Thursday, July 23, 2009

On the Lido

I have been slowly re-reading "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann. I spent a period in Venice, Italy while an undergraduate. "Death in Venice" encapsulates perfectly the feeling of strange melancholy that exists in Venice. These pictures are from the Lido Beach area, an island near Venice where the protagonist in the story stays at a fancy hotel. While I was in Venice it was the winter and spring season, so the resorts had a peculiar, deserted feel, especially on cold and windy days.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moby Dick

I am in love with books- I have been ever since I read my first; "Ugg the Caveman". I can clearly remember finishing it on the way to the dentist when I was in first grade, and ever since I have never not been in the process of reading a book (or several at once). As a way to break through a slump/ transition last spring, I began to write chapters of "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville by hand. They are on pieces of paper cut into whale shapes, and are bound at the end of a harpoon (beautifully made by Mike Rossi).

Sunday, July 12, 2009

30th Post: A Special Tribute to the Lite Sounds of the 70's

Well, this is my thirtieth post, and to celebrate I am presenting a series of videos from youtube. It's been quite a while since I have written anything here, so I will take a few moments to explain my love of the smooth, lite sounds of the 70's. Primarily, it reminds me of the summers of my childhood, driving around in my mom's van. Now, I was not born in the 70's. I was a child of the mid and late 80's, but when my mom listened to the radio, she would listen to the soft classic rock station in Jacksonville (Lite 96.1) This is all before I was old enough to really have opinions of music, but I realize now that this music is much more influential on my own personal taste than I would ever like to admit. Say what you will, these are some great songs, and the perfect way to celebrate a summer. Thanks.

Thats right, two Fleetwood Mac videos. That's just how good they are.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kegs of Acid Tour Documents, Pt. 2

Thanks to Ellen and Richard for taking most of these pictures.

Our 7" Cover for our split with Prince Rama. If you want one, let me know. I'd be stoked to sell you one for cheap.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Drawn on Brown Paper


I am not sure what these shapes are. Eggs, stones, topographical maps of hills, growth rings, thumbprints. Made from gesso (black and white) and blue opaque pigment markers.