DJ Will Serving Your Main Course

This is such a unique and sophisticated mix. I wish I wouldn’t have fallen asleep last night and missed Will at Le Bains. Ooops. Will’s expertise is showing. I’ve recently been re-inspired to walk over to Vinymania and see what music I can find in hopes of being current and relevant. After listening to Will’s Main Course mix, I’m worried. It might be too hard…I think he bought all the good records… Give it a listen – it moves along an interesting path that seems perfectly mature to this over fifty house fan. (Wheeze) “Can you feel it?” – “yeah I feel it right here and also in my lower back and sometimes I get dizzy.” I’m feeling it.


A Song For Today – “To Each His Own” – Faith, Hope And Charity

Sing it out loud when you hear all that hate speech and ignunt talkin that have become so commonplace in our troubled country. Why don’t cha, why don’t cha? …and yes, this classic contains Disco Glockenspiel.  There is nothing better except maybe Disco Chimes. toot toot    

“Kanye West is no victim; he’s a fully-grown, ignorant man-child”

Less than a month before the midterm elections, a man who has admitted to being a proud non-reader of books and nonvoter met with Donald Trump at the White House. Yep, after faithfully stroking the President’s ego, Kanye West finally got his narcissistic wish.

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Clay CaneThe meeting between Trump and Kanye was high-octane foolishness and one of many debasing moments in Trump’s circus-like White House. As people are fighting for their lives while enduring Hurricane Michael, which should have been the focus this week, we instead have two fame-obsessed, thin-skinned celebrities gushing over each other.There are claims that Trump is exploiting Kanye West, who has admitted to having mental health issues, by inviting the press to witness his gesticulating and f-bomb throwing in the Oval Office.While Trump is known for exploiting any and everything — even the September 11th terrorist attacks — Kanye West is no victim. Moreover, it is wildly offensive to conflate having mental health issues and displaying erratic behavior with being a willfully ignorant man-child, which is what Kanye West has become. Mental health struggles have nothing to with one’s political beliefs. In addition, a black celebrity worshipping a raging bigot is nothing new — simply revisit Sammy Davis Jr.’s history with President Richard Nixon.

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See Kanye and Trump’s full White House meeting 19:47Yeezy is no victim and should not be empathized with as one. This is a person who claimed Malcolm X wasn’t relatable, said Harriet Tubman shouldn’t be on the $20 bill, and compared himself to Nat Turner. The true victims are thousands of children who were torn away from their parents at the border and confined to penned areas. The victims are the black and brown people who will once again see an unconstitutional abuse of power if stop-and-frisk is reinstated and expanded, as Trump has expressed the desire to do. The victims are women who are not believed when they come forward with sexual assault, but are mocked — even by their President.

Reporter: Kanye visit was odd, sad

Reporter: Kanye visit was odd, sad 03:22In one of the many awkward moments from Kanye’s ten-minute monologue in the Oval Office, the “Gold Digger” rapper defended his “Make America Great Again” hat. He claimed the red accessory gives him “power” and people tried to “scare” him into not wearing the hat. Hate certainly has power, which is a concept West apparently doesn’t understand in his quest to feel like Superman. Imagine if Germany had a slogan called “Make Germany Great Again” or a South African politician ranted “Make South Africa Great Again.” There would be rightful outrage. “Make America Great Again” is a coded version of “no coloreds allowed” signs. Trump fashioned the phrase to his purposes as a dog whistle to the worst part of his base. But Kanye doesn’t love or respect his identity enough to do his history. As Donna Brazile said on Twitter, Kanye “set us back 155 years.”

Dave Chappelle: I'm not mad at Kanye West

Dave Chappelle: I’m not mad at Kanye West 01:29If Kanye were a 41-year-old black man living on the south side of Chicago, he wouldn’t co-sign “Make America Great Again.” His bubble of fame, money, privilege and soaking in the Calabasas air with the Kardashian clan has afforded him the privilege to be proudly ignorant. He is largely immune to Trump’s dangerous policies. When it comes to Kanye meeting with Trump to discuss “the blacks” — Kanye, we don’t need you. No one needs you. We need resources, not an imaginary hero. Remember, the rapper has become a multimillionaire by creating art from black culture, but his behavior signals he clearly does not respect the culture in his “Make America Great Again” hat and “slavery is a choice” rants. Most importantly, if you are a rich, privileged celebrity who isn’t affected by the consequences of not voting, yours isn’t the voice we need trying to speak truth to power. Follow CNN Opinion

Join us on Twitter and FacebookTherefore, if you have any doubts about voting, let the image of Kanye jumping into the arms of the President in the Oval Office while people are suffering through a hurricane inspire you to get out and vote. Because Trump is about to morph into a Category 5 if the so-called blue wave doesn’t sweep through on November 6.

Suspiria Problems Already!!!

Still from Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, 2018. Photo: Alessio Bolzoni/Amazon Studios.

October 01, 2018 at 9:08am

ANA MENDIETA ESTATE SUES AMAZON STUDIOS OVER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

The estate of Ana Mendieta has accused Amazon Studios of copyright infringement in a lawsuit filed in Seattle federal court on Friday, September 28. The legal dispute is over Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming movie, Suspiria—a remake of a 1977 horror film by Dario Argento that draws heavily from the Cuban American artist’s work.

The complaint specifically references the film’s first trailer—released in June—which depicts scenes that the estate claims are from two of the artist’s works: the photograph Rape Scene, 1973, and the performance Untitled: Silueta Series, Mexico, 1978. The estate sent the streaming giant a cease and desist letter in July and is demanding that Amazon pay damages for using Mendieta’s work without consent. Amazon has since removed the scenes from its subsequent trailers.

While Amazon has not responded to requests for comment, earlier this year Guadagnino, who previously directed the award-winning film Call Me by Your Name, 2017, said in an interview with Yahoo that the original film was “soaked in the ideas of feminist art.” He added that the work of feminist artists such as Gina Pane, Francesca Woodman, Judy Chicago, and Mendieta have helped shape his creative outlook.

“In general, image permissions [for Mendieta’s work] are only granted for art historical contexts such as academic journal articles and informational articles directly related to the artist’s work and practice,” Galerie Lelong & Co., which represents the estate, said in a statement that was provided to Artnews. “Permissions are not granted for commercial reproductions. Barbara Hoffman, the estate’s legal counsel, stated that it is unfortunate that the director, Luca Guadagnino, purports to pay homage to women artists of the ’70s, yet Amazon has forced the estate to bring a lawsuit to redress the damage suffered from the continuing usages of Mendieta’s iconic images in connection with Suspiria.”

Suspiria premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and received mixed reviews from critics. Following the screening, Amazon apparently showed the film to a representative from the Mendieta estate, who flagged several additional images that were too similar to Mendieta’s works. Since the artist died from injuries related to a fall from her New York apartment in 1985, her sister, Raquelin Mendieta, and her niece, Raquel Cecelia Mendieta, have managed her estate. The artist’s husband, the artist Carl Andre, was tried for her murder and acquitted.

The movie has a US release date of October 26. It will be played in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles and is expected to have a wider release date of November 2.