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Archive for October 2007

The devil dog I have slept with…

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Halloween y’all…

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October 31, 2007 at 11:23 am

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Around the corner from work…

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Irritating hack Christine Quinn (http://christinequinn.com/) harangues the members of of the Security Guards’ Union at a 42nd Street rally, while occasional leather trouser wearer Thom Duane (http://www.tomduane.com/) seems to have figured out that I’m taking his picture.

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October 30, 2007 at 11:04 pm

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Dear Certain Segment of the Leather Community…

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In one of the lj communities I’m part of I just read about an open call for artistst to submit their work for an upcoming Leather Conference. Intrigued, and musing on the possibility of sending some frisky gnome drawings out into the world, I went to the registration site to check out the call. What I saw got me well steamed.

Here’s the deal: Any artist can submit up to three pieces. For every piece submitted, they must pay a $10 dollar application fee. Then if the piece is accepted for inclusion in their show they must pay to have the piece framed and ready to hang in time for the show, and they must pay postage both ways. Not such a big deal, but here’s the kicker: every artist selected for the show must also donate an item to the event’s silent auction.

So I pay you thirty bucks for the the privilege of your panel looking at my three jpegs, I pay to frame and ship and hang and then I help underwrite your event by donating something else?

Is this standard practice for these events? If so, why? People talk about the New York art world being rapacious but at least Larry Gagosian doesn’t bill himself as being a “Family Gathering of Heart and Spirit”.

“Join us as we share the expressions of heart and spirit created by the artists in our leather tribe.”

Thanks, I’ll pass.

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October 29, 2007 at 4:37 pm

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October 28, 2007 at 7:25 pm

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Everytime we say goodbye…

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Here’s Pete and Kyle at Brooklyn Brewery. They and I and quite a few others were all there to drink beer, sit at picnic tables and say a farewell to badfaggot who is heading off to the Northwest. New York is going to be that much less convivial without his caring, questing heart.

You better treat him right Seattle, or you and me are gonna tumble.

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October 27, 2007 at 8:21 pm

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October 26, 2007 at 10:32 pm

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October 25, 2007 at 10:44 pm

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