9.27.2009

Offspring

Damn, Timbaland has a 16 year-old son?? Time ain't no joke.



9.26.2009

Print job

So, an excerpt from my play YOU ARE HERE appears in Duo! The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century. You can also read scenes from Quiara Hudes, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Kia Corthron, Sarah Ruhl, Lynn Nottage, and a whole slew of folks.

It's my publishing debut. I'm excited and humbled to appear with so many people I admire.

Yay to all good things.

Oooo lala



Via hypebeast.

9.23.2009

Walkmans in the 21st century



Sony will issue these awesome lil' things only in Japan. I don't need or want a new player, but it would've been nice to see this in competition with the ipod series.

Via cnet.com.

I Spy, 1965

I caught an episode of I Spy on tv last night, and I must admit I was taken aback by how attractive Bill Cosby was in his slim suits and skinny ties. I mean, wow.

In the episode I caught titled Dragon's Teeth Cosby is chilling in the cut big time. His good looks are heightened by the fact that folks rarely acknowledged him directly. Almost everybody in the show addresses his co-star Robert Culp instead of talking to Cosby. Oh, and how odd is it that Cosby is covered by the shadow of the piano in the party scenes?

Cosby won 3 Emmy's for this supporting role in a dramatic show. He was in his late 20s/early 30s during this series.

Click the title link to watch the full episode. And how GROOVY is that opening theme? The graphics are great.

9.01.2009

Oooo la la



via hypebeast.

Oooo la la



I don't know if I'd wear this shoe, but I can't deny the nice detail work. It's crafted, not cookie cutter. Via hypebeast.com.

A quick note on language

A Facebook friend asked folks to suggest a second language he could learn in two years to fulfill a requirement for a PhD program.

He included an interesting and curious detail, writing he wanted to fall in love with a language. He had to have an investment beyond verb conjugation.

I read that and thought it was a wonderful and inspiring approach.

In high school and college I tried, in vain, to learn Spanish and French. I was young(er) and had fantasies of writing a play in French while chilling in a tiny apartment in Paris. A glamorous image, but a long way from "bonjour".

Reading my friend's words--his desire to "fall in love"--sparked my own desires.

This summer I intended to have a working understanding of Latin.
Also, on various hunting expeditions in the libraries here on campus I've come across so many books that LOOK interesting, but I have no frickin idea because it's in Russian, German, French, Spanish ...

I would like to read Lorca, Ionesco, and I'd like to sing and understand the correct lyrics to the Vicky Cristina Barcelona soundtrack, I'd like to have the same relationship with the Buena Vista Social Club. I'd like to watch Aishwarya Rai's movies and really understand why she's singing and dancing with one guy instead of the other guy. I'd like to read the Cowboy Bebop manga series in Japanese...

Yea, there's a lot I'd like to do with other languages.