Friday, October 20, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The riches available on the Youtube (however shadily, rights-wise) continue to astonish me. I had heard about this film, S*x by S*ondheim (obfuscating the title slightly in case any spiders are trawling to see if it's online - and in this case it even make is seem intriguingly improper, no?) when it came out, but having only Arabic-language satellite-TV at home, hadn't had the chance to see it. If by chance you haven't, grab the opportunity now. If you did, watch it again. It's worth it.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Feel like getting a jump (possibly quite literally) on the upcoming season of scares? Herewith a little bit of Hollywood Hallowe'en, courtesy of the endlessly inventive Mr. Ed Cachianes.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
I'm retreating ever further from what passes for the real world - with very good reason, given its state, if you ask me - and finding ever more consolation in taking pictures that keep my mind off the headlines. Herewith, a late-summer iris from August, recalled today, which has seemed like our first real day of Autumn.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Word that Hugh Hefner has shuffled off this mortal coil at 91 seems like news from a vanished era. I ran this marvelous clip from 1969, of soul diva Carla Thomas at a televisual Playboy party, a couple of years ago, and it seems right to revisit it today.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
As our national discourse continues to descend (with the man who in other circumstances would be Leader of the Free World now basically spending his time sticking out his tongue on social media), a little escapism seems in order...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
So I've been taking pictures of flowers lately, and I've decided to inflict them on you. No special reason, really, but looking at things like this have been one of my ways of coping with mad times, and I thought you might like them, too.
Monday, September 11, 2017
[I wrote this in 2015; with every passing year it recedes a little. It will never really fade. The sky so blue...]
A day so perfect, so crystalline; one on which there's truly not a cloud in the sky. That's what it was.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Yeah, I know it's a cliché, and I've run it before. But Jesus Christ. The President of the United States, in his golden tower, defending a mob of torch-bearing fascists. To paraphrase Miss Vicki Lester, in a mood that now to me feels strangely familiar: "How do we live out the days?"
And then there's that thudding, nerve-shattering last line: "Still think you can control them?"
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
As another blessed week limps to a close, and in the face of bad news from all over, today more than ever I needed a lift...