Archive for June 3, 2007

Bagdad Cafe

Posted in Humor, photography, thoughts, Uncategorized on June 3, 2007 by anuvuestudio

“I… am calling you”… Jevetta Steele sings this haunting song… the theme to Bagdad Cafe, a co produced US/German cult movie made in 1987 (also known as Out of Rosenheim). If you don’t appreciate Harold and Maude… well, you just won’t get this either.

It’s a somewhat surreal comedy set in a down-at-heel truck-stop café and motel in the Mojave Desert. An ill-assorted cast of characters are assembled, including a plump German tourist (Jasmin) who has left her husband after a fight in the middle of the desert, the short-tempered owner of the café (Brenda) who has just thrown her husband out, Brenda’s two children (one being a brilliant pianist) and grandchild, a strange ex-Hollywood set-painter and a glamorous tattoo artist. Through a passion for cleaning and for magic tricks, Jasmin transforms the café and all the people in it.

While traveling Route 66… I happily came across Bagdad Cafe in Newberry Springs and I can tell you it was quite an experience. The two ladies running the place had both arrived there with me on their first day of work. The cafe has a pretty varied menu, including ostrich burgers, but I don’t eat red meat and about the only thing I could find was a hot, open faced turkey sandwich. After a few minutes of whispering between the two I listened to the cook on the phone with a third party, trying to find out how to make one. I overhead and said “I don’t know how to cook a thing but I do know how to eat” and I proceeded to explain how it was made and off she went. I did hear a few pans drop but I wasn’t worried. It came out just fine and I wolfed in down quickly. I left with a t-shirt, a big grin and a memory to laugh about. At home I keep my laptop in my oven…

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Before the Fair

Posted in photography, Uncategorized on June 3, 2007 by anuvuestudio

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It’s a Dog’s World

Posted in photography, Uncategorized on June 3, 2007 by anuvuestudio

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