long
 and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find 
ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
you missed the starting gun

Wednesday, May 19


I just got back from seeing When You're Strange, at the Alamo Drafthouse.
It was amazing. I don't know what else to say. I'm so glad I got to see it. Seeing Jim on the big screen in such a clear picture was awesome. Most of the clips you could probably find on youtube but it's put together in such a brilliant way, and Johnny Depp's voice over is great. Ahhh. If you get the chance to see it you must. For a huge Doors fan like myself it was really special but I think anyone would find it entertaining.

may 18 2010. cannes

63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Blue Valentine" 
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.May 18, 2010.

Friday, May 14

Tuesday, May 11

you can't be twenty on sugar mountain

sooo today's my 20th birthday. every year my sisters make me a cake. this year i'm requesting the dark side of the moon tie-dyed insides cake i saw on tumblr. haha.
i can't believe i'm in my twenties now. i don't feel that old. 
last year i listened to steely dan's hey nineteen. i guess today it will be neil young's sugar mountain--- a "lament for youth"... and realizing you aren't a kid anymore.. soon to be over the hill.




Monday, May 10

no joni...

"Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I"

-joni mitchell talking about bob dylan.

hilarious. and definitely going to change how i think about JONI. no one talks about bob dylan...

and sometimes when I talk, I just don’t make any sense

You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.
Nicholas Sparks
My gosh, if you’re going away, we got a million things to talk about! All the things we would’ve talked about next month, the month after! Praying mantises, zeppelins, acrobats, sword swallowers!
Ray Bradbury (Dandelion Wine)
It’s like he is driving a car and I just want to be in the passenger seat. He’s locked the door and I have to hold onto the bumper. I am not even asking him to open the door for me, just leave it unlocked and say come in, but he didn’t do that. So I am hanging on to the bumper and life goes on and the car goes on, and I get really badly bruised and I’m hitting potholes. And it hurts. It really hurts. So yesterday I had to let go of the bumper. Because it hurts too much.
Gilmore Girls
An amusement park in winter is like when you go to the places where you went with the person you love but they’re not with you anymore. Everything rickety and cold and empty. If you had cotton candy it would burn your lips and cut your throat like spun pink glass.
Francesca Lia Block (Beautiful Boys)I know how that feels-to feel pressed down all the time, a lot of times I don’t feel like I belong here…I’m sick of the world. And sometimes when I talk, I just don’t make any sense.
Jeff Buckley
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.
Franz Kafka
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
St. Francis de Sales
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Bob Moawad

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