Friday, April 30, 2010

The Best Ballet of All Time!

Le Sacre du Printemps or The Rite of Spring

When the audience members of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées took their seats on the evening of May 29, 1913, it is unlikely they anticipated they were about to be witness to the genesis of two new art forms.
Indeed, the stark angularity and utterly human grotesqueness presented in Vaslav Nijinsly's choreography was completely alien to Parisian audiences who were used to the perfection and cleanliness of classical ballet. Nijinsky hides no imperfections in his choreography, but rather, puts human vulnerability on display. This piece is considered by many to be the birth or modern dance.
Furthermore, Igor Stravinsky's score, with its use of complex rhythms, dissonance and timbres, forever shifted the standards and norm of music composition. Indeed, rather than the masterpieces of Beethoven and Mozart whose compositions, while riveting at times, are generally meant to soothe the ears. Stravinsky's symphony however, is meant to catch you off guard, to alarm you, and to keep you on the edge of your seat with tension.
In addition to these massive departures, to story itself is much darker and simplistic then shows such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle, which the Parisian audiences were used to seeing. The events are set rural pagan Russia and depict the involuntary sacrifice of a virgin to facilitate the coming of spring. The story is frightening and unsettling, even more so, because it speaks to the root of man's most primal and savage instincts.
The first performance was met with rioting from the audience, who were angry and disturbed by what they saw. The show closed after only a few performances, but remains a staple in the history of human creative expression.

My Wish List

Studded Ballet slippers available at
Lighter necklace. look just like the one Cherie Currie worn as here character Annie in the movie Foxes, available at
Rock Snake Pinky Ring, available at

Vivitar Vintage-look digital Camera

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The most underrated T.V. character of all time!!

Canada's answer to Zac Morris, the incomparable fedora bearing, hawaiian shirt wearing, Joey Jeremiah! (of Dregrassi Junior High/High)
Joey and his beloved adolescent sweetheart, Caitlin Ryan.
The Zit Remedy!

"Hey! I don't need tricks. What chicks want, I got -looks, style and raw animal magnetism."
-Joey Jeremiah.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rock Lit

A fantastic, quick, easy read.
One of the most beautifully written biographies I have ever read. Miss Smith is a master of two mediums. I highly recommend this to anyone.
The best Doors biography i have ever read. A great enthralling read.

Penned by the original groupie herself. A great book to read if you want to get a slice of life from the 1960s. I have read it twice!

Madchen in Uniform

(This is perhaps the most famous scene from the film in which Frau. Von Bernberg goes around to each of the beds and kisses each girl goodnight on the cheek. However, when she gets to Manuela, she kissed her lightly on the lips. I was shocked the first time I saw this. I cant even imagine how the audiences of 1931 felt)

One of the best films ever made was nearly destroyed by the nazi administration in WWII. When one considers the time and context in which it was made, its progressiveness is astounding.

The original play written by Christa Winsloe tells the tragic story of the relationship between a student and teacher in a strict, all-girls boarding school located in Prussia. The young, motherless, Manuela arrives at the boarding school in a delicate emotional state. Shy and uncomfortable with being uprooted to a new place, she appears very soft-skinned to the staff. At the time, Prussia was in a state of constant military conflict, so the way of life was staunch and formal, emotions were not to be shown. At this school, the girls were trained to be mothers of soldiers, to master the emotional restraint required by their country. While all the other staff is cold to Manuela, the lovely teacher Fraulein Von Bernburg, takes pity on her plight and takes her under her wing. Over time however, Manuela develops a deep attachment to the kind teacher. Her emotions culminate after a school play, in which Manuela plays the heroic knight in shining armor to great aplomb. After ingesting too much punch, Manuela announces her affection to the entire staff and student body. Following this, Manuela in immediately quarentined for her "unwholesome" impulses toward Von Bernburg. When Manuela is told that she will never be able to see her beloved teacher again, she jumps from the top of the school's staircase, falling to her death.

This is a vast oversimplification, but as one can see, the story's sympathetic treatment of Manuela's sapphic desire is ground breaking to say the least, esp. considering that the film was made in 1931.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I have a clubhouse back at my parent's house that i refurbished in high school that i love to go in during the summer to toke and listen to music and hang out with my friends. As cool as mine may be, its still a little bootleg and its not up in tree. I would love to have one of these in my backyard.

I think this one with the thatched roof is my favorite!

If life were made up of fantasy. I would live in the above treehouse, next to a florida freshwater spring with a romany caravan as my car! haha

Monday, April 26, 2010


Was it real? Probably not. But i like to entertain the idea that the purposed substance could exist. Either way, it makes a great subject for pictures.


Sylvia Plath


I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see, I swallow immediately.
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike
I am not cruel, only truthful –
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.

Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

Sid and Cassie

I love these two as a couple! The current Skins generation just does not have the allure of the original.

Gypsy Caravans

Fresh water springs.

I would love to have one of these in my backyard!