Archive for April, 2008
Sports Casual is hard to define, but I am reminded of another John (M) describing his packing strategy for 9-days of camping as ‘inappropriately luxurious.’ It’s also good friends with last summer’s Slut-Cajzh dress code.
I’m so siked. Like, I’m not saying somebody should write a Throw Some Ds-style song about buying loafers, but that is what I’m feeling right now.
Swing Kids could be better only in insignificant ways. In all the big ways it is awesome.
Christian Bale fanfic coming soon.
I. Giving us the weirdest, gender-bending/candy themed hit since whatever.
II. This song where you’re like:
“They said I couldn’t play football I was too small /
they said I couldn’t play basketball I wasn’t tall /
they said I couldn’t play baseball at all /
and now every day of my life I ball.“
Sorry we’re like the top hit for “lil wayne gay”.
L + W
That New York Underground Film Festival was something special. One, they showed our work. Two, they put Whitney’s name on the website before anyone else - even Peggy Ahwesh, who’s kinda famous. Three, they gave me an official underground filmmakers badge. Four, I got to watch movies the way I love to: for free (which allows me to be promiscuous and adventurous in my choices) and in a movie theater (so I can be invisible). And most importantly, some of the programs eased that anxiety I have that Whit and I will never find/build a community of peers.
Like every piece - with maybe one exception - in the program Where ’s the Love blew my mind. I especially want to point you to the unbelievably Wan Kar Wai-esque and unsettlingly sincere Second Life documentary i.Mirror. You can watch the whole thing on youtube, and you should — though I gotta say, something’s definitely lost when it’s not blown up on a big screen. It seems less…crazy…on a computer screen. (I think the inverse happens with our piece - seeing MySpace screencaps on the big screen was funny in a way I didn’t see coming and I’m not sure how I feel about. Not that I know how I feel about i.Mirror. Except, maybe I love it?)
THIS SUNDAY at 7:45 (and encoring Tuesday at 8:00), our non-fiction piece J.M.E. IN MYSPACE: TROPICAL FEELINGS will screen at the closing night of the FINAL New York Underground Film Festival! It’s part of (and presumably the namesake of?) the program TROPICAL GRIME.
J.M.E. IN MYSPACE, about grime music and the creative energies hidden within MySpace, is the first episode of PERIPHERAL VISIONS, an audio-visual essay series (”audio-visual” because we plan to explore techniques outside of video. “Essay” is a Mexican word meaning “friend”) we’re developing for internet TV. It is among our best work to date and WILL NOT be viewable online for some time!
J.M.E. IN MYSPACE features the voice talent of Trevor Hoff and a Tropical Megamix by DJ Dwayne!!
So please join me (lev. whit’s across the country) at these screenings. We’ll après-festival nearby.
TROPICAL GRIME at
15th and Final NEW YORK UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday 4/6 at 7:45
Tuesday 4/8 at 8:00
at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at Second St
F Train to Second Ave. stop. Get out at Second Ave. exit. Walk two blocks north to Second St.
6 Train to Bleecker St. stop. Walk east to Second Ave & Second St.
J, M, Z to Bowery stop. Walk north on Chrystie St. past Houston St. to Second St.
L to First Ave stop. Walk south to Second St., turn right to Second Ave.
Tickets $10 day-of, $9 in advance
More info at http://www.nyuff.com