Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Eric et Clare

There are no bad weddings, but this one was especially special. Clare's brother is with the parks dept. so he had them make an entire beautiful park for them and then ordered up my favorite weather: nice.
It was the wedding brought to you by . . the past! At least according to the predominant photographic processes. This stash here was turned into, by reception time, just the greatest photo album. It made me a little sad to see how nice the B&W turned out, because it's not anything like the tones I get with my digital rig and I know I'm never going back down to my darkroom so I just have to live with it.
Tiffany, the Wyfe, and Marie. We picnicked afterwards and what a great idea that was to have that kind of wedding, where you picnic. Even picnicking without a wedding would be nice, I have decided.
The first walk. Eric and Clare have just the highest nice & cool factor of anyone I know, and you can't hope to match them because that would require trying and trying is not cool. You just go to their wedding and be glad they are your friends.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a mail story

I just counted and there are one zillion bands on the internet. It's crazy! And somehow I got into this one band, Reading Rainbow and then somehow bought--get this--a record from them and then somehow they mailed it to me in the mail. What a country/world/ whatever!
But this story is about mail and here are pictures of it. Look what the cool guy or gal or whoever is in this band or maybe at their record label made for me: a collage! That is not a picture of a collage, it is an actual collage. I didn't know people still did that. But now that I know they do, I think I am going to try one too, very soon.
Just really, though, how cool is it that. And the album, Mystical Participation, is so good, too. Makes me want to stop being a collage artist and take up fuzzed-out guitar and drum music.
That is all for now. Fun weekend planned at the Mississinewa reenactment. Let me know if you want to come.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

There are so many ways to think about a circus. This kind of old-timey one came to town last night, the kind under a tent where everywhere you look there is a pole in the way, and it lets you think to yourself "this is so authentic, a real, grimy, shady circus. It is so cool that I am here."
And then you get close enough to the albino boa constrictor to see how his tail just kind of dangles there, how he is more of a heavily sedated tube of dead weight than an actual snake and you start to think that the PETA protesters at the gate probably had a point.
Every kid there bought one of these blue light sabers and every last one of them was really, really good at reenacting fight scenes from the newer, especially lame Star Wars franchise. I mean really good, honestly.
A woman ponders her $7 Polaroid of herself with a drugged-up boa constrictor hanging on her neck for dear life. $7 sounds like a lot for a Polaroid, but now that the film is not being made anymore, it is kind of a collectors' item in a way.
Oh, circuses. The clowns deserve so much credit because they're the real strong men that the whole things depend on, the way we hope that they are just funny enough to distract us from the tired and abused animals and people and how when, every time they drop a ball, we remember.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

new air

I love Air. Really, and I know they're kind of wussy, but every dang one of their records is, yes, awesome except for that last one which is not. To be awesome four out of five tries is awesome.

I know no one watches videos anymore but this one is worth watching. Kind of trippy in a yellow submarine mode, though I have never actually seen yellow submarine.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I was carrying the camera.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Kitchen show:
From the series "The Noisy Alphabet," now appearing in our kitchen. Copying the pictures from something we found from, where else, the interweb. We're up to the letter "O" right now ("Ooooo").
I like the natural lean of the rider here in "Hup," but the eyes of the creature are wrong.
"EEEEEE" is intense, though. My second favorite.
And I also drew a whale and a boat and the sea. Next time, I will look at a picture of a boat before I start drawing one.
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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Sam Allgood - bro. from Sam Allgood on Vimeo.

I can't do anything like this on any of my bikes. But I did climb a lot of awesome hills today and met a cool Canadian who wanted to talk about my Mapei jersey.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I like to avoid the politiks here, usually . . . . . . but this is important.