1. Finally saw the Actor's Studio with Dave Chappelle (two hours). It was completely hypnotic, as I had heard: my mouth was hanging open the whole time. Not always comfortable. Sometimes really funny. He has completely uncharted charisma when he turns it on (knew that). I could watch this but not the Oprah interview for some reason (Oprah). Good lord.
I had the sense at one point that he is Kurt Cobain. Not sure he's going to make it, even though he has more of the hubris/princeyness that CL used to talk about KC not having that would have saved him, in the face his exhausting Northern European fierceness.
Well, I hope it doesn't happen. The first time I ever saw Killing Them Softly, in DC in 2001 (hello DC), I laughed harder than I think I ever have in my life.
It's so fun to associate him with Yellow Springs - that is the place I had the fun I actually wanted to have as a late young adult. It was a really perfect place to hang out for a bored, lefty teenager: safe, insular, small, fun, places to hang out. Young's Dairy. In Columbus I had fun only occasionally and usually despite it (and everything else).
2. Okay, major good/bad movie to be taken apart soon if not now: Random Hearts with Harrison Ford & Kristin Scott Thomas. Even writing the title makes me giggle helplessly, despite it being the most serious film ever made. Damn. Not sure I'm in the mood for dissertation now, but soon.
Moving into major freelance deadlines: I will either be writing more than ever or sort of sporadically here.