Volpane In Love

Decade Archive of my personal blog from 1999 to 2009.

Monday, August 13, 2001

So much has been happening right now that I will probably leave some things out that I will have to address later. But first things first! I am almost ready to launch my Blog on my own site. So far I have kept it private and have just been exploring the ability to automatically update written information, ala a diary.

Part of my problem is that I have to consider my public persona. There are issues regarding a public diary, even when your audience is limited to your friends. Most writing is presented with a fair amount of editing and processing. Much of what you will find here is raw and unedited. Eventually, with some practice, I think this diary will be quite useful to many of my friends, as well as myself.

Just some high points from the past few days:

This past week has been one for catching up with Summer Blockbuster Movies. Thursday found me taking my friend Carolyn out to see Moulin Rouge, which I�ve already seen once. It is still schmaltzy, but I found I was able to cry at all the sad parts, so I believe it remains in my mind a flashy, imperfect fable. Carolyn and I both agree that Ewan McGregor carries the film with his charm.

Friday I joined Purple Mark at the Egyptian for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I�d gone to the local production of this at the Re-bar with Carolyn, last winter and wondered, when I heard it had been made into a movie, if it would translate to the screen at all. My fears were unfounded, because it carries off its very odd story extremely well, utilizing animation, music and cinematic license to create a story of self-examination and discovery. Because Hedwig deals with ideas surrounding identity and gender it is not a story that everyone will understand, but I think the message it carries is very important to modern society and our youth centered culture.

Before the movie, Mark demonstrated a new camera of his, which, I hope will usher him into the digital age. It will allow him to experiment with color and form in an immediate way. I hope to post his results online soon.

After the movie, Mark and I, perhaps foolishly on my part, visited Rosebud for a late evening aperitif. They have a selection of specialty drinks that we sampled from. Mark decided on a lemon drop and I had a blue valium, for obvious reasons (my blue hair, for those of you who need an explanation). I carried on telling Mark my plans for a future art movement with him as the godhead. I am sure he thought I was very full of myself, but I do believe he is genius.

Saturday found me lacking sleep and I know I was not doing well at work. Even so, Carolyn and I took in another movie at the Meridian 16 Odeon Cineplex. This time it was The Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, an extravaganza of exquisite high-end computer animation. Afterward we had a delightful late dinner at Dragonfish, sampling their delicious Lychee Mango Cobbler with Banana Ice Cream: exquisite!

Sunday I joined Carolyn, Mark, Nancy and William at Charlie�s on Broadway for our weekly brunch. Nancy has a new love interest in her life, so I hung out afterward, hearing her version of the story (I�d heard a prequel from Carolyn Saturday night). I rode with her downtown so I could pick up some peroxide bleach for my hair. My friend Linda had sent me a note inquiring about my well being, so I called and made an appointment to meet for dinner today.

I spent the rest of the afternoon re-dying my hair, blue still. Then I went off to The Vogue where I�ve been hanging with Purple Mark since this spring every Sunday for Fetish night. We�ve started regularly sitting with Craig, who I�ve known by sight for many years, but only recently have met and talked to extensively. I am tempted to talk about him further, but I doubt that would be fair. If you want more details about him you will have to contact me for a private email.

I need to return some CDs to the Public Library, which has moved to a temporary location in the Convention Center and much closer to my apartment. I think I will be checking out more materials now. Also I need to set up this Blogger, which I plan to do next although it is already Two o�clock. Time flies.


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