I was looking through The Guardian website today when I came across an old friends obituary. What a shock and how painful to realize how easily you can lose touch with people who mean so much to you. Eric Watson was very much a man of the 80s pop scene and justly deserves to be remembered as a great portrait photographer ...
We lived in the same house in Wood Green for a while before I went to university and stayed in touch through the early eighties, then I moved to the states and we drifted apart. He was amazingly talented, fiercely inspiring and for a while there, a great friend. 56 is way too young to say goodbye. He took this picture of himself after he graduated Art School. I miss this man.
Michael Snyder - San Francisco Film Critics Circle - saw Your Good Friend at a private screening and has already started writing about it …
“A remarkable, intimate, poignant conversational pas de deux between a most unlikely pair - a widowed rabbi (Lawrence Kushner) and a scuffling pornographer (Matthew Jacobs). These two troubled souls decide to team up and develop a website that will somehow meld their disparate interests. They end up grappling with life, love, and the meaning of the universe, baring their souls and seeking common ground as they wander from street to cafe to apartment in one of most beautiful cities in the world, San Francisco. Not since ‘My Dinner with Andre’ has there been an emotional and intellectual onscreen meeting of the minds quite as stimulating as ‘Your Good Friend.'"
Martin Jameson (or "Smartartz" to those of you who follow this blog) has a radio play he's written for the series Stone entitled "Demons" being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Monday 5th of March at 2.15pm GMT or if you're in the US it's available to stream anytime that day after it's been broadcast in the UK if you click here. There's nothing quite like a well produced, well-written radio play to stimulate the cinema in your head - and Martin is one of the best. Catch it if you can and post your thoughts here...
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