Monthly Archives: November 2007

REMF… JE… ROT!!?!

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REMF means Rotterdam Electronic Music Festival, which means the sultans, myself and other people will be attending the Acid Mothers Temple show at Worm tonight, it also means we can go dubsteppin’ at WaterFront, or check out Skurge at the Bootleg. All for the cost of one simple ticket. Tomorrow it’s still REMF galore and I am invited to open the Wild Dancers Union party night at the Club Zonder Concessies (AKA Off_Corso Chill) with a wild DJ set. Apart from that a wild line-up of DJs and other performers will be blasting the hell out of that damn basement. Here’s who:
Tony Carlos (UK), Rocco Stiletto (ITA) Kaus Wunderlich (KR/CR) Kosa (KPU) Koen Mooij (SPNS) Bond voor Wilde Dansers (R) Los Ballerinos Licenziosos (Poortugaal) and others will rock 23 to 5! (don’t have a festival passe partout / day ticket? 5 euros at the door!!!)

covering the film front

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Do yourself a favor and go see ‘The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’. It’s the first time I recognized a film I really liked to be not really well written, which could have easily gone wrong. Instead, it turned out to be a wonderful film, very well shot and starring beautiful performances by some of the best actors in Hollywood like Brad Pitt, Paul Schneider and (an excellent) Sam Rockwell. But the real treat is watching Casey Affleck make it exciting for the super talented Brad Pitt who, in zero moments in this film, was able to slip into auto-pilot mode like I see him do in almost every film he’s in. As if he’s way too comfortable with the parts he’s playing. Not while being Jesse James, kids. Here’s a performance that’ll leave you somewhere in the front of your seat during the entire film. ‘On edge’, is the expression I’m obviously looking for.
When checking the IMDb, Casey Affleck apparently starred in numerous films I had already seen (To Die For, Chasing Amy, American Pie, 200 Cigarettes, The Oceans Classics), but I gotta admit I only first noticed him in Gus van Sant’s masterpiece Gerry. But it’s kind of hard not to spot him in that particular film. If you don’t know why, go see that film and find it out for yourself.

Anyway, back to celluloid homosexuality. Go see ‘The assasination of…’ and find out everything there is to know about the stalky love for Jesse James by one Robert Ford. A kid who’s just so very much into Jesse James that he decides to ‘do him’ (as Beavis and Butthead would put it) since he could never become him. I’m not exactly sure why, but the whole thing made me think of these lyrics:

Neil Young
Pocahontas

Aurora Borealis
The icy sky at night
Paddles cut the water
In a long and hurried flight
From the white man to the fields of green
And the homeland we’ve never seen

They killed us in our teepee
And they cut our women down
They might have left some babies
Cryin on the ground
But the firesticks and the wagons come
And the night falls on the setting sun

They massacred the buffalo
Kitty corner from the bank
The taxis run across my feet
And my eyes have turned to blanks
In my little box at the top of the stairs
With my indian rug and a pipe to share

I wish a was a trapper
I would give thousand pelts
To sleep with Pocahontas
And find out how she felt
In the mornin on the fields of green
In the homeland we’ve never seen

And maybe Marlon Brando
Will be there by the fire
We’ll sit and talk of Hollywood
And the good things there for hire
And the astrodome and the first teepee
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
Pocahontas!

Who’s afraid of Red, White and Blue?

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I am working on a new book called ‘Jan Hart’.
I’ll keep you posted on that matter.
It will come out in the beginning of 2008.

photo: Roel van Tour

Television Delivers People (Richard Serra, 1973)

Hier voor jou, ruuf!

commercials zijn de nieuwe programma’s

Jij kijkt toch ook veel liever naar VISTRANSPLOFT dan naar al die emo-shit, kutspelletjes of 0900-commercials? Voor reflectie, wendt u zich trouwens tot de firma Libresse, van wie ik gisterenavond (in de pauze van Undercover Lover) de volgende stelling voor mijn kiezen kreeg:

Je lacht meer als je je lekker voelt.

Steek die maar lekker in je zak, dr. Phil!

From your personal collector

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to entertain you…

Tourism 4 / Hollands Boomtown mit den verrückten Kreativen

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Word! from PRINZ (Germany)
also to be seen as www version.

picture above: Aloha #23 / officiëlle staatscourant van de oranje vrijstaat

LFFR

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Some thirteen years ago Victor Vroegindeweij and Oscar ‘Ruud’ Disco were a Rotterdam Terror Duo video taping everything they could within the time they had outside their official bedtime, including flatlining friends and the Rotterdam incrowd at gallery artshow openings. Apart from this the two youths came up with ideas for art shows themselves, were both hilariously portrayed in the Ben Phone Book and were quite known for all kinds of jokes and the inventing of legendary things that would never actually take place, bands that would not really exist and so on.
Victor grew up to become an actual tv and film maker and Oscar, I think, studies production design at the Film Academy and still is a character (after a brief period of being called Keesie Kamikaze and Mirodrag Pavlovic, he is now called ‘Spandex Mutilator’). Time seperated our two heroes, one of the two now lives in Amsterdam and the other stayed here in the mighty city of Rotterdam.

Tonight they will be reunited on the Barbosa Victor film night. Ivan Barbosa and Victor
Vroegindeweij will be showing their latest cinematic adventures, Oscar Disco (completely in style not on the flyer) will be playing some records afterwards together with Mike Latina and Mietze B of the Drunken Lion SS and myself, the Black Dog AKA Homey Universalis. Come and join us for party at:
ZAAL DE UNIE, Mauritsweg 34, entrance without flyer: TWO EUROS!!!

Eindelijk, we hebben een Skoep!

En wel Rufus Ketting op het Lezersfeest (2007)
leest zijn korte essay ‘Een halve aap’ (fragment).

Met dank aan ene Herma Meijboom.
Volgens mij een heuse evangeliserende christen.
ZIe je ook niet vaak meer!

Damn!

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What a party at bar dancing Nikola Tesla again!
Thank you!
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