Archive for February, 2012

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Get a fortune cookie fortune you really like and want to come true? Don’t just save it, or magnet it to your fridge. You have to EAT it to make it happen.


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They could line up chronological mug shots of Billy from every Oscar-hosting gig from 1990-2012 and call it “The Faces of Crystal.” #oscars


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Separated at birth?

German electronic robot band Kraftwerk in 1981 (left)
The remaining GOP nominees rehearsing for the Feb. 22nd CNN debate in 2012 (right)

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Jean-Luc Godard on The Dick Cavett Show

I like this interview with Jean-Luc Godard on two episodes of The Dick Cavett Show, from 1980. As a disciple of Godard’s films, I find it unusual (the retro ambience of a late-70’s American TV talk show adds to that). Godard is often uncooperative and difficult in interviews, but he seems calm and communicative here. I love when he claims characters in his films remain the same “…whether they’re played by a man, a woman, or a dog!” (via MediaParty)

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“WFMU” remains a four-letter word in a world of wimps!


Pledge to the WFMU Marathon! Got a “spectrum crunch” migraine? Feel you’re a hologram undulating in a sea of modern media with your soul slipping further into the ether? Apps making you a moron? A quick-fix for cultural ennui is tossing a little leftover dough at the greatest ongoing cultural museum of our time: WFMU… the only place that can use the tag “the greatest radio station of all time” literally. Tuned in lately? It’s as colorful, complex, oxygen-rich, controversial, sick, wrong, gigantic and fascinating as ever (otherwise, tune in the other 50 weeks of the year when they don’t dance for coins… not bad!) Lord knows they’ve been good to me! So find some sticky, lint-covered coins in your sofa cushions and go ahead and click your mouse/pad/phone and pledge it (and leave a crazy message for them to read on the air!) to the almighty, unstoppable WFMU!

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I cried when I had no shoes… then I searched “models falling on runway” on YouTube.


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Zelda Kaplan RIP


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My 9/11 blog post in Teresa Carpenter’s new book NEW YORK DIARIES: 1609 TO 2009

I’m honored that the hurried “blog” post I wrote on my website back on Sept 11th, 2001 has ended up in Teresa Carpenter’s excellent new book New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009. The book is a chronological collection of diary entries written by people who lived in the city, framed around historical events. I’m the entry for 9/11! Misspellings, emoticons, text-speak and all! What an honor to have my crazed email beside writers like Jack Kerouac, Simone de Beauvoir, Andy Warhol and Mark Twain… ha! Teresa found my entry online and contacted me over a year ago about this. I’m thrilled the book is finally out, a lot of work obviously went into it. It’s a fascinating portrait of NYC…get it!
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So the Grammys has multiple stages now… just like cancer. #grammys


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I got a haircut at WalMart… and it’s the worst haircut of my life! I tried to be cooler than cool by doing something as uncool as possible and the whole thing blew up in my face.


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In an instant: JC Penny, Madonna and the pill are all cool again… I think Demi Moore’s whip-it O.D. tore a hole in the retro wave loop continuum.


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One of my favorite record album covers…

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Watching the hopeless GOP nomination race is like watching a sensibly-priced car traveling at a reasonable speed come to a slow, full stop, put in park, and the engine turned off… in slow motion.


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Sherrie Levine’s “After Walker Evans”

Four prints from one of my favorite artists, Sherri Levine (from her After Walker Evans series), on view at the Prints and Drawings galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Lauren Lesko’s “Thirst”

One of my favorite sound pieces of all time: artist Lauren Lesko’s Thirst. (via ubuweb)

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Madonna’s Super Bowl half time show: it was a Cleopatra entrance… a Wicked Witch of the West exit… and all Goldie Hawn in between.

(via my twitter feed…)

– The collective glaze covering the eyes of every gay man in America staring blankly at the TV waiting for Madonna to come on could fill the Grand Canyon. #superbowl #madonna

– When Madonna’s halftime show ends NBC’s ratings will plummet and Grindr will explode. #superbowl #madonna

– Will Madonna change the names at the end of “Vogue” to football legends tonight? “…Bradshaw, Namath, O.J. too, Tom Landry… we love you.” Conveniently… Greta GarBO and Marilyn MonROE both rhyme with Tim TeBOW. #superbowl #madonna

– Rush Limbaugh picking his nose at 2 o’clock. #superbowl #madonna

– Hey, if Tim Tebow can cause a Focus on the Family “John 3:16″ commercial to be broadcast during the playoffs, Madonna can get at least get an ad for Wet or Rush on during the SuperBowl. #superbowl #madonna

– For 8-15% of tonight’s viewers, Madonna isn’t performing at the halftime show, she’s performing at the end. #superbowl #madonna

– I wonder if Camille Paglia will have an opinion about that entrance? #superbowl #madonna

– I thought she was doing the Carousel scene from LOGAN’S RUN for a second there! #superbowl #madonna

– It was a Cleopatra entrance, a Wicked Witch of the West exit… and all Goldie Hawn in between. #superbowl #madonna

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The wacky math right-wing pundits will use to explain how Obama’s new unemployment numbers are actually bad will make Intelligent Design look like Chisenbop.


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Jim’s Krewson’s art & design for Jack Black’s upcoming Tenacious D album “Rize of the Fenix”

Check out Jim’s art and design for Jack Black’s upcoming Tenacious D album Rize of the Fenix! Animated version on the album’s official site here… see the full front cover here. Wait till you see all of it in the fold-out version! (btw: there’s a ‘clean’ version of the cover for WalMart to sell…haha)

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The things people say about my face behind my back are nothing compared to the things people say about my ass in front of my face.


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