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He Knows When You’ve Been Bad or Good

Thus, as I rode my mountain bike (aquired for $30 from the bicycle market near the Capitol guesthouse) down the riverside, I had to make a U turn to head back to the Internet cafe– A squat, dirty blue truck is backing up into my lane– I swerve to avoid it. The mound of spindly […]

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Return of the Clones

Just received the clones of the tapes sent by G, they arrived safe and sound at my place here in Phnom Penh. Was the second piece of mail I received in two days, by God I’m starting to feel connected to the outside world again! First package, yesterday, some CDs sent by a music industry […]

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Back from Khmer New Year

Once I was heckled by parrots at the top ofa jungle pyramidI slept that night in a black garbage bag( I shit you not)to keep the cold out While I slept, I’d had a dream:A priest wearing a leopard skinWas standing over mePerforming some kind of ceremony. A couple years later,Walking through the forest of […]

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(((Retrograde in Kampuchea)))

Thoughts about girls in High School Going up to the chalkboard and writing:“Neal Young Rules”! The first love is the one that carries all the Monumentswhich we strive to rediscover One day there was a sudden shakingWe thought the boiler room explodedBut later heard it was an earthquake“In Ohio?” I think many a time about […]

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Khmer New Year is Coming

You can feel it in the air…you can see it in the smiling toothless faces of the cyclo drivers…you can sense it in the plump, taught booties of all the laughing girls. New Years is nigh. Eager families loaf in front of the Royal palace at night, chewing seeds and eating roasted corn cobs. Monks […]

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**Dumblings**

Another item from the menu of a neighborhood restaurant here in Phnom Penh: DUMBLINGS. Mmmm! Gotta love them dumblings! Anyway, looks like the land grabbing doc has been greenlit by the NGO, they want to shoot in later May; until the paperwork/contract is signed though (see the former post re: HD Cinema 10) I will […]

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My Letter to the CEO of Rainbow Media

Another scorcher today in Phnom Penh; the Mekong river coils lazily downstream, past boats that look a thousand years old, families tending crops on the far side of the bank. Anyway, this is the letter I wrote to the CEO of Rainbow Media, Joshua Sapan. Rainbow Media Holdings owns HD Cinema 10, the company that […]

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++I GOT MY MOJO BACK++

Have just returned from the long awaited and absolutely necessary Visa run to Poipet, border of Thailand where I finally secured my Cambodian business Visa. What a hassle, but at least I got it done and now can extend indefinitely. There’s a bit of a story that goes with the Visa, but first I have […]

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++Back from Poipet with a new Business Visa!!++

Yes, that’s right folks. I’m officially able to stay in Cambodia indefinitely thanks to the new Business Visa, granted to me by “my best friends” at the Cambodian border! All I need to keep renewing is….you got it….CA$H. But i’t’s easy, just take your passport with Business Visa inside, $150 bucks for a six month […]

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(((A Deal Gone Sour)))

Thought it was worth mentioning this for various reasons: way back in October, when I was scraping by in New Mexico after shooting our next road movie, Susan Hero, which features great native American talent, and great new actors all round, I was very very low on money. **I say this is worth mentioning so […]

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