July 26th, 2001

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The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny

This is a yummy must have CD, I like Isle of Love, with the tiki birds in the background, the drums and the singers going, ahh, ahhh, ahhhh, wooo, wooo, woooo. Yum, yum, fifties tropical cocktail music. I like this even better than Les Baxter.


I'm back. A wee bit tired and kinda queasy, hmmm, but back. I'm just trying to catch up here, but its slow going. I have so much mail to read, and messages to clear off my various numbers and service. One step at a time, I guess. Coming back from being with my Mother always requires a bit of detoxification for me, so I'll probably be a little bit out of it for a few days. I'm glad I went though, it was an attempt on my part to bring my little family together and to give my Mother some attention, while she is pretending not to be grieving the death of my Father.

I have some pics and on-the-road journal entries, so hopefully I'll be able to get those up soon.

Love you guyz,
Jac.

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Have you guys seen, Talking During The Movie, on the Indy Film Channel? I've never seen this before and I'm loving it!!! How great to see a movie with the director (Lee Tamahori) talking over it. It's soo great to be able to get inside the director's head, to learn why he did what he did, what he loves about his film, what he had to cut, what he fought to save, who he cast and why. It's really, really great. Of course I wish I'd seen this movie before because then it would mean more to me, but its still really informative and interesting.

This is an upsetting movie about Maori culture. I only tried to learn a bit about the Maoris after I saw The Piano. So far, in this film, we've got wife beating and alcoholism, and the lead character looks a lot like my, I-wish-he-were-my, ex. The movie is very realistic and tough. I never knew that Maori gang members tattoo their faces in stages according to their status in the gang.

God how I love movies, movie making, and directing. When am I going to get out of this maze and do my right work?
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