The somewhat official location for the happenings and general trash liked by And Don't The Kids Just. Headed by The Lion in Love, who plays in the Vancouver band, Sleuth. sleuth.bandcamp.com
I really liked the way those films in the late nineties that were coloured like they were made with green-blue fluorescent lights looked. I don’t know if that’s was always intended or just the result of low budgets, which half of those movies seemed to be. That colour spectrum always seems less intimate and more sterile, and far less nostalgic in a way that warm toned film usually seems more old fashioned, but the cool tones have their own era and that was like twenty years ago too. The trick is probably to make it on actual film and then use the cool lighting, otherwise it’ll probably look absolutely like shite video.
I had no one to help me, but then T. S. Eliot helped me.
So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language – and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers – a language powerful enough to say how it is.
It isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place.