Saturday, May 26, 2007
Although the Albert Ellis Institute is currently hijacked by a bunch of jerks, I always loved when Albert would refer to his institute. If I had one, what would I call it? What should I call it? The repeated references to the Banzai Institute in all the support materials for Buckaroo Banzai reminded me of this. Steven Solomon Inc. or something is OK, but...
I am currently doing some text stuff, maybe feeling freed by the Bruce Nauman retrospective I saw in Berkeley this year, and also the wonderful
Miranda July (who I was just lucky enough to see do a reading/performance
at the NYPL last night).
Steven Solo or stevensolo is just a moniker of convenience, since I wanted a ".com" and stevensolomon.com is a "17 Year Old Professional Pianist
Jazzing Up Chicago's Music Scene".
Hey, he is a neat doppelganger and I have been following his career (sort of) since I realized he had snagged the domain.
Linking this blog to www.stevensolo.com has had a chilling effect since
the persona connected to the comics-influenced painting has stagnated so
I will be setting up some satellite identities this next 6 months, maybe
taking a cue from Hokusai. It is time for multiple secret identities,
movement in general. Art making as communication, directness, shedding the
skin, accepting The Me Of Now (Thanks Oblique Strategies).
Friday, May 25, 2007
I saw it in french while travelling--needless to say I missed quite a bit back then. What a great movie. I would love to see it in a triple feature with Repo Man and The Life Aquatic. Add Liquid Sky as the
midnight feature, even. The persistence of the aliens in all three of the mid-eighties movies and their involvement in terran love affairs is pretty weird and interesting.
Friday, May 18, 2007
One more, damnit, one more...from the Helvetica documentary, touching on font fetishism, here it is:
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I liked Waitress much, much more (saw it on the same day) but since most comics-illiterate reviewers are fucking up so badly at writing about this film, this link is a corrective.
And the movies' version of Sandman just smells like 1963 pulp paper. (Even if they blew it by a dumb ret-con that is as bad as the crappy Jack Nicholson Joker.)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
not, go check this article:
But, more importantly, check out his geek love song, "Laptop Like You". I
truly can say that, as an artist, he voiced my deepest emotions concerning
my MacBook Pro.
Go here, scroll to Other Experiments at
the bottom and click "Hear". Then click "Buy"!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
If you don't know about Oblique Strategies, here is the wiki.
No Mac available? Try this website instead.
Again, Brian Eno visualized the world we are now living in 22 years