Here's one of my very fav. articles I clipped out of an old Q Magazine (the good 'ole "15 questions")
AFTER LISTENING & WATCHING MORRISSEY VIDEOS ALL DAY & THEN SAW THIS, I ALMOST BROKE DOWN! Morrissey collapses on stage http://bit.ly/2jhzeA
I Literally woke up this morning & when my plans changed I thought "It's going to be a Morrissey day", listened to my playlist I made of his...
And thought 2 myself while listenin & laughin at his song titles, what a special gift he is for us & how devastaing it would be to lose him!
Talk about being "intune". I do this a lot! Anyhow I hope he's ok, I'll send a prayer his way, in my own way- & just think it was lastnight that I slapped his face on his poster on the inside of my closet door 'cause it kept falling down! I got a tix 2 see him in Dec/? ....
Even tho. I bitched about the price! I been listenin 2 him for 25 years now! & I'd hate anything to happen to him. Hey I sound like his song. (Girlfriend in a coma) ;P
P.s. How weird, few days ago when I pulled up to the curb of taco bell where these teens were sitting. they saw my Morrissey bumper sticker...
& asked who he was. You try explaining that one. Then I felt old. lol. I was supossed 2 see him 5 yrs ago when he came 2 small Thousand Oaks. that didn't work out either. WTF? Was seriously thinkin bout him 2day. Even posted about him on my FaceBook. *crazy*
Let's all send good energy his way! For whenever I'm feeling emotionally sodomised He is there to rescue me!
He said that's not so -- instead, Cave is shooting for the small screen. "I want to do a TV series or at least like a three-part TV series," Cave tells Spinner. "You can go deeper with TV in a way, within actually creating a character. You have more time to live with the character."Cave envisions the series to be broken up into the three parts that coincide with the book's sections: 'The Cocksman,' 'The Salesman' and 'Deadman.' Cave suggests that the nature of film makes it so "You've got to get to the meat of the matter.
The wisdom is, 'you get in, come in at the last minute and get out as quickly as possible with a scene," he says. "You don't have the time to kind of sit with a character, and in TV you do.
"Indeed, Cave's character Bunny Munro isn't exactly headed for an image award nomination anytime soon, but with TV as Cave's preferred medium could let viewers get a better grasp of who this twisted fella is.
"I have a character do some really bad stuff, then sort of pull them back and then you kind of like them again," he says. "There's a real kind of tug that goes on with your relationship with a character in TV that you just don't really have the time for in a film."
This week, the new 'Mike & Friends Blog' section will be added to MichaelMoore.com.
In additional to my blog, I have asked a few people, like Rep. Marcy Kaptur (the Democrat from Toledo who has deservedly become the star of my movie!) and Leah Fried (who helped organize the sit-down strike at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago), to blog here on my site. Here's a sneak peek of my first blog post. Enjoy! -- MM
Sunday, October 11th, 2009 Pilots on Food Stamps By Michael Moore
We're on the descent from 20,000 feet in the air when the flight attendant leans over the elderly woman next to me and taps me on the shoulder.
"I'm listening to Lady Gaga," I say as I remove just one of the ear buds. I know not this Lady Gaga, but her performance last week on SNL was fascinating.
"The pilots would like to see you in the cockpit when we land," she says with a southern drawl. "Did I do something wrong?"
"No. They have something to show you." (The last time an employee of an airline wanted to show me something it was her written reprimand for eating an in-flight meal without paying for it. "Yes," she said, "we have to pay for our own meals on board now.")
The plane landed and I stepped into the cockpit. "Read this," the first officer said. He handed me a letter from the airline to him. It was headlined "LETTER OF CONCERN." It seems this poor fellow had taken three sick days in the past year. The letter was a warning not to take another one -- or else.
"Great," I said. "Just what I want -- you coming to work sick, flying me up in the air and asking to borrow the barf bag from my seatback pocket."
He then showed me his pay stub. He took home $405 this week. My life was completely and totally in his hands for the past hour and he's paid less than the kid who delivers my pizza. I told the guys that I have a whole section in my new movie about how pilots are treated (using pilots as only one example of how people's wages have been slashed and the middle class decimated). In the movie I interview a pilot for a major airline who made $17,000 last year. For four months he was eligible -- and received -- food stamps. Another pilot in the film has a second job as a dog walker.
"I have a second job!," the two pilots said in unison. One is a substitute teacher. The other works in a coffee shop. You know, maybe it's just me, but the two occupations whose workers shouldn't be humpin' a second job are brain surgeons and airline pilots. Call me crazy.
I told them about how Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger (the pilot who safely landed the jet in the Hudson River) had testified in Congress that no pilot he knows wants any of their children to become a pilot. Pilots, he said, are completely demoralized. He spoke of how his pay has been cut 40% and his own pension eliminated. Most of the TV news didn't cover his remarks and the congressmen quickly forgot them. They just wanted him to play the role of "HERO," but he was on a more important mission. He's in my movie.
