Sunday, April 30, 2006

un chimp andalou


spanish bombs
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Spanish bombs, yo te quiero infinito
yo te quiero oh mi corazón
Spanish bombs, yo te quiero infinito
yo te quiero oh mi corazón

Thursday, April 27, 2006

the rape of the cowardly lion



Original costume from The Wizard of Oz film, 1939. Hair, tulle netting, and wax.

from the online exhibit The Wizard of Oz: an American fairy tale at the Library of Congress.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

what is reality?




Celebrities connected with sound recordings named to the 2005 National Recording Registry are, from left, Peter Bergman and Phil Proctor from the Firesign Theater; Robert Hendrix, cousin of jazz musician Jimi Hendrix; Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas; Librarian James H. Billington, who announced the registry additions in the Members Room on April 11; and David Ossman, of the Firesign Theater. The Firesign Theater comedians enacted a scene from their 1970 recording, “Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers.” Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 recording “Are You Experienced?” entered the registry, as did the 1964 recording of “Dancing in the Street,” by Martha and the Vandellas.

do ya think i'm sexy?



tiny tim on the tonight show, 1979.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ooo ooo eee not a number!


ooo ooo eee not a number!
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

from viewmaster reel #926
PERFORMING CHIMPANZEES
ST. LOUIS ZOO
MISSOURI, U.S.A.

short cuts


greatness thrust
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS **

This hipster sensationalism maintains a harrowing, uncomfortable tone for the first hour or so but it finally goes "stark raving naked" ridiculous near the end. An extra 1/2* for referencing THE LONELIEST RUNNER.

BRICK ***

Noir conventions dropped onto a Southern California high school sounds like an eye-roller. But it works - the kids are in the land of Marlowe after all. Clever without being knowing, atmospheric but not at the expense of (or to mask the absence of) character or plot, and it looks pretty good for digital video.

SHE'S THE MAN **

"Inspired" by Twelfth Night, though it takes away the sibling separation anxiety and leaves behind standard who-am-i/why-is-my-body-chaningism. But for all it's Hollywood 'tweener conventions I kinda liked it. What little of Shakespeare's language that's left is shoehorned in; Malvolio is played by a tarantula; but why not turn the play's ideas of transformation and identity into a coming-of-age story? It's not a fresh angle but it's valid enough. Finding your voice: Amanda Bynes' male impersonation is half-Elvis.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

flip your wig


flip your wig
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

more songs about weeki wachee springs.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

we report, you decide


found on a trike
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I found these gorgeous medium format transparencies at the chelsea flea markets last year, but I didn't have the means to properly scan them till now. Doesn't the little creep look like baby Bill O'Reilly?

$3.00 itch


$3.00 itch
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

from the shop that brought you magic moments. while I balked at that one, the insane fraulein at the right here was worth the three ducats.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

welcome bikers


welcome bikers
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

us41 near gibsonton, florida

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Onomatopeyas



Onomatopeyas
via Veer: the skinny

segue by the seashore


segue by the seashore
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

The keen springs spray used as between-scene segues in the mermaid shows at Weeki Wachee.

Recommended listening: Luna, "Sideshow by the seashore"