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Bringing up the rear…

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He’s, kind of the classic look and only about the size of a softball. Still it’s been years since I carved one. Now he’s sitting in my front window looking out on the street. The kids on our block have given up on our building years ago, so the bell doesn’t ring. That’s ok – I don’t have any candy around anyhow. Now to curl up with some kind of horror movie and toast some seeds.

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October 31, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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Stillness…

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Oh my. I’ve ping-ponged between meetings all day. Productive ones to be sure, but exhausting. Everything I do reminds me of something else I need to do. I can sense a certain person on the west coast rolling their eyes right now, especially after our talk. There probably are a bunch more of you all that I can’t sense doing the exact same thing. After all I have only limited psychic abilities. At least I’m taking photos and making some art. I better do so since I’m now pretty much one month away from a show which is shaping up to be bigger deal than I thought.

After a month of use I can pretty much endorse the iPhone – It’s certainly the best PDA I’ve ever had, and I’ve had one ever since the Newton was introduced.

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October 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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Prospect…

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October 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

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October 28, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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October 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm

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Flashed away…

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A lot of night pictures lately.

Caught up on laundry today. And went to work clearing work space. And taking steps to fulfill a commission I just received. There’s so much that needs taking care of, it’s a little daunting. But given how much I’ve either been away or booked up lately, it’s been wonderful to spend the weekend close to the house, concentrating on my upcoming projects.

i’m in the midst of reading Obama’s first book and beyond anything else, it’s remarkable to think about having someone in high office who can actually construct his own evocative sentences and is willing to publicly admit to being a jerk as a teenager. I’d just assumed that it was another “heartwarming” political memoir, but there are some real insights, well expressed in the book. The questions about the uncomfortable indeterminacies of the multi-racial also hit home with me.

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October 26, 2008 at 11:21 pm

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Rustle

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October 25, 2008 at 10:06 pm

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When the cheeriness of Morrisey is all too much…

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…you listen to the Magnetic Fields.

Which is what a bunch of us did last night, thanks to the diligence of Thor. The concert took place in the suitably grainy and sepulchral Loews theater in Jersey City. The whole event had a kind of Guy Madden feel to it, which should let you know that I liked it.

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October 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

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Announcement…

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Benefit For Laura Kennedy
Original Bass Player of Bush Tetras needs an immediate liver transplant

Sunday October 26th
Cake Shop
52 Ludlow Street • LES NYC

SHOW STARTS AT 7PM
in order of appearance:

Bell Hollow
Sediment Club
Mikey IQ
Band of Outsiders
Certain General
Command V feat: PAT IRWIN (RAYBEATS, 8-EYED SPY, B-52’S)
Radio i-ching
Julian Stockdale

Bush Tetras
w/special guests
James Chance & Nona Hendryx

all star jam featuring:
LENNY KAYE (PATTI SMITH GROUP), IVAN JULIAN (RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS), ROB NORRIS (BONGOS), DEBORAH FROST (BRAIN SURGEONS) AND MORE

DJ dirtytrickpony
Admission $15 minimum donation

http://www.Myspace.com/bushtetras

“You Can’t Be Funky If You Haven’t Got A Soul”
FOR ONLINE DONATIONS:Lklf.blogspot.com

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October 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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Flying and landing…

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This past weekend was spent in the Oakland Home of three lovely people, two cats, one dog and a coupla fish. Even though the cats weren’t in the yard, it was very very very fine. The searching, spirited talk and fun excursions left me bouyant and hopeful about the future.

It was also a weekend filled with filling-rattling sex and epic snogging. What can you say about a luxuriously furry guy who throws a wicked punch, is willing to wear overalls while he pounds your butt, and then whips up a reinvented apple pie? You can’t say anything – you simply surrender and thank your lucky stars.

So if I look a little smug today, don’t be mean; I’ve got darn good reasons.

That’s Manhattan by the way, on the lower left. You can get a good sense of Central Park.

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October 21, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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