Category Archives: Art

Jim Morrison Interview (1970) (26 years old)

He was a thinker. I could quibble with some of his thoughts (like getting caught in the focus on the individual trap and not realizing he was surrounded by women artists), but that is not the point. Much of this conversation is sadly relevant, partly because they touch on some perennial questions and partly because there is some prescience in Jim’s thoughts. And remember he was 26. I could post actual philosophers and write 5,000 words on this, but no one would click on it…

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The best analysis of the Big Lebowski I’ve ever heard [Repost from 2013 w/Updated working link]

http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-big-lebowski

Of course there are many other elements to analyze in the film: the homage to films of the 30’s and 40’s, especially the film noir detective genre and Busby Berkeley musicals. There is the satire of the art world, the rich, L.A., power and violence… The list is long, but this gets at the most important theme, the heart of the matter, in more ways than one.
The dude abides…

P.S. This is a short video clip with a voice-over review from Richard Brody’s “Front Row” series for the New Yorker magazine. In case they move the link again, that should help people search for it. If you find the link at the top is broken, please let me know in the comments and I will fix it if possible.

P.P.S. This is a spoiler for the clip, but if the clip does get taken down permanently, here is the most important part of the review:

After The Dude tells Maude about his experiences as a 60’s radical, Brody comments,

“The historical events The Dude refers to here are real and crucial moments in the American New Left in the 1960’s. The subject of the film is, what remains of the 1960’s, of the spirit of protest, of the anti-militarism of that period? And the Coen brothers provide an answer: No matter how burned-out and gone to seed its heralds may seem, its spirit abides.

 


Ursula K. Le Guin Rest In Power


“All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.” – I.F. Stone

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“All governments lie,

but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials

smoke the same hashish they give out.” – I.F. Stone

from “In a Time of Torment, 1961-1967” (1967), p. 317


Q:”Do you think of yourself primarily as singer or as a poet?” Bob:”Oh I think of myself more as a song and dance man, you know”

 


Days of Revolt: Letting Go of the World * Hedges & Fox * TeleSUR [Video]


David Bowie was an Artist

Dhead XXXVIII
Dhead XXXVIII
(1995)
Arcylic and computer collage on canvas
25 x 20 cm

 

 

 

Self Portraiy (Mustique)
Self Portrait (Mustique)(2002)
Lithograph on Fabriano paper
24 x 19 cm

“My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter. The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I’ve always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety, all of the high points of one’s life.” – David Bowie

 


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