Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I woke up to find that the airlock had been blown off the second stage of fermentation of my apple wheat beer. Hopefully, I was able to rig this blow-off tube airlock before there was any contamination.
The next step, try to find 2-3 cases of empty pry-off bottles. And soon

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fine Young Men in Denim Vests

Valient Thorr making 15 people at JAXX on a Thursday night wonder, "why are there only 15 people at JAXX on a Thursday night?"
Maybe cuz it's in a strip mall....

Friday, October 27, 2006

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Last Night

Started out by going to the opening at PASS gallery to see Breck and Soloman's new installation. As always, good and very conceptual, but in an interesting way.

Then on to the Final Warning show, 80's metal covers truly at their best.

After a few songs though, I got really hot and dizzy. I sat in the corner waiting for it to pass and realized I couldn't remember the last time I had a glass of water...

So I had a beer instead, which made me feel completely fine and somehow sober.

Dear Jesus,

Please give me this car for Halloween. And teach me to drive. Without any lip please.


Friday, October 06, 2006

I want to go to a driving range and hit golf balls with golf clubs till they go way far away.
And probably drink heavily from a flask.
Perhaps smoke a cigar as well.
I have no reasonable explaination for wanting to do this.
Talk me out of it, or make it happen.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The End of Summer...

...Always makes me think about summers from previous years, and how good they seem now that so much time has past. It's sort of amazing to think back fondly on things that, when I was right in the middle of them, seemed like an acceptable distraction at best, a devastatingly big mistake at worst.

I miss summer meaning something more than hotter weather, but I'm glad to be out of school. I miss paying only $80 in rent, but not having to pay it with Gold dollars and being stressed out about not working. I miss sitting on the grassy embankment beside the highway with Pat, drinking 40s and looking across the highway to the river. I miss sitting in the sun with a cigarette and a beer and feeling completely content, but I wonder if it ever really happened.

I miss my friends that I've lost track of for no good reason, but not as much as I miss the friends that one day I will loose track of, with or without reason.

This is an old picture, and these are all old sentiments. I've used it before and I'll use it again, but like Aaron Cometbus said:
"The good old days weren't really that good. In fact, the good old days sucked shit."

Monday, September 11, 2006

I helped Shoot a Movie!

With Rose, Jen and Anthony, with special help from Jen's friend Sheffy. It was part of "Attack of the 50 Ft Reels" in Richmond. The basic idea is that you get a roll of Super 8 film, shoot a movie with it that's edited totally in-camera, and Flicker, the group that organized it has the film processed. Everyone that participates sees their movie for the first time along with everyone else, so we've really got no idea how it turned out. Hopefully well. Here's some stills I shot in between shots...

I would like to give credit to Rose for the last two photos..Thanks! Lokk how pompous I look!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A special Birthday Message?

But really, Thakns to everybody that came out to help me celebrate my 25th on saturday.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Gum Dichromates are hard,but rewarding

"Here's the original black& white along with the gum dichromate. These prints are made by creating a copy negative the size of the final print, coating paper with a mixture of gum arabic, potassium dichromate and watercolors. The negative is then placed on top of the dried, coated paper and exposed to UV light, then washed/developed in water. This process is then repeated 5-16 times to achieve a final print. The smallest misalignment of the negative can ruin weeks of work"

Some Black&White work based on the work of Abelardo Morell