Friday, May 30, 2008

Waiting for Waits

Hey all you gravel-voiced Tom Waits fan out there, did ya know he is on a "Glitter and Doom" tour? Well here's the crazy explanation he has for the cities chosen for the tour.
From Waits' True Confessions Q: Do you have words to live by?A: Jim Jarmusch once told me “Fast, Cheap, and Good… pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it wont be good. If it’s cheap and good it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good it wont be cheap.” Fast, cheap and good… pick (2) words to live by.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunshine Through The Rain

Me again. There's thick clouds over midtown, and the sun is trying to peep through. Days like this never fail to remind me of my all-time favorite beautiful short film Sunshine Through The Rain from Akira Kurosawa's Dreams. Have I mentioned this before? Can I ever not mention this film when it's rainy and sunny together?

In the film, a young boy ignores his mother's call to come home; its' about to rain, but the sun is out, one of those lovely rainbow-inducing spring days, the kind where foxes and rabbits have their woodsy weddings. the boy witnesses the secret ceremony, and is caught watching. a fox beats him home and leaves a forboding message with his mother, she turns him away from home.

If you haven't seen it yet, you can see it on yutube, get it on n'flix or come over to ours anytime for a viewing of this + the peach blossom ghosts.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

documentaries for you!

Hi! everyone might already know that im all movies all the time lately, so i thought I'd share some with you!

All That We Consume dave & I made this short doc for the International Documentary Challenge this year. you can watch it at the link. We didn't win any prizes except fun and satisfaction! cut us some slack, it was made completely within 5 days, and shows just about everything we consumed that day. did you know that we, conservative water users, use something like 65 gallons of water A DAY?

You can watch the winning Doc Challenge film Ars Magna on PBS' best venue for documentary POV in July when it airs before screenings of Arts Engine's Election Day. (I worked with Arts Engine & Election Day's producers on the IFP Doc Labs)

Watch BOLERIUM online for free! my friend Nate Kensinger's film, Bolerium, can be downloaded for free from Indiepix this week only. do it now & before May 21, because if you do, Nate will actually get paid for the download & for being a filmmaker, and this is good.

"Bolerium" captures a day-in-the-life at one of America's most important independent bookstores - Bolerium Books - run from a hidden location in the heart of San Francisco's immigrant/radical Mission District.

Look out for his and Megan O'Hara's latest short Covered Tracks at festivals and stuff near you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This is the Crystal Skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Impressive.

This is Britist artist Damien Hirst's platinum skull entitled "For the Love of God." It is encrusted with 8,601 pave-set diamonds weighing 1,106.18 carats. The single large diamond in the middle of the forehead is reportedly worth $4.2 million alone. It sold for $100 million in cash to an unnamed investment group.

I'm just saying.

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Blog!


Check it out!

Super Mario Bento

AWESOME! Check out these Super Mario Bros bento boxes

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Look what I found!

I don't know about you guys but I need more crocheting in my life, or at least I need to get some of this crocheted stuff. Check out this amazing work from Joy Kampia O'Shell

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

My Brother has a website for Photos!

Now, my brother is no Dave Smooooth (for many reasons), but he can shoot a pretty decent photograph w. his expensive cameras. Unlike Mr. Smooooth he prefers color fer tha most part, n mostly focuses on tha outdoors (instead of bloody bibles or zombies - are we sure this kid's a severo?) However, despite his lack of similarities w. everyone's favorite surly jerk, he still ken shoot a pretty kickass photo of some woods er otha hippy shite. He also writes essays every once in a while (this is the same kid who only passed 12 grade english b/c his teacher had me two years ago n thought I was some kinda charming smarty pants. Well, maybe no ONLY, but it certainly slanted tha cards in his favor). Ahm pretty proud of him....

(this is my favorite, taken from his Richmond Apartment)

Marc Severo Photography - This link works now btw.