Network is a brilliant film, not only does it feature powerful performances by epochal actors of the time such as Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, and Ned Beatty, actors with true uncut raw ability/talent, the antithesis of todays box office celebra-whores word to Jessica Alba, Keanu Reeves, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, everyone who appears in Disney channel movies, Jennifer Lopez etc., it is truly ahead of it's time, although Network was made in 1976, it's satirical look at the mass medias manipulation of the American public, capitalism, and the news on the public stage as a spectacle and form of entertainment, epitomizes the issues of today.
I want to take a year off school and memorize Peter Finch's turn off your television & mad as hell monologues and travel across the country on foot reciting it with passion on bustling street corners and open mic nights at universities and coffee shops in off the beaten path cities and towns, living off muffin bottoms and double lattes.
-And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride..." And we... kill those people. "We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." Just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter because: It's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. " Bill Hicks (December 16, 1961 -- February 26, 1994)
Mistuh Kwan was inspired by my Rocky workout montage videos I posted, and now his door has inspired me:
I'd like to think that everyone should have this on their door, or better yet, on here:
and just in case you were wondering, yes that is a picture of my actual chest, yes a tattoo is in the works, and yes, I have been working out. Blog Slap: Word to the Drew Carey Show and word my my father, Robert Aguirre, who still has his Tower of Power concert tee circa 1989 that he was wearing when I was born.
Epochal alternative rock-hip hop,lap dance inducing super group N.E.R.D. consisting of the Neptunes Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, along with Shay Haley have dropped a new track, the first follw-up since the 2004 release of "Fly or Die", called "Everybody Nose." I like "Everybody Nose" I think it's kinda hot, I'd pound cheeks to it, the drums are nice, and it has the signature N.E.R.D.-Pharrell making some strange sorta noise, (in this case it's a pro-longed "Attttt-chuuuuu") with a slowed down (drum-piano)instrumental breakdown.
According to The Fader "Everybody Nose" is similar to a panamanian reggaeton track by Demphra called "At chu (Estoy Cansada)." After hearing both tracks I admit there is a slight similarity, a mere influence if you will, of "At Chu" on "Everybody Nose." Alas, I refuse to believe that N.E.R.D. will deliver nothing close to panty moistening-track genius when "N.3.R.D." drops this spring, so until then I'll put my head in the ground and "In Search off...," "Fly or Die" mixed in with "Everybody Nose" on repeat. Click here to listen to "At Chu (Estoy Cansada)" N.E.R.D. edition of Blog Slaps: N.E.R.D.-Everybody Nose