before turning on the ignition, his final words to her were, “seek beauty and bring your mojo.”
third degree burns or your money back, waiting for us in our mailbox. suburban fitness preoccupations encroach upon urban gormandism.
of course, one reserves the option to swear an oath to asceticism. (at casita estrada kolding)
elaine stritch is the reason why we go through all of the trouble to make movies and put on plays. she’s the kind of talent who makes it all worth while.
you see, while it’s easy to come up with ideas, bringing them to life is so often incredibly difficult. it’s tedious, it’s impractical, and laborious. overcoming cynicism, doubt, the laziness and lack of imagination that so many people bring to their jobs, the blathering egos, the insincere distractions, it’s a pain in the ass to motivate everyone who needs to be motivated to do the hard work of transforming an idea into a memorable and meaningful performance.
yet we do it because all of us are hoping for that little bit of magic that makes what we do worthwhile. it’s the spark and zeal that elevates a half-baked script or a somewhat confused stage direction into a scene that pops, that captivates us, mesmerizes us, makes us stare in awe at the rawness of the story’s sudden urgent relevance. that’s why we do it. whether it’s theater, film, television, music or even advertising, we want to see and feel the magic.
we NEED the magic. we need our actors, our headlining performers, to GIVE it to us and ALL of OUR WORK (from writers to composers to designers to photographers, directors, editors, producers, all of the technical roles and all kinds of assistants that go into putting on a show) exists to provide the best environment possible in order to bring that out, so that when it happens, we can shout, applaud and cry.
elaine stritch delivered it to us in droves. that’s why acting is a noble craft. that’s why, in the industry, we refer to actors and musicians and performers as “talent.” such a difficult person, but such a performer. rest in peace.
sunday afternoon: world cup finals, we’re all excited about the streaker who just ran across the pitch. cc: @barbrunonyc (at Bar Bruno)
csc representing at the annual adidas adicup tournament, in new kits by @dannyfunds, hand-printed by @blackharry, with support by @adidasfanatic. well done! (at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 5))
as stephen merchant said recently (in a paid advert): “do you really still have to celebrate your emancipation from us? i mean, that’s like your girlfriend breaking up with you and then celebrating with fireworks, every year for three hundred years… imagine how great america would be if we were still in charge… you would have a queen! you would have better comedy, news, tv programs, and way better rude words! …with our accents and your american self confidence, you would be unstoppable. yeah, you would have to pay a few more taxes, but you can’t put a price on that… your lawyers would all wear powdered wigs, so criminals really respect them… your taxes would be spent on things you really need. like a royal family, who do the tough jobs no one else wants to do, like being driven around in a really nice car while waving…” happy july 4th, belatedly. #latergram #july4 #independenceday
too many years since the last visit to the summerhouse. #brekkestø #norge #sørlandet #latergram #muchlatergram
upon scoring to 2-1, the space turned into a frenzy of jubilation and chest-thumping. then, a mere 30 seconds from victory and with that, certain advancement in the tournament, this richly diverse group of football supporters learned the hard way of everything they needed to know about suffering. a sequence of last-second mistakes, by bradley losing the ball in the midfield, by gonzalez failing to track back, by the collective effort in failing to understand the value of using up the clock, unraveled all of their persistence and sudden manifestations of will power. inexperience and naivety transformed three points into one point, and now germany awaits. the US team controls their destiny, but now their hopes of advancement face significantly more imposing hurdles. (at Die Koelner Bierhalle (the KBH))