Correction (IaJ)

Ian has asked that I send out a correction to all of you regarding his earlier message. In fact, what he meant to say is that he CAN’T say that he’s a fan of Hitler. He is definitely in the anti-Hitler camp.

As punishment, he is right now being held by his ankles and forced to wear lederhosen compensate for his Germanic faux pas. He has also purchased copies of both Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and Strunk and White. He promises that he’ll never do it again, and that he really hates Nazis. Especially Illinois Nazis.

He also hopes that none of you will ever forward that message in the event that he is nominated for a government post requiring confirmation hearings.

Loss of Legends

I’m in San Francisco this week. (I definitely recommend Cafe Bean on the corner of Jones and Sutter. great coffee. great internet access.)

Sergio, Josh, and I saw DJ Spooky this weekend at the Hirschorn Gallery. It was a very interesting show. He spliced down 3 hours of WD Griffith’s Birth of a National (silent propaganda file used by the KKK) into his own 1 hour
digital affair called Rebirth of a Nation. It was certainly a very unique show. Check out more on www.djspooky.com. He is a very bright guy (with a philosophy degree) and is exploring all sorts of ways people interact and how media plans a role in all that.

Josh and I happend to mention that both Leni Riefenstahl and Warren Zevon were both still alive… they both died over the weekend. Although I can say I am fan of Hilter, Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will is an amazing depiction of the Nurenburg Rallies.

Waven Zevon was a legend. He was one of the most amazing song writers the country ever produced. If you havent’ seen it, check out VH1’s Inside Out (a new show that just debut with Warren as the subject for its first episode.) This article has more on his and the show.

Well, that’s all from the corner of Jones and Sutter.