For Richard Jobson
For Richard Jobson
Happy birthday to Richard Jobson, punk hero of my childhood, who was born on this day in 1960. Please join me in wishing him many happy returns.
And for your enjoyment, here is my personal favorite Armoury Show video. It’s from a show called The Tube in 1985.
The gold lame! The hat! The GUM!
You have not lived until you have seen this.
This just in!!
Wayland’s Song, the new film by punk turned film director Richard Jobson is already wrapped. But I’ve just heard from Jobson that he is still shooting more footage on a train today – he explained it was for more “nourish effect”. I asked him why he is still shooting, and he breezily answered, “Never finished”.
The man is obsessed. I can respect that. I may never know what “nourish effect” means, though.
Update #2!! (July 27th)
Richard just told me that the character of Wayland, played by Michael Nardone, is an epileptic.
Here you can read about what I know about Wayland’s Song up to today.
– Signing off as M.K. Hajdin, Richard Jobson’s unofficial publicist.
I was talking with Daniel Swensen, who is the funniest guy in the world and who also has a fantasy novel coming out called Orison. We are both mystified by the workings of Klout. Our search for the truth about social media led us into a dark, ominous, disturbingly amusing carnival of the damned.
@surlymuse Seriously! James Franco? WTF was that about? Also, it thinks I know something about graffiti.—
M.K. Hajdin (@mkhajdin) July 19, 2012
No time for a long post – I have a trip to prepare for and a large painting to finish first – but I just want to say how funny it is that this search phrase is now the #1 reason people visited my blog in the last couple of days:
“new movie wayland song richard jobson m k hajdin”
This is probably because I talked to Richard on Twitter about his new movie Wayland’s Song, and Google is indexing my tweets. I still think it’s funny because it implies I’m a movie star. Definitely not! I’m an exiled star.
But you can still go to Richard’s website and buy all his movies if you want, and you would be vastly entertained if you did.
Here is Richard singing “New York City” with the Armoury Show sometime in the 1980s. Cheery git, isn’t he? 😀
It’s 3:40 AM as I write this. I slept most of yesterday trying to re-set my sleep cycle. Just woke up feeling sort of OK, so I’m going to get as much real-world stuff done as I can.
But because I know how fun it is to sip your morning coffee while looking at photos from your friends, here is a photo essay on the subject of things I found lovely over the weekend.
I like the perspective of the photo. Usually Rothko’s work is photographed straight-on, but I like to see it in its surroundings. The angle gives it a bit of mystery.
Many more beautiful things after the jump.