I need to start writing off this poison.
Ideas Are Like Fish
"Ideas are like fish.
If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.
Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.
I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything. Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness—your awareness—is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.
My thirty-three-year practice of the Transcendental Meditation program has been central to my work in film and painting and to all areas of my life. For me it has been the way to dive deeper in search of the big fish.”
This is a really great documentary about street artists Supakitch and Koralie. Watch!
"Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore."
— Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
I’ve had the sudden urge to rekindle the nostalgia accompanying many of the novels I read as a kid. It’s interesting to reread these books after so many years to see how my perception of them has changed and how certain parts are more comprehensible and applicable to my life now. I recently reread Animal Farm. Next up is War of the Worlds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451.
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
Ballgame - Save Changes
I wish this band would put out an album already. The anticipation has been killing me! How can you go wrong with members of This Town Needs Guns AND Pennines?
I recently visited Japan this past week. Unfortunately, my untimely return came one day short of seeing this band in Shibuya. Listening to Toe so accurately encapsulates how I felt when I was there. Their music is complex, yet modest. Like being in a foreign land and never feeling more at ease despite language barriers and overall unfamiliarity.
Sometimes you need to start over.