Monday, September 06, 2004

Uneventful weekend

Mostly this was an uneventful weekend. Saturday I helped John move some of his moms stuff into storage, and then John, Chris and I went to the KC Irish Festival. There were several great bands including the Elders. We wandered around a while, and had a few beers. In the course of our wanderings I managed to run into Amanda. She's one of the organizers of the event, and a coworker of mine.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm watching The Work of Director Chris Cunningham . This is the second of the videos in this series that I've watched. He's responsible for creating some very amazing pieces of film. He's done videos for Aphex Twin, Madonna, Morchiba and Bjork. His vision is much darker than that of Michel Gondry. This movie stands in stark contrast to the other movie that I watched this weekend. If you ever have the chance to watch Starsky and Hutch,...... Don't. Granted I was a little drunk while watching it, but not so drunk that I couldn't see how horrible it was. So anyway, back to Chris Cunningham. This DVD is pretty cool in that it presents only his work, with an almost complete absence of commentary. While this is in some ways nice, because it allows you to experience the works in complete isolation and in their own right. However, also leaves you wondering what the hell he was thinking. What he does is so abstract. In any case his visual style is so stunning, that it might not be that important whether there is a meaning or not.

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