Mark Bulmer

This is a scrapbook of stuff I'm watching, reading and listening too.

Enjoy.
theparisreview:

“Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were fans. Terry Gilliam—former Monty Pythonite and the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—calls it ‘the most romantic novel about love and family I have read. It made me ashamed to be so utterly normal.’ In the ’90s, Harry Anderson, the magician and actor (he played the Judge on Night Court) optioned the film rights and wrote a movie script himself. Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, adores it. ‘Certain books,’ he says, ‘are so imaginative that they suck you into a world that you’d never known existed. They make you feel like you’re being let in on this secret. It’s life-changing.’”
In Wired, former editor Caitlin Roper on Katherine Dunn’s novel Geek Love. Read an excerpt from “Rhonda Discovers Art,” a selection from Dunn’s novel The Cut Man.
Art: Brandon Zimmerman.

theparisreview:

“Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were fans. Terry Gilliam—former Monty Pythonite and the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—calls it ‘the most romantic novel about love and family I have read. It made me ashamed to be so utterly normal.’ In the ’90s, Harry Anderson, the magician and actor (he played the Judge on Night Court) optioned the film rights and wrote a movie script himself. Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, adores it. ‘Certain books,’ he says, ‘are so imaginative that they suck you into a world that you’d never known existed. They make you feel like you’re being let in on this secret. It’s life-changing.’”

In Wired, former editor Caitlin Roper on Katherine Dunn’s novel Geek Love. Read an excerpt from “Rhonda Discovers Art,” a selection from Dunn’s novel The Cut Man.

Art: Brandon Zimmerman.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

—Vincent Van Gogh (via little-frank)

One of the most difficult things is the first paragraph. I have spent many months on a first paragraph and once I get it, the rest just comes out very easily. In the first paragraph you solve most of the problems with your book. The theme is defined, the style, the tone. At least in my case, the first paragraph is a kind of sample of what the rest of the book is going to be.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, born on this day in 1927 via The Writer’s Almanac

Vive le paragraphe!

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Skipping and wandering along the top of a sea barricade in the icelandic capital #Reykjavik // #thisisiceland  (at Sæmundur í Sparifötunum)

Skipping and wandering along the top of a sea barricade in the icelandic capital #Reykjavik // #thisisiceland (at Sæmundur í Sparifötunum)

smithsonian:

Photo: Jimi Hendrix, 1967 by Linda McCartney
In the late 60s, Jimi Hendrix shattered the notion of what the electric guitar could be. On stage he was simultaneously self-possessed and otherworldly, playing the guitar with his teeth and behind his back, even setting it on fire. He took standard blues and changed it through psychedelic sonic alchemy, mining the depths of the instrument’s poetic expressiveness by testing its physical limits.
His photo is on view with 100 others as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s "American Cool" exhibition, exploring one of our greatest cultural exports: that elusive quality of charismatic self-possession that we call “cool” 

smithsonian:

Photo: Jimi Hendrix, 1967 by Linda McCartney

In the late 60s, Jimi Hendrix shattered the notion of what the electric guitar could be. On stage he was simultaneously self-possessed and otherworldly, playing the guitar with his teeth and behind his back, even setting it on fire. He took standard blues and changed it through psychedelic sonic alchemy, mining the depths of the instrument’s poetic expressiveness by testing its physical limits.

His photo is on view with 100 others as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s "American Cool" exhibition, exploring one of our greatest cultural exports: that elusive quality of charismatic self-possession that we call “cool” 

(via pbsamericanmasters)

americanguide:

THE FAR AWAY LAND - NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS

Thar she blows!' That was the cry that spelled wealth and fame for [Nantucket and New Bedford], when for a century and a half Buzzards Bay was the world center of a golden industry. The Bay itself is only half tamed. Dark islands rise up from its depths, the last strongholds of a primitive wilderness. 

Here’s New England, A Guide To Vacationland (WPA, 1939)

NANTUCKET (Island) is named from the Indian Nanticut, meaning ‘The Far Away Land.’

Massachusetts, A Guide To Its Places and People (WPA, 1937)

Editor’s note: These are a selection of cell phone photos. Follow Michael Cevoli on Instagram.

* * *

Michael Cevoli is your Guide to New England. He was born and raised in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and now lives and works on the water in the seafaring town of Warren, Rhode Island. He’s a commercial and editorial photographer and you can follow his work on Tumblr, or on his website.

(Source: americanguide, via michaelcevoli)

michaelcevoli:

Location scouting/getting some shots in for myself today in Fall River, Massachusetts. This was a very large and confusing set of buildings. 

michaelcevoli:

A few shots from last week, shooting a story on razor clams. Its always a nice day at work when you get to commute to a sandbar by kayak.

lomographicsociety:

Today in History (1970): The Beatles Release Their Single ‘Let It Be’ in the UK
One of the best known singles by the Fab Four was released on this day 44 years ago, at the time when the band was already on the brink of breaking up. http://bit.ly/1gbToUi

lomographicsociety:

Today in History (1970): The Beatles Release Their Single ‘Let It Be’ in the UK

One of the best known singles by the Fab Four was released on this day 44 years ago, at the time when the band was already on the brink of breaking up. http://bit.ly/1gbToUi

(via pbsthisdayinhistory)