Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hollow Mirth

Yes and yes and then again...


What up my peeps?

I have been busy with reading and writing and arithmetic. The new CD inches closer to completion each and every day...

One of the great tragedies of the project is that - due to more than one computer disaster, and limited, lacking funds, although a seemingly infinite amount of time - we have lost all of the photos we had captured to document the making of the record.

So much for that making of....

We salvaged a few image of us working on the album and these will have to do:

Luckily, we have made a film that tells the story of not only my music, but also my poetic foundations and the real inspiration behind my neo-Method acting style and deadly-fast kung fu aesthetics:

Check out this live version of a song from my new CD:

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Ok my peeps that is all.

Thanks to everyone who bothers to bother with this bothersome bother of a blog.

More comments/mail from y'all world really mean the world to me.

Really...THE WORLD (a.k.a. The 10,000 Things).

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Joe Nolan

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living Here

A Brigitte Bardot Filmography:


* The Girl in the Bikini (1952)
* The Long Teeth (1952)
* Crazy for Love (1952)
* His Father's Portrait (1953)
* Act of Love (1953)
* Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)
* The Light Across the Street (1955)
* School for Love (1955)
* Caroline and the Rebels (1955)
* Doctor at Sea (1955)
* The Grand Maneuver (1955)
* Nero's Mistress (1956)
* Her Bridal Night (aka The Bride is Too Beautiful) (1956)
* Helen of Troy (1956)
* Naughty Girl (1956)
* Plucking the Daisy (1956)
* And God Created Woman (1956)
* La Parisienne (1957)
* The Night That Heaven Fell (1958)
* Love Is My Profession (1958)
* The Woman and the Puppet (1959)
* Babette Goes to War (1959)
* Do You Want to Dance with Me? (1959)


* The Testament of Orpheus (1960)
* It Happened All Night (1960) (Cameo)
* The Truth (1960)
* Please, Not Now! (1961)
* Famous Love Affairs (1961)
* A Very Private Affair (1961)
* Lykke og krone (1962) (documentary)
* Love on a Pillow (1962)
* Contempt (1963)
* Paparazzi (1964) (short subject)
* Bardot and Godard (1964) (short subject)
* Agent 38-24-36 (1964)
* Forbidden Temptations (1965) (documentary)
* Marie Soleil (1965) (Cameo)
* Dear Brigitte (1965)
* Viva Maria! (1965)
* Masculine, Feminine: In 15 Acts (1966)
* Two Weeks in September (1967)
* Spirits of the Dead (1968)
* Shalako (1968)
* The Bear and the Doll (1969)
* Les Femmes (1969)
* The Vixen (1969)
* The Novices (1970)
* Rum Runners (1971)
* The Legend of Frenchie King (1971)
* Film Portrait (1972) (documentary)
* Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman (1973)
* The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot (1973)

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Godard's approach to film began in the field of criticism. Along with Éric Rohmer and Rivette, he founded the film journal, Gazette du cinéma, which saw publication of five issues in 1950. When André Bazin founded his critical magazine Cahiers du cinéma in 1951, Godard, with Rivette and Rohmer, were among the first writers. Most of the writers for Cahiers du cinéma started making some brief forays into film direction in the years before 1960.

In 1958 Godard, with a cast that included Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anne Colette, made his last short before gaining notoriety as a filmmaker, Charlotte et son Jules, a homage to Jean Cocteau

The first and most celebrated period roughly spanned from his first feature, Breathless (1960), through to Week End (1967) and focused on narrative and somewhat conventional works that often refer to different aspects of film history. This cinematic period stands in contrast to the revolutionary period that immediately followed it, during which Godard ideologically denounced much of cinema’s history as "bourgeois" and therefore without merit.

Fight the good fight! Follow the example of those who have come before you...

In a man's life, there are two important dates : his birth and his death. Everything we do in between is not very important.
-Jacques Brel

Carpe diem...and how...

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Joe Nolan

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Monday, July 09, 2007

The Way of the Intercepting Bliss

What up pims?

Hope y'all in these here U.S. states had a fine state of mind on the 4th of July. I became an unsuccessful fisherman that day, although what is unsuccessful about water and sunshine and a silver spoon flashing in the light of liberty?

Now I nurse this sunburn and write these words in a coffee cafe in Nashville that always gets over-run with flies in the summertime. If that seems nasty its only because it is. Their lazy buzz and distracting, stilted movements lending an autumnal macabre to the bright wet afternoon of summer.

All of this and more...

Check out this site to catch up on the latest installments of my series on the history of Memphis soul music. It's the 50th anniversary of Stax and I have been given a really fun opportunity to be a part of this new website. Check it out and drop Mary Kay (the proud proprietor) a line and let her know what you think.

Speaking of music history, I don't know if Phil Spector is guilty of murder, but he is definitely responsible for creating some of the best music of the 20th Century. Not only did he have his girl-band hey-day, but he was responsible for Lennon and Harrison's best solo work and even made a record with the Ramones that many consider their best. One way or the other I hope justice is served, but part of the justice this guy deserves is that we remain ever grateful for the moving music he helped to invent.

Never confuse the art and the artist. To easy. Kinda silly.

Have an enjoyable day today. I woke up in a great mood after an unusually suitable amount of sleep and don't have the heart to fill this page with too much ranting and raving about freedom and tyranny and the coming global nightmare...whoops...there I go again...

In the meantime, remember that you can change your own mind, and no matter how great the resistance, there are still trails to be blazed by the light of new-burning visions.

Follow the example of those who have come before you.

I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune-Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune-Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.

– Bruce Lee

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Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Joe Nolan

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Throw the Left

Yes and


Happy Independence Day!

This is the day when all
good Americans
should be considering the apocalypse in the
reflection of melting ice
water that creeps bottom-toward
the curved last of the glass.
The green gooey reflection of a vast lake in the palm of one's hand.

In the words of the Lizard King: "Allllright.....AWWWRIGHT!"

Somebody go get me a bear trap, a cottage and bring me the head of Dustin Hoffman!

Bloody John

In the 2004(?) film "Masked and Anonymous," Bob Dylan is talking to Jessica Lange and he reminds her that there is no such thing as liberty-by-degrees,

"You're either free, or you're not free."

Yes, and indeed, sir...

Speaking of freedom, can a sister get an amen?

Kathleen...a mean machine...

At this perilous hour,
And the heart sleeps while the body is being bled and the sparrows
sleep sickly in the mouth of the Lion,
Let us not forget the examples of those who have come before us.

Keep your head down. Keep punching!

The body falls and the head follows.

This pugilistic truth resides in the scapular memory of all things.

Never drop your right

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Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Joe Nolan

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