It’s World Aids Day. Get informed and shine brightly.
Saw a documentary made by German film director Werner Herzog about his ‘friendship’ with actor Klaus Kinski. Two mad megalomaniac bastards make for fascinating screen time! Catch ‘My Best Friend‘ if you can. Und dann faengt er an zum Toben… Here’s a, ahem, pretty picture of Kinski in Herzog’s Nosferatu.
Overheard: ‘So yeah… I can basically go anywhere from here. Whatever the decision, you know. If I can’t stay here… I can go to South America, to Africa… travel… you know, America. Whatever. I can do what I want. And that will be it. You know, it stops right there. No calls. No nothing. Well, maybe a birthday e-mail…
Like Harvey Keitel? Some good shots of him on this French ‘Holy Smoke‘ site. Holy Smoke is Jane ‘the Piano’ Campion’s new film. Keitel stars opposite Kate Winslet. Leo… eat your little heart out. [ F ] English site ‘coming soon’.
Dutch KPN will be offering ADSL in all the major cities in the Netherlands by March 2000, and nationwide by summer 2000. Apparently 20% of Dutch households are already on line. Their basic rate will be a bit cheaper than what cable companies are offering, but upload/download speeds not nearly as fast! They do offer several faster, but dearer options. [ D ]
Good collection of search engines and other handy stuff like the phone book, the train schedules, dictionaries, etc. All in [ D ].
Prol’s discovering the delights of mp3.com and so far quite liked the musical meanderings of Father Divine, Null Device, Jude Cowan, 40 days and Motorcade.
Talking about mp3s, I think I’m running a bit behind, but I’ve just installed Napster… Not for the bandwidth impaired.
Prol’s not political, never has been (prolitical?), and doesn’t pretend to know much about the Peace Process. Prol does have warm fuzzy feelings for Ireland and hopes they’ll drop those guns right now.
I’m not big on cartoons and animation flicks, but I enjoyed A Bug’s Life this weekend and that’s not just because the adorable Kevin Spacey’s in it. [ buy ]
Into the Heart has sat on my shelf for a while but for some reason decided to read bits of it again this weekend. Interesting insights into the songs of U2 from the band and their closest associates. Count the times ‘oral sex’ is mentioned… [ buy ]
Always suspected Garth Brooks had a dark side. Prol applauds artists who take it one step further.
Saw lots of uninspiring art today at the rather prestigious ‘Rijksacademie of the Visual Arts‘ in Amsterdam, just around the corner from where Prol lives. Prix de Rome and all that. Not much that tickled the old Prol’s fancy. I liked the work of Arkady Nasonov.
It’s simple things that make the mouth water: perfect roast potatoes.
Vote in the most important poll of the century! My vote’sh with the Shcotshman.
Yuck. Green is back.
Let’s be thankful for what we’ve got.
Listen up punk, it’s the Fun Lovin’ Criminals! (live webcast from London today)
Enter the National Science Quiz on line on the VPRO website. If you know Dutch. And just why is Port sweet? If all that’s too heavy on the head, just vote for the song of the year. [ D ]
France’s Underground system‘s 100 years old. It’s been a while but Prol couldn’t make head nor tails of their grid when in Paris. [ F ] [ E ]
Prolific goes on a break till next saturday. Do come back.
One of my favourite design firms spearedpeanut.com have made a small Tom Waits tribute site. Swoon.
Finally, a U2 website that looks good. It’s probably been around a while, but I hadn’t seen it yet. It was made by nettmedia.com who do great music related web sites such as davidbowie.com.
Prol’s never been to New York. The only place left on earth I am truly dying to see.
Read greek? Modern greek that is. Check out this fine looking Bowie interview and tell us what it says!
And then of course there’s the missus. Iman has the grooviest site of all the models out there. Hmm, fancy a drop of Tia Maria?
Huey blew Prol and colleagues away earlier this year in the Vredenburg venue in Utrecht. The Fun Lovin’ Criminals are the ultimate show band. Don’t miss their live broadcast on the NME website next weekend.
Do we really need to know where exactly a child was conceived?
If you ask me, the Dutch need to read this book. Maybe if they do we’ll finally see an end to ‘feet on train seat’, ‘push ‘n’ shove embarking’, etc. etc.