Pretty Woman Three Miles from the Czech Border

I am watching the movie Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Gere is so stereotypically leading man material. However his tendency not to look directly at his interlocutor, this shy downward glance followed by his knowing smile is a little irritatingly condescending. That being said, his acting skills and his commanding presence overcomes … Continue reading Pretty Woman Three Miles from the Czech Border

Here’s something I have been working on…hope its okay

The gathering together of poets, writers and songwriters for the purposes of sharing their latest work has a long and distinguished tradition worldwide. In Ireland poets wandered from one kingdom to another for a living, reciting long poems for the entertainment of Courts and Chieftains. Along with this, the tradition of bothanaìocht or visiting neighbours … Continue reading Here’s something I have been working on…hope its okay

You will be unprepared for how pretentious this movie is ….

  I have been watching the interesting, highly erotically charged movie 'Sucker Punch (2011)” in effect it is an extended dream sequence about an abused young woman who is incarcerated in an asylum and then lobotomised. The lobotomy method is particularly gruesome, inserting a long spike up through the nose into the frontal lobe, in … Continue reading You will be unprepared for how pretentious this movie is ….

On at least trying not to be a very very talented asshole

There are few sections of any society or culture more susceptible to the siren call of monstrous egotism and delusional self belief than that of the artist. Primarily (but not exclusively) a lone calling, the artist interprets and remakes the world in music, dance, writing, sculpting, film, or other materials present. At the highest levels … Continue reading On at least trying not to be a very very talented asshole