Art Review No. 4 – Lady Pink and Me

In 1982, while Lady Pink was hanging out with Jean Michel Basquiat, Lee Quiñones, Keith Haring, DONDI, FAB 5 FREDDY and REVOLT, I was a scrawny sixth-grader in catholic school.

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At the Colony – Day 18, 19, and 20

Day 18, 19, and 20: I added a couple of more pages to my draft. It is now 111 pages. I resisted the urge to go back and re-read the manuscript. I started to write something new, possibly a new chapter. I thought about my grandmother. She pops up when I feel especially insecure. She died […]

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My Pinup Girl 3 – Gloria Ríos

Gloria Ríos… singer, dancer, actress, first wife of the great Resortes and most importantly, the first woman to sing rock and roll in Mexican cinema.  As a kid, my grandmother and I were transfixed by her beauty and her bravado.  She was the girl gone mad with rock and roll fever.  Always decked out in […]

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My Pinup Girls 2 – Maya Deren

Maya Deren…
Ukranian-born master of trance cinema, vanguard of the American avant-garde film movement and outspoken film theorist. Deren went on to influence Stan Brakhage and Kenneth Anger as well as David Lynch, particularly his movie “Lost Highway”. Maya’s first film, “Meshes of the Afternoon” cost a whopping $275 to make. She was a director, writer, cinematographer, editor, performer, entrepreneur, and self-promoting machine.

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