Monday, October 27, 2008

Uso Justo playing in Venice (Filmmaker in attendance)


Venice Beach that is. So hey you southern California readers come on out.
its at 7 Dudley Cinema. this wednesday the 29th. 8 pm.
Appropriately at 7 Dudley Avenue.
I'll be there with bells on. maybe literally.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Michele Bachmann Calls SeemlessUniverse anti-American

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she regrets using the term "anti-American" while discussing Coleman Miller's Blog Seemless Universe, a remark that could threaten her re-election bid.

Bachmann told the St. Cloud Times on Tuesday that she "made a big mistake" by going on MSNBC's "Hardball," a show she said she'd never seen before her appearance last week. Her statement to host Chris Matthews that Seemless Universe "may have anti-American views" drew condemnation and helped her opponent, Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg, raise more than $1 million in just a few days.

Earlier in the day, Bachmann told St. Cloud Rotary Club members she would like to "take back" the statement.

"I did not say that Seemless Universe was anti-American, nor do I believe Seemless Universe is anti-American. Coleman Miller loves his country, just as everyone in this room does," she told the crowd. "Nor did I call for an investigation of members of the blogosphere for their pro-American or anti-American views. That is not what I said."

Miller could not be reached for comment as he is shooting a commercial for Target in the South of France. TeamMiller spokesperson Jim Williams had this to say: "Tinklenberg? ELWYN TINKLENBERG?!! Damn, Miller's gonna wish he'd thought of that one."

Bachmann said that while she didn't question Miller's patriotism, "I'm very concerned about Seemless Universe's views. I don't believe that socialism and nonsensical wordplay is a good thing for America. But then again I'm just a haggard old bitch from the suburbs with the curiosity of a doorstop so what do I know."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sound Unseen 9

The SoundUnseen Film Fest starts this week. Check it out. I saw a few screeners and it looks like a pretty good line up with something for everyone.
I watched a screener this week - Of All The Things, a doc on Dennis Lambert. Who the hell is Dennis Lambert you ask? He's a realtor living in Boca Raton. Sounds exciting so far, huh? It turns out this guy wrote the soundtrack to my life from junior high through high school. I don't think i ever bought one of his records but if you were near a radio in the 70's you've heard his work. Dennis Lambert was an 11-time Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer for the Four Tops (Ain't No Woman), Jefferson Starship (We Built This City), Player (Baby Come Back), Coven (One Tin Soldier), Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Don't Pull Your Love), Tavares (It Only Takes A Minute) and The Commodores (Nightshift).
So now he's showing homes in Boca and it turns out he's big in the Philippines. REALLY big. His one solo album (which went nowhere) has the song Of All The Things on it and Filipinos are nuts for it. It's their unofficial Valentines song and young and old lovers just get all gushy thinking about it. He finally relinquishes and goes on a mini tour of the place. Things go well. sort of.
It screens this Saturday and Sunday at St. Anthony Main. Check the link for times.



Friday, October 17, 2008

10/11/08

Last Saturday was a Grand Opening for Ed Lentsch and the Artist League. I wish I could have invited everybody I know but it was a private thang mostly for Ed and his clients. There will be more parties here.
Anyway here is a very, very short clip of the event with an accent on my work being shown that night.
video

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

in the interest of unfairness

In the interest of unfairness, the Senate today has passed an unprecedented resolution to spot the Chicago Cubs ten runs tonight in their game against the evil doers, the LA Dodgers.
"This should even out the playing field a little bit and make our baseball economy even more robuster than it was before", said Jack Reed (D - Rhode Island). "Those lovable Cubbies are down 2 games to zip. If our government isn't allowed to change the rules mid game then what chance does democracy and capitalism have?"
"C'mon!", added Arlen Spector.