Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stamping the Red Carpet

Longread Longview: Scratch what I said earlier about Emma Stone and Molly Shannon being my fave Actors on Actors interview. That title now goes to this one between Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant. I guess I now have to see both movies they were promoting? May even have to start lowkey slipping an Irish "Erm" into conversation the way CF and Saoirse Ronan do, cuz it's so cute.

Hugh's a lot looser in this format, though still a self-described bitter bastard... but the real surprise is Farrell's nimble mind and vocabulary, and his flickering enthusiasm and warm curiosity towards Grant, genuinely interested in his take on acting/fame/fatherhood. This is tempered by Grant's British sour reticence that he still wears endearingly. It's interesting to see middle aged men speaking so openly.

I didn't realize CF was so bright, a overly general word my Mom used to use as high praise if u was with it. CF's also a big John Wick fan so... points for taste there. (Besides being in In Bruges, one of my favorite films.) As a bonus, I'm also attaching this amazing/alarming clip where BJ Novak describes identity theft the old fashioned way, since we're on the subject of smart bad boys. (Forever my weakness, not so "bright.")

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"She Plays Like A Man"

I couldn't get the darn theme song to Alfred Hitchcock Presents out of my head this morning. It was composed by Charles Gounod who back in the day was fraynds with Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix and a lady talented in her own right/write.

They had a Big Eyes kind of switcheroo moment when the Queen requested Felix play her fave jam and whoops, it was Fanny's work! Anyway, to this day Felix is still getting credit for some of Fanny's compositions and frankly it chaps my hide!

Filthy Lucre

I like to spot patterns in my life and much like I had noticed Jewish men in podcasts repeatedly zeroing in on the phrase "Here I Am"...I've now had a couple of painter/interior design-type people tell me about The Peacock Room. (Like I said weeks ago, Little Ms. Know It All/Web Addict here spends a lot of time pretending to be enlightened these days.)

This video notes that the Peacock Room has been a design inspiration for a number of people over the years. The fight between Whistler and his patron is like an HGTV project gone wrong and yet the results (the goldleaf, the peacock-fight itself and Three Girls destroyed painting), and the passion in the two men's antipathy towards each other is kind of fascinating, spawning hundreds of(mostly bad!) copies in houses all over LA.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fluted Tuners

++I love the color of this bass. Hey, I'm allowed simple thoughts.


++There's something to be said about a neutral image. No comment necessary.

++Latest Theory: the pullover/collar combo gets worn or emerges at the peak of the career.

++Never saw the video for Drake's One Dance and the audio is off and is generally a strange scene. It does a great job of making me want a frosty morning. Nothing wakes you up like the frost. Anyway, it's quite a lovely thing to hear in French.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hold Firmly

++Ahhh, been a while since I've had a belly laugh. Feels good.

++Amazin' magnetic attraction between Chris Pratt on Vanity Fair cover and my Sharpie marker. So much space for creative and absurd tattoos.  Come alive, marker! Come Alive!

++I sorta want to hear people from all walks of life mic'd up?? (Mine would sound random, chopped and musical.)

Raf-Simons-2017-Spring-Summer-Runway-Collection-006-800x1198 fashionisto

++Raf's shirts have pictures on them, which will be great for our selfie obsessed culture... but I say why not combine that with 3D print sculptures of yourself on your shirt?  (I've been waiting years now for 3D printing to realize its potential. Maybe it will never happen!) People be walkin' round with sh*t hangin off their shirts. That'd be cool.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Work For Dunder Mifflin

++Divine Council: I used to relate to the rapper and now I see the bags under the eyes of the cops and am like, Feel ya bruh.

++Jillian Michaels gettin' pretty creative these days.


This is a post about post.


++Not enough songs you can march to these days. "Moar" please! #internetOG

++Hard to believe it has been more than a year...that I have refrained from making a joke in poor taste that I always think of whenever I hear this song. Get a little choked up about it.

++There sure are a ton of people in Snarky Puppy. Matter-o-fact, I looked it up and yes, it turns out that I too am a member of Snarky Puppy. We are ALL Snarky Puppy.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vodka and Lime

++I'm always pondering mashups no one is asking for, like the similarities in the phrasing of the opening notes of Stranger in Paradise and Hazy Shade. Play them together for sooperfuntimez.

Might have touched on this already(?) but after watching Atlas during the holidays I was inspired to wear a pullover over a collared shirt, which is a little boyish and 90s workwear if you do it wrong. If you go with one solid color beneath the collar including shoes it really pops. Once upon a time, Garf  "got" the look, below. Never realized there's a lot of "HA!s" in the background of the original. HA!

(Man imagine if Simon and Fisher had had a kid. That kid would have been COMPLETELY normal, lol.)

(Thesis: The patch of snow on the ground was inspired by or is about his first gray hair.)

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