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La Bamba

The sea-time I’ve been accumulating for most of my life. I submitted sea-service forms going all the way back to 1979 for days I spent with my father on a small swordfish and tuna boat we ran out of Mission Bay. The Coast Guard wouldn’t admit several summers of sailing on the Light Schooner Margaret [...]

The Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant and Residency Fellowship

The Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant and Residency Fellowship WHERE: Montauk, NY WHEN: Sept 12 – Sept 16 2011 RESIDENCY: 5 days/4 nights by yourself aboard the mighty sloop Intemperance. Intemperance is a fully equipped 38′ live-aboard yacht. There’s water, refrigeration, and a full galley. You can even plug in your laptop and keep your cell [...]

Putting the Y back in DIY (regarding the Kickstarter suspension)

If you scroll down to the bottom of the previous post, you’ll see that earlier today Kickstarter suspended our fundraising efforts for the stipend portion of our SubGenius Grant and Residency Fellowship. In plain english what that means is that we’re still offering 5 days and 4 nights of quiet isolation, but for now whether [...]

Now accepting applications for the Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant

About 10 years ago I was in a book shop at the Johanassburg International Airport, getting ready for the very long flight back to New York and I saw a copy of James Gleik’s Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything”. It had a catchy black and yellow cover, with “faster” spelled F S T [...]

What Andrew Sullivan doesn’t understand about the MPAA.

I am, of course, very pleased and thankful to see our Brett and Melanie Kickstarter project get picked up yesterday by Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish. We saw an almost instantaneous $125 jump in our funding total for which I am grateful, and inbound traffic to on the search [tony comstock] was up yesterday by [...]

BRETT AND MELANIE: Boi Meets Girl Meets the MPAA

Okay, here’s the thing. I’ve always been better at paying people a fair day’s wages for a fair day’s work then doing the whole Mickey and Judy, “Let’s put on a show!” thing. People who work on my projects get union minimum or better. That’s the best way I know how to get the level [...]

“Did you see my piece in The Atlantic?”

Steve Jobs, Dick Cheney, and a Bullfrog Walk Into a Bar … Ways of Showing/Ways of Seeing Climax Ecology Sex, Law, and Cinema: 1934-68 1968-75: How ‘X-Rated’ Became Synonymous With ‘Porn’ A Gift From a Father to a Son: Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Sculptures NSFW (But Then Again, Safety is Overrated) The Price of Pleasure, Part [...]

The Atlantic isn’t just an ocean.

An exciting annoucemet! Beginning February 7, I’m going to be spending a week as one of 3 or 4 guest bloggers standing in for James Fallows at The Atlantic magazine website during one of 10 weeks he’ll be away finishing a book. Needless to say, it’s a great honor, and I’m more than a little [...]

Announcing the BRETT AND MELANIE/NYC LGBT Screening Poster Design Contest!

As previously mentioned, we’re going to be having the world premiere of BRETT AND MELANIE: BOI MEETS GIRL on January 21, 2011 at The Center, the NYC LGBT Community Center, with proceeds from the screening going to support The Center and all the great work they do. The seventh in the ongoing Real People, Real [...]

Screening BRETT AND MELANIE at Union Docs, A Recap

“There is something magical about being in the dark, with a group of people you’ve never met before, responding to the film as one.” – Tony Comstock, September 2006, An Open Letter Regarding the Cancelled QueerDOC Screening of DAMON AND HUNTER Last Saturday night Peggy and I enjoyed a rare treat. We got to see [...]