Saturday, January 10, 2009

Housekeeping Post Ho Hum

Nothing special to say this Saturday night. Stayed in all day, writing about poetry. This again. Distracting me from writing about Bad Influence - I have a post lurking, half finished, though still scattered across 2-3 notebooks and a couple computer files. My usual method. About doubles, ambiguity, and evidence - what counts as evidence in demonstrating something is real in a work of fiction? I hope that's what it's about.

Between worrying about Dylan Thomas, I have been poking about various bits of my online real estate, making tweaks. Spent an hour or so this morning trying to rationalize Google Reader. Figure out a good way to handle the sheer flood of information that comes in there. It's a strange balance: there is no way to read everything that comes through - and I suppose a lot of the blogs I subscribe to, there's no reason to read every post - but every blog I subscribe to comes across once or twice a week (if they post that often) with something worth reading. How do I catch that, without being swamped by the sheer volume? while giving the time I'd like to to the blogs I consistently like? I've been using RSS most of the last year and I can't say I've figured it out yet. This evening, I have turned to a simpler task - trying to spruce up this blog. Not much to do - I'm happy with my Imamura/Hardy Boys/Captain Beefheart theme, I see no reason to change. So add a couple blogs on the blogroll, drop a couple that aren't much updated, attend to some housekeeping. No one will notice.

What else? I think I shall write up a 2009 Resolutions post - though I think I'll post it on Film & Discussion. We're showing life over there! I miss the give and take.... A 20 Actresses post? I posted a list in comments there - I've been meaning to do the thing proper here, pix and all, but... hopeless!

Maybe some bloggage? a link or two? The new year is starting out well at the HFA - Alexander Mackendrick this weekend; Yousef Chahine, Max Ophuls, Paul Shrader, Albert Serra, William Friedkin coming up - the live ones all in attendance, also Laura Mulvey and Ken Jacobs and more... I still intend to write something more about the Oshima series last December - it was bloody magnificent, though it made for an exceedingly hectic month. Add it to the list....

Oh yeah - another episode of Left Behind: The Movie at Slacktivist. Good stuff!

Good night.

3 comments:

Mike Doc said...

Well, one of my resolutions is the get more content onto 'Film & Discussion' other than my explanation-free lists! I can't believe we went three months over there with no new posts. I will indeed try to stop blaming work schedules and laziness, get off my ass and write.

Also, I've been made aware that the Oshima series will arrive in Los Angeles later in '09, so please do write about it so that I may link to it on Southland Cinephiles. (Yes, plan your blogging content around my needs!!)

weepingsam said...

I got lazier and lazier last year, barely putting anything here, let alone there. Both, I hope, will improve. Every year I tell myself I must post more, and (or?) better - and I can see from the archives that every year I post less! What the hell! Anyway.... The Oshima series is a glorious thing - oh yes it is. I must offer up some comment...

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