20 August 2012

Rain Taxi Wishes Etgar and Me A Happy Birthday

Pffft, it was sure starting to look like I was lying about interviewing Etgar Keret, wasn't it?

Well. Feast your eyes on this. Suckas...

19 August 2012


This is not the most brilliant execution of dance video production of all time, no, but I really, really like it. I saw this video some time last month and have now gotten around to posting it. I like how angular and twitchy it is. And, um, it reminds me of Michael Jackson.

The piece is called "Ziji." The choreographer is Luc Jacobs. The dancer is Yaara Moses, a Batsheva dancer. Filmed by Ian Robinson, also a Batsheva dancer. 

18 August 2012

I Think Etgar's Really Funny

This past summer I read Suddenly, A Knock On the Door and reread The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God. And sometimes, admittedly, I thought, What the hell is wrong with this guy? Truly. Other times, though, I was laughing so raucously as to draw attention in public. Consider the opening lines from his one of his stories: "Have you ever wondered what word is most frequently uttered by people about to die a violent death? MIT carried out a comprehensive study of the question among heterogeneous communities in North America and discovered that the word is none other than fuck." Don't you wish it occurred to you to write that?

So, clicking on the Jewish Daily Forward video above is worth your while if you haven't already. Go ahead. I'll wait. Good stuff, huh? I would've included Stanley Tucci reading Keret's story "Creative Writing," but I couldn't embed that, but you can find it here.

17 August 2012

Hey, It's A Pretty Good Video

I'm posting another Aviv Geffen video. I was impressed by how cleverly it integrates the song's lyrics. Which, come to think of it, I don't see a lot.

09 August 2012

It's Not About Me; It's About Shirley

I don't think it's odd that I went shopping for an outfit for the Garbage show yesterday. (And found nothing worthy.) But nevermind me.

Today is all about La Manson! Yay! This video is so great. I like the 1940s Hollywood/Man Ray look and feel of this. And, as per usual, Shirley Manson is tearing it up!