Friday, April 24, 2009
Back in February, I ask SeanieBlue, "Why go back to Iceland so soon?" "More chasing of the Aurora Borealis- I know I can get a better pix," he says. He then apologizes for neglecting the badTV website, and not posting any vids on les tubes. I tell him it's okay, because I know he is getting ready for a badTV sponsored showing of many of his favorite photographs at the Barnes and Noble.
I will plan a trip to chase the Aurora Borealis next winter. Are you in?
Click the pic to left to Sean's description of the a Aurora Borealis dance, and it should convince you to go. The video, "Night Light" was edited and produced by David Snider's Photography Channel.)
Monday, August 25, 2008
click on pic to see video of Margie speaking at the 2008 DNC
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Why perform? Where does the urge come from- especially when Myers Briggs says you are an Introverted Extrovert- or was that an Extroverted Introvert. Is it all about being an existential exhibitionist? Who cares. I think, therefore I act.
foto by Matt Neufeld
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Rip Paul Gabriel Schuncke, Jr.
If ever caught in a rip tide, this is what you do.
If caught in a rip tide of love, remember to go with the current, never fight it. okay, I know that was sappy. But maybe you learned something about rip currents?
The difference between going with a rip tide, and going with the rip tide of love is, if you manage to survive the riptide and make it to land safely, you still have a 50/ 50 chance of drowning in a rip tide of love. just kidding!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
This is Roland Verity, who plays candidate Obama in my videos on Youtube (and CNN), and he is a poet, in whose poetry the Moon is always smiling. He's the subject of our first BadTV Intervyou, talking about race and riot in the world around us.
Appropriate post for May 1, no? A day of revolt!
Monday, April 28, 2008
.. my friend and first subscriber, Peter. He was the first youtuber to suggest collaboration. We exchanged many emails and spoke on the phone several times about ideas. He was busy working as a body guard, and last I spoke to him, he said sorry for disappearing, but he wouldn't be around youtube much because of work. One of my last comments to his page was, U alive? His sister wrote me to let me know he died suddenly in November. She said, "don't worry about the comment, he'd probably think it was funny and he'd be smiling as he always was." Rest in peace my young and very funny friend, GothMovieMan. Check out bitch slap, my favorite video of Peter's.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
From Blue's trip to Nicaragua with the publisher Moses Hawk:
Did you ever kill any Contras? The question is problematic. I have seen a picture of Luis, young, looking like a handsome Guevara, in the campo with guns propped behind him, and hand to hand battle and explosives and landmines have been a reality for him for most of his lifetime, but here is what Luis answers:
"One night we were showing Chaplin to some villagers when word came that the Contras were coming into the valley, and I had to pack up the projector and the Chaplin and get out toward the riverbed to escape, and it was very close call, but me and Chaplin made it out."
What would the Contras have done with the Charlie Chaplin movies?
I shake my head. Why wasn't Reagan, that fabulous actor, on TV talking about how important it was to stop the villagers from watching Charlie Chaplin on a Saturday night? Could he have fooled his people with this mission, too?Click on Seanie Blue's pic above, for a great story.
I had seen a few parodies on YouTube of the milkshake bowling scene by Daniel Day Lewis, where he won an Oscar for overacting and a limp in the film, "There Will Be Blood." I admit, I wanted to do my own version, but thought, I can't do it unless I can have my own take on it. On April Fool's day, when Hillary challenged Obama to "get out of the gutter" and "bowl for delegates" even quipping that she would spot him two frames, the light went off in my brain. I would be dressed like Hillary, do the but Daniel Day Lewis bowling scene with Obama, played by my pal Roland Verity. I'd call it,
"There Will Be Hillary - Bowling for Delegates." YouTube featured the video on their news and politics page on April 3rd, and on April 7th and 8th, CNN aired part of my clip in a piece by Jeanne Moos called, "Hillary bowls - badly."
