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  • mono 6:52 pm on March 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anti-comedy, , cinema, , , , gregg turkington, , on cinema, on cinema at the cinema, oscars, podcast, , , thingx, tim heidecker   

    A List of Ten: On Cinema at the Cinema 

    1. For Tim Heidecker: cinephile supreme, Gregg Turkington: perpetual guest/loyal #movie friend. Connoisseurs of not only fine cinema, but all cinema. Two who honor film with bags of popcorn, sodas, or champagne at the Oscars.

    2. Because the seas of knowledge have twisted into an edited helix, a tangled reel of pure film-joy (ThingX). The empty theater where friendship creates impressions. The unending trail of film–upset words.

    3. Turkington: To be possessed by The Hobbit, to fall in love with a classic.

    4. Because forgetting titles, lines, botching names, arguments over Star Trek, disagreeing and then bumbling the rating systems are all more human, more beautiful than any polished review in this, the age of the raw.

    5. Cinema for life. Cinema is life.

    6. We inhale Hollywood on cinema at the cinema: you will find us seated. You will find us spooling ourselves in film until the dim comes.

    7. Heidecker: the world is watching at the cinema.

    8. Because bubbling up from beneath, spreading laughter from unpredictable angles, from how social media infiltrates the media landscape: podcast, video, Twitter and beyond. These are the reasons we watch.

    9. Turkington: “Film Buff”

    10. The sheer immensity of output, audio file, web clip, a mashing of movie-landscapes to leaves us confused, giggling silly and full of wonder. Yes, this is cinema.

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    The On Cinema Podcast

    On Cinema at the Cinema

    Tim Heidecker

    Gregg Turkington

    On-Cinema

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  • mono 2:01 pm on December 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American culture, , consciousness, , , Living Hero, Morris Berman, , podcast   

    Morris Berman: Audio Interview/Conversation 

    Today I discovered an excellent audio interview/conversation from June 2008 with author and professor Morris Berman. If you are familiar with Berman’s books, then you may have already found this insightful audio piece for yourself, but if not, here is the link: Morris Berman Audio Interview/Conversation.

    Berman discusses his books, American culture, politics, consciousness and more. Personally, I am not too familiar with a lot of his works, so this audio piece has helped me to better understand his way of thinking and approach to social and human critique.

    UPDATE: Here is another Berman audio interview from a radio program called “Against the Grain.” The first several minutes is a recap of recent news (from that particular day), and after that, a very thorough conversation with Berman. Listen here: Morris Berman on Against the Grain.

    Also, please visit Berman’s official blog: Dark Ages America.

    Thank you. If you find any other audio interviews, please post a comment or get in touch.

     
    • Meri 9:24 am on June 5, 2011 Permalink

      Thanks for posting this. I wish more people could have access to Berman’s ideas. But the corporate media in the U.S. largely has ignored him.

  • mono 8:30 pm on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bricoleur, , , , podcast, Polymath, Yvonne Divita   

    The Bricoleur 

    What is a bricoleur? How is a bricoleur different from a polymath? Who are some famous bricoleurs? Are our schools educating children to be bricoleurs? Are you a bricoleur?

    Listen to Dr. Lee Thayer and Yvonne DiVita discuss the above questions and more in this five part podcast:

    The Bricoleur: Conversation with Lee Thayer

    Dr. Thayer writes:

    “The Bricoleur

    Let us latch onto a different kind of concept.
    It is useful. It is powerful.

    A bricoleur is a person who accomplishes what has to be accomplished, when it has to be accomplished, with the tools and resources at hand. This means that when you invest in bricoleurs, you get a full return on your investment. Otherwise your investment has to be discounted. A bricoleur is a fully empowered person.” Read more

     
    • Yvonne DiVita 12:06 am on October 30, 2008 Permalink

      Thanks for this call-out on my conversation with Lee Thayer. I am intrigued by the Bricoleur concept and love listening to Thayer discuss it. Your post is very timely, considering the state of our economy at the moment.

    • jgrefe 6:58 am on October 30, 2008 Permalink

      Yvonne, thank YOU and great point about the state of the economy and its relevance to the Bricoleur concept. Please get in touch if you and Thayer record any more conversations.

  • mono 8:54 am on October 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Gary Kamiya, , , , podcast, , , Tree of Smoke: A Novel   

    Denis Johnson: Two More Audio Pieces (Readings + Conversation) 

    Two more Denis Johnson audio pieces have come to my attention.

    1. The first, readings from The Incognito Lounge, Jesus’ Son, and more, was generously introduced to me by the artist behind the website, Horse of Bone. It is an hour long reading well worth listening to. The audio file can be found by following this link:

    A Beautiful Magical Hour of Denis Johnson

    2. The second, I found simply by searching via Yahoo. It is an hour and twenty minute reading/conversation with Denis Johnson. The reading is a long excerpt from Johnson’s magnum opus, “Tree of Smoke,” read by Johnson himself. This is followed by a conversation between Johnson and executive editor and founder of Salon.com magazine, Gary Kamiya. The conversation, in particular, is insightful as they discuss the craft of writing, the success of Jesus’ Son, influences and much more.
    The audio file can be found here:

    Lannan Foundation: Readings and Conversations – Denis Johnson

    Thank you and enjoy.

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    • maudkristina 12:02 am on October 6, 2008 Permalink

      Jamie,
      In the spirit of synchronicity we both found the second link on the same day – I was just going to send it to you. Thanks for the kind comment and the link-back! Have a wonderful day. M :)

    • jgrefe 7:53 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink

      Thank you again, too, for the initial spur into action that set this in motion. The piece you provided and the reading/conversation are both great treasures. Keep an ear to the ground and keep in touch. J.

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