The Ego Nickel

The landscape of the entertainment business and deal making culture

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slaughterhouse90210:

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

slaughterhouse90210:

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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Music, Thanks To Doritos

parislemon:

David Carr’s takeaway from SXSW:

And in a move that might seem redundant given the irony that she had already coated herself with, Lady Gaga invited the performance artist Millie Brown on stage to drink a bottle of neon green liquid and vomit all over her. Her actions — to happily shill for Doritos, then deliver a lecture on the importance of independent thought — perfectly encapsulate the conflicted state of the industry.

(You could say it was a new low, but last year, I saw Public Enemy, musical heroes of my youth, perform “Fight the Power” inside a mock Doritos vending machine.)

At her keynote address on Friday, Lady Gaga thanked Doritos and said plainly, “Without sponsorships, without all these people supporting us, we won’t have any more festivals because record labels don’t have any” money.

This is art.

I don’t believe it’s come to this.

Art is often accused of selling out when it goes commercial. That hardly speaks for the bulk of the little known or unknown work out there.

Some of it is even good, if not great.

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Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via honeyforthehomeless)

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kickstarter:

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles is looking to restore this space-themed mural to its full glory. It’s called “Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo” and it was made by artist John Wehrle for the 1984 Olympic games. It’s been covered up for a long time to keep it preserved, but the MCLA wants to change that. They’re our Project of the Day. 

kickstarter:

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles is looking to restore this space-themed mural to its full glory. It’s called “Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo” and it was made by artist John Wehrle for the 1984 Olympic games. It’s been covered up for a long time to keep it preserved, but the MCLA wants to change that. They’re our Project of the Day