Thursday, February 28, 2008

No to fashion

vr, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

what about ok to fashion?

photoshop 101

01-tyra, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

ok, so Tyra decided to lose some weight after her "kiss my fat ass" call to arms on the Tyra Banks Show. Because instead of Oldie Hawn as a guest judge, Tyra would be judged and compared to Paulina Porizkova. Ty-ty went all live-it. Livid? No, a LIVE-IT. A DIE-IT is all negative and shizz. The first challenge was homeless-bum-chic and Tyra went all Living in a box, I'm living in a cardboard box on us. I haven't seen the episode yet. That will wait until youtube Sunday. with Karl. And maybe Nils, who I've managed to hook on cycle 10. Easy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


queen-i-can-has-tea, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

ok, so if cats and dogs can haz cheezburgah, so can the queenz.
My sister and I used to do this as kids, but usually english words written out in norwegian sounds. And usually names of characters from Dynasty. Blake would be bleik. which means pale.
at least spelling has become relative. thank god.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

3 of you

3ofyou, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

the movie based on our adventures in NY. They cast some horrendous actors to play our parts, but that's ok. It worked out in the end, in a kind of brechtian way. Thank God for editing.
This was supposed to be the set of the IRC Dethkillers show, which was held in an old garage in the fashion district. This is just a studio back-lot. I hate it when they try to do "NYC" in LA. Anyway,,,,Regine Mowill was played by Anna Kiwasawa, Anne Koch was played by Roberta Haddon and Geir Haraldseth was played by Joshua Dirk. I think that's a stagename.
Anyway, the movie is currently being shopped around for distribution. If you know anyone interested???

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

He is 20 and angry

look69, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

that was what the casting agents for Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970) told the Italian director after spotting Mark Frechette at a bus-stop in Boston. Frechette starred with Daria Halprin in the movie, summing up the state of American counterculture. The movie is beautiful and could best be described as a trip. really. Part road-movie, part nonsense.
Panned by critics and audiences, the follow-up to Blowup (1966) was no Blowup (ha!).
Mark and Daria went back to the commune Frechette had left to shoot the movie, and Mark put all his earnings from the movie into the commune, $60.000. Halprin left without blowing up anything like her character, Daria, does in Zabriskie Point.
Frechette was arrested and incarcerated in 1973 after a failed bank robbery where one his fellow commune dwellers was killed. Frechette died in prison in 1976, asphyxiated in the gym, found pinned under a weightlifting bar.

Monday, February 04, 2008

The watchful eye of Arthur Russell

I couldn't sleep last night. Blame it on jetlag. Or stress. Whatever. I popped in the dvd from the rerelease of Arthur Russell's World of Echo and watched him perform two songs. The recording was done Phill Niblock in New York in 1986 at Experimental Intermedia.
The songs on the DVD are "Terrace Of Unintelligibility" and "Some Imaginary Far Away Type Things AKA Lost In The Meshes"
The camera sweeps close to Arthur's face, his chello, the back of his head and so on. Only close-ups. There's a projection in the background producing subtle colors reflecting on arthur and the cello.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

my favorite top model

my favorite top model, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

Elyse Sewell finished third, but should have at least been second, if not numero uno, in the first cycle of America's Next Top Model. The concept of the show was the same as what it is today, but Tyra Banks has changed. Banks was doing a lot more work and everything looked really rushed. But it got me hooked from day 1.
Sewell must be one of the more accomplished models to graduate from Tyrant Banks' modeling school. She spent most of her career in Asia. And you know what they say about western models in Asia. But Elyse is awesome. Like this picture.
Her boyfriend and her had a fight. They were both charged. But Elyse is in the clear and I hope her boyfriend will be too.
You can read all about it on her blog.