Happy birthday, 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.

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Wayland’s encore

This just in!!

Richard Jobson

Richard Jobson looking very serious

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.

Jobson has two websites that I know of:  No Bad Films and RichardJobson.com.

– Signing off as M.K. Hajdin,  Richard Jobson’s unofficial publicist.

Clowns with Klout driving around in Gary Numan’s cars to sound of steel drums. Directed by Richard Jobson

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.

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What I know of Wayland’s Song

I keep getting clicks on my site from somebody looking for information about Richard Jobson’s new movie Wayland’s Song.

Random Internet Person, I am not sure why you keep coming here, but I will try to help you.

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I’m a star. Sort of.

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.

Hypervelocity Star

Exiled Stars are officially “Hypervelocity Stars”

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?  😀

Lovely things I found over the weekend

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.

No. 37 by Mark Rothko

No. 37 by Mark Rothko

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.

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