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Archive for December 2007

The trees come down…

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And here’s the groovy star Scott and Ollie made for me by hand…

Earliest I’ve ever done it.

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December 31, 2007 at 6:00 pm

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Protected: Water at Toomey’s as the year winds down…

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December 30, 2007 at 6:04 pm

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It only took 15 minutes…

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…to get this reaction from Bear and Jay. It was too short a time to see them, but since I couldn’t handle going out last night, it was a happy circumstance to escort them to their tour date at the tenement museum.

While heading over to meet them I noticed that the LES is once again dotted with galleries, not always to the best effect. If you’re going to put an exhibition space in a storefront like that, why make it into another dull white repressed box? It just makes it look like you’re eager to import the entire Chealsea ethos instead of staking a claim for something new.

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December 29, 2007 at 11:03 pm

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December 28, 2007 at 1:01 pm

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Fun with clip art… and random thoughts…

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So much of what I do around the office generates paper printouts. I wish it didn’t.

I’m addicted to management books. Ok, not addicted, but strongly attracted to them. Part of my attempts to puzzle out a way of making my workplace more bearable.

Roberta Smith inveighs against the use of the term “practice” by artists here. I don’t agree with her.

One of my fave ljers recently wrote something which is making me think about initation and my sexual and artistic – ahem – practices. I’m thinking that I need to be more purposeful than I have been in the past.

Astrobarry seems to think differently.

I have two difficult phone calls to make. And I’m not making them. A management book I read at lunch today tells me I should.

I think Tim Burton would have done better to cast David Bowie as Sweeney.

The slumped bottles came in the mail today from ebay, but they’re too small to make decent ashtrays so they’ll have to become art.

The current season of Project Runway was poorly cast as well.

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December 27, 2007 at 4:31 pm

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December 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

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Protected: I have super groovy friends…

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December 25, 2007 at 10:43 pm

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