Sunday, September 24, 2017

Innocent eye test, 2017


Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Jack Shadbolt, Urban Dream, 1991
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Toddy Shop Fish Curry- Kerala Spicy Sardine Curry- Kallu Shappu Style Meen Curry

"A toddy shop is a drinking establishment seen in some parts of India particularly Kerala. I got this attractive recipe from a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom in Kerala long back. During our boat cruise and travelling across the village, we can see a small thatched building with a black board and written "Kallu" boldly in white. The spicy fish curry or non-veg curries are served as a side dish for toddy. The toddy is extracted from coconut tree and is collected in a clay pot."
"A West partially constituted of the products of diaspora..." (Naben Ruthnum)

"He had heard this voice all his life, but now it spoke with more compassion."

Chunks of concrete and rust hand-chiselled from the Lion's Gate Bridge in 1987 by Nardwuar the Human Serviette — then known as John Ruskin — are preserved in UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections.

Nardwuar: "You and anybody could do exactly what I do if they spent a bit of time — you followed a lead. A lot of people ask, 'How do you get your information?' That is exactly how I do it: I just follow a lead and have the time, it's not that hard."
Friday, September 15, 2017

Cactus House, Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle WA, 2017

Dogwalkers, 2017

Collaboration with performers
Friday, September 08, 2017
"Long time Hawaii resident, Walter Becker of Steely Dan died yesterday. He lived quietly in [TOWN NAME REDACTED] since the 1980's. My daughter attended [REDACTED] Waldorf School at the same time as his son. One time when I picked her up from a 7th and 8th grade Friday night dance at the school, I could hear the crystal clear sound of the dance music emanating from the small gym all the way to the parking lot. When my daughter reached the car I commented on how good the music sounded and she said, 'oh yeah, that's Steely Dan's equipment.'

Walter was a great musician and a generous man."
Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Test panel from panoramic work-in-progress (click to enlarge).  Big, c. 40" x 60", incorporating multiple exposures and complex lighting conditions.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Rickie Lee Jones on WB: "Walter knew what he was doing. He planted music. It grows all around us now."

Walter Carl Becker, 20 February 1950 - 3 September 2017

One of my very few role models.  Writer, performer, arranger, studio wizard, laconic dad, master-of-ceremonies, someone I watched play 25+ times live but never spoke to.  Eleven Tracks of Whack and Circus Money are brilliant records, brimming over with humor and invention.

In Boise once, outdoors, I stood fifteen feet from WB as he played.  His "unspecified ailment" made it hard to get on and off the stage, but he still swung hard, wringing that lime-green electric guitar up and down with a huge grin on his face, totally blissed out. I gave him a thumbs-up between songs, and got a delighted smile in return.

Not much, but it's enough.

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