Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Princess Margaret

The royal allowances remained unchallenged until Princess Margaret let a fox into the chicken coup. With her penchant for weak men, she had become romantically involved with an effete young man who had lived with an avowed homosexual. Margaret was forty-three years old when she met Roderic ("Roddy") Llewellyn at a party. He was seventeen years her junior. As the second son of Sir Henry Llewellyn, he was an aristocrat, which was not insignificant to the Princess.

His father seemed amused by their relationship. "You mean Roddy's new friend?" he asked. "Well, it makes a change from his usual Italian waiters."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New York City 1857

The mud . . . grows deeper and more like putty every hour. The people, finding indignation entirely ineffective, are trying to shame Ebling [the city official responsible for cleaning the streets] into a sense of duty. In scores of places, yesterday, they had piled the mud into tombs, mounds and graves, out of which the hats and boots of effigies protruded, and over the heaps placed inscriptions in shocking verse, commenting on the undiscovered virtues of Mayor Wood, and the wretched ineffciency of Ebling . . .

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Marfa Film Festival

Bring Warm Clothes!

We're in the high desert out here which means it gets chilly at night. If you're coming to one (or more) of our five outdoor screening events, be sure to dress accordingly. You can bring chairs and blankets if you want, though chairs will be available to rent for three bucks (really comfortable chairs I should add). Still, there's lots of room on the good Earth, so don't be shy about bringing what you need to make a nest to watch the movie from. We'll also have food and beverages, including beer and possibly margaritas for sale.

David Lowery's, "A Catalog Of Anticipations" will screen.

Dennis Hopper in person.

Nuff said?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mario Lopez

Mario made his Broadway Debut in the musical, A Chorus Line this past Tuesday. He is taking over the role of Zach, the demanding director who is casting the chorus roles for a new Broadway Musical.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street
Schedule: Tuesday: 8:00 PM - Wednesday: 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM - Thursday: 8:00 PM - Friday: 8:00 PM - Saturday: 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM - Sunday: 3:00 PM

Price: $86.25-$111.25

A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, dazzled more than 6 million people during its record-breaking 15-year run on Broadway. A modern classic, A Chorus Line chronicles the joy, despair and triumph of 17 dancers as they audition for an 8-member Broadway chorus.

congrats M A R I O
see yah soon

Friday, April 18, 2008

Heaven On Wheels

April 18th. The year 1992.

Bettina Gilois gets a leased silver Mazda Miata with black interior airborn at the intersection of Whitley and Franklin Avenues 30 minutes before late afternoon rush hour.

Sparks flew.

Dinnner conversations soared.

It was a very good year.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Britney Spears

Britney failed to visit or phone her agent or latest manager upon that day in May. She had just negotiated a deal for herself to paint a series of watercolors for a West German pharmaceutical house, the firm that once manufactured thalidomide.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

200 MPH Corvette ZR1 For 2009

Runs 0 - to -60 . . . in first gear.

The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be easy to spot because of its clear panel on the hood, revealing the engine, and its carbon-fiber roof.

Friday, April 11, 2008

David Lowery Sleeps In

Congratulations David!

"A Catalog Of Anticipations" won a Special Jury Prize at AFI Dallas 2008.

Notification courtesy of Clay's text message, among dozens of others, while David was sleeping.

It's all good.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Olav Christopher Jenssen - At times

Olav Christopher Jenssen: untitled, 2008
245 x 245 cm, acrylic on canvas
Photo: Uwe Walter

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Dear Betttina ...

It has a good beat and you can dance to it.

You always told me that two of the most important things to remember in life are:

1.) It must have a beat.

2.) Cars ARE important.

Very truly yours,


Pinecone Stew