Tuesday, January 17, 2006

5 thoughts in more than 5 days

Here's what has been going on in my head.
  • I don't give a fuck how it is labeled or categorized. James Frey is an original voice with something interesting to say.
  • I would love to know how much Dylan makes for licensing his name to Lucky Brand for those shirts.
  • Biggest movie disappointment so far this year: Matchpoint. It's like Woody Allen took a screenwriting class and was given the following assignment: "Ok, Woody, you really do this neurotic, NY-thing great ... but you have to be more versatile as a writer. I want you to try to write a version of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Try not to rely so heavily on intelligent, witty dialogue. Make sure you have obvious, grand themes like 'I'd rather be lucky than good.' Don't force your audience to have to think so much. Oh, and make the title an obvious connection from beginning until end."
  • "I Saw" No. 111: Caught Dyan Cannon walking up a steep street to Sunset Blvd. She was with what appeared to be her grandson, walking two small dogs before heading to the Lakers game. Impression? Sex with a 69-year-old doesn't seem so far-fetched anymore.
  • "I Saw" No. 112 & No. 113: Santa Anita racetrack. The Club House. A very tan Merv Griffin, looking like a 'parade float' version of himself, with his extended family, watching his highly favored horse, Stevie Wonderboy, take second. Two tables down, looking muppet-like even in person, Michael Dukakis with his immediate family.
  • Favorite artists of 2006: Pernice Brothers (beautiful pop), Okkervil River (dark alt-country), Kathleen Edwards (enjoying sex and booze as much as Lucinda, and I'm grateful for that), Hustle & Flow Soundtrack (guilty pleasure) and Bobby Bare Jr./Drive-By Truckers (dirty, off-key rock-country).

10 Comments:

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Scrubby Nub and The Bothered Brigade said...

Damn. Wanted to see Matchpoint. S75 turned me on to Kathleen Edwards...bought Failer. Great stuff.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Luke said...

Jeb Lives! Good to see it!

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Of course, bumping uglies with Triple J would knock all thoughts of Cary Grant out of Miss Cannon's head, don't you think?

Good to see the site back. I was in danger of becoming too sheltered and withdrawn.

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

As for the Dylan shirts, well, never mind how much he makes--rather, how does it feeeeeeel?

 
At 2:00 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

he's back!

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

So Triple J, you don't mind me taking liberties with the truth in my depiction of you in my memoirs?

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger CHW said...

Trip, even Dyan has her limits. But I wish you luck.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

Bankston, you have permission -- just try to add more good 'er's than bad (i.e. kinder, funnier, smarter, etc.)

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

It says a great deal about your character that you wish to be seen, first and foremost, as kind.

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...or is it that he already sees himself as kind, funny and smart, but wants to be seen as kind(er), funny(ier), smart(er)...such narcissism...

 

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