Friday, June 17, 2011

New York, Sex Sin & Zen Review, 1-2-5

Where I'll be this weekend:

• Dharma talk Sat. 6/18 at Noon (12pm) at Ordinary Mind Zendo 107 West 74th St between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves Apt. BR New York, NY 10023

• Reading on Sat. 6/18 at 8pm Melville House 145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Nice review of my new book:

http://www.modern-dharma.net/2011/01/sex-sin-and-zen-book-review/

Cool video:



Link to the video if you can't see it: http://youtu.be/KZXkzao9KvA

Interview with Scott Edelstein that says stuff about my first Zen teacher:

http://sweepingzen.com/2011/04/21/sex-and-the-spiritual-teacher-an-interview-with-scott-edelstein/

I'm going off now to film more of Shoplifting From American Apparel....

27 comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

I'll take it..

john e mumbles said...

Douche...er, I mean Deuce

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Right action is doing what needs doing right here and right now. Wrong action is doing what doesn’t need doing.

john e mumbles said...

Hmmmnnnn...The Brian Jonestown Massacre have some 'splaining to do to The Haunted!

john e mumbles said...

Can you DIG it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388888/

john e mumbles said...

I KNOW that you can...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWlukvCFEY

Zombie Seagal said...

uysdogco9ew34rhblvbb BRAINS

max radings said...

...badass song! muchas gracias.

Anonymous said...

Episode 67 :: Scott Edelstein :: Sex and the Spiritual Teacher

http://www.thesecularbuddhist.com/episode_067.php

Bizarro Seagal said...

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.

Awakened Yeti said...

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears... in the rain.

Mysterion said...

Roy's eloquent final words...

Deckard has hunted replicants all his life. His mission is to protect humans from replicants.

The "origami message" is unnecessary unless Gaff is communicating something. Why did Gaff specifically choose a unicorn? He has knowledge of Deckard’s dreams. Deckard is a replicant!

Fearing that Ridley Scott's cut of Blade Runner would be too difficult for audiences, the studio deleted Deckard’s unicorn dream, and tacked on an uplifting ending that shows Deckard and Rachael driving off into the sunset. Thus, the theatrical release hid the truth from the audience.

after THIS

Mysterion said...

The question of whether Deckard is intended to be a human or a replicant has been an ongoing controversy since the film's release. Ridley Scott, after remaining coy on the subject for twenty years, stated in 2002 that Deckard is a replicant. Hampton Fancher and Harrison Ford, however, have both stated that Deckard is human. The rough consensus of the dialogue is that in the original version of the film Deckard is probably human, whereas the Director's Cut is more ambigious, deliberately hinting that he may be another replicant. Specifically, the Director's Cut adds a major sequence of Deckard dreaming about a unicorn. The dream is in coversation with the origami unicorn Gaff leaves Deckard at the end of the film.

source

Anonymous said...

awakened mysterion is such a douche.

Anonymous said...

Zombie - NO

Anonymous said...

I showed up for your reading and then waited around for 40 minutes only to find there were more delays in store. in the future if you want extras for your movie you should state that up front. being made to sign releases and wait around for more people to show kind of sucks ass especially when there's not even a table of free stuff like is usually offered in a normal shoot. I fucking hate movie people and especially the indie jack asses with no consideration for people's time and patience.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...

It's all about the free stuff.

Jackets.

I got a lot of Jackets when I lived in LA (Prospect/Talmadge), across the street from ABC (4151 Prospect Blvd.

I used to give the PROMO jackets to homeless people - they advertised all the movies and TV shows for me.

Zombies want brains. Groupies want jackets.

john e mumbles said...

? to Chas above: Symbolism aside, how come P.K. Dick's WHEN ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP just wasn't a snappy enough title and they had to rip off William S. Burroughs and Alan E. Nourse?

http://realitystudio.org/criticism/the-blade-runner-and-the-shootist/

Brad Warner said...

Anonymous said:
I showed up for your reading and then waited around for 40 minutes only to find there were more delays in store. in the future if you want extras for your movie you should state that up front. being made to sign releases and wait around for more people to show kind of sucks ass especially when there's not even a table of free stuff like is usually offered in a normal shoot. I fucking hate movie people and especially the indie jack asses with no consideration for people's time and patience.

I'm sorry about this. Shoplifting From American Apparel is not really my movie. Both Jordan Castro (the other author) and I were told this would be partly for the film but would mainly be a reading by us that would be filmed for use in the movie. The director changed this plan at the last minute to something more like a straight film shoot.

In any case, there weren't that many people in the venue and I tried my best to make myself available to anyone who wanted to speak with me. I did, in fact, speak to a handful of people who I believed were the ones who had come specifically to see me.

I wish you would have talked to me directly about this. I would have done my utmost to try and make the event worth your time. Thank you for being there.

Awakened Yeti said...

lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

Anonymous said:
I showed up for your reading and then waited around for 40 minutes only to find there were more delays in store. in the future if you want extras for your movie you should state that up front. being made to sign releases and wait around for more people to show kind of sucks ass especially when there's not even a table of free stuff like is usually offered in a normal shoot. I fucking hate movie people and especially the indie jack asses with no consideration for people's time and patience.


Brad said:
I'm sorry about this. Shoplifting From American Apparel is not really my movie. Both Jordan Castro (the other author) and I were told this would be partly for the film but would mainly be a reading by us that would be filmed for use in the movie. The director changed this plan at the last minute to something more like a straight film shoot.


Sorry I started late, Anonymous. I offered free drinks to all who were there. I didn't mention it, but I will be sending a free copy of the film to all who have been extras in the film. If I were smart enough, I would have offered tee shirts to the ten or so people there. I apologize for not thinking of this great idea. Unfortunately, we were preparing for a much bigger event, and so are desire to wait longer was in hopes that more would come in attendance.

My miscommunication with Brad and Jordan is typical of this film. I have taken each scenario to try and create something out of what is presented, since the film is both documentary and narrative. So I thought it would be good to have a bit of Brad and Jordan reading as themselves and Tao Lin. I told them five minutes each.

Obviously, if they told everyone they were exclusively doing a reading, then this is my fault for not communicating clearly. As I've learned about making independent films, a director spends his time making a jackass out of himself, and then tries to figure out how to be better for the next shoot.

Thank you for your patience to stick through the performance/reading. I will be sure to specify an event as "extra" specific, keep audience members waiting for a very short time, and give away more free things.

FYI - I actually I felt this later on, so I took everyone at Melville House out for drinks and food at Pedro's a block away. I'm sorry if you left before this opportunity. If you signed a release, then you will receive a DVD and shirt in the mail upon the film's release.

If you contact me personally by e-mail, I can rush you a shirt today from one of our producers directly to your home in NYC.






and miscommunicated to

Anonymous said...

we always buy these by the gross (a dozen dozen or 144).

we did it for the roll-out of Galactica and six or eight other Century City shows.

Intern or temp. part-time only, no benies... degree required

Ben Newell said...
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Mysterion said...

As long as you didn't change your self into a replicant, you are still with us...

Mysterion said...

BTW: Check out the ending of the Draft Script HERE

Deckard offs Rachael around page 134 or 124.

DECKARD (V.O. = voice over film)

I told myself over and over again,
if I hadn't done it, they would
have.

I didn't go back to the city, not
that city, I didn't want the job.

She said the great advantage of
being alive was to have a choice.
And she chose. And a part of me
was almost glad. Not because she
was gone but because this way they
could never touch her.

Mysterion said...
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