21 Mar 2013

A late night

A late night
An alternate reality
Lives hanging in the balance
An old man with an old heart

Regretful and wanting
Dissatisfied and yearning
A stomach like a calm sea
Shark mind constantly swimming

A late night
Pangs of nostalgia for
Lovers no longer prisoner
To the anger I bring out in people

If I am good at anything
I am good at that
It is a natural gift
Like death
Or a flower opening to the sun.


15 Mar 2013

Alpha, Gamma

What is responsible
The Alpha waves
The Gamma waves
The will to create rather than diminish
- there being no third option

Today I saw a black woman punch her
Young son
On the street in broad daylight
No shame
No loss of control on her part

He laughed
As though the normalcy amused him
And then she punched his sister
Fist to arm
A good swing

They both giggled and skipped off
As though they’d been caught
Sneaking one more cookie from the jar
Than was allowed

We are surrounded by concrete and cardboard
Rotting apples and unnameable beliefs
Stupidity lit by neon
Beggars on horseback
And a distinct lack of necessary

No desire to learn
No desire to love
No desire to grow
A waste of the white matter
Any potential future left unconsidered

The formulae to curing this madness
Could lie somewhere in linear examination
In chaos theory or in the darkness of thick oil paint
In words on a page that though understated
At least try to focus sunlight on these pointless

12 Mar 2013


RAW | Loyalty Over Royalty » The RAW Sweatshirt Collection For Spring 2013 

Again, another blog I go on pretty much daily, but failed to link up until now.
Out of step indeed... MRVTR

1 Mar 2013

The Empire Strikes Dutch

From Indiewire:
Michael Parbot, a French journalist who gained unprecedented access to the 'Empire' production, contributed his footage to two documentaries: “SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back,” a behind-the-scenes look at the film's special effects, and a 1980 Dutch TV program showcasing lightsaber rehearsal footage and interviews with the cast.

The first made it onto the trilogy's Blu-ray release in 2011, but the Dutch program has only been seen in near-unwatchable snippets, appearing last in 2012 with 15 minutes available. Finally though, our clearest and most extended (30-minute) look has arrived, and it features fascinating conversations with Irvin Kershner, Mark Hamill, and a bashful Harrison Ford.

George Lucas himself is notably absent, but the doc shows instead the incredible technical work done by both the actors and crew, facing such situations as shooting in Norway's extreme weather to depict Hoth, and also how to wrangle Tauntauns and Wampas as well.