My band Coffin Born reunited in 2011, and we recorded random stuff. So far I’ve just called this new album Resurrection. The last few months I’ve been piecing the songs together to make a whole new album with, and so far it is sounding ridiculously brutal, and probably some of my best sounding metal shit in years.
Just talked to Jeff, and he is stoked to edit MY edited tracks. It’ll be phenomenal when completed. I’m psyched as shit!!
Also 3DMM (my animated movies) Update. The movies are almost ready to be posted on here. So keep checking back, I will be announcing to A LOT of people about it. Talk to you guys really soon!
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Directed by John Schlesinger
Starring: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman
I’ve come across the title for this movie many, many times, and it took me a long time until I decided to finally watch it. I always appreciated older movies that were cutting edge for their time of release. When I read this was originally Rated X, I had to see what the big fuss was about.
The story is about a dishwasher from Texas named Joe (played by a very young Jon Voight), who leaves to go to New York, dressed in his cowboy-getup. His plan is to bang a lot of women, and get paid for it – in other words, be a straight-up hustlin’ gigolo. Of course, things don’t work out so good for him once he gets to the Big Apple. He walks around with his transistor radio, and picks up on women, and only one follows through, and in the end he ends up paying her!
While down on his luck, he comes across a guy named Rico Rizzo (a.k.a. Ratzo, played very well by Dustin Hoffman), who is a street rat and knows the city very well. Joe thinks he can help him out, but totally burns him when he introduces him to a very shady pimp. Joe tries to get back at Rizzo but ends up befriending him and staying at squat in a very dumpy tenement.
Joe’s character has a lot of flashbacks of his past that are very disturbing, and in a way, kind of explains why he is the way he is. On the other hand, we don’t know much about Ratzo Rizzo, other than that he is street-smart, but very poor and sick. Their big escape plan goal is to get to Florida and start a new life. They do eventually leave New York, but before they do, Joe pulls a very bad stunt that could have him be put to jail for life.
I didn’t want to give away too much about the story, but I kind of did. I did enjoy the film, kept my eyes glued to the screen because I didn’t know what was going to happen next. The acting was really great by both (then young) stars. It was an interesting take that most movies back at that time didn’t have. It really shows the seedy, grim side of New York’s 42nd Street/Broadway Life back in its ugly hey-day. It also explores dark themes that other movies DEFINITELY did not show in those days such as male prostitution, and the sick low-lives living around that particular environment.
What also fascinates me is that this won an Academy Award, and the only movie ever Rated X to do so. It’s also interesting to note that this was also done by the same director that would later bring us another dark, gritty New York film, Marathon Man. Anyone into old school movies like me, or at least appreciates older movies that were cutting edge for their time, should see this!
My 3DMM movies will start being posted on this site.