Monday, August 18, 2008


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Yes and yes, another lovely love of a warm, but crispy, nice day here in The Old South. Unbelievable. We may be in for a long lingering fall into winter.

Let it be so.

I have just finished editing an upcoming issue of Number: An Independent Journal of the Arts. I have been contributing to the journal for years, but having the chance to actually organize an issue that deeply explores the Nashville art scene has been a blast. It has also taken a lot of work, and it's nice to have it off my plate. Now I just get to wait for a few months for the thing to actually come out. In the meantime, click on the link to explore the archives. Most previous issues are available as free .pdf downloads so dig in!

My only real distraction as of late has been watching the Sopranos and Twin Peaks on Netflix. I finally finished the Sopranos and like the strange ending more and more.

One of the more interesting interpretations around can be found here.

Twin Peaks on is moving along in its own loopy way. I have about ten or so episodes left. I saw most of these when they first aired, but am consistently blown away by the humor, imagination, and just plain weirdness on display.

Although Twin Peaks is heralded as a ground breaking series, that doesn't really do it justice. It is far more original and unique than any of the shows that it supposedly midwifed.

Through the darkness of future past/The magican longs to see
One chance out between two worlds: Fire walk with me

It also only lasted for two seasons. C'est la vie.

In the meantime I was pleasantly suprised by Michelle Yeoh in the mildly disappointing film Sunshine. Briefly, Sunshine is about a group of astronauts travelling to the Sun.

The payload they are carrying is a giant nuclear bomb. The sun is dying and they are trying to reignite it's pilot light so to speak.

The first half of the film is full of great performances by a great cast including the lovely miss Yeoh. It is also full of a kind of visionary art direction that rivals Kubrick's own in 2001. Really. Really.

Yeoh and the crew - and the audience - are in for a rude awakening when the movie takes an unfortunate left turn from fascinating/philosophical thriller to haunted-spaceship monster film.

Yeoh is great in it though. As in everything she does.

Yeoh! Listen up!

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

Joe Nolan

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Blogger Elindreki said...

Yeoh, man, you've outdone yourself.. seducing a broad and unexpecting audience boldly like that.. admirable! :D

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe, did you take that first shot? It's beautiful. The maples here started turning last week.
- Faith C.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Joe Nolan said...


Actually I found that pic online.

But, it is Tennessee. We are are still very green, but I can sense it coming...


9:11 PM  

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