Dance History Project

Dance Gallery Groundbreaking ceremony

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

Nineleven Eschatology

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    The subtle Black Magic behind the gross Acts of Annihilation like Nine Eleven is that the discovery of the Lie is factored in to the Operation.  Each Crude Conspiracy is intended to be discovered by the Intelligentsia and Initiated.  Why?   As a demonstration of overwhelming power and defiance by the perpetrators of unspeakable acts to the awakened practitioners of The Good– those who are aware that the practice of ethical behavior is imperative for evolution of the … Continue reading

A Geometry of Escape

Most humans have a personal list of undesirable conditions they wish to escape.  After Death and Taxes, it is usually old age and poverty followed by an ego specific list of boring baddies.   The New Age Thinkers say “Consider our own self created shadow and our lack of knowledge of this dark mirror image as our problem”  and learn to live in light of our urgent collective need to ruthlessly confront  the Beast Within and we have an arena … Continue reading

Conjuring Felt Presence

Locky Lambert, my first Femme Fatale

What separates an image from the mundane to one that seems to have a life of its own, reveals more once it has gained attention, evokes response from a viewer saturated numb by the barrage of sensory input and lends greater significance to its subject?   Is it reasonable for me to suggest the superiority of film over digital technology now that in most respects the advantages of digital– from instantaneous viewing to superior resolution and automation of camera features–place film … Continue reading

Birthdaze

    Thinking of my daughter Fleur on my 67th earth year celebration.  

Retro-futurist Nostalgia

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Update Nov. 2014 on excerpt from An Interview with Bill George Bill George entered hospital with pneumonia a year ago and has not been heard from since.  jd December, 2012     Actually Bill, I think what we are talking about today is some form of Nostalgia for RetroFuturism. something closer to  a naive simple scare.   Why simple?  We had Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror. Stardom had meaning in a pre-Warhol context and viewers did not idolize mere unthinking unwatchables. … Continue reading

Children of The Horror

Jan at 50 in Sherman Oaks studio

  My generation, spawned in abundance from postwar industry, yet in the shadow of a secret dark done deal with The “defeated enemy of human kind”– in the name of science, was the first modern generation to be nurtured by larger than life images of The Horror.   For some of us,the word itself evokes a bald Brando-face and voice reciting  T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men  telling us we must make friends with the horror enshrined in Coppola’s Apocalypse … Continue reading

End of War

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     “The mistake is that the concept “serious” is taken conditionally.  One thing is serious for one man and another thing for another man.  In reality seriousness is one of the concepts which can never and under no circumstances be taken conditionally.  Only one thing is serious for all people at all times.   “If a man could understand all the hor ror of the lives of ordinary people who are turning round in a circle of insignificant interests and … Continue reading