November 19, 2008

"Inside the Natural History Museum's bird collection"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7725086.stm

"If you could bottle it you could make a fortune"

me...

(click on each "photo" to read it)

"She embraced everyone as an acquaintance, but very few people were admitted to her inner circle. She had the ability to keep people at a distance without being in the least bit rough or unkind. Her magnetism was so extraordinary, though, that everyone wanted to be close to her. It was as if she placed a glass barrier between herself and the world. You couldn't get behind it easily. It made her remarkably attractive."

-Stanley Donen on Audrey Hepburn

November 18, 2008

Flux Screening Series: Thurah + Vigalonda


Flux Presents: Martin de Thurah + Nacho Vigalonda
Hammer Museum - Santa Monica, CA
11/20/08
***
"Flux’s November screening spotlights two incredibly talented directors: Martin de Thurah and Nacho Vigalondo and one amazing music talent: DJ Bunny Ears.
Danish filmmaker Martin de Thurah’s music video for Carpark North Human won the audience award 2005 at RESFEST and went on to win a Grammy at the Danish Music Awards in 2006 and a Grand Prix in the Festival International des art du clip/ province 2006. That same year Martin won Best New Director at the CADS in London and was selected for the Res 10. As part of this month’s program Martin will present the U.S. Premiere of his short Young Man Falling.
Spanish director Nacho Vigalonda, was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for his award-winning short film 7:35 in the Morning. His first feature film Time Crimes hits theaters December 12th. Vigalonda will share some of his rare short films with us.
DJ Bunny Ears is the alter-ego of man of multi-talents Eric David Johnson. He works as a music supervisor, filmmaker, writer, musician, artist, photographer and producer. With his former band, Pulseprogramming, Eric performed internationally at venues including San Franciscos MOMA, Chicagos MCA and Barcelonas electronic music festival, Sonar. His new music company Living Breathing isbased in Santa Monica and London."

Flux Screening Series
Thursday November 20th
7PM - Box Office opens and Pre-screening Reception. Hammer Cafe and Bar will be open.
8PM - Screening and Filmmaker Presentations
9:30PM-11PM - After-party with guest DJ DJ Bunny Ears (Living Breathing). Hammer Cafe and Bar will be open.
Free Admission, RSVP Suggested (flux.net/rsvp)
Hammer Museum
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
*Seating is first come, first served. RSVPs do not guarantee seating. Box office opens at 7PM. The new HAMMER CAFE will be selling food and drinks all night.

November 11, 2008

Oum Kalthoum; "the Star of the East"

I remember a couple of months ago having a conversation with my mother about Oum Kalthoum. How this amazing woman was rather influential and is remembered in Egypt and the Middle East as one of the greatest singers and musicians who have ever lived. "More than three decades after her death, she is still recognized as the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singer of the 20th century."

I could listen to her for hours on end. Actually, I have been listening to her for hours...

November 7, 2008

"lack lag"



"Honoré de Balzac, French author of the Human Comedy, is attributed with having hypomania; his writing sessions continued from midnight to noon, functioning on four hours of sleep. Intermittently during these episodes, Balzac would consume massive amounts of coffee. However, it is far from apparent whether these are based on psychiatric diagnosis: bipolar symptoms are frequently misunderstood, misattributed and glamorized in popular culture."

(It's 6:09 am here and still haven't slept a wink yet.)

Skeletal Family

"Hands On The Clock"

October 21, 2008

Crystal Head Vodka

I actually saw this at the Spider Room (Bardot on Wednesday nights = fun) and had no idea what it was, but I knew I wanted it.

“Thousands of years ago, thirteen crystal heads were scattered across the earth – and they are greater and more powerful than anything we have the ability to manufacture today. Their workmanship is perfect: they contain no tool marks and have been cut against the natural axis of the crystal, defying the laws of physics. Some say they are artifacts from the lost civilization of Atlantis, some say they date back to the Mayans, still others say they were created by a higher intelligence.

