David Lynch, All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
“Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That’s the thing about painting, photography, cinema. There’s an expression: ‘The world is as you are.’ And the thing about a painting is, each person stands in front and looks, and comes back, and there’s a circle. Each person is going to have a different experience even though the work stays exactly the same. It’s kind of magical. It happens. And sometimes people say that is not for me, and they go away. Others, they love it. It’s up to the person.”
1 Bloom 2 15 Step 3 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 4 Morning Mr. Magpie 5 Staircase 6 The Gloaming 7 Pyramid Song 8 The Daily Mail 9 Myxomatosis 10 Karma Police 11 Identikit 12 Lotus Flower 13 There There 14 Bodysnatchers 15 Idioteque —- 16 Lucky 17 Reckoner 18 After The Gold Rush (Neil Young cover snippet) into Everything in Its Right Place —- 19 Give Up the Ghost 20 Paranoid Android
I read Don DeLillo’s White Noise a few months back, loved it and wanted to read something else by him. This was a nominated finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, so I figured I’d give it a try. I’ve only finished the first section, but so far, I’m still in awe of how he can put sentences together and weave characters who have nothing to do with one another in and out of the narrative.
Currently reading this graphic novel. It’s about a robot assassin who realizes he’s set to self-destruct after killing his target. So, after mortally wounding the target and taking her to the hospital, he begins a career as a mercenary/assassin to pay for her hospital bills and ensure his own survival.
It’s really well drawn in black-and-white and the story and characters are insane.
I recently listened to the Chris Elliott episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast and this spurned my latest online obsession: The Guy Under the Seats sketches on the old Late Night with David Letterman show. The structure of the sketch gets me every time and really captures the absurdity of the show.