i don't like fun

new year’s blues
31 December, 2009, 3:50 pm
Filed under: art, jim morrison, music

happy new year from the doors, los angeles, california, 1969… 40 years ago! what?!
photo by henry diltz; for purchase at morrison hotel gallery.

oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar…
30 December, 2009, 2:06 am
Filed under: i was born in the wrong decade, i'm serious, jim morrison, music

“oh, don’t ask why… oh, don’t ask why…”

the doors perform at the kongresshalle, frankfurt, westdeutschland, 1968.

it’s really amazing how jim would writhe around on stage. on video, it’s absolutely breathtaking…. it looks like he’s actually possessed. i’ve loved these photos since i was 15, but i only want to look at them in this order – as if he’s getting up, not sinking down to the floor. dramatic, nonetheless.

“for.. if.. we don’t find… the next whiskey bar,
i tell you we must die… i tell you we must die…
i tell you, i tell you, i tell you we must die!”

that rolleiflex is the real star.
30 December, 2009, 12:58 am
Filed under: art, avedon, cameras, things i like

richard avedon photographs sophia loren, new york, 1966.

masterpiece by e.b.
30 December, 2009, 12:53 am
Filed under: art, crazy, friends, movies, new england

fishers island win.

only harrison ford could pull this off .
28 December, 2009, 12:30 am
Filed under: harrison ford, movies, things i like

harrison ford as “detective john book” in witness, 1985.
dressed as a cop, then as an amish man. sexy as both.

28 December, 2009, 12:18 am
Filed under: harrison ford, movies, random, viggo mortensen

a young viggo mortensen, as an amish sidekick, in witness, 1985.
this is now officially one of my favorite movies.

merry xmas.
24 December, 2009, 11:59 pm
Filed under: art, friends

for all of my christian / “i’m-an-atheist-but-still-do-christmas” friends,

“santa school” – photo by a. eisenstaedt, 1961, from the LIFE image archives.

quote of the day: global warming
23 December, 2009, 1:20 am
Filed under: karl pilkington, quote of the day, science

“they keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. it’s not to do with the icebergs melting; it’s because there’s too many fish in it. get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. simple. basic science.”

– the one, the only karl pilkington, this blog’s namesake.

bear identification
23 December, 2009, 12:45 am
Filed under: bears, random

just because.

so, basically, grizzly bears are cuter/brown, and black bears sort of look like baloo.

bowie says read!
11 December, 2009, 10:47 pm
Filed under: books, david bowie, things i like

david bowie for america’s libraries!