Monday, December 29, 2008

fuzzydayz

So I went out to the Hamptons this weekend. We're just killing time until New Years Eve, you know? It's so different being out there in the winter than in the summer. I have so many great summer memories of being there -I've gone with Riley every summer for the past 7 years or so. We always bring friends, mates, etc. We went to the beach a couple of times, the first time it was over 50 degrees, misty, and foggy beyond belief. There was no horizon, sky was totally grey and looking down the coastline, it faded off into nothingness. Water was grey and chopy, the sand wasn't disturbed, it was beautiful. The photograph below doesn't begin to capture it, but I wanted to remember that moment. We went again this morning and it was sunny and colder but equally beautiful. I wouldn't have traded growing up on an island, being right next to the ocean, always a minute away from a beach, for anything else. The other photo is from the drive home tonight, we saw a complete sunset that seemed to last an entire hour. My head is a little fuzzy right now, like the beach photo, but it'll clear up, just like sky did.




Oh, and I collected small smooth white stones with gorgeous white/clear lines on the surface. There were thousands on the seashore, but I felt drawn to these particular ones. Walking back to the car, I found this half-shell mostly buried in the sand, but I got it out and it was a perfect lil' home for my rockies.


Song of the weekend: Patty Griffin "One Big Love"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

drink my morning blend

"You look like a gay 90's bartender."
-Photo teacher to a girl last year during self-portrait critiques.


Colin [holding a gold-foiled wrapped pear]: "I just want to throw this pear against the wall right now."
Libby: "Please don't because they are really expensive pears."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOVE Kathe Burkhart's stuff:








Obligatory obscenely homo youtube video:

Monday, December 15, 2008

during finals week
i've been bumming around
altered mind-states with libby, making collages
watching movies and bad tv
it's been good.
break can't come soon enough

our front door:



aaaand some good art, Lori Hersberger:



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

i've been watching woody allen movies on vhs for the past few weeks they are fucking wonderful, i can't get over them. so so good. 'manhattan' was my favorite, aaand not just cause of young stunning meryl. annie hall will always at the top, though.


i saw this cover of 'the electric kool-aid acid test' and died.
it's utterly fantastic:


then i went to the library to get it cause it seemed like a good read
but they only had this sad 90's cover:


i probably won't finish it cause it's long and i only have 9 days left here and an increasingly poor attention span.

i saw 'the adventures of priscilla, queen of the desert' for the first time yesterday. it was absolutely hilarious. i loved it. i'd always wanted to see it, too.
this song opens the movie and the actual video is ridiculously spectacular, as you can see.


fleetwood mac doing 'sara' live in the 80's:

Monday, December 1, 2008

3 pages i made on a typewriter halloween weekend

i wrote this the day after halloween
so i remembered all the things we did


this...i have no fucking idea what this is all about.
i was in various altered states of mind at the time.


and then i just wrote this in the exact center
of the page for god knows what reason. love it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

400 songs i know all the words to

a rough rough rough
draft of a typography poster project
every song has a memory.



terry richardson shot a pin-up girl calendar for VOGUE paris
out. of. this. world.





Sunday, November 23, 2008

interview magazine art issue

So I wandered into this Luis Gispert show in a Chelsea gallery last winter, probably a year ago around this time, and fell in love. Great photographs, films and sculptures:







This is the trailer for his movie I want to (but will probably not ever see).
video


Matthew Cerletty:
(click 'em and make 'em biggger)







Adam McEwen. He has a series of blown-up text messages he's received or have been forwarded to him and they're hilarious but I can't find a photo online. These are just as good:



Mike Kelly. I have yet to read about him and this work but the photos in Interview are out of this world but I could only find these online. Aren't they beyond fascinating??



Saturday, November 22, 2008

ONE DAY i will post good art on here. until then...

Vintage Kate Moss
French Glamour Magazine
June 1992






My 80's Miami Beach color palette is constantly occurring.

Vintage Stevie Nick's love <3





My favorite Fleetwood Mac song "Gypsy" live from 2004, and Stevie's still amazing.



And to round out this post, another AMAZING song butchered [in the best way possible] by Bonnie Tyler, "Band of Gold".

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

that bitch fell from the sky

Random village thrift excursion resulted in this glorious 80's Miami Beach Coca-Cola glass:



And the VHS of



Ben Affleck says "So, how do you like your eggs done in the morning - scrambled or fertilized?" at some point. Done. Absolutely brilliant, out of this world late 70's/early 80's soundtrack and an Elvis Costello cameo/subplot - what more could you ask for?

LET THE BONNIE TYLER APPRECIATION COMMENCE



So it turns out Bonnie covered CCR's amazing song "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" And by 'covered' I mean completely COMPLETELY BUTCHERED THE SONG in EVERY possible way by screaming the entire thing. In other words, it's absolutely fantastic, accompanied by a music video that is too incredible to even begin to describe. Judging from the first 2 seconds of it you know it's going to be fantastic, just watch the magic...



Bonnie's actual video for "HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO" is out of this world as well, and actually a pretty great song. But what makes this song most memorable is this drag queen's performance of it from Miss Black America. If you watch ANY of it, watch seconds :15-:30 and you WILL NOT regret it.



Oh so speaking of drag queens, the new Beyonce "Single Ladies" video and song are outstanding, but did you know where the original inspiration for the video came from? A group of 3 fab ladies did a Fosse-choreographed dance routine to some song called "Mexican Breakfast" back in the early 60's and some GENIUS dubbed "Walk it Out" over it and it's phenomenal. Take a looksee:



PEACE LOVE AND INA G.