hi thomas in vietnam!
merry christmas friends. happy birthday big baby jesus.
r.i.p. dirt mcgirt.
I am in my grandparents living room in western massachusetts. i’m listening to “8 diagrams.” it’s a kind of amazing act of restraint and clarity of focus on the rza’s part to have no posthumous appearance by odb on the record. there’s some really beautiful stuff on this record - not as experimental as enter the wu-tang, but also kind of unlike anything else that’s out there, moody and quiet melodic beats and low-key rapping.
studs terkel: what about… this would also make the other actors, too, be more imaginative, challenge them, too. They would do something…
buster keaton: Oh, yes, oh yes. We want to. Another thing we didn’t do in those days that they do today is that we didn’t rehearse a scene to perfection. we didn’t want that because it was mechanical then. We’d much rather… for any of our big rough-house scenes where there is a lot of falls and people hitting each other, we never rehearsed those. We only just sat down and talked about it, and, says, now he drops that chair, you come through that door and come through fast, and this person here sees you come and throws up their hands and from the center door you can see it. Now you come through and just about hit him. If you miss him, get her.
Now that’s the way we laid those scenes out, because when we did those rough-house cenes, if you had to do it the second time, invariably somebody skinned up an elbow or bumped a knee or something like that, and now they will shy away from it the next take or they will favor it. See, you seldom got a scene like that as good as the second time.
i did a little interview thingy/dreamtelling for the captain obvious blog