Monday, February 26, 2007

at the end of the oscars it's the producers they honor


dan clowes


"gs has been one of the most aggressive firms on wst about taking action on climate change; the company sends its bankers home at night in hybrid limousines" - nyt, 2.25.07

"What is the place where all the thinking and interesting ideas happen?" asks Elisa Ambrogio. "F. Scott Fitzgerald told me it was Princeton, Herman Melville told me it was a whaling vessel, Lester Bangs told me it was a record, Graham Greene told me it was in prayer, and Dan Clowes told me it was in a line—what you make alone, angry at the world that lacked all the past promised. College? All I got there was a bunch of unfucked pale girls yammering about the gender binary! No thanks! Whaling's illegal and we fished the cod nearly out of existence! Modern music? Rolling Stone magazine? Getting close to God's not going to get me laid! Let alone drawing pictures alone! I want a bunch of people taking drugs and making art and fucking and posting to the Internet, that's what I want! When any group of people pursue artistic freedom for its own sake without thought of reward or backslapping is when people and a place in time become vital, as pat and cheesed-out as the phrase 'true artistic freedom' is. I like it 'cause it seems true, and I am so fake."


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