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Postby mascotte » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:34 am

Sad and grim piece on AIDS and gay scene back in the 80s-90s

‘I didn’t cry when Tim died,’ Moore wrote:

To be honest, I was relieved. He couldn’t see. He couldn’t hold his own cigarette. He could barely hold his own water. He knew I was there and he became flustered by my silence. But what can you say about your own life to someone on the brink of theirs? I didn’t cry when Philip died either. I’d seen him shrivel into a brown husk, the taut dry skin stretched over his skeleton like a mummified body excavated from some desert tomb. I’d seen him in his wheelchair with an oxygen mask clamped to his face, his eyes rotating wildly. I went to the loo and stared at my face and felt the dread creep up into my chest like frost, knowing that this could, maybe would, happen to me.

It did. Sickness on sickness on sickness on sickness, weakness on weakness, one hospital stay slotting neatly behind another, each documented and, seemingly, endured with impossible good cheer. Moore had shingles in his gut, Kaposi’s sarcoma, molluscum contagiosum, had always to carry two plastic bottles of medication in his pockets, each connected to a Hickman line. He had neuropathy in his toes, ‘numb and brittle as icicles’. His vision disintegrated, eaten away by herpes; he found himself on Charlotte Street, ‘totally helpless, knowing that if one person walked into me I was finished … I crept along, clinging to the wall, emaciated, etiolated, wrapped up in jackets and scarves and hat and feeling very conspicuously a PWA.’ At the end, he was almost totally blind: ‘I can hear the splash and swish of car tyres on wet tarmac outside my window and I can hear rain rapping like fingernails on the glass, but I cannot see across the room, let alone outside, into the street.’

It came for Jarman too: ‘The razor bumps over the bones of my face. Even the bones themselves have shrunk. My hands seem half their normal size. My raw stomach aches and aches.’ The journalist Simon Garfield interviewed him in 1993, for his superb (and predictably out-of-print) book on Aids in Britain, The End of Innocence:

Derek Jarman says he feels like an eighty-year-old man, not only old, but lonely, missing all his friends. Walking along Charing Cross Road towards Chinatown he holds a thin brown stick, too short for his needs … His new haircut means you can see more of his face, ruddy from drugs, dotted with small inflammations. At 51, he is a picture of wrecked beauty. One side of his mouth turns down, as if he’s had a small stroke. Four days ago he was in hospital, one of several recent visits, this time to fight pneumonia. Three days ago he was with a specialist trying to save the sight in his left eye; at the moment he can’t read. Every morning and evening he is on a drip. He refers to his body as a walking lab, pills slushing against potions in his insides.


https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n18/tom-crewe/here-was-a-plague
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Postby blurst of times » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:43 pm

I read this on my lunch break last week after it popped up in my TL: https://longreads.com/2018/10/16/living-with-dolly-parton/

It's about Dolly Parton, labor, Appalachia, whiteness, and revisiting your world view(s) as you get older. It's really good!
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Postby aububs » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:13 am



really enjoyed this one. I've had douglas dixon's book Man After Man for years and it's one of the oddest books I own
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Postby mascotte » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:34 am

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Postby supersaturated » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:31 pm

Really enjoyed the latest Janet Malcolm piece. Beautiful ending.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/six-glimpses-of-the-past
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Postby THB » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:01 pm

supersaturated wrote:Really enjoyed the latest Janet Malcolm piece. Beautiful ending.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/six-glimpses-of-the-past


I really enjoyed this.

Does anyone have any recommendations of hers for further reading?
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Postby supersaturated » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:29 pm

THB wrote:
supersaturated wrote:Really enjoyed the latest Janet Malcolm piece. Beautiful ending.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/six-glimpses-of-the-past


I really enjoyed this.

Does anyone have any recommendations of hers for further reading?


Glad you liked it! Everything I've read by her is phenomenal. "The Journalist and the Murderer" is probably her most famous work.

Iphigenia in Forest Hills was great
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:43 am

follow and reminder to self

I guess I read this today (because I love him and own art by him)

http://detroitisit.com/chit-chat-los-angeles-artist-jason-yates-is-from-detroit/
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Postby RIXX » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:09 pm

gonna read that whole thing later, thanks. i skimmed thru it and saw an interesting part about panda bear relating his experience of making tomboy and its lackluster reception in the shadow of person pitch, to the rest of the band in making the followup to mpp
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm

RIXX wrote:gonna read that whole thing later, thanks. i skimmed thru it and saw an interesting part about panda bear relating his experience of making tomboy and its lackluster reception in the shadow of person pitch, to the rest of the band in making the followup to mpp


ly RIXX, have you seen Todd Haynes' film Poison? Thought of you
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Postby RIXX » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:13 pm

no i haven't! but i will watch it tonight, thanks man

todd haynes actually rented my work's studio to shoot some music-related thing last Tuesday but I didn't know until it was too late :_(

he's apparently gonna rent it again later this month, i'm gonna try and say hi
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:14 pm

RIXX wrote:no i haven't! but i will watch it tonight, thanks man

todd haynes actually rented my work's studio to shoot some music-related thing last Tuesday but I didn't know until it was too late :_(

he's apparently gonna rent it again later this month, i'm gonna try and say hi


watch ittttttttt fs
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Postby Ddiamondd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 am

madness and chaos wrote:lol

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2018/11/animal-collective-oral-history

EDIT: THIS IS REALLY GREAT


thanks, glad you enjoyed it

the stinging Tomboy HPN crit was ringing in my ears as he said that ha
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Postby mascotte » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:14 am

Cool read about a cleansing in a branch of oil company operating in Russia

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n21/robert-drury/diary
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Postby mascotte » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:52 am

Nice introduction to different concepts of time in various cultures
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-different-cultures-understand-time-2014-5?IR=T
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Postby shark week » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:31 pm

Permafrost wrote:The heart wants what the heart wants, and if the heart wants Nebbiolo variants then so be it
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Postby blurst of times » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:13 pm

jeez, i duno if i can read that.

this is (slightly) more upbeat and v good/interesting: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/portland/stanichs-closed-will-it-reopen-burger-quest#. covers a lot of ground about food(ie) culture, media responsibilities, and #content production
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Postby RIXX » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:45 pm

i saw a headline about that story and thought about rentboy here on the board, didn't he do the whole silicone in the balls thing? i was too squeamish to look at any of the pictures in that thread
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Postby RIXX » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:46 pm

by the way this has always been my favorite thread on the board so thanks to all who contribute
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Postby Merciel » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:25 pm

I think rentboy just used saline, which is the way less harmful temporary version.

iirc he was always pretty safe in setting his boundaries, and did stuff that looked extreme but not a lot that actually was.
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