Brought together, the Crystal Heads are said to contain vast knowledge and enlightenment capable of unlocking our most enigmatic ancient mysteries. Alone, each is believed to house radiant psychic energy, which has magical powers and healing properties.”

“In reverence of those enlightened after touching any of the thirteen crystal heads unearthed around our globe we offer this pure spirit”

crystalheadvodka.com
(Um... why is Dan Aykroyd on their site in that random video?)

October 16, 2008

oh how funny

"Dark Angel"


Film by : Charo González and Jorge Margolles for Txell Miras

October 4, 2008

Laurie Lipton: Day of the Dead

I really do love Laurie Lipton's work and I think everyone should come to her opening next week.
Check out her artwork on her website...

Be there or be square.

The Lost Highway

A couple of weeks ago I did a shoot with Sid in the middle of nowhere. The place reminded me of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" mixed with David Lynch's "The Lost Highway". Here's a few pictures from that shoot.

Vivienne Westwood FW09

I want. I need. Please give it to me now.

Large Bone Necklace


Small Bone Bracelet


Lilac Skull Bracelet

September 18, 2008

POLANSKI DOUBLE FEATURE & BOOK SIGNING


POLANSKI DOUBLE FEATURE & BOOK SIGNING
The Egyptian Theatre - Hollywood, CA
Event: 9/20/08 at 6:30pm

Christopher Sandford, the author of Polanski: A Biography will be presenting and signing his book on Saturday, September 20th at 6:30pm. The event will be followed by a double feature screening of Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown. If you are in the neighborhood, this is a wonderful opportunity to catch the best films by the greatest and most controversial postmodern directors of our time.
A synopsis of Polanski: A biography: This dramatic account weaves together the rich and complex life of the celebrated and controversial film director, Holocaust survivor, and exile, based on a wealth of sources and new material. New revelations about Polanski’s life include: the connection between his mother’s death in Auschwitz and wife Sharon Tate’s murder by the Manson family-both women were pregnant. His radical transition from childhood poverty in a Krakow ghetto to a glamorous Hollywood life among socialites. The psychological complexity and central thread of sexuality that runs throughout his films and his relationships with younger women A culmination of tragedies in Polanski’s life, from the Holocaust to the Manson murders to his sexual assault charges and subsequent exile from the U.S. The unique humor of the “rascal genius” that keeps the world watching and awaiting his new projects.

LOCATION:
The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

September 15, 2008

if you didn't know by now...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7615931.stm
yay! our economy is depleting rapidly!

September 13, 2008

to the lurkers...

stop bothering me. it's rather creepy and annoying.

September 12, 2008

Beetle

"To see a beetle in your dream, indicates that some destructive influences may be at work in your waking life. You may also feel that your values and beliefs are being compromised."

September 8, 2008

"The Copenhagen Experience"

A fashion film trilogy by Mads Nørgaard.
I know I'm a little late with this, but whatever Freja is in it.

#1

#2

http://www.thecopenhagenexperience.dk

September 7, 2008

Future Fur by Bart Hess






"With a Hunt for Hightech Bart Hess made a collection of fake fur that touches on elements of fetishism, human instinct and new animal archetypes. With that collection he did not try to mimic real animal kingdoms but create a fantasy world of his own. The way this started was through the process of imagining fantasy animals; animals that could be genetically manipulated, part robot, part organic, how they would move in their environment and what they felt like to touch." -www.barthess.nl

I do have to admit, this video is rather strange.

September 5, 2008

for my next birthday...

i would like my soiree in the celebration of my birth to be EXACTLY like this and everyone has to dress up.

and then end the night like this...

i will always love this movie and the french rococo style.

when we first met, i knew you had to be mine...





Gisele Ganne's divorce rings

"Mourning or memorial jewellery has been worn for centuries, especially during the Victorian era where funerals and the events attached to burying, immortalizing, and remembering the dead were of much importance. Common symbols used in mourning jewellery included forget-me-nots, flowers, hair of a loved one, hearts, crosses, ivy leaves, and more macabre symbols such as skulls, coffins and gravestones."

