Billy Corgan (Nov 2014): “I have a strange sense that people have had it with pop. I can’t compete with somebody who’s doing porn. The person who does porn for their video is going to sell more records than me. So how did we compete back in the day and how do we compete now? It’s the same. You have to be truer than false, realer than fake, and you have to bring something that only you can bring.” — more here .
A second album, ‘Day For Night’ will be released in 2015. I’m with Billy Corgan, all the way.
Released on Jan 7, 2015, everybody seems to have an opinion on Sia’s new video “Elastic Heart“. Most of them relate with incitement to pedophila because it features a naked adult men and a young girl, interacting in a small confined space.
My perspective on it is that I almost didn’t look at the girl and my eyes were totally fixed on Shia LeBeouf.
It’s amazing to see a man being emotionally vulnerable and physically strong. Very very good acting. What a beautiful heart. What an amazing reminder of what masculinity is.
I hope he hangs on and has the ability to get good parts so we can SEE more of him, at his best.
…. they’re in Oklahoma and they’re great! I always found them so annoying… but I’m glad they’re great!
AND also in 2010, he made a tv movie documentary on the publisher/ printer Steidl, titled How to Make a Book With Steidl (along with director Jörg Adolph). A small publisher in Göttingen (Germany) who made it big by struggling to keep small. Focusing on quality and not on quantity, working tirelessly with one printer only.
The documentary is not brilliant but Gerhard Steidl is. For those who are book lovers and love the smell of books.
Joel Sternfeld‘s book preparation, iDubai, features. He’s one of my favourite contemporary photographers and I loved seeing the creative process behind the book. The documentary also features: Robert Adams, Günter Grass, Edward Ruscha, Martin Parr, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeff Wall.
To explore Steidl Verlag’s catalogue click here . Full of gems.
…. speaking on Monthy Python:
On November 21, 2014, comedian John Cleese was interviewed by Bill Maher (on Real Time will Bill Maher).
Amazing man, amazing talent, amazing sense of humor… and how refreshing is it to see a man who is 75 years old laughing, genuinely, so much? I laughed so much watching this. Intelligent, quick minded humor: killer combination.
Pearls of wisdom on the interview below… “Almost nobody has no idea what they’re talking about.”
He has recently released his autobiography (Oct 2014). I will start reading it this week but I recommend it already in a blink.