sun 14 jul 1996 12:00:00 brookline, ma
to simulate myth
reality: a game using random numbers to simulate myth.
(where do i click?)
blame the universe on the observer.
vision implosion front
.<---- everything anyone has ever seen, actual size
there is only one photon, and it is everywhere.
what do things mean?
it's easier to see the poetry in things if you're in pain.
like this is just another click in the click-click-click.
doubt is the foundation of faith.
no one really believes who hasn't first disbelieved.
kierkegaard ... the trouble with abraham ...
doing the abominable because you (and only you) know it's sacred.
(like that time in 1986 when i had a wild love affair with a republican banker)
so how is abraham different from son-of-sam?
what's the difference between sacred and necessary?
what's the difference between aesthetik and politik?
i saw elvis kissing santa claus
upwind of nondeterminism i had sex in a church
flintstones. eat the flintstones.
want causes must. cannot causes story.
she's as cool as the bathroom tile.
i saw her in the library, she was reading my mind.
i gaze at her across an incalculably vast conversation.
i listen to stories about her tribe.
she shows me small things from her soul.
"there's nothing good on tv, let's see what's on the dishwasher."
okay so who's s g collins
writer and filmmaker
creative director for national ministry of design
an egomaniac of working-class origins
born 1958 lawrence massachusetts usa
(on the merrimack river, historic immigrant city, site of the big iww strike in 1912)
son of william francis collins jr. and olivia may giles
lost merrimack valley accent by age 12, due to lots of tv
went to film school at emerson.
has worked in film/video business since 1978.
played in a band called nullstadt for seven years in buffalo.
beowulf, gravity's rainbow (thomas pynchon), winter's tale (mark helprin), de donkere kamer van damokles (willem frederik hermans)
favorite music lately:
salif keita, trent reznor, billie holiday, obed ngobeni
heineken, oranjeboom, bass ale, guiness
favorite places on earth:
amsterdam, boston, buffalo, mendocino, galway, chicago
favorite chinese restaurant on earth:
ming teh, fort erie, ontario (across the niagara river from buffalo)
the third man, diva, 2001, barrier, knife in the water, messer im kopf, london kills me, blade runner, romeo is bleeding, anything by mike leigh, anything by fassbinder