The divorce rings are a macabre take on the French tradition of the bride’s globe, an object usually given to a bride on her wedding day to hold her crown and bouquet.

Here is some more info from the designer:
"I refer to these and expound upon them, glamorizing death to the level of Haute Couture Catwalk. I refer as well to other old or ethnic customs such as the Andaman (it is a little community in Bengal where the widow takes the skull of their husband after the burial to wear it as a necklace), urban legends as the Black Widow who kills her husbands for their money and historical events such as crimes, serial killers, and suicides."


"But mourning is not just about dead people; it is also about dead relationships and decaying marriages. Today, 42% of marriages finish in divorce in the UK and 38% in France. My divorce jewellery refers to old and contemporary wedding customs to illustrate this sort of mourning. Being French, most of these customs come from France, such as the Bride Globe which is a present to the bride to put her bouquet and her crown after the wedding. All the decorations inside symbolize the union and give luck to the marriage. I use union and marriage symbols and subvert them to show the inevitability of the breakup, but also show that from these ashes may raise a new life.

The materials used are mainly leather, sequins, foam, human hair and silver. I am interested in the symbolic and mythical function associated with the materials I use. Through the mixture of these materials combined with the celebrities or models that will wear them, I aim to create a sort of pop voodoo, or decadent curse. And by wearing this jewelry we can morn the death of the celebrity icons we love as they pass on in the coming years.

In Victorian times, death provided an opportunity for people to display their anguish through various plumage and adornments. My intention is to come back to this spirit, to celebrate death and decay for the power that it holds over life. Imposing and visually heavy, my jewellery pieces symbolize the weight of death and act as a ‘Memento Mori’, reminding us that we all must die.

The next step of my work is to use some colors. Traditionally, in Western societies, wearing black was associated with mourning. The widow would dress in black for two years and the widower for one year. Today, we still wear black during the funeral but this tradition is not as strong as it was in the past. In our contemporary society everybody wears black and it is no longer a recognizable mark of mourning.

People wear color during mourning as well. In other cultures some colors are related to death and the mourning, for example in China where they wear red for the funeral. So my new collection will still be mourning jewellery but will be more colorful."
-Dezeen design magazine

oh salvador dali...

September 3, 2008

"the alphabet"

i remember watching this awhile ago and all i could think about was crawling into david lynch's head and see what goes on in there. this is rather bizarre to say the least, but mind boggling in how simply amazing it is.

(this is david lynch's second short film which was made in 1968.)

August 30, 2008

bitch of the bitches - yay or nay?

well the video is cute and this song is growing on me slowly... i'm still debating if i like it or find it annoying.

"bitch of the bitches" by les crops mince de francoise

August 2, 2008

dreams vs. reality

lately i have been confusing my dreams with reality and this somewhat worries me... oh dear.

a new love/emilie simon

in some way, emilie simon is like a fresh, french bjork that is somewhat "poppy".
"dame de lotus"


she makes iggy pop's "i wanna to be your dog" so sexy.

July 31, 2008

"Man on bus in Canada cuts off head of fellow passenger"

A story worth being blogged about it is about how a man randomly stabbing another person who soon quickly beheaded and gutted that victim in front of people. How bizarre this is and yet rather interesting. What makes a person, at random from it seems, to attack another human being in a rather brutal, animalistic manner? Oh, what has this world come to! Well one thing is for sure, it's getting more entertaining, in a pathetic way that is.

http://www.bruneinews.net/story/388822

edit;
After giving some more thought about this morbid and bizarre story I questioned something. I thought Canadians were considered to be happy, friendly people not like their violent obsessed neighbors, the United States. Oh you silly Canadians!

