Thursday, January 21, 2010

Night of Pan

Sorry for posting this so belated but I've been (and still am) without internet most of the time.

Brian Butler's 'Night of Pan' with Kenneth Anger and Vincent Gallo gets L.A. premier at Projections festival

Filmmaker, artist and musician Brian Butler will premier his short film, “Night of Pan,” at the Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the opening of Projections, a festival of rarely seen films by the likes of Spike Jonze, Harmony Korine, Jean-Luc Goddard and Miranda July. "Night of Pan" depicts Kenneth Anger, Vincent Gallo and the director himself performing a dark occult ritual that "symbolizes the stage of ego death in the process of spiritual attainment."

Projections was curated by Aaron Rose, co-curator of the successful museum exhibition (and book) "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture," which toured the world through 2008. In addition to screening on Jan.16, “Night of Pan” will be screened in a loop at the gallery on Feb. 18.
Roberts & Tilton Gallery, 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, Jan. 16 – Feb. 20

That article is taken from: http://www.thisisbrandx.com/2010/01/brian-butlers-night-of-pan-with-kenneth-anger-and-vincent-gallo-gets-la-premier-at-projections-festi.html

Pictures and a preview can be seen there as well :-)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Merchandise + Vincent Gallo = Unique

Thanks to Scorpio Rising, a little story about the merchandise - a good one that doesn't only focus on sperm.

As there are so many pics coming along with the article (and the pics are really a vital part of the whole thing) I decided to only post the link here so you can all go and have a look:

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159&Itemid=52

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Did you know?

I don't like lists. I really hate limiting down something like music to my personal top 5 or top whatever of the decade/year/day/summer whatever. I just know and love too many songs/albums or films to pick a few precious one without feeeling bad about leaving out at least 20 others. Anyway, everyone does their best of the decade lists now because it is the thing to do and according to metrotimes, a certain album is on their number 8.

What does it have to do with Vincent? Well, if you read their reason for picking that album, you'll know.

"PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (Island): The great Patti Smith pop-rock album that Patti never actually made. Who'd have ever thought we'd get a happy, almost celebratory love album from — of all people — PJ Harvey? (Of course, it wasn't long before she returned to a darkness that was deeper than the one she exhibited earlier in her career ... but maybe that's what happens when one falls in love with and writes an album in tribute to someone as seemingly creepy as Vincent Gallo.)"

I didn't know that and as news are slow, I thought I'd post it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I could have Vincent Gallo's baby

The first really funny article on the sperm-offer at Vincent Gallo's official homepage. Even though it's quite evil in some places, I came to like the way it's written.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/jan/04/vincent-gallo-sperm


I could have Vincent Gallo's baby

Well, if I was female and had $1m. Yes, according to his website, Vincent Gallo is hawking not only T-shirts but his sperm, too. If only I'd known before Christmas


We may only be four days into the new year, but resolutions are already being tested. If you planned to give up smoking, you may have already buckled. If you planned to join a gym, you may have been put off by all the sweat and mirrors. But if you planned to get pregnant with the baby of a skinny, independent cinema darling with a ratty-looking beard, you're in luck. Vincent Gallo is selling his sperm online. For $1m.

It all sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? You simply log on to vgmerchandise.com, fork out $1m and in return you get the chance to become the mother of a child who – if it follows in its father's footsteps – will grow up to form several bad bands, star in a number of films that nobody really watches and direct films that nobody really likes. Imagine the pride that will swell up in your heart as you sit little Jimmy or little Susan down to watch the blowjob scene from The Brown Bunny.

There are caveats of course and, since this is Vincent Gallo, it's hard to tell if they are genuine or an attempt at tedious, deliberately provocative, "betcha didn't think I'd say that" shtick. As the website states: "Mr Gallo maintains the right to refuse sale of his sperm to those of extremely dark complexions. Though a fan of Franco Harris, Derek Jeter, Lenny Kravitz and Lena Horne, Mr Gallo does not want to be part of that type of integration."

It's not all bad news, though – if you're naturally blonde or the relative of a mid-century German soldier, Gallo is kind enough to offer you a $50,000 discount. And it helps if you're Jewish, too – since a "connection to the Jewish faith would guarantee his offspring a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance film festival or an Oscar". Very droll. Or slightly bitter and heavy-handed. The jury's out.

But what if you don't want to spend a million dollars to have Vincent Gallo's baby? What if you simply want him to fulfill your deepest fantasy? Well, for the knock-down price of $50,000, you can do exactly that. And this time there are no such limitations. You can do whatever you desire. Personally, I think it'd be quite nice to sit him down and spend an evening forcing him to read a book on how to make films that aren't terrible but, as a male, I'm not the market he's pitching to.

Even if you are among the, frankly, short-sighted minority who wouldn't want to shell out an inordinate amount of cash to spend some intimate time with the star of Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, you still have a chance to own a piece of Gallo. For $2,000 you can have a tatty bit of cloth with some small flowers drawn on it; $1,500 buys you a photograph of Gallo standing in a bowling alley; and $150 buys you a T-shirt with the words Vincent Gallo written across the front in marker pen. The point is that, even in these times of severe recession, you can't not afford to have some Vincent Gallo in your life.

Or, you know, you could just get Mr Belding from Saved By the Bell to phone you up for $20 instead. That's probably just as good.