Daniel Clowes proves that the best is always to come
I just read Daniel Clowes latest graphic novel: “Wilson”.
It’s a master piece. After “David Boring”, I wasn’t sure he could do better. But “Wilson” takes the comic book to an other level. It shows a really bad and pathetic side of the human nature. But this character, “Wilson” feels so real, it could almost be anyone evil reflection.
I used to play in a d.i.y rock band. It just split actually. We traveled a lot these last 5 years playing small clubs, basements, house shows and squats.
One of the greatest thing we did was touring USA twice. It’s how we discovered Florida. We expected some sort of big resort hotel state for old people but it wasn’t that much. The place where we played last year was called St. Augustine and it’s probably one of the best experience we had.
The beach was incredible and it was so damn hot I almost died.The people we met were great and all they wanted was to drink and party like there were no tomorrow. We had an incredible time driving our van on the beach and listening to Neil Young. I know it sounds like a cliché but it was truly incredible for 4 french boys so far away from home.
Recently I’ve been listening to Boards of Canada a lot.
Their music still sounds deep and trippy and I love their occult references. Apparently they make a reference to David koresh and his cult. I read a lot about it. This story is haunting me. Koresh just made 25 children that died in a suicidal fire in Waco.
But reading articles on weird websites, I just discovered that one of the Koresh wives survived and now lives in Hawaï with her two sons she had with the guru…
She’s called Dana Okimoto.
And one of her son is called Skye (a name that Koresh picked apparently).
It’s probably a morbid fascination but I think this story is fascinating.
Dana said two really weird things in a local newspaper: first, she still believes in God and keeps good memories of Koresh. Secondly, she said she was worried about her sons mental health but she thinks she can take good care of them because she works as a psychiatric nurse (!). What a strange family…
GURU feat Mc Solaar ’ The Good, The bad (Le Bien, Le Mal)’ 1993
Guru died recently. the first thing i remembered when I read the news was this incredible song. It’s a great 90’s jazzy Hip Hop hit. At that time, french rappers wanted so bad to defy the american ones. And sometimes it became a perfect match. The way they take the pose in front of parisian monuments is great and funny.
The day Guru died I sent this video to one of my french friend who lives in Brooklyn. I hope she liked it…
I saw ‘Nowhere’ when i was 15. It was great and I loved it. Everybody thought it was a really superficial and pointless movie. it’s probably true but this 90’s MTV aesthetic is still pretty cool I think. The opening scene is a sort of shoe-gazing sex scene and the ending scene is one of my favorite ever.
I went to L.A. in 2008 for the first time. And the general mood from the city was pretty close from what I remembered from this movie.
When I was a kid, i used to love dinosaurs. I had books and posters, collected fossils and got really nut when Jurassic Park was released. Once, I even bought a magazine with a little egg that was supposed to be a specy close to a dinosaur that could live in the water. it wasn’t…but still, I really believed it…
Now, I ask myself: why do kids and especially little boys like dinosaurs so much?
I read an interesting article about that. The guy (who works in a Natural History museum) explains that little boys are fascinated because of the mythological aspect of these creatures. They also think that they are huge giant animals that are mean and powerful (apparently many dinosaurs were as small as chicken but don’t tell anyone…). And boys love to collect stuff and love figurines…So dinosaurs can be a good excuse to express that…
I’m happy I was into dinosaurs and not monster trucks, I could have turned to a totally different person…
This is one of my favorite movie. A pure Spike lee masterpiece. A pure Brooklyn vibe (back in the days where hipsters were still kids at kindergarten and not everywhere in BK). This scene is really funny. This movie is great and has a really intense message at the end.
I watched ‘Jungle fever’ recently and it is also brilliant.
Spike Lee is a bit lost now but he used to be a great film maker and a great Knicks fan too (remember the whole story with Reggie Miller)!