July 28, 2008

HOT ZOMBIES

i remember a fairly long time ago i came across these two music videos by naked ape when i was searching for zombie videos out of sheer boredom. much to my surprise they're actually pretty entertaining and somewhat hot.

i kind of like the lyrics to this song, "fashion freak".


"undo redo"
taxi driver + zombie stripper pole dancing with leash and collar
=
oh my god, so hot...

6 underground

oh memories... i shall always love this song.

July 26, 2008

June 19, 2008

rule # "i don't know"

never talk or explain about the religion of laveyan satanism or theistic satanism with your fellow co workers or have them catch you looking up prices for the satanic bible on amazon. they will get weirded out and then you have to explain that you do not follow those practices nor worship satan, but you're just interested in all types of religion.

laveyan satanism does have some great points, but it's basically the philosophy of hedonism with the influence of nietzche and ayn rand.

graveyard girl

this reminds me of some late 80s/early 90s teen movie... or how i use to be in high school.

music by M83
directed by mathew frost

June 18, 2008

blue orchid

i will always love this white stripes video. perfection.
i might just buy those shoes for the hell of it and try to keep myself from twisting my ankle while climbing all over my bed.

June 1, 2008

my heart has been torn into two

Sigh, Yves Saint Laurent has passed away today.
One of the greatest in fashion who has done so much as as well as my favorite designer is now gone.
I'm actually rather upset by this.

May 28, 2008

last day of magic


my ideal relationship.

May 26, 2008

Filing A Missing Person Report

The other night made me question what I'm doing with my life when crucified Jesus went M.I.A. from my rosary beads while it was wrapped around my wrist. I am not Catholic, that's for sure, but I do have some sort of Christian beliefs that makes me some what weary about the fact that Jesus LEFT ME. I think that may mean I may be going to Hell or he's just playing hide 'n seek somewhere in my car.

Hm... I guess I wear the rosary beads around my wrist as some sort of security/for comfort, even though I know it would not protect me from anything. Oh Jesus, please come back to me. I promise I'll be a good girl and not to sacrifice young virgins whenever I have you around my slender wrist...

May 24, 2008

Sedmikrasky (Daisies)

A Czech new wave film by Vera Chytilová, 1966.

This is probably one of my favorite films. It's so random and very cute.

Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?

A William Klein film, 1966.


It is a satirical art house movie spoofing the fashion world and its excesses. Polly Maggoo (Dorothy McGowan) is a fashion model in Paris, around the age of 20, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor Miss Maxwell is the reigning opinion maker. Polly becomes the subject of a vapid TV news documentary, "Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?," and she's pursued by the filmmaker and by the prince of Borodine, a small country. We watch as the documentary is shot; we await Polly's arrival in the principate; we observe a lunch in the suburbs; we learn of her childhood in Brooklyn. Is there more to Polly than her pretty face? Is anything below the surface?

"McGowan, the Brooklyn-born star and one-time Vogue cover girl in 1962, was one of William Klein's favorite models. After the release of the film, which was McGowan's first and only film role, she disappeared from public view and apparently neither acted nor modeled again, according to Klein." (Wikipedia.com)

May 17, 2008

the telescopes


"flying" 1992

pale saints


"half-life" 1990

"throwing back the apples" 1992

ride


"taste" 1991

"chelsea girl" 1990

liquid sky

a new wave cult classic from 1980


thanks imdb;
"Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird."

May 15, 2008

old and random

Um, so does anyone remember this part from Suicide Club and how random it was to be in that movie? It made no sense what so ever, but still it was very entertain and well... dumb. The movie wasn't that good I have to say, but the opening scene was classic.

Here's the opening scene, which I found to be amazing and very comical.

spirits of the dead

Three excellent, well made short films inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories directed by Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim, Louis Malle. I had the pleasure of seeing "Toby Dammit" in a theater. Oh, and I actually own this and it cost a pretty penny for this dvd. Unfortunately and weirdly enough, it's in French with English subtitles even though it's suppose to be in English and Italian. Eh, it was the only copy I could find at the time and it's still pretty amazing.
These three short films star Brigitte Bardot (the whipping scene is HOT), Alain Delon, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, and Terence Stamp.

kids that destroy

oh, how cute.

