blood on the lens

Ooohhh… okay. It took a little while to click as to how the Geourl thing works. Everytime I looked at the page that leads off from the link (to the right and below) I thought I hadn’t done it properly and it was defaulting me to the centre of Melbourne – but it means that I’m zero miles from where I’m at (a good thing, that).

Lately I’ve been happening across a lot of people crying. A lot by relative terms – normal being basically none. And it’s not kids and “goodbye at the airport” situations either, it’s normal looking people with no easily explainable circumstances. All a bit disconcerting.

I know that the term ‘friendly fire’ pretty much came into being during the gulf war, but back then I was an apolitical lad– on holidays at gramma’s house, reading Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot and gazing blankly at the bright green tracer fire on tv. I don’t know how many people died of friendly fire then, but this recent invasion of the same region seems to be taking it on as the official B-Story to the whole thing. Talk about insane. The only positive thing I can think is that I hope that the Kurds get their own state out of it.

There was a pretty good doco about Bruce Lee on SBS’s Masterpiece last night. What a capital L Ledge! I didn’t know how much he was into the art of fighting before the movies… and all these terms that came from him like the ‘one inch punch’ and (probably) the art of fighting too.
The first joint I moved into when I went to melbourne was with a Bruce Lee fan, so I probably saw a few of the movies, but there was this little bit from Enter the Dragon on the doco (I’m sure I saw that movie) and it was borrowing from one of my favourite little stories involving zen master Takuan; the ‘No Sword School’, where he tricks an adversary into jumping onto an island then ditches him.
Bruce’s approach to tradition and the practice of doing what he was doing – martial arts – gave me the impression that he is (was) a modern day zen guru, which is pretty cool. Plus he could weave lines like “That wouldn’t be very groovy, Baby” into movies … movies like Game Of Death which is on next saturday night. Worth watching it just for the dialogue.

I got a phantom referral from largehearted boy, which has turned out pretty neat because the boy is a veritable goldmine of leads to downloadable music on the net – if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Damn! I keep hearing people talk about that Bruce doco.. I’m sorry I missed it. He is/was definately a groovey cat.
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Oh yeah. I can’t think of anyone else who could wear a yellow jumpsuit (footage of Game of Death) and still come off as a totally slammin’ mofo.
I’d like to know more about the “Woh! Haar!” sounds he makes when he goes for it. Maybe I’m just a parocial whitey but it cracks me up — it sounds like they’ve dubbed chook noises into it.
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I vaguely remember that those noises are meant to be cat like. As in when a alley cat is having a fight

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