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After a short and brief and tiny fourteen month gap, Houseplant Picture Studio is heading back OVER to our second home which seems to be London, England which is approximately a ten hour journey by plane but (as they say…) well worth it. As usual, we’ll be sending back reports (maybe LIVE maybe not…) and taking loads of special investigative photos. We’ve got a different grown-up hotel this time, right near the Royal Albert Hall (where Twiggy once played with Eric Clapton and Jonathan Ross and then Peter Sellers and nine members of Take That showed up…) and a seasoned portion of Hyde Park. Anyway, it should be a total gasser-er-er and I personally always enjoy getting right off the plane to rigorously check up on old haunts and to re-trace steps and to make sure that old bits of London-esque graffiti are still where I left them (there’s graffiti on a series of doors near ASDA in Charlton that’s been there well over ten years! What the fuck?! No shit!)
I’m like totally stunned at the fact that I’m like totally really into Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows right now. I mean, it’s probably been several years or more since I’d eaten actual basic puffy white marshmallows straight out of the plastic bag, but this is a truly nice thing which I am doing currently for my self now and I’m like totally really fucking into marshmallows right now. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I’m also like totally into that funny Seinfeld TV show which is a TV show I had not previously been into previously until very recently (it’s funny and I like it!) and perhaps the good feelings I get from watching the Seinfeld TV show have oozed pleasantly and assisted me (in an etheric sense) in enjoying basic kick-ass marshmallows (full-size, not miniatures or pink or blue marshmallows) again…so, yeah, it’s Seinfeld and marshmallows all the way as mid-August rears it’s head and forces September into a stand-off at home plate.
Have yet to even begin album number seven which will definitely be called “Jesus A Go-Go” but already must announce the title of album number eight which is now officially entitled “American Car Stereo” and which will feature a few originals and a slew of carefully chosen covers, as well as one (or two) hot rod and/or cruising favorites circa 1961 through 1996 and most definitely “Everybody Plays the Fool” which was done so well by The Main Ingredient.
More news concerning this project as it or they come in.
Hey, I just got a brand new haircut! It should last a while…
Just finished the latest BENBENEK album SONGS OF THE GOLDEN WEST and am officially announcing the next album project which is going to be called JESUS A GO-GO which will feature mostly covers and a few originals related to Gospel music and Jesus Christ
Should be ready by Christmas!
Also, speaking of religion…watched Bill Maher’s semi-documentary called RELIGULOUS and it’s pretty good, I learned a wee bit about the profound idiocy of (some) world religions and even though Maher is no Michael Moore, I give it 7 out of 10 stars!
Gosh, hadn’t seen TRON (the sci-fi animated LIVE action Disney movie) since I was 18 – turns out it has held up SPLENDIDLY, in fact it hasn’t aged much at all, other than some of the mulletized haircuts and the snug faded dorky blue jeans some of the actors wear (outside the video game…)
Visually, TRON (of course) is stunning, having been compiled using comfy composites, ace animation, LIVE action (again) and dozens of other movie-esque techniques.
Apparently “they’re” doing a TRON 2 – so, let’s hope it stays on budget and lives up to the trademark. All in all, TRON is one motherfucking great kick-ass wonderful fucking movie!
Upon hearing of his (MJ’s) timely death (all deaths are timely and in the long run, timeless) I was reminded internally of a slogan I once glimpsed on a t-shirt in a local clothing shop which humorously read:
“Where else but in America can a poor
young Black boy grow up to be a rich ugly White woman…”
Of course PHIL OCHS said it best when he sang:
“No, no, no…don’t play the chords of fame”