LAURENT B – Q'LTURAL DIARY – MMXX.04

« Trop de couleurs distrait le spectateur. »
Jacques Tati


COVID-19 is not a joke ; protect yourself and your close ones.
Even if you're in a « less–at–risk » group, you can still contaminate other people and maybe kill them directly or indirectly (by contributing to the saturation of the healthcare system).
If you get sick. whatever your age is, you will have a ten to fifteen percent chance to get serious medical sequelæ.
We'll have to deal with a lot of dangers – sanitary, obviously, but also economical – with a risk of a terrible recession at the corner of the street, political, with governments not wasting a good crisis to crush civil rights and implementing new control tools for the population, and most importantly social anomie (caused by short-term individualistic behaviours).
– when possible stay at home
keep social distance
wash your hands, often, thoroughly, with soap – for at least thirty seconds
sneeze and cough into your elbow
– if you wear a mask, make sure to wear it correctly – and avoid contaminating yourself by putting or removing it
– last but not least, if you're fit, healthy and available, help and support your neighbours, especially those in « at–risk » groups.


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MIXTAPES

☆ listen to soundomies ! on mixcloud
★ soundomy ! n° 317 – « hebdonomy »
★ soundomy ! n° 331 – « quarantune tarentatino »
★ soundomy ! n° 332 – « hydroxychlorocoquine »




L SUPPORTS

En première ligne is an Instagram account dedicated to Swiss everyday heroes (Les héros du quotidien) – postmen, nurses, firemen, LEOs, people in green, shopkeepers, citizens helping their neighbours, etcætera. Go follow them to be inspired.

@atelierdecadence has launched a new website, 130' – where you can buy prints of his work.
If you're looking for a great webdesigner/graphic designer, go visit his portfolio. You'll have some wow moments.

Zesty Boyz is a growing channel on YouTube, and probably the most promising I know of.
You'll find there a nice and fun podcast, but the most interesting part is Tony Scheyer's little memeic skits – in which there is more cinema than in the whole '10s cinematographic landscape, especially ECM (empty calories movies) by Villeneuve, Malick, Winding Refn, Nolan, or Cameron.
For a ten years starved cinema-enthusiast like me, that's very refreshing. Discover my favourite Zesty Boyz' sketches.

Fire Place is another criminally underrated channel on YouTube, full of creativity and very polymorphic – from short–short movies to music clips and even full–length movies, generally with a lot of artistic success. To be frank, sometimes it's gross, and sometimes it is the kind of aburdist humour GenZ is known to have a taste for, but it can be brilliant and sensitive too. Discover my favourite Fire Place's videos.





PAPER

2020-04-01 DICK Philip – 1962 – Man in the High Castle (The)
★★★★★



ANIMATED IMAGES

☆ a (non-exhaustive) watchlist on imdb

2020-04-01 CARRON Marie–Cheyenne – 2017 – Morsure des Dieux (La)
★★★★☆



SOUNDS

PLAYLIST 2020-04

2020-04-02 Trevor Daniel – 2020 – Falling
2020-04-01 Billy Joel – 1973 – Piano Man



NAME DROPPING

Wes Anderson
Gregg Araki
Michel Audiard
Franco Battiato
Antoine Blondin
Georges Brassens
John Browning
Bertrand Burgalat
Bo Burnham
William S. Burroughs
Caterina Caselli
Johnny Cash
Larry Clark
Ian Curtis
Joe Dante
Miles Davis
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Alain Delon
Jacques Demy
Diabologum
Hélie Denoix de Saint Marc
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Bret Easton Ellis
James Ellroy
Jean Eustache
Abel Ferrara
Léo Ferré
David Fincher
Brigitte Fontaine
Fuzati
Jean Gabin
Serge Gainsbourg
Gaston Glock
Michael Haneke
Neil Hannon
Françoise Hardy
Hal Hartley
Michel Hazanavicius
Robert Heinlein
Hermann Hesse
Albert Hofmann
Christophe Honoré
Spike Jonze
Ernst Jünger
Bruce LaBruce
Laibach
La Souris Déglinguée
Georges Lautner
David Lynch
Louis Malle
Jean–Patrick Manchette
Michael Mann
Thomas Mann
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Jean–Pierre Melville
George Miller
David Robert Mitchell
Hayao Miyazaki
Morrissey
Roger Nimier
Katsuhiro Otomo
Chuck Palahniuk
Hugo Pratt
Dieter Rams
Arthur Rimbaud
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Kevin Smith
Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden
Snufkin
Todd Solondz
Pierre Soulages
Neal Stephenson
André Téchiné
Gus Van Sant
Paul Verhoeven
Henri Verneuil
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Lars von Trier
John Waters
Cody Wilson
S. Craig Zahler
Zesty Boyz
Terry Zwiggoff





CONTACT

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