Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boba Fett

And thus ended my drawing career in 1981. I think the Picture Of The Year star was an in-house award ;-)

Listening To: Foals - Spanish Sahara

Friday, March 12, 2010

Corey Haim

I really want to say something about the death of Corey Haim... but I cant think of anything clever to say so I'm just gonna write whatever little homage I can: I always liked him when I was a kid. Other friends of mine thought he was a dick but even knowing in the back of my mind that it was sort of true I remained loyal. I loved the idea that the two Coreys became buddys because they shared the same first name. I saw an interview Corey Haim did in the mid eighties, he referred to Corey Feldman as the "Feldog". The Lost Boys is one of my favorite films ever. I dont care that it was uncool to like him. Corey Haim reminded me of good times from my childhood. He like Feldman represented for me a sort of mythic-nostalgia --An 80's that I probably didnt even really experience...but its the way I like to remember it now.
I watched the dreadful "Two Coreys" reality-tv show a couple of years ago and came away convinced that Haim was in serious trouble with prescription meds. I made a Google news alert for him in my email account. For the last couple of years I'd been reading sporadic news reports about the latest B-grade film he was working on. B-grade films, but working. Hope springs eternal.

Anyway I've got nowhere to go with this. No punchline or neat ending. I just wanted to put his name on my blog and acknowledge that I liked him and that I am sorry that he has died...way too young.

Corey Haim
Corey Haim Pictures

"Look at your reflection in the mirror. You're a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You're a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. Oh You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy!"
- Sam Emerson (Haim) The Lost Boys

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Memories of Max

This is the blog my Mum wrote for Max recently:

My first memory of Max goes back to Shenton Park.
I don't remember where, or how, Max and Denny first met, but one day he turned up in our backyard and was a welcome fixture in our Onslow Road home for all the years we lived there.
He was snowy haired and barely eight at the time. A right little "fireball".
Over the next ten years, Max all but moved into Denny's room. Sleeping Over endless nights. Playing cricket for hour after hour in the side street. Summer days spent swimming in the backyard pool. Summer evenings spent putting snags on the BBQ at Shenton Park Lake. Winter brought its own delights. Keeping the fireplace in Denny's bedroom going for days on end while they, and other boyhood friends, played Dungeons and Dragons well into the night.
The fireplace in Denny's bedroom must have had its own special magic because
one memorable winter they managed to feed into it our entire stock of wood in a roughly seven day period!
Max was so much a part of our family that my store of memories is massive.
However some memories are so sharply etched in my heart and mind they will be with me forever.
Max ordering a Hamburger, at the Jolly Friar on Onslow Road, is one such gem:-
"Hamburger please mister -
Hold the lettuce
Hold the tomato
Hold the onion
Hold the pickle"
Max's aversion to anything "green or salad like" stayed with him well into manhood.
But perhaps my most poignant memory of Max was six weeks before he died.
We had caught up for coffee in Subiaco.
We spent a lovely couple of hours together enjoying the reminiscence of times past. Talking about his life and job in Melbourne and just generally "Chewing the Fat".
I remarked later in a phone conversation with Denny, how well I thought Max looked and, even more importantly, how contented he seemed.
How could I possibly have known, that as I dropped Max off at his Mother's home, turned the car around and waved goodbye, that Max would, shortly, "exit stage left" from my life.
God Bless you Max. I pray that your soul has been freed for new adventures.

Sue Carr

There are more comments for Maxie on a previous blog entry from November 2009. Or you can click HERE to jaunt straight there.

For more photos of Max Flory or to contribute a photo please visit this flickr page