Wednesday, January 22, 2014

True Detective Meets True West

January 22, 2014
   Thanks to Carole Glenn, Kathy and I are watching the new HBO show "True Detective" and it's a really creative and edgy show. Kathy admits the skinny Mathew McConaghey (fresh off "Dallas Buyer's Club") resembles a certain, skinny Western nut she used to know:

One Skinny Kingman Buyer's Club Cartoonist

   Yes, found this in the pack rat condo over the weekend. I believe Ralph Rippe took this, or, perhaps it was Gary Boulanger, the New Times photographer back in the day.

  And speaking of New Times, I also found this photo of the staff in 1978, which was definitely taken by Gary Boulanger:

New Times Crew, Christmas 1978

   Considering how much we fought, we sure look happy. That's Jana Bommersbach on the right, and Mike Lacey, next to her, followed by Jim Larkin and two more I'm trying to track down in my dusty memory banks. It's funny, we fought in the trenches every day and here it is 34 years later and their names escape me. Eventually they all will fade into oblivion, which is part of the reason I'm doing the book. I know it's a fool's errand, but I still hope it comes off as a love letter of hope. It won't be perfect by any means, but that is always a false goal.

"In the end, perfection is just a concept—an impossibility we use to torture ourselve and that contradicts nature. We pursue it—God knows we have to, as artists—but ultimately, like [Friedensreigh] Hundertwasser says: 'A straight line is pure tyranny. In art, as in life, the love of imperfection is the perfect love.'"
—Guillermo del Toro, "Cabinet of Curiosities"