Friday, February 6, 2009

The Grandness of Portraiture


The thing about life imitating art, or visa-versa, or whatever, is that sometimes it can be so enjoyable to forget which one is which for an afternoon or so.

When I was young the pizzeria around the corner had glorious wall to wall mirrors on either side, facing each-other, so to look into one would be to see yourself forever, and what could be better really, for a young child, than pizza and infinity?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Death and Rock Bottom Bargains


One thing you can do during the long winter is wake up at 8am and drive far away to an estate sale.
There are are lots of other weirdos there looking through this house full of dead peoples stuff.
But they are all old weirdos.
You are the only young weirdos.
The dead people were once old weirdos.
They have lots of taxidermied animals in the basement den.
The old man was into hunting and amateur photography.
Some of the people are so old you can't help but think it won't be long before some slightly younger old weirdo will be looking through their stuff.
The stuff they get now will end up in their estate sale for someone else to pick through.
We're all just renting all this stuff.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Winter in America


It's cold now.
It's winter time.
Time to wrap yourself in the furs of the dead animals for warmth.
The harvest was good but it might be a long winter.
Pad the nest with extra fluff and twigs and such.
Hunker down.
All the chocolate will be warm from now on.
The tea is no longer iced, but hot, and steeping in the pot.
Time to read and remember the past year and plan for the coming one.
The boom times being over means we must save, conserve, like the noble squirrel, who is now busy packing his acorns into some small knotted tree-hole.
Be warm.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's a New Day in America


There's a wind of change and it blew all our hats off.
There's prosperity a'comin'. It's just 'round the corner. I can hear that a'train a'comin a'round the bend.
There's going to be a new deal.
He's going to put us all to work.
He's going to hire us to paint murals on all the soup kitchens.
We're going to stage agit-prop theatre pieces in the streets.
We're going to put on masks, roll up our sleeves, and beat cynicism and inequality into a bloody mess. And then we're going to pick up rollers, brushes, ladders, and drop cloths and paint murals all over this great land.
I hear they're painting murals out in St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago. They're painting murals down in Selma, Albama & Macon, Georga. 
Yes, even rural murals.
Let's paint this whole country full of murals.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Walking on Water

It's a good look.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Number Of Shirts That I Thought Were Cool On A Particular Night ( At The Hot Jamz Dance Party)

What's going on here with this shirt?


This is a shirt with her and her moms from when she was a little kid. 
So, you know, pretty cool.

Everybody likes Obama. Except, you know, racists

Everybody likes a cool shirt.
People are like: "Hey Cool Shirt!"
and then the person is like "oh. thanks I got it in this yard sale upstate in Oswego"
or something like that.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dangerous Magic


After you finish your espresso you disappear into a paper bag 
filled with ceremonial snuff powder and voodoo chicken bones.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gentlemen of Leisure

Chivalry, may in fact, as is often said, be dead.
But not Gentlemanliness.
As evidenced by this photograph, Gentlemanliness is alive and well.
'Gentlemanliness' being defined as "the state of being Gentlemanly."
And 'Gentlemanly' being defined as "befitting, or characteristic of a Gentleman."
And 'Gentleman' being defined by this picture right here that you are looking at.
Let us say a little word of thanks for the Gentlemen of the world. 
For without the Gentlemen, (and the grand dames) our society would have long ago fell into the cold,
 clammy hands of mediocrity's inconsiderate, poorly dressed, menservants.
Keep up the good fight boys. We support you.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Minimalism Measured In Sparkles


Sometimes less is more.
Especially if the less is more sparkly.
The more sparkly something is the less of it you need to achieve the same amount.