me: willis, i know you often find self interviews to be very revealing and entertaining, why?
m e : its this idea of maximizing the power of an interview. people like interviews because they can seem personal, truly one of the best ways to observe and understand another person is to ask questions. the interviewer is being spoken to directly, and the reader can relate to that. it is not an artists statement, an essay, song lyrics, or even a biography- but yet the interview can be even more informative and enlightening then all of the above.
me: yea, i understand the appreciation for interviews in general, but why the self interview?
m e : i was getting there. the main fault of the standard interview lies within the relationship between the interviewer and interviewee. it can be too scripted, too boring, too biased. you want to know the true thoughts and feelings of a subject, but often the whole framework of the interview is too restrictive. the basic idea of the self interview: i am going to expose myself to the public- i might as well cut out the middleman and just interview myself, therefore i can talk about what i want to talk about in a manner that is still personal and hopefully insightful. does this make sense?
me: well isn’t that just like an editorial if it is all your own thoughts?
m e : not exactly, because the structure of the interview is preserved- questions are still asked from an ‘outsider’ perspective. which brings me to the next major advantage of the self interview; gaining further insight into an individual through their schizophrenic writing abilites.
me: what the fuck are you talking about?
m e : self interviews means acting. thinking as a possible interviewer would think, and acting out those thoughts to achieve an interview type of dialogue.
me: dialogue, exactly. an interview is a conversation- it is a dialogue, not a monologue. i think i am getting it.
m e : yes! well done. you know for being me you aren’t too slow of a learner.
me: hey you exposed my true identity to the audience!
m e : don’t you mean our true identity?
me: whatever. so anything else you want to say to the supercentral audience concerning this topic?
m e: yes. because so many people seek an abundence of sensory overload, and because the use of real world examples are fundamental to learning, i present this awesome self interview i discovered a few months ago.
me: oh ya, he’s my favorite.
m e : you too?
g.g.: Mr. Gould, I’m well aware that this sort of idealistic role swapping offers a satisfying rhetorical flourish, and it may even be that the "creative audience" concept to which you’ve devoted a lot of interview space elsewhere offers a kind of McLuhanesque fascination. But you conveniently forget that the artist, however hermetic his life-style, is still in effect an autocratic figure. He’s still, however benevolently, a social dictator. And his public, however generously enfranchised by gadgetry, however richly endowed with electronic options, is still on the receiving end of the experience, as of this late date at least, and all of your neomedieval anonymity quest on behalf of the artist as zero, and all of your vertical panculturalism on behalf of his "public," isn’t going to change that — or at least it hasn’t done so thus far.
these guys put the entire video on a website. the part with "landslide" is joseph gavin.
i know, it’s silly, but who would you vote for? an interesting side note…..the last guy (adam bertolet or something) and i had a sociology class together when i lived in santa barbara. he told me that emerica templeton’s were good for getting hammers.
There are two forms of liberation that are running parallel in our genetics – social and biological. The time scales are slightly different, but, just as we’ve freed ourselves from social constrictions, we’ve continued approaching individuality at the expense of initial unity. Most enlightened circles advocate this liberation as the progress of an enlightened society. In many regards these people are right. Unfortunately, there comes a tipping point whereupon liberation approaches the death of species. Just as the initial liberation from unity spelled the end of immortality, each successive liberation brings us closer to death and annihilation. The creation of two sexes, the defeat of asexual immortality introduced fragility into life. This fragility is the very source of our individuality.
i havent thought about this in years but i totally used to play this game at west oaks mall in houston.
i thought it was so NLT
and of course, THE PROMO
As you might already know, sneaker freak Al Cabino, since 2005, has been on a mission to convice Nike to release the futuristic, gray high-top sneakers worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future II. In an interview in the River Front Times, Cabino describes the shoes:
These shoes are futuristic, because they’re set in 2015. And they’re also nostalgic, because the movie came out in 1989. Maybe because of space/time issues it’s impossible for Nike to reissue them now. Like, if they arrived on the planet it would upset nature or something. There’s a sneaker legend that says in 2015 Nike will come out with them. This I cannot confirm to you, but someone supposedly back in 1989 wrote a letter to Nike, and the answer came from [Nike founder] Phil Knight: "You have to be patient."
Recently, Cabino amped up his efforts and has created a petition. You can sign it here.
Thanks, design blog Core77, for alerting us to this neat-o Nike McFly commercial directed by Robert Ryang urging folks to sign the petition.
Steely Dan harshing on Owen Wilson from a Corpus Christi, TX hotel room dump
P.S.DanTrivia – Comedian Chevy Chase was the drummer for Steely Dan just before their first album, and he left them
Hello! I’ll be in NYC from the 3rd until the 8th and have lost everyones numbers…. please email!