Idea vault: Forgive the terrible photoshoppery, but if one were to build a flower of life structure like this out of wood and each of the almond and triangle pieces were free-floating and assembled into the holder then wouldn’t all of the circles be able to turn freely and interchange pieces? Could you then make a type of naval warfare chess game out of it? Just an idea…
Tonight! Gamelan Raga Kusuma presents a “Gender Wayang” Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater. 8PM Balliceaux! I’ll be there!
Afterwards (or before?), I’ll be playing the flute for the weirdest film you’ve ever seen ~ THE FLICKER. (It’s basically a flickering screen for 25+ minutes.) We have a somewhat structured but somewhat improvised composition for 8 bamboo flutes which will accompany the movie. Even if you’re not on any drugs at all, I suspect you’ll trip your balls off watching this. Even we haven’t done the full 25 minutes yet. We haven’t decided if we should sit in front or in back of the screen, but it is sure to be a wild ride for everyone involved.
As a lark, my lovely lady and I went to Lantern House Chinese place on Brook Road for Valentines Day ~ probably the only Chinese place with a Deer Head in it (as seen in bottom photo.) That Volcano beverage was expensive and terrible, but it did have fire coming out the top. Plus we got the Pu Pu Platter. Technically we ordered every menu item that involved things on fire.
I thought I was just taking a selfie, but I was baked so I went with it. Jesus, I had to upload it to youtube cause Tumblr won’t accept such big files. *embarrassment*
hey, one of those paintings i bought from a self-taught Tumblr artist whom I reblog as often as she posts! i wish i remembered her tumblr-name.
this movie was fucking brilliant and i’m always completely glued when i realize i’m seeing something entirely NEW and different, like Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. certain movies break the current mold. Clockwork Orange. The Truman Show. Dark City. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.
on a conspiracy site i used to visit (i’m banned now… at home and at work, the mods hate me for not being a homophobic xenophobic nationalist religious gun-totin’ conservative shit kicker who can’t think for himself) an anonymous commenter said that he was one of a table full of co-writers that helped form The Truman Show. He said the real symbolism of it was that the director was God, the world is the stage, and the audience watching the life is the dead. People beyond the veil in between lifetimes who watch bits of consciousness replay these lives and apply their free will to reform it.
Malkovich was another voyeuristic play. God that was so weird. I wish I’d written that. I’d be so proud.