Utah 2k14 pt 3

Part 3 of 3: The End of The Photos Strikes Back, Again. AKA, here’s the last of the shots I’ve deemed worthy from the heap I took during my trip to Utah this past May.

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After returning from the super desert, we took a trip out to the salt flats.

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They were super flat

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Still pretty cool though. The thing about Utah is that pretty much anywhere is beautiful.

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Gas stations included.

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Massive canyons also included.

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And scenic vistas most definitely included.

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Oh that #lensflare.

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Anyway, that’s it for me and Utah! Though the summer has transformed from the fresh faced beauty it was during this trip to the overgrown mess that is August, I’ve got a few hikes planned that will most certainly be photographed. Be on the look out for updates soon!

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Preview for Clerks for Boston Hassle

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR BOSTON HASSLE

“I’m not even supposed to be here today.”

A timeless mantra relatable to anyone who has ever been mildly dicked over by bizarre coincidences in our ever callous universe. More than that, it’s also one of the most famous lines in a film full of famous lines – CLERKS.

Released in 1994 and directed by soon-to-be slacker god Kevin Smith, CLERKS managed to encapsulate both the 90’s and dead end jobs in its mere 92 minutes. More amazingly, it did so while appearing to never give a shit – a great irony, considering that Smith used every cent he owned/could dig up/could get by maxing out his credit cards (amounting to $27,575) in order to make the film.

Such a huge risk could have doomed the aspiring director to working the very same Quick Stop shown in the film (which was the actual Quick Stop he was employed by at the time) for the rest of his life, but fate – and both audiences and critics – spared him. The film was a hit, and Smith (along with many of the actors appearing in CLERKS) used it to launch one wild career.

CLERKS (1994) DIR. KEVIN SMITH [92 min]

6/19: 5:30pm $9 students, members and seniors / $11 GA
6/20: 3:30pm $7 students, members and seniors / $8 GA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium, 161
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Preview for Stop Making Sense for Boston Hassle

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR BOSTON HASSLE

 

While music has seen some unexpected happenings over the past couple years (shit, it’s still hard to believe we got some new MBV), the chances of a Talking Heads reunion happening appear just slightly better than the chance of Elvis rising from the grave (or toilet or whatever). While things were rocky for a while, bassist Tina Weymouth accusing front man David Byrne of being “<a href=”http://www.theage.com.au/news/Music/Byrning-down-the-house/2005/02/04/1107476787488.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>incapable of returning friendship</a>” (and whatever events led up to it) in 2004 seems to have been all there was left to say.

Though this is obviously a damn shame, perhaps a bit of comfort can be taken in knowing we have the next best thing: <a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088178/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_41&#8243; target=”_blank”>STOP MAKING SENSE</a>, nearly 90 minutes of Byrne and the gang performing at their absolute peak.

Over the course of three nights in late 1983, director <a href=”http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001129/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Jonathan Demme</a> (future director of <a title=”THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS” href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/&#8221; target=”_blank”>THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS</a>, FYI) managed to capture the funky, spastic genius that had endeared the band to critics and audiences alike. Better still, the three shows used to shoot the film were part of the support tour for <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSEJUkQR6OQ&#8221; target=”_blank”><em>Speaking in Tongues</em></a>, an album which marked the band’s arguable high water point. AND EVEN BETTER STILL: it’s got Byrne in his <a href=”http://submit.boingboing.net/2012/03/david-byrnes-big-suit-gif.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>big suit</a>.

Join the Brattle Theatre in celebrating this wonderful piece of work’s 30th anniversary this Friday.

<a title=”STOP MAKING SENSE @BRATTLE” href=”http://www.brattlefilm.org/2014/07/11/stop-making-sense/#.U76azbGmWXu&#8221; target=”_blank”>STOP MAKING SENSE</a> (1984) [88 min.]
DIR. Jonathan Demme
5 PM // 7:30 PM
7/11 – $ome Co$t

<a href=”http://www.brattlefilm.org/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Brattle Theatre</a>
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138