Posted by Chris Stein at 12/19/2007 05:00:00 PM
greetings for the holidaze to you and yours
im sorry i have not been about of late... i am still out here paying some attention to the world and other passing fads...
currently i am working on more music than in the past few years... i have finally settled on using Logic and macs, i just got a big ass expensive Mac pro and am currently setting it up... this is like after 15 years with pc's (thnx barry)
hmm what else..not much its snowing up here in the mountains
i really liked 'I Am Legend' only for me the joke was not about plague or zombies but New York City real estate... does anyone else recall the Tyler Durden soliloquy from "Fight Club"?:
" In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway. "
thats one of the most moving bits for me in the film... i trace my particular affinity for post apocalyptic vision to having read Robert Lewis Taylor's "Adrift in a Boneyard" when i was in the fifth or sixth grade... i'm not sure i ever thought of that particular scenario prior to that, that is being the only one left (or almost) in the dead world, though i had on all probability seen the famous Twilight zone episode with Burgess Merideth as the librarian with the ultimately broken glasses as well right about that time
but' Legend' is very cool (you spend twenty million or two hundred or whatever you have to be in sad shape to screw it up too much)... far superior to the crappy Vincent Price melodrama and also Omega Man which was ok for something so awfully dated
Luc Sante started a great blog at / Luc Sante ekotodi