Yes I am still here. But not as much as I used to. My “problem” with these new media platforms is how each one you add the less time you have for each. The process of integrating them all is time consuming. For some reason, I find myself up against time constraints. It is such a common complaint in this culture that it is just implicit to everyone. Of course, I have to make things complicated by refusing to give up on any media experiment or dabbling I’ve done. It is all about re-purposing for me. TSFI was meant to a receptacle for reviews. then it became a you tube clip receptacle. And then Twitter came along and blew it all to hell. Also I started Uncanny Roots, a weird tale influenced blog where i tried to use a different design idea. And now I have a tumblr blog. And I am involved with coming up with a podcast with a friend. How am I going to manage this? TSFI will become my modest little journal for my own media platform experience. So from June onward, I will post an entry on the last Monday of the month. It probably won’t be long or flashy but who can say? The one thing that TSFI has managed is chronicling my stunning lack of Progress.
So here I am again invisible ones. Just wanted to acknowledge the existence of this blog again. This is where I make my latest claim to redouble efforts but we all know better. With the speed of life rising to a high pitched whirring, I am overwhelmed. Splitting the difference between this many screens makes the challenge of the perfect routine into a zen exercise. What I am hoping is that the tablet I got will open up new paths and reinvigorate efforts of productivity.
With Twitter becoming my main means of sharing things of interest, it does make me wonder what to make of this. I could always try to make good on the promise of more me based content! This would mean I have to make more of it. School has really got me hopping and much of my efforts are going into that. It seems I do more thinking about my own personal efforts than implementing. And if there anything that blogging is good for it is giving yourself a push. So in other words, watch this space!
Oh there you are! I thought I caught someone in the corner of my eye! Things are way busy here at TSFI headquarters. I am trudging my way through the maze that is college education which really eating up the time.
The point of this post is just to give any who gives a damn the heads up. TSFI is not dead but it is way down on the list of things that vie for my attention. Maybe it is time for a change but I am not going to consider that at the moment.
As for my 31 posts to Halloween thing (that everybody seems to do these days), I think I’ll sit this year out. However if you are interested, I do have a 2nd site called Uncanny Roots where it is Halloween everyday. Actually I have probably posted more in the last 6 months to UR than TSFI. It’s my little style experiment. To check it out just click the image below.
Also as you may have noticed, I am fairly active on twitter as well. So you will also have that which I am sure will skew towards Halloween type stuff.
Okay that’s it. See you later Invisibles.
Glass Eye Pix represents where I would like the future of horror to be. The style exemplified by this production company, built by Larry Fessenden in 1985, runs counter to the modern cineplex style of Lionsgate. The slower paced, topically inflected, cinema verite influenced feel of their movies reminds me of my two favorite film periods. The infusion of early 90s indie with early 70s indie is just right for my sensibilties.
Hopefully with the growing appeal of Ti West and the success of a genre festival film like Stakeland, the style found in films from Glass Eye Pix will supplant the quick cut CGI fest which has dominated the modern horror film for too long. Not to mention allowing film makers to experiment beyond the slice and dice/torture porn/serial killer format. No matter what Glass Eye Pix’s Scareflix will be a great counterpoint to assembly line horror films.
More curating for the disinterested and disaffected!
A good clip that gives off that Old Gray Whistle Test vibe. It is strange for me to attach faces to this music. Miss the f bomb in the second to last verse. I can be silly like that sometimes.
If you don’t get The Clash, you won’t get me. London Calling is masterpiece of an album. This song sums up much I am feeling these days. Occasionally amazes me that they mention the capital of the state where I live. Often doubt that I actually heard them sing it.
A bit too much Ministry than my top tier favorite Killing Joke songs but, the message has been on my mind a lot. I am sure that will thrill those who business it is to read blogs. Reading blogs all day? Now there’s an easy job.
The best times of my life were in the 90s. Not saying it was a golden age. I don’t mind taking a mental day trip away from the free floating awfulness that is the aughts. The use of this song in The Rules of Attraction sticks with me for some reason.