Friday, May 27, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Rickie Lee Jones has posted on one of her Facebook pages that she will be with SD at the Beacon on October 18..."

An early birthday gift, and, to my mind, more relevant than the Lukacs or Horkheimer volume everyone always supposes me to be reading.  Escaping Math 10 with a C+ turns out to have not been an impediment to studying number theory and Greek philosophy in early middle age; if anything, my capacity for abstract reasoning seems to have gone up, not down, in the intervening decades. Maybe Riemann zeta function graphs and cactus photographs are analogues of each other, attempts to get behind appearances, or under the world's skin.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Heavy Nova

"Palmer's favourite author was Jack Vance and he was especially fond of the character Cugel. Jack Vance paid homage to Palmer in his novel Night Lamp, which begins: 'Toward the far edge of the Cornu Sector of Ophiuchus, Robert Palmer's star shone brilliant white, its corona flaring with films of blue, red and green colour.'"

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Sonny Assu, They’re Coming! Quick! I have a better hiding place for you. Dorvan V, you’ll love it.  Digital intervention on AY Jackson's Kispayaks Village, 1927, 2015
Sunday, May 15, 2016
ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Rebecca Najdowski, Wander, 2012
Saturday, May 14, 2016


(Via L.)

"Donald Fagen:

I really felt for the guy, you know. It's like he had this preconceived idea that we were gonna be some rock and roll band that stuck it out to the end…even when things got real heavy, you know? ABC Records put the band together. We were like, a pickup band just to get these songs out so people would…anyway, that's not what you asked. Skunk was a really good guy. He was super eager to have a blast. During the 1974 tour, he felt the band wasn't spending enough time together or something, so he arranged these…Monopoly nights? Parchisi nights? I sorta steered clear and let him do his thing.

Walter Becker:

Skunk had these game nights, man. He really rallied for em' but nobody was really into it. Jeff Porcaro, one of the drummers at the time, he would always show. I'm not sure if he felt bad or him or what. Jeff was a really sweet guy.

Jeff Porcaro:

That guy was hilarious. He'd tell these super cheesy jokes, man…and I'd dig because I thought he was being…ironic? I don't know…like I thought he knew the jokes were cheesy and he was making fun of them….but then he started conjuring up these 'inside' jokes with me on stage. He'd sorta look back at me and laugh… and then he'd walk back around the drum riser and sorta pop his head up at me and make some comment like 'I was just thinking, maybe if Don didn't make me play so many solos, I'd have time to survey some uh the happening chicks…' so I'd laugh, you know? Then he'd go back to his spot, wait a sec, then turn around with this knowing smile and I'd kinda force a grin… which wasn't too hard, he was way goofy…and those game nights man…

Jim Hodder:

Yeah he and Jeff got along alright. He really kinda got on my nerves. Before Royce joined, it was Jeff who'd play congas at our shows. He took it very seriously. He'd always walk back around my drum riser between songs and ask stuff like 'Am I throwing your thing off? Just tell me if this is workin' or not' and I never knew what he was playing, I couldn't hear him. Sometimes he'd tune the congas to my kit. He'd moan about being a drummer on the he'd say 'Man, it's a drag having to break these drums down every night, you know?' He actually didn't have to take his congas down. I didn't break my drums down…the drum tech did. He just really wanted to connect with the drummer on some level…I think he found that in Jeff. They used to go get hamburgers and stuff like that... outside the band…they had these board game nights too...

Donald Fagen:

He really was pretty hurt when we split the touring band up. Denny, Walter and I had a sorta phone tree, so that one of us would be calling him every night. Denny was good at it…he'd actually talk badly about Walt and I so that Jeffrey wouldn't wise up to the scheme--"
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 09, 2016
Handmade artist site work-in-process:
Friday, May 06, 2016
"He ran his hedge fund, Peninsula Capital Advisors LLC, which had about $2 billion in U.S. stockholdings, from a two-room office above a bookstore."
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
"Those brilliant Nineties music videos where the artist's personality is prominently featured in one long unbroken shot."
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

"People can't help but ask questions about [Bob] Rennie's involvement in the party and how it might affect Clark's policy choices, said [David] Eby. 'Why is she refusing to act? Is it because the chair of her fundraising committee is a condo salesman? That is a legitimate question in my mind and one we should all be asking.'"

Fortified Door (Picture for Dan), 2014-6. Panel 8 of 15.

Fortified Door (Picture for Dan), 2014-6. Panel 15 of 15.

Fortified Door (Picture for Dan), 2014-6. Panel 10 of 15.

Fortified Door (Picture for Dan), 2014-6. Panel 7 of 15.

Fortified Door (Picture for Dan), 2014-6. Panel 13 of 15.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fortified Door (Picture For Dan), 2014-6.  Panel 2 of 15, entire work c. 16" x 154".

Willow Springs Basin, Granite Mountains, Mojave National Preserve, CA, 2016

Echinocactus grusonii, 2016

1176 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 2016


On location in the Mojave, "one hundred miles [...] north of Los Angeles, at the intersection of two crumbling roads that are slowly re-assimilating into the ruddy, sunbaked earth..."

Upland, 2016

Evans, 2016

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