jueves, enero 29

The Slithering Stoic

Miguel took some time out to write out 25 facts about himself, and his new astrology sign was # 25. Naturally, I had to look mine up.

This is mine:

This is the most natural of Snakes. Snake people often display cosmic leanings and cleave to the other worldly. Taurus grounds them. This Snake will be intuitive (as usual), yet wonderfully discreet. The Taurus part of the character will lend earthiness. This wildly attractive creature causes havoc among members of the opposite (or same for that matter) sex. People cannot control their desire to be controlled by this marvelously sensual type whose alluring bedside manner is almost as dangerous in as it is out of bed. The steamy sexual reputation of this cool, yet earthy creature is legendary. When a Taurean born Snake wraps itself around a sex partner, the victim has absolutely no chance of (nor any desire for) escape.

Famous Taurus Snakes - Johannes Brahms, Henry Fonda, Audrey Hepburn...

Check out your New Astrology sign: suzannewhite.com/new-astrology/new-astrology.html

miércoles, enero 28


CP and I went to see Doubt last night. (Thanks Gabe! Thanks Chris!)

Though their cast had characters well acted, except for maybe Amy Adams who I felt was still playing the part of a princess playing a nun, I felt that this is a story better not taken off the stage. The fact that it's on the silver screen instead of a theater stage distracts away from the dialogue.
(See also: Glenngary, Glenn Ross - except GGR survived the jump from stage to screen.)


martes, enero 27

Charles Wesley Cooper, III

I heard the news that he passed away this morning, but I was told he actually died on the 22nd. He was only 31 years old. My age. I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie when I lived in Chicago, at a restaurant that doesn't exist anymore. (It was currently a tapas restaurant last I saw.) We would cross paths often on the street called Damen mainly in-between North Avenue and Division Street. He was as stated below, a very gifted musician and a warm and generous human being. He will be missed.

From the Telefon Tel Aviv myspace:

Hello, Everyone.

It breaks my heart to inform you all that Charlie Cooper, my better half in Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away on January 22nd.

We have been friends since high school, and began making records together a decade ago. We have been so fortunate to tour the world together, while at the same time having a massive amount of laughs at one another's expense.

Aside from Charlie's singular genius and musical gifts, I can tell you that he was a total sweetheart of a guy, and a loving friend and confidant to people everywhere. His musicianship was surpassed only by his greater gift to the world - his warmth, his generosity, his unquenchable humor, and his undying loyalty to those whom he loved. In the spirit of honorable mention, however, I should mention that he had a shoe collection that was marvelous, knowledge of hip-hop that was profound, and knowledge of wine that was subtle.

He is survived by a sister, a neice, a nephew, his mother, his stepfather, me, and more adoring friends than the Universe has dark matter. As such, his family and I ask for your discretion and consideration of our privacy during these extremely turbulent waters.

Yours in Music,
Joshua Eustis

This was written beautifully by my friend John Dugan, I share the same sentiments: http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/?p=12200
This is a report from CBS2: http://cbs2chicago.com/local/charles.cooper.musician.2.918857.html

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