"I hadn't heard anywhere that this stuff about the airlines is in this new movie," the pilot said. "No, you wouldn't," I replied. "The press likes to talk about me, not the movie."
And it's true. I've been surprised (and slightly annoyed) that, with all that's been written and talked about "Capitalism: A Love Story," very little attention has been paid the mind-blowing stuff in the film: pilots on food stamps, companies secretly taking out life insurance policies on employees and hoping they die young so the company can collect, judges getting kickbacks from the private prison industry for sending innocent people (kids) to be locked up.
The profit motive -- it's a killer.
Especially when your pilot started his day at 6am working at the local Starbucks.
First of all, I was locked out of my original YouTube account, so I was forced to make another one, which at first I did not like at all. Right after making the new YouTube page, oddly enough I somehow got back into my old account. So here I have 2 accounts (which I grew to love, because one was the old version (which I REALLY loved and took A LOT of time tweeking and making it just so perfect). So, here I thought cool, I have an old version & a new one. Today, they changed my old version to the new one, which ruined everything I did. I am so PISSED! And I KNOW I'm not the only one. I been googling for 2 weeks now & reading pages of complaints. I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY CAN JUST CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT WITHOUT GETTING THE USERS OPINION OR PERMISSION. THEY MAKE THE NEW PAGES USER UNFRIENDLY... Notice how they "hide" you videos and fav. to the side, so small. I hate it! Who wants to scroll up and down all the time. ALL THAT HARD WORK FOR NOTHING! This is what I am weary of whenever I join something, they always change it and it's all bullshit! I'm pretty done w/ this crap! I may be looking for a new place to upload my videos...
"Message from Youtube came in a POP Up window tonight. How fucking lovely! : Welcome to the new version of YouTube channels; we've redesigned them to make them more interesting to watch and more fun to customize. Check out our blog post for more information. You and your viewers can watch and browse all the videos you add to your channel (via uploads, favorites, and playlists) without leaving the channel. We've copied over most of the customization options you picked from your old channel, but you might need to tweak a few settings here and there (your backgrounds, colors, etc.) to get things looking stylish in the new design. —The YouTube Team"
HERE IS A MESSAGE I FOUND LAST WEEK AND IT SUMS IT ALL UP, I COULD HAVE WROTE THIS, this guy hits it on the nail. WORTH THE READ PEEPS!
Dear Everyone at YouTube, The first rule of handling a potential Internet revolt (whether justified or not) is to respond FAST. Whenever criticism builds, respond loudly and clearly to your users that you're listening, interested, and willing to explore changes, and revolts will be quelled immediately. In my humble opinion you've done almost everything wrong here.
After 57 thousand angry comments on the blog, 9 thousand angry comments on the announcement video, dozens of "anti-beta" YouTube channels and online petitions against the change scattered all over the Internet, your response has been deafening silence, and the help page still promises a July 15th "forced migration" date. It's completely unapparent whether or not anybody at YouTube has noticed the commotion. So what happens?
The pitchforks are out, the voices are still getting louder and angrier and the ASCII art on the blog is getting bigger and more desperate. Some users commented they had flagged the video as "promotes hatred or violence", and it wasn't a joke. YouTube, I can't overstate how badly you've handled this. For such a huge site you ought to have something resembling a clue how to listen to and interact with your users!
The single thing you didn't do wrong is that you (apparently) haven't censored any criticism. Thank goodness, or everyone would have gone ballistic. You got that right by accident though, because actually it's completely typical for responses to the YouTube blogs to be ignored. Even if you respond now, damage has already been done. Users incensed by the lack of response have probably already gone to their forums and chatrooms all over the web and posted comments along the lines of "YouTube suck. They keep making stupid changes and don't listen to their users." Because as long as you aren't listening, we'll tell anyone who will.
This doesn't reflect well on Google either.
If there is ever a major revolt against a Google change like this, it looks like you/Google will be completely incapable of handling it. How can you expect to control a billion angry web surfers? While I do sort of look forward to the potential fun and chaos of a massive Internet-wide revolt against Google, I suggest you get a clue. YouTubers have raised big objections to the design of the new channels, aggrandized by the fact that social website users will generally resist and reject major change to their pages, whether they're improvements or not. It's like getting up and finding someone switched your car for a different (newer) model overnight, while losing your toolkit and personally chosen seat covers (analogy to the channel backgrounds, etc). You'd feel indignant, right?
Finally: I *HATE* the new channels. They're a functional and asthetic regression in almost every way. A few users prefer them, but because of the complaints almost no-one thinks the change should be forced like it is. You should help the angry users because their anger won't go away. It'll be hidden for a while, but it will come flooding back at a later date the next time there's a problem.