The emotions! Â So many of them!
The emotions! Â So many of them!
Richard Lawson is a personal inspiration on how to beautifully craft sentences full of meaning, imagery and humor. Â I could “listen” to his words about anything. Â It’s shocking to kind of pick up on the fact that he seems very insecure about so much in his personal life – I’d think he’d be one of those guys at every NYC party entertaining the masses gathered round.
His rundown of his first experience at the Cannes Film Festival as a Vanity Fair writer is just magical. Â I wanted to fall into the page and be there. Â He’s such a masterful writer. Â If my website was a stack of pages, I’d somehow feel compelled to grab sheets of it at a time and just rip it to shreds as it just feels so lifeless and empty in comparison. Â My discovery of that Tumblr post’s description of France coincided with my travelogue posting from yesterday though and reignited that urge to be somewhere new and foreign and unable to understand nearly everything being said around you. Â Must…go….now!
I leave you a quote from his post –
Iâ€™m a liar for being here. Thatâ€™s what I spend a lot of the week thinking. What am I doing here? Everyone else, literally everyone else, belongs here, knows what theyâ€™re doing, fits into this opulent jumble in some crucial way. I meet other writers who speak in a language I barely understand, casual, familiar references to directors and oeuvres and styles and influences that make me feel like a dumb kid with a Blockbuster card. Is there a word for how smugness disappears, the way it sickly, sadly evaporates out of your body? Because that is what I feel at Cannes (in Cannes).
Yep, Richard, you and me both, but it’s your writing that is the impetus for “that word” with me. Â Not worthy!
The East Coast, specifically the Tri-State area, is about to get walloped with some serious snow. Â So glad I’m not there, whether it’s living there or just visiting – it’s actually kinda chilly here and gasp(!), it’s raining here too. Â There was actually some hail an hour or so ago – WTH? Â So that’ll be fun to navigate while riding the Metro Red Line and Expo Line home – thankfully I didn’t drive in as that would have really been annoying to try to get back to Santa Monica in.
Anyway, just had to chime in as there are some hilarious images and articles about the storm named Nemo – some links for you:
Oh, and by the way? Â The author of that Gawker piece is Caity Weaver, and you should read every article she’s ever written there. Â She writes the most perfect, random, sarcastic, imaginative prose about any number of topics and you will never fail to be transported to some crazy ass mental place. Â She’s basically Gawker’s new Richard Lawson.
Wonkette is a hilariously snarky and witty website that pokes extreme amounts of sarcasm and fun at the political issues of the day. Â Just today, the headlines alone are hilarious, but the tone of the story within is also worth a read. Â I will always thank Michancy for pointing this site out to me, as it really just points out how fucking ludicrous politics can be.
Selected headlines from today:
Appeals Court Mandates That All Californians Get Gay Married
Failed Republican Windbag Karen Handel Self-Aborts From Komen
Staples Co-Founder: Obamacare’s “Lactation Chambers” Will Cost Jobs
This last one alone really had me laughing, especially the comments on the article. Â It even starts hilariously, with “Silence, Peons! A Job Creator is Speaking!” Â Genius.
So if you want to laugh at politics, please check out Wonkette on a regular basis. Â The site is plain hilarity from beginning to end.
How awesome is it that this week has become ALL ABOUT MADONNA? She’s performing the half-time show at the Super Bowl and she just released her first single and video from the upcoming MDNA album (which I of course have pre-ordered from iTunes to get the 3 bonus songs)!
The gay website AfterElton.com posted their top 100 Madonna songs. I would agree on quite a few of these being in the top 100 if maybe not agreeing on the placement. But I am surprised at Hard Candy‘s very poor showing in this listing. It was definitely not a fave album for many and it took me quite a while to get into it too, but damn, only “4 Minutes” made it and that was at like 96? Anyway, to ruin any suspense, they chose “Vogue” as the #1 song. It’s hard, very hard, to argue with that one. It’s such an iconic song for her as well as the 1990s. “Greta Garbo and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio…”
If you haven’t had a chance to listen or see her latest song/video for “Give Me All Your Lovin'”, here it is!
Updated to add how much I love the scene at 3:09 into the video where Madonna falls from the sky into the footballers’ arms. She is caught and has a great big grin on her face, revealing how much fun she’s having. Upon getting on her feet she immediately slaps on the bitchy yet amused face. First time I saw that was when I was charmed by this video. Madonna’s actually having fun in this. I am definitely a fan of this initial single from the album. I looked at the track titles of the remaining songs and I gotta say, I have no idea what a song called “Gang Bang” is going to sound like. Some torchy ballad like “Live to Tell”? …..probably not.