‘A’ is the first letter

typed for your pleasure on 6 August 2008, at 12.31 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Satellite’ by Depeche mode

Andy Warhol, iconoclast and Pop art meister, would’ve been 80 today, on 06.08.08. Personally, I think he was early by like two days.


‘I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts’

Many happy returns, Andy!
That having been said, where’s his Android when you need him?

Technorati tags: Andy Warhol, robots, Android

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8 have spoken to “‘A’ is the first letter”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Your glossary nearly covered up your link there, boyo. The Warobohol story was one of my fav’s, if only because the story was so unusual.

  2. Kuma-chan, hear me ROAARR writes:

    Ahh Andy. I loved the scene in The Doors movie with him. It wasn’t the real Warhol, but pretty cool anyway. That whole party made me feel like I as tripping on acid…hell, half the movie was like that.

  3. Kuma-chan, hear me ROAARR writes:

    Ahh Andy. I loved the scene in The Doors movie with him, it made me feel like I was tripping on acid. It wasn’t the real Warhol (obviously) but stil pretty cool.
    Hell, that whole movie made me feel like I was tripping on acid.

  4. Kuma-chan, hear me ROAARR writes:

    Shit. I posted twice.

  5. Davecat writes:

    No need to roar! Indoor bear voice, please.
    And are you sure you’re not still tripping? *raises eyebrow*

    The one thing I go out of my way to point out with Ollie Stone’s films in general, though, is that he sometimes takes liberties with, ah, reality. ‘The Doors’ is a perfect example: Warhol et al never met the Doors, as the Factory crowd despised the West coast hippie scene. Gerard Malanga, Andy’s right-hand man and whip dancer for the Exploding Plastic Inevitable shows, was particularly spiteful, cos he claims that Morrison stole his look. So dere ya go. *Warhol historian mode OFF*

    It was fab seeing Crispin Glover play him, though, as Crispin Glover makes everything better. 🙂

  6. Laura writes:

    I’m not a big Oliver Stone fan.
    I didn’t think I’d like the Doors movie. But I forget I’m watching Val Kilmer, he’s soo damn convincing.
    It’s worth it to watch the special features and see the interveiw with the real Patricia Kennealy (who makes me want to punch babies) and how she “put a curse on the movie”

    I would also like to add that this comment was all typed in my inside voice.

  7. PBShelley writes:

    Ah, The Doors film… well, Crispin’s portrayal of Andy was about the best thing about it LOL (and I’m a Val Kilmer fan). I *did* grab a whiff of patchouli while watching it at times. Not to mention “other stuff” 😛

    DC, your comment about liberties v reality is well-taken, as his portrayal of Haight Street was pathetically off the mark. I was hanging out on Haight even before the scene exploded in ’67 and it was never anything like he showed, with the exception of a few celebratory days, when the overflow of celebrants drifted back down Haight from Golden Gate Park.

    In fact, it was never like ANYTHING the media portrayed, as the media’s purpose was (and is) to sensationalize it and make it as weird as possible so as to mock it and brainwash others into mocking it. Kind of like they do with doll-fanciers, so you can see my point. Mocking, as you know, is Big Business, and “sheeple” always get sucked into it so they can mock too and be part of the crowd *rolls eyes*

    Anyway, the Haight really was little more than a huge high-school (of the day) block(s) party, where you could hang out with like-minded people, share your youthfully idealistic, enthusiastic, and wild-ish thoughts, be accepted without question (unless a hater), and philosophize, rhapsodize, and party like there was no tomorrow.

    So, thanks to the Media (see Jerry Springer article), the overwhelmingly lame, boring, and common straight people, and plain haters, the whole scene was successfully marginalized into the rather pathetic and comedic portrayals we have today. It never ceases to amaze me as to how many others buy into that picture. But I guess that’s what we got for never caring enough to fight back.

    Shows you what we knew LOL

  8. Davecat writes:

    Wow. It’s rather like what Robin ‘Spazzy / Hairy’ Williams famously remarked on that whole decade: ‘If you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there’. Which, I think, is how you can describe how Ollie Stone’s mindset works. 😐

    Some people are just like that, though, due to their natural brain chemicals, and without the addition of other chemicals — they remember or perceive things that aren’t necessarily rooted in reality. One of my ex-roommates (not zszsz or Tsukihime, but the one whose name we don’t mention) was like that, and dealing with that was maddening, to say the least.

    THE SLAG (looking at a photo of someone who wasn’t Linda Blair): ‘Oh, that’s Linda Blair!’
    ME: ‘No, that’s not.’
    THE SLAG: ‘Yeah it is! I’ve met her before!’
    ME: ‘Well, I don’t know who you met, but that isn’t Linda Blair.’
    THE SLAG: ‘But that is her!’
    ME: ‘…’

    Maybe that’s Ollie. Maybe in his fevered brainpan, the Sixties were a gigantic den of iniquity, and the Vietnam war is still taking place. Who can say? *shrugs*

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