Archive for November, 2010
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Larry paints pictures of interesting images of mainly manmade and natural world objects with Polaroid photos of people added on like delicious candies on top of a very rich birthday cake. Positioning the photo is a less premeditated act of random use in the expression of artistic impulse.
On Thanksgiving, keeping the love of one’s family and friends at an apple-on-the-tree, ready-to-pick level is very important to me. I am the turkey-and-stuffing poster boy, forming alliances with mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, placing eating way ahead of football in my priorities for the day. Meeting my penchant for more personally social meals is this holiday which puts all my good loving family together in one place and leads us to looking at what we mean to each other.
Possibly this year is special because the once in a lifetime opportunity of movies making me People Magazine cover-ready occurred, keeping my profile of over-achieving autistic, made over with more powerfully focused on talents, looking insightfully into souls, and HD in living vibrant colors, cameras, high on the popularity horizon. Little does this matter if my mother and sister had not been able to come to openings of the film and share popcorn with me. For this, I give thanks and type spiritually felt words for all who need a voice.
Category General Thoughts | Tags: Tags: autism, blog, communication, family, fans, film festival, food, Larry Bissonnette, Thanksgiving, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Posting your thoughts online is a little bit like me shaving openly on camera in the movie. Plastic surgery would make me actor-like in looks but it might meddle with my essential, with blemishes, physical character. In the same way participating in paring down my laden down with practically incomprehensible to the average Joe on the street, far more than loudly mouthed Sarah Palin could ever make sense of, language is potentially pouring water on the flames of my creativity.
Operating as a lever to perk society’s interest in autistic perspectives on life and lopsided towards burgers and fries diets, I look out on the plateau of dryly kept ideas about disability and flood it with social, climate changing ideas about people who travel differently across the landscape of life but want to get to the same place as other everyday citizens on this planet. Mapping Tracy and my less-than-straight route across this landscape, lent moral support like Nepalese sherpas by sturdy legged-by-running, Pascal and Harvey, is our film. Looking at our film can get you passage on our long journeys across continents but lots more luggage of insights will be needed in order to imagine what our emotional and old psychological tests no longer applicable, intellectual, keep on truckin’ travels are like.
Naturally, Larry is speaking to a choir of Facebook fans right now but Tracy and I are really hoping for a well-stocked with Larry’s favorite beer and Tracy’s, more populated with bopping-muscles-up vitamins, chocolate milk, tour bus so please pass the word so that meeting us in person will require Obama to approve the use of the mall in Washington to accommodate all of our fans.
Category General Thoughts | Tags: Tags: autism, beer, blog, Facebook, fans, film, friendship, Larry Bissonnette, Obama, rally, support, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Looking at our Facebook page, I owe a positively gargantuan debt of gratitude to all of our more like followers of alternative than classic rock, fans for their unswerving faith in much of mine and Tracy’s powerfully expressed messages about the importance of including and accepting us so that once the curtain of negative attitudes comes down, only totally raptured faces of belief in competence will remain.
Most of appearing at movie lots-of-popcorn-served showings is about looking like songwriters without the guitar, nesting comfortably in a loosely draped over one’s stomach, lapelled jacket, smiling with open, not full of hors d’oeuvres, mouth and meeting people with appreciation for coming. Knowledge of pressing pants with a rather hot iron is not necessary nor is placing makeup on, only made for road to mostly leftist side of communication documentaries, faces. Of more importance is that people pick out pearls of wisdom from our potentially bottomless pits of experience about loosely-defined-as-social-disability autism.
Oddly enough people like Tracy and I want to make headlines like once nothing, now something politicians, just elected on a platform of negativity. The difference is that our platform presents the blueprint for a positive America, free of prejudice and “don’t look now, here’s what I can do” in the future attitude.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Your pictures of yourself in your mind sometimes differ from those that show up on photo lab presentations of events, making your image handsomer than the one you see of yourself unshaven in the bathroom mirror every morning. It potentially is easy to lavish praise on the photographer for capturing you at your most photogenic. Telling the full story behind this appearing better than he really looks story isn’t the position of the camera but people in society’s view of the subject.
Larry and Tracy would probably have made the cover of their own medical files thirty years ago and now, because of a movie, might make the magazines of high culture, like TV guide covers. Leaping into the waters of Hollywood-like but just less and more like lots of offbeat B-movies fame, we direct our energies to changing the lenses through which people perceive disability. Occupying people’s mental, packed with old leftover film without positive images, frameworks with our powers of persuasive wit will be the audio soundtrack for our magic, Palace Theater-like red carpet rides across the country.
Category W&J Tour | Tags: Tags: autism, blog, Burlington, communication, film, film festival, Larry Bissonnette, red carpet, Vermont International Film Festival, wretches & jabberers,
Monday, November 1st, 2010
Popular Larry and Tracy partied like true movie stars, prancing down the red carpet at our premiere on Friday night and leading the charge of typers including our Sri Lankan partner, Chammi and our Finnish pair, Antti and Henna at Vermont, somewhat lakeside, communication conference. Opening night at the director of offbeat films friendly Palace 9 Theater was like sitting on a keg in a fraternity with people’s enthusiasm for the film gushing up between our bald heads. Losing time at our Q and A’s was not a problem mostly because Tracy typed like a man of possessed insights and I ambled along with pithy, promising in hope, remarks, with lightly-salted humor working itself in.
It was especially enjoyable to have dinner at spotless, supporting actor Pascal’s house and to eat potentially most gourmet French toast in Milton Vermont, made by chef sister, Sally. It was lots of wonderful fun and I wish our international friends safe journeys home. Most of all I want to thank all our Vermont fans for taking a trip down our path of purposeful typing and not so finely articulated speech but powerful all the same.