Posts Tagged ‘Candace Bergen’

Since Coming Back

August 26, 2008

Since coming back from the Persian Gulf where I did not play golf (ala Tiger Woods) not that much has happened but some things.  I passed Ben Stiller ( with whom I share the exact same birthday November thirtieth 1965) who was filming “Night at the Museum 2” in front of the Museum of Natural History (though the sequel is mostly set in the Smithsonian). Finally told my  one hyper over the top hot yoga teacher to lay off and agreed to take other instructor’s classes instead.

 

  Did a backyard reading at “A Gathering of the Tribes” with the poet Ra (who is the indian Casino director in my original Worlds’ Biggest Shopping Mall Poem”) and his band.  At this gig where there was a very small audience I read  from”Circumnavigating the Topiary” (which you can read in part on threadless.com (just google the title) about transversal simulacra and such.

 

There was writer there named Leslie who is working on a novel set in the time of Louis Quatroze about  diabolical wives and others who poisoned male lovers or just relations. I relayed to he and Dr. Steve Cannon how this writer decided to give up on the Chinese angle for his next mall book because Sino malls just aren’t exciting and they agreed that I had not done enough reconnaissance [as in I should interview the entire billion and half people available to take my questions].

 

Earlier in the week I had gone to see the “Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool” exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art.  The one painting which struck this writer like the tradesman’s instrument was “Blacksmyth” which was represented in both versions (1771) where the darkened surround was rendered illumined by the red hot glow of the rod being molded(s’) heat.  The work itself charged up the quietude of the institution it was placed in.  In one version the blacksmith’s face was more flush the scorch embering it plum.  And lets not forget the representation of the blacksmith’s leather apron to the side.

 

Then on the last day (labor day b4 going to Venezia for a wedding which I shall bog on next) when I was doing the all day tour (Manhattan Comprehensive) we pulled along 1040 Fifth avenue where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s residence when she was alive and current home of Candace Bergen.  There was a blonde woman geting out of an suv and I said that’s not Candace Bergen is it and some tourists yelled out “yes it is”.  I motioned to her from inside the closed bus and either she didn’t she us or she chose to ignore us.

Next it was off to Milan

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back to the East and Central Park South

June 2, 2008

So it has been a while since this for the most part uncommented upon name self-enhancer  blogger  has posted.  Good, way to go!- good way to loose the flow.

So I Went to Hong Kong Kong again (though for the first time since actively composing this blog) as well as to Guangzhou for the day in the PRC and Thailand.  I am writing the Shopping Mall Poem of the East over there but much of my poetic ouflow goes to the Chocolate Mao blog on threadless ( a comment page on a design by the artist Robsoul) whose work I found (as I did the site) while googling the verbal foundations of an idea.

But some of the highlights:

1.  Gettiing stuck in an Guangzhou Ikea and not be able to find my way out

2.  buffet lunch at the the Plaza Athenee in Bangkok

3.  Having two Singha beers after the van going to the Bridge on the River Kwai hit a dog

4.Bhuddist ceremonies at the royal palace in the Thai capitol

Just a few some more later—-

the back in nyc

lots of celebreties

Woody Allen and Larry David ran into while they were filming the former’s new movie at Grant’s tomb.  We were in the tomb with David becuase as a national park property it cannot be closed off to visitors.  Allen does not particularly strike me as somebody you wish to speak with if you have no business with him.

Jerry Springer- I walked downstairs while giving a tour by the USS Maine memorial on Columbus Circle to let people on and  off and Jerry Springer walked by.  I yelled out “Jerry Springer” and he turned arond. Still holding the tourgude microphone I announced Jerry Springer to the upstairs audience on the double-decker and  excited they stood up .  I said quick come up with a controversy and we’re Jerry’s kids then I Yelled over to Jerry to turn around and wave and he did (something  Conan O”Brien and the Reverand Al Sharpton in my opinion would not do).

Then in quick succession one morning American Idol winner David Cook going into the CBS this morning studios after performing outside, numerous blonde flunkies (peroxided and not) dressed up as the Legally Blonde chick out on a promo event {being chaperoned by onetime CBS producer Hal Glicksman who was also catching a ride  on the Jerry Springer bus), Candace Bergen (filming a scene from the in production Bride Wars {with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson} at the Plaza, and Nobel laureate Elie Weisel and Christine Amanpour filming along Central Park South.