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Archive for July 2004

Breathing Fire…

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After all of my usual procrastinating, I sent off my registration form and check for BriarBash. I am excited about going, and about getting my hands on some new Boswell Pipes. And about getting my hands on some other pipe smoking bears as well.

It’s a bit of a funny scene, BriarBash is, where the sexuality is for the most part diffuse and a little hard to locate. Yet it is also unmistakably a gathering of gay men, one that seems to alternately amuse and mystify those that encounter it. I think my hunger for going has a much to do with the desire to have that “gay turf” feeling as with anything else. It’s the thing that I miss most about not being in San Francisco. There is no other place where I’ve been that gives me the feeling that I am not occupying a space at the sufferance of the heterosexual world. BriarBash gives me back a little of that. But this feeling exists for me very distinctly from a sexual feeling. Usually people seem to imagine the event as a non-stop, huffing and puffing orgy. And some times I wish it were. But the reality seems to lie closer to tender flirtation and buffet grazing with a burst of ruthless shopping frenzy when we get to the pipe store.

All of that being said – I do have a reservation for a smoking room with two double beds in it for two nights.


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July 29, 2004 at 11:09 am

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Spreading Scurrilous Gossip…

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Samantha Fox to wed her gay lover

Samantha Fox is to celebrate 20 years of fame by “marrying” her lesbian lover Myra Stratton.

Bisexual Sam, 36 years old and – still 36D bust size – will go through a formal gay ceremony in Hawaii later this year after falling head-over-heels for her divorcee manager.

Just thought you might like to know.

This utterly unfounded assertion is cribbed from the “News of the World” website. So you know it has to be true.

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July 29, 2004 at 8:55 am

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Oooo that smell…..

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If people start to hassle you today or give you a hard time about your appearance, pay them no mind, dear Aquarius. You have the right to live your life any way you want to. If that means you want to go around the house in a grubby T-shirt and twenty-year-old sweat pants that haven’t been washed in months, then so be it. Feel free to be whoever you want to be.

See, it wasn’t my idea…the computer told me to spread my funk!

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July 28, 2004 at 3:36 pm

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Protected: Because the the thunder…

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July 27, 2004 at 9:53 pm

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I’m back…

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…in the saddle again.
Or perhaps it would be better to say in harness, since I don’t seem to be the one driving this particular buggy.

Bard’s final week was a blizzard of activity that left me almost completely flattened. Then came one delightful day frolicking with the Gold Goat boys, and one delightful day getting a ride home from badfaggot and thornyc and one grueling day reviewing hundreds of photo show applications and now I’m sitting in the good old Aeron chair in my subterranean ICP office.

I don’t even know where to begin in the recounting of all of this, so I’ll just say hi howdy to everyone here for now, and apologize for not being able to even glance at my friends’ page for days and days, much less to respond.

Oh by the way, I’m beginning the process of switching over all my email to naylandblake@earthlink.net , so feel free to make the adjustment (the first time you do this, you will encounter some spam blocking software, but don’t despair, the message has gotten through).

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July 27, 2004 at 12:14 pm

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I didn’t only do this in order…

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…to piss off greasybiker and thornyc:

I am The Hierophant

The Hierophant often represents learning with experts or knowledgeable teachers. This card also stands for institutions and their values. The Hierophant is a symbol of the need to conform to rules or fixed situations. His appearance in a reading can show that you are struggling with a force that is not innovative, free-spirited or individual. Groups can be enriching or stifling, depending on circumstances. Sometimes we need to follow a program or embrace tradition, other times, we need to trust ourselves.

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A purely wishy-washy explanation of the card. However I did spend today feeling alternately enriched and stifled by groups, so it was nice to have that pointed out. My own feeling about tarot is that is not useful for prognostication, but rather as an interpretive grid to throw over one’s current experience. SInce much of reading the cards can be a process of developing a narrative amid a group of conflicting signals, thinking about which narrative one chooses can reveal what’s happening in the subconscious. So, my finding the references to groups and authority resonant tells me something about what my unarticulated concerns may be about my day to day.

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July 20, 2004 at 12:59 am

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Tomorrow begins today…

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A blissful day in New York – The centerpiece? This afternoon I signed the lease on a new studio space in Greenpoint. Big charcoal drawings are on the way!

Scary as all lease signings are, this is a manageable rent on a modest space in a building with a number of fellow artists I really like.

The rest of the day was spent walking, walking and walking some more, through Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Soho and the Lower East Side, indulging myself in a few purchases and finding inspiration for a couple of projects.

The clean house leads to renewed work possibilities.Woo HOO!

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July 17, 2004 at 10:14 pm

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