innovative subway station solutions for electrical housing units. file under: new york and its third world infrastructure.
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