Saturday, 22 October 2016

A Man Goin' Round Taking Names

There's a man goin round takin names
And he decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody won't be treated all the same
There'll be a golden ladder reachin down
When the man comes around
A Man Goin Round takin Names
Johnny Cash

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A Sawdust Bar

            ............... images such as a dark lake, a sidewalk wet with rain and blood reflecting a pale moon, a sawdust bar with an uncannily archaic interior, an icy blizzard that sends taxis and buses into each other's grillwork, or an indistinct row house the cellar of which is used to bury the bodies of two members of a criminal gang.
Jay Gertzman
Noble loser
(Tribute to Goodis)

Monday, 17 October 2016

Remembered Sinatra

             ...... They were from New York, Brooklyn, Atlantic City, Hoboken. They were old actors, young actors, former prizefighters, tired trumpet players, politicians, a boy with a cane. There was a fat lady who said she remembered Sinatra when he used to throw the Jersey Observer onto her front porch in 1933.

Gay Talese
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
Esquire 1966

Sinatra in Hoboken NJ
circa 1939

Blacklist Noir

Saturday, 15 October 2016

I've Seen the Ticket

             I've seen the ticket and i still can't believe it - When i see the money i hope i don't hit the floor.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland
via thelastpolaroid.tumblr.com

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Let Light Not See

Stars hide your fires
Let light not see
My dark and deep desires
William Shakespeare

Patrick Joust

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Behind Bars

A Man Escaped

Straight Time

Armee Des Ombres

Brute Force

A Prophet

Shock Corridor

A Subordinate Creature

Man in Hopper's work is a subordinate creature, a flea, a bit of living spark, caught in the innards of an industrial or architectural trap, much like Van Gogh's weavers encased in their looms.

Don Gray
Edward Hopper - Melancholy Realist
circa 1970s

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Jeff Bridges

Cutters Way

Fat City

 8 Million Ways to Die

The Morning After

Hell or High Water