"y-control" by yeah yeah yeahs


"hot ride' by prodigy

i would post "come to daddy" by aphex twin, but that song annoys me.

May 4, 2008

happy birthday audrey hepburn.

.
(well, if she was still alive, today would be her birthday)

April 30, 2008

Burning on the stake for this...

To be honest, I'm hard to impress. Most people these days seem so unoriginal and rather disappointing. This isn't a recent discovery, for I knew this for a long time. It's just that I finally snapped and I'm voicing my opinion about this topic.

In our society, which greatly lacks originality, people are obsessed with celebrity gossip, reality shows, self appearance, superficiality, and the list goes on. Heck! No one seems to know any fine literature! What has happened to us? Where are the geniuses, the artists, the PEOPLE WITH ORIGINALITY, the people with BRAINS AND IDEAS?

Well, the world is coming to an end for no one has any real original ideas anymore. All the brilliant people are dead and the ones that are left will soon die off and for good intentions. For our society is full of shit and the people in it are rather disappointing.

April 26, 2008

rhinoceros and armadillos

smashing pumpkins (1991)

it's kind of strange to see billy corgan with hair.

&

some random 70s b-horror previews


"the mutations" (1974)


"torso" (1974)


"the legend of hell house" (1973)


"the werewolf vs. the vampire woman" (1972)

April 25, 2008

when i was young

i was this.

the end.

The Perfect Whiskey Sour

I am on the quest in finding the perfect whiskey sour.

2 ounces bourbon (or blended whiskey)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Lemon or orange slice
Maraschino cherry

Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled sour glass. Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.
Not too hard, right?

April 22, 2008

flash back

why am i so into 90s music recently? ...actually all the time?
i can't believe these song are like 12 years old.
c. 1995-1996

"ladykiller" by lush


"connection" by elastica


"i'm only happy when it rains" by garbage


"tesko suicide" by sneaker pimps

i was such a cool, hip little girl back then; wearing my combat boots, with temporary blue hair dye streaked into my hair and dancing around to this in my room... HAH.
i think i was cooler then, than i am now.

oh yeah and i can't forget about this.... oh lordy, that started a whole goth phase.

"the beautiful people" by marilyn manson

April 14, 2008

snake charmer

i'm very much so into snake charming music.


forever young

i feel that sometimes with my new haircut i look like 11 year old natalie portman from the professional...


i want those boots...

April 11, 2008

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan

this is beyond amazing.
i wish more of today's musicians were talented as these two fellows.

April 10, 2008

fando and lis (1968)

probably one of the least crazy films of alejandro jodorowsky's, but it still has it's moments...

how doth the little crocodile

"how doth the little crocodile
improve his shining tail,
and pour the waters of the nile
on every golden scale!

how cheerfully he seems to grin,
how neatly spreads his claws,
and welcomes little fishes in,
with gently smiling jaws!"

April 5, 2008

hi, i have nothing to write about.

Happy 100th Birthday Bette Davis!

"the first bitch leading lady"
i love this woman so much, HAHAHA.

scene from "of human bondage"

La Môme Piaf

"La Vie En Rose"
(1954)

what an amazing woman she was.

April 1, 2008

mormon theology cartoon

is this what the mormons really believe in?
ahhh. so magical... and ridiculous.

ANOREXIA RULES, OK!

um. oh, cool? ...this is pretty old.

SSION music video by cody critcheloe

March 29, 2008

March 27, 2008

vanessa paradis

"l'incendie"

sigh...
(johnny depp is lurking through out the whole video. these two make such a hot couple.)

March 26, 2008

the cramps

live at napa state mental hospital... this is just.. wow... amazing.


booker white

"aberdeen mississippi"

another amazing one.

