RCA / Columbia Pictures Home Video 60366
RCA / Columbia Pictures Home Video 60366
The author decorates his new Study.
It’s late. I’m tired. And earthquaked. I’d no sooner finished up my final box of bric-a-brac placement, when the latest in seismic waves rocked my little piece of Los Angeles.
What occurred in my imagination was far more dramatic than what actually took place. In my mind, my bookshelf toppled over on me and I was knocked unconscious by my collection of creepy, antique clowns and monkeys. Naturally the wound would cause me to fall into a coma, and since the boyfriend is in Vegas for the weekend, I wouldn’t be discovered until late tomorrow. Although he’d rush me to the hospital (taking time to wolf down a Cliff Builder Bar – this candy bar masquerading as a protein supplement he’s addicted to) and I’d be put on life-support, my vegetative state would last for days.
By the time I came out of the coma, I would have lost 180 pounds (making me a very fashionable 5 pounds) and my speech would sound like a recitation of Dada poetry. For some reason I’d be scared of celery, too, though the doctors would never understand why.
New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:
Ghost - FREEDOM OF THOUGHT EP #1 12" BNB046
UK hip hop producer GHOST drops this dope as hell 5 track EP mixing 2 rap tracks and 3 beat driven instrumental head nodders that fans of NINJA TUNE, DJ SHADOW, RJD2 and the like will dig. One rap cut is a brand new remix of DJ IQ's "ELEVATE" feat JEHST on vocals. Don't sleep.
Tiga - SHOES 12" DIFB1216T
First single from his forthcoming LP is a delicious slice of non conformist pop feat a mystery female guest and prod by SOULWAX! Killer mixes from MR OIZO and GREEN VELVET take this superstar DJ / fashion icon into the pop stratosphere. Not to be missed indeed.
Deborah Jordan - NOTHING LASTS 7" FM013
Future Beat Investigators - LOUDER 12" RAF048
Ghost - BASIC INSTINCT (NATURAL SELF) 12" BNB027
Ghost - LET EM KNOW 12" BNB017
Ghost - SELDOM SEEN OFTEN HEARD DLP BNB025LP
Kazahaya - REMEMBER HIP HOP 12" BNB047
Medusa Edits - REFLECTION SERIES #4 12" ME004
Linkwood - PRIME NUMBERS 3 12" PN03
Arcadion - FLY VISION 12" DC104
Castle Of Freaks - BEEN A LONG TIME 12" WMR004
Busta Rhymes Vs J Credible - REMIXES 12" WMR003
Coolhurst - BAMBA GAS COIN 12" NANA001
Depeche Mode - WRONG - CASPA RMX 12" 12BONG40
Ebony Bones - THE MUZIK 7" SBESTSX72
Emperor Machine - KANANANA 12" DC96
Evil Nine - ICICLES 12" MAPA049
Exile - STAY TUNED EP 12" PLG81
Feature Cast - ONE STEP RE-EDIT 7" DP004
Friendly Fires - JUMP IN THE POOL RMX 12" XLT439
Jazzanova - I CAN SEE (TELEPATICOS) 12" WPBH001
Lily Allen - NOT FAIR (PIC DISC) 7" REG153
Little Dragon - TWICE REMIX EP 12" PFG123
Parallels - ULTRALIGHT EP 12" TINAE017
Phoenix - LISTZOMANIA 12" VVR703076
TV On The Radio - DANCING CHOOSE RMXS 12" BAD2837
Telonius - LIKE WHAT (GLIMMERS RMX) 12" GOMMADT001
Various - KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS LP DWVR002
Acid Circus - V SNARES 12” TTT23
What happens in Chongqing stays in Chongqing.
I can’t imagine this ever happening here in the states, but China is building what is billed as its first sexually explicit theme park, aimed at providing for its visitors better sex education, sexual technique workshops and demonstrations of safe-sex methods.
Due to open in the south-western China in the mega-metropolis of Chongqing this coming October, Love Land includes displays of giant genitalia, nude bodies and features an exhibition on the history of sex and sexual practices in other countries as well as a display on how to use condoms properly.
At the main entrance is a sign bearing the park's name straddled between a giant pair of women's legs topped by a red thong. The park’s manager, Lu Xiaoqing, was inspired by a similar sex themed park in Jeju, South Korea that is enjoying huge success. Lu Xiaoqing says that Love Land is not only about educating the public but will help adults enjoy a harmonious sex life.
Earlier this year, the Chinese government launched a national sex education campaign aimed at breaking taboos, getting more people to seek treatment for sexually transmitted infections and seeking solutions for infertility problems.
Since the 1980s sexual attitudes have changed dramatically in China. One research project shows that in Beijing the percentage of people having premarital sex rose from under 16% in 1989 to over 60% in 2004.
Having missed the Egyptian's 70mm presentation of both 2001 and Vertigo last week, I'm going to make the trek out to the Aero on the 23rd to catch Vertigo. My last vacation to San Francisco was heavily influenced by the film; we checked out a few of the landmarks that pop up throughout the winding plot. Anyhow, back to 70mm: A few years back I took my son to a Sleeping Beauty 70mm screening and was blown away. During the 80's I caught quite a few of the major blockbusters (E.T., Raiders, Return of the Jedi etc.) but I most remember the Cinema 21 showing of Lawrence of Arabia back in '89. I remember it was '89 because they played "So Alive" by Love and Rockets during the intermission and I hate that song. Even at 14 I could appreciate what the 70mm projection did for Lawrence of Arabia and I'm sure you'll agree if you too choose to run out to Santa Monica next weekend and catch the sceening of either Lawrence or the Hitchcock classic. While you're at it, tomorrow night they're showing an amazing Noir double as part of their Jules Dassin tribute-- Thieves' Highway and Night and the City!