a link in the mass a link in the mass a link in your mass communications and generic letters ghosts mark my walls with painted ideas our phone lines become our eyes our headphones become our ears our postings become our tears baptized in convenience a walking understudy philosophical back up plan keystone collector i want back mine this isolated poison tastes so...
Another year, another step
Christmas has come and gone, and now to New Years, for most people that involves reflections and resolutions, I am no different. This has been a year of great personal, emotional, spiritual, physical, and natural growth for me. One of my general parameters in life is to seek change, never do the same things over and over again, and in short be to “busy being born” to worry about dying....
Be here now, and know the beauty of what is. Free yourself from concerns about...– Ralph Marston (via adelapilot)
Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again– Simon and Garfunkel
Submarine demo by The Oceanographers
Laying it Down
I have been behind a drum kit 7 out of the last 10 days…. as tiring as that it is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. But now the tough part…. recording. 2 bands, 2 weeks, and probably dozens of takes ahead. In my opinion recording tests the true character of a band, you are never tested more. Good thing I play with a bunch of people who know what they are doing…. and the...
Ingredients for a nice Christmas party
Half cup red wine Quarter cup art making Quarter cup Charlie brown
To Whatever End
I have been playing drums since I was 12 years old. Over the years I have played with my friends, bands that didn’t go anywhere, or bands that went somewhere but not fast enough for my impatient(and sometimes ill advised) attitude. Now I am involved in 3 musical projects(1 project with me on keyboard!), all 3 with seemingly limitless potential, all 3 feature talented musicians who I...
An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more...– Aldous Huxley
The Abyss by The Oceanographers
Record Store Movies are awesome!
After watching Empire Records and High Fidelity on the same day, I have come to the conclusion that I would totally be content working at Amoeba or another record store or something the rest of my life. I don’t know if these “lofty” aspirations make the best career goals but: I love music, I love talking about music, I love being a snob when talking about music. It just seems to...
Holidays and capitalism shouldn't go together
As a basketball coach and player(sometimes), I still adhere to my typical male instinct by watching traditional American sports, basketball, football etc. on the television….. Easily the worst part about this is the capitalism that is trying to be forced into my brains via mindless holiday commercials. The pretentious attitude of car commercials and the shallow depictions of women in...
The Oceanographers playing The Shore
I like to wake up to the news… News on healthcare News on the two wars News on financial legislation I just don’t care about Tiger, baloon boys, and party crashers…. Yet these meaningless, shallow “stories”(if you can even call them that) dominate the news cycle. Why? My theory is that the majority of average Americans dislike themselves and the lives they...
I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood....– Thom Yorke
Pride becomes reality
nthnryn: I think that, sometimes, knowing what you’re good at makes it a lot harder to be authentically good at whatever “it” is. Pride becomes reality. _________________________________________________________________________________________ I think my good friend and Proxart director Nate Ryan makes a great point that relates with the Sam Feinstein video I posted earlier…. I think...
Regarding Art School Critiques
If you have never been involved in one and have just seen them in the movies or on shows or something…. It’s all true, school critiques are very cliche. They are long, boring, and hardly constructive(whether students or being critical or complimentary is irrelevant). I suppose you have to try and sift through the dirt of these critiques to find the few nuggets of real information...
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death– Dave Barry
No not the TV show…. Too many visual fragments and bits of potential inspiration….. no voice. Where am I going? I don’t even know where I’ve been….. I am questioning everything, and maybe not enough? I don’t want to be more productive maybe more innovative creative ive I am out of touch with the human condition there can be no art without conditions ...
Okay.... now I am done
Below I posted a couple of pics of 2 works I did today. If you’ve been paying attention I wrote in an earlier post that I wouldn’t be painting anymore this year….. And I’m not So consider this a preview of things to come in 2010, as this aesthetic will probably the foundation for the work I pursue next year.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.– John Lennon….. RIP
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie– Bob Dylan
Corporate Coffee Shop Pondering 12.7
Many of my meetings with Proxart take place at one of the big coffee chains in this plastic town for a few reasons: 1. Almost no choice(Railorad Cafe in Newhall gives me hope) 2. I like to work and write away from home 3. Free wifi(If all my social networking stuff didn’t tell you this already….. I am an internet whore) So as a result of my meetings and being away from home,...
I thought our society already was at it’s lowest….. I was wrong
Regarding Significant Others
I will begin with a disclaimer: I am not a bitter, jealous, jaded, unwilling bachelor(at least not entirely) therefore my comments or merely an observation of my surroundings regarding romantic companionship. Okay then…. The modern day, instant gratification, status oriented, money/materialistic society that we live in seems to have affected contemporary relationships in a severe negative...
Am I really all the things that are outside of me?– Animal Collective
And.... I'm Done
I am done with my abstract work for 2009. I am usually out of supplies and out of positive emotional energy around November/December and this year is no different. My body of work featured dramatic aesthetic changes….. In 2010 I plan on focusing on combining what worked best in 2008 with what worked best in 2009 to make my work more focused and methodical than ever before. In the meantime I...