Sunday, January 31, 2010

Blackberry Belle of the Ball


"You fucker
This here’s where we settle up
One last sweet drink from your cup
Hand it over, slowly
I’m gone

Come on boy, don’t be such a baby..."

Cover Star: Katherine.
Headlining Band: Messers Dulli & Lanegan

Saturday, January 30, 2010

There's Been An Accident


"Meditations In An Emergency (Room)"

Saturday Afternoon Easy Listening...

Cover Star: Darenzia. Makeup by Martha Friedlander.
Headlining Band: The Twilight Singers

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No One Gets Me Like You





And if that light turns back again,
You will remember the way.

Cover Stars: Andrea, Christina, Tara & Renee for The Fashion Spot.
Headlining Band: Mister Daniel, et al

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

It’s Such a Selfish Way To Lose


Cover Star: Signal Hill.
Headlining Band: Mister Hanson

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's No Fun Reading Fortune Cookies To Yourself


"Can you make time for me
Would you make time for me?
I will wait patiently
It's no good
It's no fun"

Time. That, I will give you. I really don't have any choice.

I've got it bad, as a good friend of mine recently said.

Cover Star: Hamburg, right after a clove.
Headlining Band: Messers Luna

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Remember Everything We Talked About..."


That's a tall order, Sir. Seeing as we both love to talk. And think while we're talking. And respond and ask. And appreciate the answers, even while fighting them. Sometimes...

Volley. Parry...

"To execute a parry, fencers strike the opponent's foible, or the area near the tip of the blade, with their forte, or the part of the blade near the handle of the sword. This deflects the opponent's blade away from them, protecting them and placing them in a good position to strike back. Approximations of the precise parries are made often during bouts, but are usually accurate enough to be classed as parries."

All for the better good. A mutual understanding and appreciation. We learn from each other.

A Gentleman's agreement. Civil. Cordial, and ALWAYS dapper.

Desperate questions and answers follow, some literally, some made up. None, not necessarily, related at all to the next:

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Do you think you're over her? Yes.

How long do your shoots generally last? Three hours. I don't see any point in them lasting any longer, unless they should. But that is rare. And relative.

Is she really that crazy? Yes.

Do you think he'll ever be happy? I don't know.

Why do you think she's that sad? She's done everything there is to do and she literally hurts.

Do you see yourself ever getting plastic surgery? No. Unless, perhaps, I am involved in a terribly disfiguring accident, which may happen any day.

What do you think about her? I don't trust her.

You mean with the truth? Yes.

Did you know that Jagger didn't appreciate Iggy? What the fuck? he did "Sister Morphine and Iggy did "Sister Midnight." There's an obvious homage there.

So you are obviously in love with this girl? Yes.

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The Eagle has landed. A long, long way away...

Cover Star: Brooklyn, the day that MJ and FF died.
Headlining Band: Ms. Gainsbourg.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bittersweet



"But when the show´s in full swing
Every once in a while
High stepping chorus lines
Mean I´m forgetting
Mein lullaby - liebchen."

But that doesn't mean I'm selfish, or stupid, or drunk.
Although I am all of those things.

Land safely, my dear. Be content. Come back.
I'll see you soon, I promise.
Four thousand miles is a drive...

Cover Star: Brooklyn, a long time ago.
Headlining Band: Mr. Ferry, et al.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Where Are You Tonight?


"Remember the weight of the world
It’s a sound that we used to buy
On cassette and 45
And now this little girl
She says will we make it at all
4,000 miles is a drive"

The first time I heard this song by Spoon I was on 5th Avenue (Brooklyn) in a used clothing store (Beacon's Closet) buying clothes for a shoot.

"The signal's a cough"

I asked the cashier what was playing. She said, "Gimme Fiction." I said, "Do you have a copy of it?" and she said, "Yep."

"The law enforcement’s impressed you’ve survived to this age"

They're not alone.

"Gimme Fiction" is a masterpiece. Spoon's new album, "Transference" comes out January 19th.

Let's hope it's better than "Ga Ga Ga, etc..."

And they are playing Radio City In March. Why? ($$$)!

I still would have liked to take the cover shot. Which is great, BTW.

Britt?

Werd.

"The signals are crossed but that don’t get me off
I summon you here my love"

If only summoning worked...

Cover Star: M√ľnster
Headlining Band: Mr. Daniel

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Day Rising


Cover Star: Hamburg
Headlining Band: Messers Du

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Hello Brooklyn


All the way from Brooklyn.

- Newfound Car Service
- Air Canada Jet
- Continental Airlines Jet
- NJ Transit Bus
- PATH Train
- The Q Train
- A seven block walk

4:45am - 7:29pm

Home.
Sweet.
Home.

Long.
Long.
Day...alone.

2010?

We'll see. I've got a lot of growing to do.

Cover Star: Soft Somewhere Soon Abandoned
Headlining Band: Miss Topley-Bird