Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tossin' and Turnin'

An hour after I went to sleep last night, I woke up to find myself half-suffocated. My head was sandwiched between the tucked-in sheets at the foot of the bed. When I was finally able to free my head, I was disoriented and baffled. I finally figured out where I was (although an errant mic stand made that orientation difficult) and fell back asleep. In that same position. Another hour later, I woke up again and righted myself.

The moral of this story is: I need to change my sheets, or wash my feet more often.

18 Aug 2004 - "The USA ones are $2"

23 Feb 2005 - "She's got the step"

20 Aug 2004 - "Oh, you're smart"

Happy new year, all you Gregorian-calendar-using people. Everyone else, have a great next few days. And beyond.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Crispin Hellion Glover

I had a chance to see Crispin Hellion Glover and his film What Is It? this past weekend at the Egyptian Theatre. I couldn't pass up the opportunity, and I'm glad I went. I found him to be a real savant when it comes to describing his art. I was mesmerized by his slide show prior to the film. He read from 8 of his books, while the pages were projected behind him. There was a dim, orange, rectangular spotlight on him, which cast a dramatic angled shadow onto the slideshow screen. It was breathtaking.

The film was quite good as well. I had some difficulties dealing with certain audience member's reactions of mirth early on, although by CHG's own definition the film is a "drama with humor." I feel most of these reactions were borne from discomfort of watching a cast almost entirely made up of people with Down's syndrome. But after about ten minutes, it either sunk in or I stopped caring. I don't mean to sound like a snob, but I suppose I am a little bit. I prefer a more controlled atmosphere during film viewing. Reaction isn't bad, but overreaction can be distracting.

Ultimately, from arrival to departure, it was definitely worth the 5 hours of my evening.

Here's a picture with me and Crispy, kickin' it old school.
I called ahead to coordinate our evening attire for this photo

Now, on with the show:

12 Dec 2006 - "Where Are You?"