That is, an action shot riding my bike on Montara Mountain in a field of iris flowers. Technically, multiple iris flowers would be irises but irides is an alternative usage generally for referring to those things in in our eyes. The shot was kind of tricky. I set my camelpack in a bush and placed the camera in a pocket with the aperture in the clear and facing along the trail. Then I set an app called Camera Timer to a thirty second delay with ten shots two seconds apart. Then I carried the bike back up the trail while counting the thirty seconds and rode back toward the camera while it took its ten shots. This was the only one that had me in a decent position in the frame.
Feeling my ‘impermanence’ this morning… While sampling some meditative music to help me keep my blood pressure down so I don’t quite literally blow my mind, I came across some clips from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, which I remember praising in some long lost post.
I remember watching this wonderfully done film for the first time with my late pal and partner in crime Steve Hackney [RIP old friend] and his wife Luanne while visiting them in Scottsdale a little over a decade back. As the movie came to its denouement in beautiful tragedy, I looked around to see that we were all quietly leaking salt-water… It’s a nice memory.
I took the last few moments of the film and superimposed the love theme “A Love Before Time” over it… hopefully in a timely and tasteful way. Man could Sluggo sing the SHIT out of this one! Namaste.
Some salient snippets of scelluloid specially sliced from the scintillating scinema “V for Vendetta”. What a modern christo-fascist state might look like.
Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot…
I didn’t always agree with Roger’s assessments, but I never doubted his genuine love of film and of the filmmaker’s art. Critics by their nature are argumentative, but Mr. Ebert was rarely if ever vindictive and he had the good grace to do his homework. He also championed the work of up-and-coming artists like Spike Lee and Alex Proyas.
One of my favourite films is ‘Dark City’, directed by the aforementioned Alex Proyas. On my DVD copy is a commentary track by Roger Ebert which is insightful and complimentary of many of Proyas’ more unconventional directoral choices – and more, why they work. He knew his business.
All right, this spooked me.
Best viewed in High Definition. Panther Cave, named after the giant panther at the far end of the site, contains Pecos River and Red Linear style pictographic imagery dating back approximately 4,000 years. Figures range in size from less than 6 inches (~10 cm) to over 10 feet (~3 m) in height. The larger Pecos River style figures are the most prominent, and include colorful human- and animal-like figures. The portion of the shelter shown in this model is approximately 130 feet (~40 m) long, 35 feet (~12 m) deep, and 32 (~11 m) in height.
This site is accessible only by boat, and co-managed by Seminole Canyon State Park and Amistad National Recreation Area. This site is endangered by flooding related to the construction of Amistad Reservoir. The 3D modeling was part of a 3 year rock art documentation project conducted by SHUMLA Archeological Research and Education Center, Amistad National Recreation Area, Seminole Canyon State Park, and Geo-Marine Inc. to digitally preserve the site for future generations.
Australian Independent Film, won a bunch of awards, solid acting, solid cinematography, good writing, scared the #%!$@$%!% crap of me.
For this Sunday morning’s ‘Jupiter Brain Brunch’, I humbly present Portland, Oregon’s brilliant young bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding and her remarkable band. To a first approximation, I’d call what she does Jazz, but she really transcends easy classification. I just know it sounds good and puts my head in good and interesting places!
So sip your coffee or (preferably) a mimosa, go on about your stuff and just let Esperanza and her cohorts sort of seep into your day. You’ll thank me!