Lost Boys

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“. . .youth, strength, genius, thoughts, achievements, simple hearts–all die . . .No matter.”   Joseph Conrad, “Youth”   credits Willy , photo by Stephan Jammer  2014 Alba, portrait in Slimnic, Romania, by Jammer  2014 Alba and Jan by Romanian Artist Crina,  2014         In the Backyard where the Cherry Tree dies Rich soil is flooded from falling pain Wears its Black Widow mourning veils GhostSage, lavender and rose Nothing grows.   The harvest is this bitter … Continue reading

Quest for Metaphor: 2

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  THE THEATRICAL PORTRAIT      On one level we are collecting archetypal imagery. Humanity as a deck of cards consisting of unique but recognizable moments from a staged event.   Drakula Tyrannus   World Premiere at Thad Taylor’s Globe of the historic Vlad.Tepes.     Monsoon Christmas, soldiers confined in barracks during a tireless rain showing strain and stress of strength seeking action, frustration explodes in misdirected violence among themselves, reveals personal and universal human weakness.   Incommunicado dramatizes … Continue reading

Dark Stage in a Quest for Metaphor: 1

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Some of us find comfort in Knowing Our Place, having a sense of where we stand in the contribution of our life energies, our creativity, our reflected recognition in a cultural context to higher values of our species.   Live performance played a significant role in my life, despite my active participation being not as performer, but more often in ballet and acting classes, coffee shop conversations with unique talents, my access to rehearsals, backstage, movie sets, and a lifetime … Continue reading

Phalse Paradigms

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  We all wonder what the hell is happening?  We divide the information swarm into mainstream media, which Marshall McLuhan linked to the rear view mirror on an automobile, memes–again mostly recycled Cliche/Archetype regurgitation, and conspiracy theories which are dismissed by most as insane due to the discomfort level such observations invoke, and other unreliable sources.   Some of us wonder why maintaining a form of delicate dedication to “darlings”, i.e. illusions firmly attached to personal perceptual sensory translation filter,   … Continue reading

Hermetics for Mummies

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THE LITERARY CRITICISM OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN, 1969:   Modern technology is itself mainly a product of art.  It is explicitly the rival of the primitive artist. For it has been the prime characteristic of science and philosophy since Newton and Kant, that they seek to control the world rather than to understand it.  We can, they say, control by magical formula what necessarily eludes our understanding or comprehension.  The artist was always a magician in this sense.  But the civilized … Continue reading

American Stripper

American Stripper

AMERICAN STRIPPER/ JD 97   Red bikini white and blue College girl and Actress too. Its an urge, this urge to merge The urge to merge with young Dramaturge.   Your class, your wit, your flawless style The X-tasy behind your smile. You take the stage.  You own the dump. Then show the boys resplendent rump. They have the urge.  The urge for you, Miss Dramaturge.   You writhe, you prance, you grind, you roll Slide upside down on a … Continue reading

Dance History Project

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Previously unseen dance photos join a collection of my classic published photography at a wonderful site in a portfolio called Dance Phototheatre.  Mostly from the seventies and eighties in Los Angeles the photographs interface style with personal memory. Fred Strickler joins with  Don Hewitt to become the force behind creating the Dance History project of Southern California. I hope the fresh presentation of thirty images serves to represent  the art form of theatrical photography as well as evoke collective memory … Continue reading

Idols of March

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                                                          Yog -Sothoth knows the gate.  Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and the guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth.  He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth’s … Continue reading

Hungry Ghosts in a New Year

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“Buddhism,” reveals Tan Teik Beng, “teaches the existence of Hungry Ghosts. The Chinese call these ghosts “Kwei” and believe that it is they who give an enormous amount of trouble to human beings . . .”   Kwei seek vengeance, as those spirits who died suddenly and violently but were neglected.   Since no military or government official, corporate CEO. international bankster, Cartel Captain or Mogul– soulless monsters disguised as mild mannered media darlings– is stepping forth to claim responsibility … Continue reading