Sunday, November 05, 2006

Back in Babylon again

Yup... I've been back in the U S of A since Wednesday and I suppose I need to apologize for my slow (or no) response to those who have called and emailed me over the past couple of days (at this point, I'm tired of apologizing for not keeping this blog anything even approaching up to date).

I dunno... I just haven't much felt like talking to anybody since I got back. I feel a bit fatigued and culture-shocked and I definitely don't feel like answering the inevitable question, "What's up with the movie?" (Incidentally, the answer to that particular query is actually "Quite a lot," but I reveal all of that in due time.)

It's just kinda weird being back after - What is it? Almost five months? - and it's taking me a little while to get used to it. As it is, I've barely stepped out of the house since Thursday.

Actually, I did venture out last night... I went out with some friends to see the 7:15 screening of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan... I fell asleep like, 30 minutes into it.

That's not really an indictment of the movie, by the way... It's just that my body is yet to re-attune itself to the UTC-5 time zone. As it is, I've been dozing off every evening at around 6:30 pm (which is 12:30 am Nigeria time) and then waking up at about 11:30 (which still feels like 5:30 am to me), staying up all night, then taking a quick nap from about 5 to 7:30 am and repeating the cycle.

(Maybe it would have been more appropriate for me to have watched the movie I really wanted to see last night.)

Anyway, I'm working on getting my shit together. And since I have plenty of time on my hands these days, I really have no excuse for not blogging more and updating you all on what's happening, as well as what's happened over the past month (and the four months prior, too, come to think of it).

Thanks for the support, folks; though you may not hear from me, you are always on my mind... never far away (I freely admit that this mushy signoff is a shameless excuse to seque into this awesome Lagbaja! track I want y'all to check out:



Seven said...

was beginning to wonder what you were up to....
I'll be watching/reading

Sactownbull said...

Good to have you back among us. Peace.


Steven Boone said...

Fascinating blog, brother. At a glance, this blog made me think of the South African photographer/filmmaker Koto Bolofo. I'm digging your vision:

"...kinda like an African take on the noir genre. But instead of a hardboiled detective, the hero is a drunken tailor...”

“…an affectionate tribute to 50 years of Nigerian pop culture and cool-looking hats...”

"...a cross between James Hadley Chase and Amos Tutuola..."

"...a romantic fable of African modernism and haberdashy, bursting with bawdy humor, funk and fashion..."

Whatever you do, keep shooting. And telling us about it.

AFKAP of Darkness said...

Thanks a lot, Steven... Funny you should mention Koto Bolofo because his aesthetic is very similar to the kind of thing we're going for.

(And for anybody else who reads this, I've got to recommend you check out Steve's Big Media Vandalism, a very entertaining blog that I wish he updated more often!)