i don't like fun

24 February, 2013, 8:08 pm
Filed under: art, current events, daniel day-lewis, movies, things i like


in honor of oscar night, i give you daniel day-lewis as an unlucky art dealer in the little-loved stars and bars (1988).

the play’s the thing
19 January, 2013, 12:14 pm
Filed under: art, daniel day-lewis, magic


daniel day-lewis as hamlet, 1989.

16 January, 2013, 3:46 pm
Filed under: art, books, french, history, victor hugo


my photo from maison victor hugo, place des vosges, paris.

file under ‘another book i need’:
8 August, 2012, 8:47 pm
Filed under: art, books, i was born in the wrong decade, keith richards, music, to do

the rolling stones 1972 by jim marshall.


may the lights in the land of plenty shine on the truth someday
8 August, 2012, 8:40 pm
Filed under: art, leonard cohen, music, things i like

i forgot i had a blog (for maybe the 20th time in this blog’s existence).
…i’ve been too busy trying to get a life.
here are some things from a tumblr i have recently come to adore,
reverend cohen.

lines from the man on old postcards and found images. brilliantly done.
i especially enjoy the repeated line from ‘stranger song’ with the stereo photograph.

sincerely, l. cohen
26 March, 2012, 4:52 pm
Filed under: art, coffee, i was born in the wrong decade, leonard cohen, music


i am on a massive leonard cohen kick. true genius.

quote of the day: w. eugene smith
14 March, 2012, 6:47 pm
Filed under: art, i'm serious, quote of the day

“i am a compassionate cynic. …i have tried to let the truth be my prejudice.”
– w. eugene smith.

not only do i love his work; i adore and respect this idea. he said it regarding his philosophy on his photography, but it seems applicable to life in general.

18 February, 2012, 6:26 pm
Filed under: art, edvard munch, magic

edvard munch, vampire ii (lithograph), 1895/1913. brilliance.

quote of the day: merlyn
2 February, 2012, 12:44 am
Filed under: art, books, history, magic, movies, quote of the day

“the best thing for being sad,” replied merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. that is the only thing that never fails. you may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. there is only one thing for it then – to learn. learn why the world wags and what wags it. that is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. learning is the thing for you.”

– t.h. white’s merlyn in the once and future king.

immediately after this, arthur replies: “i have learned, and been happy.”
above: concept art from the disney version of the sword in the stone, the first section of white’s novel.

parr: painted photographs
25 January, 2012, 8:07 pm
Filed under: art, beatles, history, james dean, john lennon, marlene dietrich, movies, museums, things i like

martin parr has collected and is now exhibiting these “painted photographs.” they once were press photos that got marked up by editors/publications to specify reproduction instructions or cropping, but they look fantastic as they are.