Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Carving Inspiration

My cousin Jyl's website says it all, loud-n-around and right up front: she's an artist, playwright, and sculpture. She's got the talent, the drive, and a muse who clearly admires her on the deepest level. Take a peek -- you'll be in awe. Just click here. Motion Filmworks is crafting a documentary about her, and here's what they have to say:

"Carving Italian marble by hand with a hammer and chisel, Jyl Bonaguro creates fragmented figurative sculptures that fuse ancient techniques with modern ideas. Her artistic intention is to reveal how countless civilizations have risen and fallen to be only reduced to ruins.

Her journey as a self taught sculptor will take her to Italy this summer to work and film at the famous marble quarries in Carrara where Michelangelo himself sculpted. Motion Filmworks will be documenting this journey and is proud to release this first glimpse into the world of hand carving."

You can check out the trailer here. Congratulations, Jyl -- you're an inspiration to all artists, in any medium. You walk your talk -- or should I say, you chisel your talk?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Current Obsessions in One Sentence.

Rough Magick, edited by Francesca Lia Block & Jessa Marie Mendez: This anthology stirs both the heart and loins through its inspired witch's cauldron of short stories and poems where "he kissed me the way jaguars tear into a kill."

Florence + the Machine, The Odyssey: Directed by Vincent Haycock, this short film composed of linked musical videos chronicles the life(s), death(s), and love(s) of our red-haired heroine as she seeks solace anywhere and everywhere from a doomed passenger seat to a baptism-by-sea.

Twin Peaks' third season cast: Revealed in full this week by Showtime, this list of 217 names includes plenty of new characters alongside returning favorites for 2017's dreamy revival that has this Peak Freak stocking up on black coffee, donuts, pie, creamed corn, cherry stems, and plenty of White Lodge magic.

The Fall's second season: This BBC series pits detective Gillian Anderson against serial killer Jamie Dornan in a cat-and-mouse game where lives are at stake, the Human Spirit is tested and tormented, and a strange sexual tension turns its dial past full-blast to hotter-than-hell.

MS MR's Wrong Victory video: Bandmates Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow cut through and peel back the layers of their identities, figuratively and literally, to expose their purest, most vulnerable selves.

Friday, April 22, 2016


Author Brad Walton, on Prince:

"[Prince was a] sex positive, gender positive, dirty, filthy, naughty, sexy, talented motherfucker. If his music never made you want to love and/or fuck somebody, you need to listen again and prepare to get naked."