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Angela Gegg, from Belize, is an Artist, Poet, Author, and Force of Nature. I am always inspired by a strong woman who does not recoil when giving voice to a passionate engaging spirit. Known as Proshka on YouTube, Angela is quickly developing an ardent and loyal fan base. You know that anyone who owns 7 dogs is awesome!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I got a call from a Tonight Show Producer in September of 2007 about using part of my Strange Faces clip in a bit they regularly do called, Pump Cast. I of course agreed to it and signed my dignity away to the Jay Leno's team. She called later to inform me it was shot and that the writers loved it. Just when they were going to air it, I got preempted by an angry chihuahua. Who can blame them, an angry bitch is way more interesting than this bitch! But then, the writer's strike happened, there would be no way they would use my clip until it was resolved. The strike finally resolved and luckily, the writers didn't forget about this crazy woman. I got the call on March 13th letting me know my clip would air on Friday, March 14, 2008, right after Leno's monologue.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
photo courtesy of Janine
I took a unique class with Janine Driver, the lyin' tamer. A class about body language and deception detection. She had each of us go up and tell a story based on lies -- whoever the class believed was telling the truth would win the T shirt, "Liar." Guess who lied best. ;-O
(pic from badtvdotcom channel, "Last Tango" @ 4 min-52 seconds)
Check out her website, and sign up for one of her classes, you'll learn a lot about other people's body language, and about yourself. I have taken three acting classes in my life, and her class was the best. (This is the case even though her class is not billed as an acting class -- per se.)
Monday, March 10, 2008
My badtv partner SeanieBlue is putting up a pre-publication version of his multimedia project, "God Died in Hiroshima," which is about a lot of things, but not about God or Hiroshima. It is, however, about bombs and existence. Steal it if you can, or check out the lo rez preview at blurb.com in the bookstore. The book, I am proud to say, will be a badTV publication.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Part of its attraction must be that it cannot be completely captured. Its movements will be blurred, its textures smeared, and its colors muted or tinted neon lime, if any camera is involved. Chasing the Aurora is a guaranteed frustration or total loss, as all good love affairs should be. And come to think of it love affairs are almost impossible to catch on film, too. Gaudy, cheap cheesecake is usually Hollywood's offer when it comes to true sensuality, as witnessed by love scene embarrassments from everyone from Kim Basinger to Nicole Kidman. Blooming lust is hard to frame, whether in the sky or in your heart, and the looming sense of failure in trotting with camera into its shadows is a primary motive in my chase of the Borealis. I will not get lucky, no matter how fully I fall.
-- from Seanie Blue's "Chasing the Aurora Borealis: A Trip to the End of the World," with photos by Blue, including the one above.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, December 31, 2007
One of the most amazing things about 2007 was the re-discovery of AishaBella. (please subscribe on youtube!) She is quintessentially gifted; a writer, photographer, singer, comedienne, dancer, and beauty! And, Time is on her side, she's only 18.. I know that 2008 will be even Bella!
Check out aisha-bella's blog!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Here is a link to my pal Miguel Perez website dcflamenco.com. He wrote a bloggy blog about the life and death of my artistic baby and dream the pink flamenco. Some day she will be resurrected. In the pic above, Miguelito plays the guitar while I hammer in the background to provide contra tiempo for dancer Ginette's ferocious footwork. Fyi, they used to call me Ms. Contratiempo -cuz I'll never miss a contra rhythm.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
On Friday night, we went into Keny's studio. We filmed our singing, we took pix. Aisha even pushed some of the Pro Tool engineering buttons while Keny laid down a few vocal tracks. I can't wait to edit this mo fo.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
He can do everything and anything he sets his mind to: poetry, fiction, prose, cinema, editorials; writes contracts like a lawyer, reports on anything -- even coal mining regulation. He takes amazing photographs and turn them into works of art; made poetic films with million dollar reviews (sans the million bux budget); can draw like Picasso but design for 21st century technology, can write great songs when he has never studied music, and even sings with feeling. He has motivated and inspired more people to follow their dreams than anyone else I know. My life would not be what it is without him. He is my brother, my best friend, my creative partner . . . in every aspect of what helps me make my life full.
One charismatic motherfucka, too.
But check out this little letter written to a friend about the drag of needing to read and the pain of wanting to write: Butterfly Ballet. This is the sort of essay he throws away without thinking twice about it. It makes me crazy! (crazier than usual ;-)