Monthly Archives: May 2009

hip hopper

Hip Hopper

“Dennis Hopper in Night Tide (1961), set in Venice, California. Suspense blended with discreet poetry, it is about a sailor who meets a mermaid.”

postcards from main street

Record shopping today I bought another copy of the Stones’ Exile on Main Street LP. This copy included some (but sadly not all) of the postcards that came with the first run of record and here they are:

A 1990s CD booklet included reproductions of these cards. My reaction to them then is pretty much the same as my reaction now, “what the fuck is this all about?” Must’ve had to have been there.

smooth criminal

I found some 1930s mug shots at an estate sale over the weekend. This guy was picked up for larceny and forgery of a government check. He was thirty-one years of age at the time of his arrest on September 4, 1937.

vintage jam (these guys are still around edition)

Mower. Superchunk. 1993.

rich millionaires

Preston Sturges, Claudette Colbert and the Ale and Quail Club. Palm Beach Story. Sturges. 1942.

the maysles direct

“The Maysles brothers, David (holding recording equipment) and Albert (with camera) filming a discussion between Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller for a television programme ‘Theater of Tomorrow.'” September 1963 issue of Films and Filming.

Included in the same issue, and on the same page, is this mention of the beginnings of Liza Minnelli’s film career.

years after the event (john and yoko thirteenth month 1970)

thirteenth month



thirteenth detail

Home demo of “Good Morning Good Morning”

life or death

ben franklin

The inventor of the swimfin.

Death mask of Ben Franklin.

a patchwork of flesh

Now usually I don’t do this, but here’s a pretty groovy site that I’d like to call to your attention. It’s called A Patchwork of Flesh and encourages readers to create Frankenstein’s Monster-related artwork and send them in. Once received, the Frankenstein creations are posted on the site. Brilliant!

I might break out some markers or some shit to make a Frankenstein this weekend. If the results are not terrible I’ll post them here before mailing them to Patchwork of Flesh headquarters. Watch this space—maybe.

As long as I’m namechecking sites that I dig, I’d be remiss to not mention Popcorn and Sticky Floors who were kind enough to add me to their roll and while doing so give me a far-too-kind write up. They do good things so check them out.

stolen kisses

On the set of Baisers volés: Truffaut, Léaud, Langlois.