Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Acceptable in the 80s, Black Velvet if you please, and Hill's tall tales




Vintage Deadstock Black Velvet Bubble Prom Dress 


H.G. Wells Omnibus 


Sex, Art, and American Culture Essays by Camille Paglia 


Vintage 90s Black Velvet Goth Dress 


Italia Mia Photographs by Gina Lollobrigida 


Tarot by Fred Gettings 


Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich 


Wise Guy by Nicholas Pileggi

And the rest  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Blotter Paper Library: Psychedelic Visions on Book and Film


I'm pulling the crank on the ol' Etsy machine again and tuning in, turning on, and dropping out in the process. Lots of neat things to flip you wig to from the stirrings of the counterculture to just post Stonewall gay life, to the souring of the hippies into Me Decade hedonism. Groovy baby.


The Private Sea: LSD & The Search for God by William Braden 


The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You by Dorothy Bryant 


The Year of the People by Eugene J. McCarthy


The Awakened Eye by Frederick Franck 


The Queens by George Alpert 


Arizona Dream


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Rest in Peace Menahem Golan


Cannon was one of the key forgers of my tastes in movies. That trashy, exuberant elan that covered everything from Missing in Action sequels to arty late period Godard. They weren't necessarily good, but they were almost always entertaining. And in today's anemic b movie stratum of covering your bets by not trying at all I yearn for the glorious gambles and messes of The Go Go Boys all the more. Thanks for the memories. And the dance-offs.























The Flotsam of Old Dirty NYC...


...via a spot for the original production of Sweeney Todd. Starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, directed by Harold Prince.