Friday, June 30, 2006

DADA why are there cameras pointed all over MOMA?

I love all of my new york city could one not?

Now, one of the best parts of new york city is...doing things for free.

Many embittered people don't realize that YES you can do very cool things in nyc on the cheap.

But there are many things you can do!

A great one I realized was the friday night free admission at the MOMA! It opens at wait on line in a parking lot and its completely fantastic.

And free!

Say it with me! F-R-E-E!

The DADA exhibit is on the sixth floor...and the main reason for this particular visit to the MOMA.

Now...for my rant.

People are allowed to bring cameras into the MOMA. (No flash, but little pay heed to that slight drawback)

I understand that it seems like a fantastic idea. And there are people that really understand and appreciate the art and come from very far...BUT most of the people with their digital cameras of all sorts were grouping around an absolutely beautiful painting.

Starry Night by Van Gogh

This painting is absolutely next to being brilliant and gorgeous a very well known pop icon.

Which is why it was getting particular attention.

I'm not sure how I feel about the use of cameras on brilliant pieces of art in the museum.

It, to me objectifies the though the whole point of "capturing" the painting was more of a "right of having been there" though over brunch the next week the person could click through the memory card on their camera showing their friends that yes...they had gone to the MOMA.

It almost feels stolen to me.

It's incredibly annoying to be in a group of people looking at a painting and arms tangle over and in front of your head with a digital camera gripped...and have them stay until they get the most even shot imaginable. It's also annoying to watch them push other people around to get their shot...or glare.

Hmm, lol

Of course I said nothing. What was there to say? Put away the camera asshole?

lol no, that wouldn't have been right. I thought it was rude and they didnt. Simple as that.

I was asked by a very sweet (and cute) italian guy to take his picture in front of a very different painting....Sure! I said. I then whispered to my grandmother I guess I'm feeding into the hypocrisy but what can I do?

The truth is the man was very sweet and had come from italy to see the museum.

The truth about my dislike of using cameras in the moma is mostly over the preservation of the moma.

If you'd like a poster, or even a postcard with the art...please PLEASE you can buy it from the gift shop.

Yes, it can get expensive but the money does benefit the museum as well as other good things.

If the museum isn't taken care of what will happen to it?

Of course, the MOMA is beautifully kept. But I still find it rude to take pictures of the matter how earnestly in love with the painting you are...please try to be nice while you do it...or at least wait until there isnt a large group looking at it.

Or even better, buy it at the giftshop..

But! What can you do?

You're standing in front of history. And at the same time as much as you're enjoying might be ruining it for others.

Oh by the way..go see the DADA exhibit..its fantastic!



P.S. Funnily...NO ONE was using a digital camera on that exhibit...I wonder what that says....

Monday, June 26, 2006

Al Gore=Hitler Propoganda? Me Thinks...NOT.

Okay thing that has been bugging me the last few days.

People are actually comparing Al Gore's movie to the hitler propoganda...

Are you kidding me?

Seriously. Ok Nazi Love Compared to Democratic Info.


People trying to kill the jewish,black,homosexuals...and anyone else in their way....


Movie about what is going on in the country..and the rest of the world


Certain people are certainly morons.

Or understand something I don't.

Which is highly possible.

BUT these usually are the same people who voted for Bush and are in fact just a wee bit bigoted.

How many flicks does it take to get to the center of politic cinema?

The world may never know.


Saturday, June 24, 2006

Lose Me Too...Or I'm lost already.

It's not really an easy way to live.

And there really is no certain way out.

And no certain way not to make trouble by getting out.

And it doesnt help that no one has any idea who they are.

Although they think they do.

I wish I were somewhere new.

Very, very, new.

And nice.

I don't know how to end the blog.

Bye :(

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

And In '44....

Why I love Harry Nilsson...

Why I love 1941...

Why everyone should watch...

Tomorrow! Happy birthday to Muzzy and Harry.

Very strange my dog shares a birthday with Harry Nilsson.

Even stranger that it also is my parents old wedding anniversary..and my uncle and aunt's aniversary.


But I don't think I qualify for a six degrees of seperation because of hoo :(

Probably will write five other blogs today...bye for now :)



Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Can I run and hide yet?

A quick trip out of town.

Joy as I'm lifted up into the air spun around and upside down on a ride that should have the words ahhhh! before it

Calm and happy as a clam to come home to.....

Not so much fun.

It's been a long last week. Now that it's Monday I'm worried its going to be one of those long weeks. Okay now I am officially terrified of horror movies, dislike nasty ants, wish i knew somewhere to sit and hide in peace, am utterly lonesome..and feel bad because my muzzy's birthday is wednesday...and my guess is the cruddiness of everyone else's problems in this family will take a toll on her normal cheeriness.

I have to make it up to her very badly.

Big long walks and plays in central and carl we come!

I wish I could trust my parents without it turning on me.

I wish I had a cloak to hide in..something for muzzy...something for yule...books to get lost in...and someone to talk to who won't be baffled.

