Sunday 28 August 2022

CLOSURE



we all need
just a little



C L O S U R E 
sound up, 720p










optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio and final cut

featuring the Roland System 8



source music w/jens gad


















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  read more of Jim's blog posts here 

LISTEN TO ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE

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Wednesday 24 August 2022

DOG FIGHT




you don't have time to think up there
you think?  ... you're dead

Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
Top Gun: Maverick
 


D O G  F I G H T
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optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio and final cut

featuring the Roland System 8


source music w/amadeusz malkowski
feat: kyrah aylin















visit ONE LIFE - the page
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


  read more of Jim's blog posts here 

LISTEN TO ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE






Tuesday 23 August 2022

HURONIA



it's a hospital and a school 
w/ 'cottages' for those less fortunate
(or so they would like us to believe)
 
in orillia ontario
out of sight, out of mind

dedicated to robert c. batho


it's nuclear cartoons
I just ran w/it





H U R O N I A
volume up/720p














labour of love

grandfather
mother's side - deaf mute in the 30's - 60's
bob & mona, same deal
married - 3 kids

he could read a whole newspaper
in 18 minutes!  I clocked him once
ok he skipped half but still
dropping his paper in that dark living room
old musty furniture
looking at me
smiling

intelligent
well read - engraver by trade & painter/artist
truly gifted but he was damaged
hired then fired again & again
amazing work, but apparently?
difficult to work with

you know ... a little cuckoo (wink)
ok, he grunted a lot - always that scowl
that musky smell in those worn suspenders
he's been wearing for years

pipe smoke transgression 
if looks could kill






when he laughed
I thought the ceiling would cave in
scary if you didn't know him
idiot, freak, retarded

I mean, he deserved more
grandpa batho was eccentric
and he smelled bad AND ya he was
a fucking freakshow
exit stage left
a necessary shift
for 'safety'

no one understood him
he drank and publicly
punched a policeman in the face
not good for a deaf & dumb, unemployed
intoxicated misfit

stamped and stunned
sent to St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital
for the rest of his life
we visited him there (60's)
it was actually quite humane

Huronia was a whole different story
more severe, detached
all relevant

if grandpa hadn't been British stock
he would have been sent to Huronia
I'm convinced of that now

our caste system
is still alive & well in Ontario Canada
money talks - and

we just pretend better







optimized for night vision



a jim lamarche remix
from the album THREE LIVES
assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8







inspired by the CBC documentary
Unloved: Huronia's Forgotten Children
Directed by Barri Cohen




clip footage from
Carrieanne Tomkins
Memories of the Ontario Hospital School
Orillia
Directed by Mitchell Wilson









read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>


a parting thought production











Friday 19 August 2022

STRANGER 23




you're the in between

boy or girl


another remix of a remix











S T R A N G E R  2 3
w/stranger 18 bottom
volume up . 720p


a parting thought production
optimized for night vision




stranger, when you look at me

eyes strong as steel

light as day

born a mystery

you're the in between














a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut

featuring the Roland System 8



source music: alison goldfrapp & will gregory
from the 2013 album 'tales of us'








S T R A N G E R  1 8 

volume up . 720p












optimized for night vision



a jim lamarche remix
assembled in logic audio and final cut


source music w/wouter de backer
(gotye)






















see/hear the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see/hear the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
see/hear the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>




read more of Jim's blog posts here 






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Thursday 18 August 2022

SALAAM/THALAIVA


in India, you're taught 
that there are certain qualities 
that make you a divine human being

deepak chopra



S A L A A M
volume up












play again
then scroll down to the story
optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TEMPLE REDUX
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut

featuring the Roland System 8

doudouk samples
courtesy of lĂ©von minassian

visual from the bollywood film
umrao jaan feat. aishwarya rai




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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind salaam/thalaiva


I lived up in the Punjab in 2008 for a few months
not sure why but I fell in love with India
from the onset
it wasn't the warm air, that masala hint
mass confusion - a magic

an innocence if you will
a rare transparency that is endearing
their 'business' is ruthless
but their humanity
is mint

I remember once having a few days off
going to a hole in the wall cinema
it was dirty and people dressed in rags
watching bollywood

90 min movie - 60 was dancing/singing
Ya, so SALAAM/THALAIVA 
it's a late Aug thing

This is what it feels like there, Mohali 
in late November - celebrating the Diwali

this is a preview of 
Diwali 22 (coming 10.22)









see the TEMPLE REDUX album/page here >>>



see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/



see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/threelives/



read more of Jim's blog posts here 



listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)












Tuesday 16 August 2022

MEMORIZING MINNIE




Jesus
You're enough to give a dog's ass
heartburn


M E M O R I Z I N G  M I N N I E

sound up, 720p










optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio and final cut

featuring the Roland System 8


source music w/fabbro


















visit ONE LIFE - the page
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


  read more of Jim's blog posts here 

LISTEN TO ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE


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