March 25, 2008

blind willie johnson

"trouble soon be over"

"one of the greatest bottleneck guitarists as well as one of the most revered figures of depression-era gospel music."
so true and this video is pretty amazing.

March 23, 2008

oh easter




i kind of wish i was back at home having an amazing easter dinner with my family. oh well.

nick cave & pj harvey

oh look, it's nick cave & pj harvey singing together... from god knows when.
HAHA.

March 22, 2008

an apology

my blog seems to be turning into an emotional fuck fest of shit.
i'll post better things later, don't worry.

here's some pj harvey;

this song totally describes how i feel right now. oh dear, i am lame.

March 17, 2008

mustang sally


duh, "mustang sally" by wilson pickett

March 12, 2008

midnight boom

i've been listening to the kill's new album, which they put up on their myspace. (yes, the WHOLE album) it's growing on me like a cancerous tumor and i kind of like it. yes, it's somewhat different from their previous albums, but it's fun to listen to. midnight boom will probably be one of the few albums from any band that i'll actually buy and not download illegally. what can i say, the kills have my heart.

i wish i was going to sxsw. this is the second year in a row that i'm missing it. so many good bands, parties, and people i know will be there. also, i always wanted to go to texas. damn ittttt.

March 8, 2008

what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger...



pout, pout.

my weakness

is expensive lingerie. i have a long wish list of lingerie (underwear, bras, and etc) which i can not afford. i think it may be worth buying some of the lingerie i want though, since i do spend 80% of the time naked... wait, what? oops.
on another note;

i still love everything about this video, which is directed by mark romanek. i want my place to look like that video. joking... sort of. oh, i also thought trent reznor was hot back then... eh yeah. I WAS OH SO "g0o0ThiiiC".

everyone has a blog these days...

EXORCISMMMMMMMMMMMMM YUM!

March 5, 2008

for your enjoyment... mostly for (martin) greg.


"magic fly" by space (1977)
it's oh so magical.


"YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME" d train
this makes me want to dance 80s styleeeee...... just moving my upper boddddd-aaaaayyyy.


"can you feel it?" by the JACKSONS
YES. YES, I CAN FEEL IT.


"hot blood" by SOUL DRACULA (1977)
i can totally picture my grandmother listening to this on halloween...


"it takes me higher" by ganymed
what?


renown clothing commercial (1978)
this has become greg's favorite.

February 19, 2008

last night's dream

i had a dream last night that i was living in a war zone and there was this girl that was dying and i told her everything will be alright... then she died in my arms. meanwhile, a man and a woman were flying around in a helicopter and a missle hit them and the helicopter went up in flames. their skin was melting off while they had huge smiles on their faces. the man turns to the woman and says "WE DID IT! YES! WE DID IT!" they soon crashed into a parade for the new president of the war zone land. back to me in this dream, i was lost in the hotel that everyone was seeking sheltering in. hundreds of doors to rooms that were never there on a long, never ending hallway. i didn't know what to do... all the doors were locked and the bombs were exploding closer and closer... fast forward to another part of my dream.... a woman gave birth to a giant red car that looked like the red car she loves to drive.

my dreams are always strange and sometimes too fucked up to even say a loud.

February 18, 2008

thinking out loud...

i need to stop worrying about every god damn thing. it's making me go crazy and i feel it's starting to ruin something that is one of the few things i care the most about. it's hard right now for me though. oh dear...


February 17, 2008

"dog" by suzie templeton

short animation film by suzie templeton about a young boy and his father grieving over the death of his mother/wife. the animation in this film is amazing, but the story its self is rather dark and gives off a creepy, uncomfortable feeling.

February 16, 2008

photo booth: boredom

the other day i accidently missed my art history class so i decided to waste my time with photo booth... hah.





LYKE OMG I'M SOoOoOo FUCKING HOT!!!!
I WOULD TOTALLY FUCK MYSELF IF I COULD....LYKE SO WOULD!!!!


....wow, i'm really funny.