Monday, June 29, 2009

"Words, Don't come easy"

Arrived into NY and was immediately taken to something that looked a bit Sinister and got dizzy from the circular motion of it all. I was literally walking and reading in circles. May I suggest purchasing this book, F.R. David, from its online bookshop (whose editor I had the pleasure of meeting a few months ago)?

Josef Albers and Henry Moore, two faves.
Randomly stumbled upon Left Bank Books, an excellent first edition bookshop in the West Village and the music geek in me could not resist listening to "Positively 4th Street." Here, covered by The Byrds.

I cringe every time I see Curb Your Enthusiasm but Woody Allen's new film, Whatever Works, makes me the biggest Larry David fan now... Loved it.

My new favorite subterranean NY store is Ale et Ange on Orchard. Been obsessing over nice thin cotton tees lately and found the loveliest pale shade of pink/salmon men's tee for this summer. Nice summer...

Supported the DVD trading B'Ling gals at the No Soul for Sale project hosted by the curiously interesting X Initiative.

And got seriously intense at the I.U.D. show before I headed back west...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mortal City

One of the few things I would be okay with if I lived in Philly... sonically inclined newlywed Mickey spinning the sweetest tunes at his weekly dj night in Northern Liberties.

Clark + Numan... Just fooling around with his records tonite...

And since I'm on this subject... my greatest achievement (of this year) was making it on this site:

Sadly, this didn't make the cut... Jeannie as Jane Birkin, 6 months pregs.

These are fun to do even if you think it's silly.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

an idea

I've had this idea for a few years now. And I've been thinking a lot about it lately and how to go about it. Now it's time for action! If you were a child in a refugee camp, specifically a Vietnamese one, after the Fall of Saigon and up until the 90s, please contact me (owleypatrol at gmail dot com)!!! I'm putting a book together of photos and stories, et mais oui, it's going to be elegantly designed and beautifully printed. Similar to my own personal experience as a six year old refugee at the Songkla Vietnamese Refugee Camp (I have five friends who were there at the same time!), I know there are many of us out there living the blessed, privileged lives our parents sacrificed for us to have right now. Please contact me and I'll give you details. x

Friday, June 19, 2009

Zeppelins, Dirigibles, Airships...

Chic travel once upon a time...

Apparently, Zeppelins haven't been seen in American skies for more than seventy years... It would be quite lovely to do this tomorrow. The Vertical Challenge Air Show Special via Airship Ventures. If only I could escape for a day to San Francisco and the Monterey Coast... the boundless blue skies of California... Very soon I hope.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Territory BBQ + Records: Fattie Bum-Bum

This evening restored my faith in the act of record shopping which for some time now has disappeared in favor of digital mumbo jumbo. The new Territory BBQ restaurant in Silverlake comes with an adjoining record shop. The most specialized record shop in the West. The proprietor and his cronies have scooped up friends' collections and mined other unknown veins. I didn't even get mental hives cuz' I was too preoccupied looking at every record. Every record looked good.

You eat and then shop. Two great things in life.

Score City:
Carl Malcolm's Fattie Bum-Bum/Bum-Bum Situation 7" (the biggest score)
Minnie Riperton's Perfect Angel LP
Jane Birkin's Baby Alone in Babylon LP
Robert Wyatt's Shipbuilding/Memories of You 7"

Tomorrow night at Henry Fonda

Traceyanne Campbell is a bit of a genius. I'm close to declaring it as my favorite record of this year.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish."
But it helps to keep my mind off other things...

Animal Shelter Issue 1
Fleeting, and non-hierarchical, Animal Shelter is part intellectual journal, part DIY ‘zine.

John Ashbery's A World Country
"...It will all be over in a minute, you said. We both
Believed that, and the clock's ticking: Flame on, flame on."

Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition

This NGV exhibition catalog explores the blackboard drawings of sculptor Joseph Beuys and philosopher Rudolf Steiner. I will always be in awe of Mr. Beuys.

The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
Borrowing it from the Poet upstairs..

Monday, June 08, 2009

June Gloom

Do you like the view I show you?

Maybe you should travel with me?

To cities, forest, sand and sea?

I'm looking forward to it.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Family Way

I've been into French New Wave. Yes I have. Oui, j'adore. These days, all I'm into is British New Wave. "The Family Way". Si bon!

Up next: "Abigail's Party." Ja.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Nuts in May

Two things I discovered in the last two weeks: Wurtsboro, NY and Mike Leigh's "Nuts in May." My east coast trip was a combination of these two. Best done in May preferably.

The iPhone is a wondrous thing. It provided us with the soundtrack for the weekend as well as telling us how to get there. (Okay, no big deal but still pretty cool!)



And I listened to this song prolly 20 times today and the entire album religiously in the last month (gonna get to see them next week!)

Now I'm reconsidering that the east may not a beast... but I know that the west is still the best. (more to come...)