:( ahh



Monday, June 05, 2006

I'll pay the rent...but please dont make me watch the rent

Ok, I spent about 5 months arguing with myself over seeing "RENT"..possibly more. Quite definitely more..but alas my math is, has, and will always be horrible.

Okay, I come from a side of a family that is totally devoted to musicals. My father's a playright, I've had opera coming out of my ears for well as every other possible libretto that could be jammed into those 7ft tall bookshelves.

Rent has been known by me only as that song we were forced to sing in elementary school. Five hundred 25 thousand 600 ways for your ears to slowly melt off of you face and hang like a beautiful african tribal ritual.

Why couldnt we sing Joy To The World like all those other happily oblivious children who would drink wine with jeremiah the bullfrog?...hey its better for them than hanging out at neverland with michael jackson singing disney and thriller...right on?

The answer being....

We didn't have a pretty normally erractic drama "teacher"

We had Mario Cantone's sister.

Yes Ms. Cantone. Ms. Smoking, Hacking, Glaring, Dentured Cantone.

Who made many many helpless little children miserable lol.

But anyway back to RENT. This RENT we speak of. The original reason I thought maaaybe I will see RENT..This RENT lol

Why? Because friends and other friendettes chirped "you are so like a character from rent!"


"Well you know I mean aren't you all artistic and shit?"

I hate the and shits lol

I think I need new friends lol. One's who don't pay attention to the characters from RENT.

So my friend skylar who wants to be a singer/actress/baker/ps model/csi agent...also wanted to go. So we made plans to go..and we didnt go...*phew* :)

Instead we ate cheap chinese and sat on her roof with a few other people in the cold.

So months and months later Rent appeared on DVD, VHS, OnDemand..and just basically in your face.

Hmm I think I'll rent maybe not

Hmm I think I'll rent RENT...oops the TV isn't working again

Hmm I think I'll rent RENT...I think I'll go read something...

But then one there is no day like today...Rent was rented.

2 hours and 17 minutes of my life were wasted except for the usual tidbits of information.

*Hey aren't these actors like 38 now?

*Mmm Taye Diggs.

*Why do they look so healthy?

*Thats a mighty fine looking loft you got there you broke, diseased, picked on youth of 38.

*Hey! That's not New York!

*Mmm Taye Diggs.

*Wow now that whole area is chic..ugh why!!!!

*Mimi has like half my wardrobe. Give me those boots Mimi!

*I hope they don't come up with a quiz "how to tell if you're a bohemian"...

*This is so fake.

*Hey being homeless, having HIV or AIDS, and being broke doesnt sound so bad! I could so do that, My skin would look awesome, I'd have tons of cool gadgets and clothes...and a loft! And perfect teeth and perfectly mussed hair!

The new title(s) of RENT...

"HIV" Tagline: The New And Improved You

"No Day Like Today"...To bleach your teeth

"Playing Po" Tagline: You don't need to be dirt poor to be broke

"Dancing on tables is fun"...because obviously isn't it!

"Junkie" Tagline: The New Spa Treatment

Lol ok mine are pretty lame but if ANYONE has any they'd like to share feel free!


P.S. Refrain from watching Rent UNLESS you are one of the following:
*From Suburbia
*An overweight 12-17 year old girl with a hard ass she puts it.
*Christopher Columbus
*Someone trying to find a way to kill Christopher Columbus
*Already Dead (no time wasted folks!)
*Have the hots for someone in the cast...mmm taye diggs..although it didnt save me
*Want a quick way to becoming an "artist"
or H. All of the Above.

If you in fact chose H. Then you are a suburban overweight 12-17 year old girl with a hard ass life named Christopher Columbus who in fact wants to kill herself to stop making these bad movies although you're already dead and have the hots for one of the cast members while possibly talentless but really really really looking for a quick way to become an "artist".

If you do happen to be H. give me a call we'll have coffee...I'm very interested to see how your life is going H...maybe we could be friends :)

lol so there love,


Sunday, June 04, 2006

And though your music lingers on, all of us are glad you're gone :)

Roll on thunder, shine on lightning
The days are long and the nights are frightenin'
Nothing matters anyway,
And that's the hell of it.

Winter comes and the winds blew colder
While some grew wiser, you just grew older
And you never listened anyway,
And that's the hell of it.

Good for nothing, bad in bed
Nobody likes you and you're better off dead
Goodbye, we've all come to say goodbye (goodbye)
Goodbye (goodbye)
Born defeated, died in vain
Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain
Though your music lingers on
All of us are glad you're gone

If I could live my life half as worthlessly as you
I'm convinced that I'd wind up burning too.

Love yourself as you loved no other
Be no man's fool and be no man's brother
We're all born to die alone, you know, that's the hell of it.

Life's a game where they're bound to beat you
And time's a trick it can turn to cheat you
And we only waste it anyway,
And that's the hell of it.

Good for nothing, bad in bed
Nobody liked you and you're better off dead
Goodbye, we've all come to say goodbye (goodbye)
Goodbye (goodbye)
Born defeated, died in vain
Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain
And though your music lingers on
All of us are glad you're gone

-soon to post more...please play this at my funeral