Jean-Luc Pino Fun
The quest for realistic video game hair is having a fever pitch moment. Is this something we need? I don’t know. There are elements to their presentation that could be considered disturbing in a glass noodle snakes sort of way. In a living doll sort of way. Perhaps concentration is warranted elsewhere and I’m either not able nor willing to arrange my thought things coherently on this. Around you, Dear Reader, I find my brain is in my tongue. Which is much in the same vein as the most venerable Carrie Fisher having described her thoughts as being formed in her mouth.
There was simply too much stuffs to fit onto last Thursday’s plate of 35mm and so the above is offered for seconds, if you will. There is an all-out Blondie shot of Ms. R in Regent’s Park, another of Andy - Technomancer Extraordinaire - and a few late night tales for good measure. We have spoken before about how the beauty of 35mm disposables is that you never know quite what you’re going to get and there is no point in worrying over it. What will be will be. I had a good feeling about this roll but had forgotten a number of the shots I’d tried and that is perhaps the most prime option for surprise of the desirable kind. The final shot of the Frenchman was a last minute, walking throwaway and he was kind of done with my incessant bullshit by that point in the evening. It’s great and I like it. As for that duper grainy, low-lit one of Desmond? This is also my jam.
There’s a trailer for the new Star Trek thing, if you’re interested. Historically, I have not been but I guess ‘Discovery’ was a thing that I enjoyed? This though; this I absolutely have time for. It’s Jean-Luc himself and he’s making wine. Wine! The urge to title this fucking column ‘Jean-Luc Pino Noir’ is a powerful one. The vineyard has been in prior iterations of the Trek but never with this kind of fidelity. I’m not a huge fan of the VO they have over this but holy Space Invaders it looks sumptuous. Also, I am not a massive advocate for the arbitrary exclusion of things based on something as arbitrary as the past. Again, it’s Jean-Luc himself and they are leaning into this with full-body commitment. Regardless whether or not you consider yourself as someone who likes Star Trek, I would put money on your affection for Sir Patrick Stewart and that should be enough to dip a toe in at the very least. The line must be drawn here and no further.
Mr. M found a copy of ‘The Stooges’ by The Stooges [no shit] in Paris and I have been listening to it ever since. That copy of ‘Raw Power’ that I picked up in Bakewell sees some pretty heavy use and it is the best of things to have another Stooges record to add to my hot summer repertoire. There are a whole crop of alternate versions on sides three and four that make this version pretty irresistable, which is interesting seeing as how The Stooges debut studio album was described at the time, by Rolling Stone magazine as “loud, boring, tasteless, unimaginative and childish.” Some of those are reasons why I like it and I have the most incredible suspicion that was also true for people back then. It is loud. It is…a certain kind of taste. It’s definitely childish. But boring? 1969? Check. I Wanna Be Your Dog? Check. Real Cool Time? Definitely. No Fun? Well, that’s on there but it’s never been boring.
Allegedly there is an exhibition of photos taken exclusively on Blackberry phones over the past decade or so. I can’t find anything about it now and I’m beginning to think I may have imagined the whole thing. I’m not solid about the whole it’s-slightly-old-and-clunky-so-now-it’s-retro-and-that-makes-it-good movement but apparently they are photos that are also humorous and I would like to see that? Do you know about this? Can anyone tell me?
There is nothing so remote as the recent past.
JD - TACOCAT