I literally walked past Anthology yesterday afternoon, grossed out by the ugly newer glass bldgs now dotting 2nd Ave. I'm not lying when I say I had the urge to take a photo of AFA (for posterity? who knows? ) , but didn't.It was shocking and sad to find out today that Jonas Mekas had passed. Great man. Too much to thank him for.
― So, This Leaked (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:18 (one year ago) link
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:11 (one year ago) link
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 January 2019 04:11 (one year ago) link
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty played here about 15 years ago--I think it was just a one-off, not part of a series. Mekas was there to introduce it and take questions afterward. After that finished, I went up to him and asked about the soundtrack. (The Lightbox was still the Cinematheque then, so it was a lot easier to do something like that; everyone who speaks at the Lightbox has an entourage these days.) There's a great bit where his daughter walks for the first time with the VU's "Run Run Run" playing, but I was asking about the score, which was drony, Henry Flynt-type stuff. I don't remember who it was--maybe Tony Conrad, maybe Flynt himself--but Mekas said that if I followed up with a letter, he'd send me a tape. I'm pretty sure I did follow up, but nothing ever came. He sounded very sincere about sending something, so I'm inclined to think the letter never found him.
― clemenza, Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:02 (one year ago) link