Archive for January 12th, 2008


Did you think I’d crumble?

The AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1992

Go on now go walk out the door
Just turn around now
‘Cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive

Gloria Gaynor, 1978

Wishy-Washy Bellicosity

Gregg Araki

“I like to be thought of without any kind of adjective attached to it. A gay filmmaker, a Gen-X filmmaker, an Asian-American filmmaker–I’d just like to be thought of as a filmmaker. I don’t make films to be thought of as a spokesperson or to toe any politically correct line. … I’m not out to produce propaganda for any sort of movement or political agenda. I think at some point that’s when people get frustrated, because I don’t have their political agendas in mind. I have my own agenda, which is to express myself via the medium of film. I’m an artist, not a politician.”