time to renegade

this is what renegade was all about. RENEGADE the installation by ohio65. thursday sept. 13th 6-9PM in toledo city paper parking lot 1120 adams st. toledo, ohio. check it out if you’re there! by ak

Dieter Rams TP1

this beautiful object by 50’s designer dieter rams is really something to look at. the record player was a portable 45rpm braun named TP1 and designed in 1959 for mass distribution. they simply don’t make them that well. great gift for a hobbiest record lover. by dd

“he wrote poetry until he went nuts!”

i was shown this beautiful roy andersson film by a friend quite a few years ago, but the imagery—the sheer and unidentifiable essence of it, has been stuck inside my conscious ever since.  captivating is an understatement for andersson’s epic tale, and i have chills just thinking about some of the scenes and the perfect usage of vallejo’s poetical themes.  the title of this very post is from my favorite storyline.  you may hate the film, as i have shown it to many who felt just that way, but it is undoubtedly memorable and unique.  what’s left but that nowadays?  just being different.  whatever happened to the quintessence of individuality?  the film is the first in an unfinished trilogy of magic.  i am certainly going home to watch this tonight, and you should make it your business to do the same. thank you, mr. andersson. by sv

Two lane blacktop

directed by monty helman with warren oats as the main character.  basically anything helman’s done is worth a try, and that goes the same for warren oats, but put them together and it’s a sure fire. if you like tom waits, just watch warren oats films and you’ll see where tom picked up the character ideas. if you like vincent gallo films for that matter, just watch helman’s and you’ll see where his inspiration comes from. this is a lesser known film from the era and a gem indeed. i have the dvd and highly recommend it. by dd