Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hooray Beantown

Charles River Skatepark signs with Grindline to built skatepark

Boston, MA – December 13, 2007---The Charles River Conservancy has chosen Grindline to build the proposed 40,000 square foot skatepark in East Cambridge under the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge on the Charles River at the new basin.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays. Aroooooooooooo.......!...

I stole my dad's memory card from his camera.

I found:

Christmas Dad-
and Halloween Dad-
Wolf Dad's a really good time, but Christmas Dad gives better presents.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


We're back from Utah. Here's a little scoop-

We rented a PT Cruizer. Total garbage.

Leslie Evans (I knew her when she was a Jones), with Elliott & Maya

Ryan Evans (I knew him when he was a hair farmer), with Elliott (born on the 16th)

Maya motoring through virtual space

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I've safely arrived in Utah for the Pingree Christmas. No internet, so not much action on the Farm (had to got o the library to post this)Stopped in Kentucky along the way, Meridith had never been. I think you're supposed to roll in bluegrass to make your official entry into KY, but yogurt at the airport'll have to do.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eagle's Nest

Here's a little bit of footage of me & Pat D from last night at Fritz's pool party. The pool was just short of unridable but was a blast to hang out at. Fritz was making espresso's for us and jamming the raucous rock & roll, all to rid the bowl of "bad art demons" before Fritz installs a sculpture in it for a solo opening this January at Cueto Project. More to come on that, here's this-

Sunday, December 16, 2007

feeling battered

Today I rode a pool I've been waiting years to skate. Photos and video to follow, sometime. Here's one from way way back, somewhere in New Mexico, my dad explained to the manager of the motel that the pool was not "closed", that I could ride my skateboard in it, seeing as it was empty. It was the darndest thing, didn't ever work for me all the times I tried. My dad just has a way of explaining things and presuming correctness, people just agree and that's it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Paper stack and flying cat

Shane Murray's Art

Shane Murray's butt

Shane Murray's Website

And, as promised, flying cat

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Surfing Al-Hadid

Stu Hollins, feeling it, surfs an installation of Diana Al-Hadid's in 2005

I recently emailed with a gentleman by the name of Marc Weidenbaum who writes, he had some questions regarding cameras and photography in general. After looking at his blog it was clear that I didn't have that much to offer. His pictures were already good, but I said what I knew and he was appreciative. Anyways, back to his blog, turns out he's done some posts on Diana and has put together some great insight that I'd like to share. Here's his Al-Hadid posts:
Most recent at Perry Rubenstein
This past summer at Tonya Bonakdar
As he's someone who gravitates toward sound art, he was struck with the sound aspect of Diana's sculptures. Wow, I think they're both geniuses, Marc & Diana. One for making this thing that can resonate at a frequency that we can only see, and the other for noticing. If anyone's familiar with my work, you know that I sometimes plug stuff in to try to create dramatic, often ineffective, effects. I happily got sidetracked to this very thing that's got Marc's attention, that visual noise and what I've often referred to as "implied kinetics". More fun, less frustrating, and I can install in a flash. Thanks Marc, Thanks Diana, and most of all, Thank you Stu, for hamming it up when I need it.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Hat Shopping in Newark

-went hat shopping in Newark. We went out there to shoot some pictures of the show at Gallery Aferro. From there we strolled down Market St., where I bought 3 new hats- a black beantown cap pictured above, a plain brown one, and a mesh baseball cap that's fitted and has a golden trident on the front. We also went to Rupert Ravens' gallery to see Tara Donovan's rubberband print. The Donovan print seen,(it's lovely, as is the one at the ICA in Boston) we continued on through the exhibition and ran into this sculpture by Mark Esper. (video below) It's three windmill type blades, each lit with lights that mirrored us. (we didn't really run into it or we'd be dead now)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bronxville overpasses

Thursday, December 06, 2007


So I'm gearing up for the crossword puzzle on the train ride north when I see that Ween's got a review. I thought that was fascinating, me liking both the band, and the crossword. Don't look too hard, I screwed up and put tern down as an arctic floater. It's berg.

Anyhoo, I thought that it would make a nice segued to meeting up with Frank & Michelle to see Ween play at Terminal 5 last Friday night.Ween shook the place up. Funny internet story- when I was younger and had gotten a job at the Salt Lake City Library, the librarians instructed me to familiarize myself with the internet. I was sent down to the basement where there was a computer that was hooked up to it, to fumble through it any way I saw fit. It was 1997 and the first page that came up was a generic search page. I had to choose what I wanted to attempt to "research". Being that I was a huge fan (had been since Ronn & Kelly Benway turned me on to God Ween Satan, right before the Pod was released. I was totally affected), I typed in Ween and pushed go. The first page I found was Vein's Live Ween Website, which began slowly loading its way down the screen. The first website I would ever visit was unfolding in front of me. And at a snail's pace, I appeared. I had an arrow coming off my head pointing to some text claiming I was this Vein's Mother. I was shocked. Here's the photo, circa 1996, not cropped down & minus the "mother" reference.
So, I was hooked instantly, and know I even buy my shoes there (the internet)
The following year I met Vein in Cincinnati, Ohio, thanks to some friends of his who recognized me from his site. He's a real nice guy from Indiana. Anyways, freaky internet stories aside, this show here was awesome. It was the first Ween show I've ever been to that I didn't take a crack at creating a good, non-violent circle pit, even for the slowest of the slow dirges. It's a calling, what can I say, and the forum thanks me for holding back. So I posted up on the 3rd story rail and watched. Here's some of what I saw, with some videos at the end.Here's the only sign of life, during "You F&^$*# Up" censored for your eyes and ear, young and old alike.

youwillheartny / Art Codex was represented by Ernest, Vandana, & Mike
(Mike got clipped by someones head, that's his arm to the right)

5th ave.

After the show we went to Gandhi for a late dinner, it was excellent, especially the mint nan.



bloind neither

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ahhh Neighbah

"The self-empowered DIY delusion truly superior to reality."

Old studios... sniff

Not that new studios aren't great, but having 2000+ sq. ft. on the top floor of a building with a view (and crazy water-tower pilings shooting through your window) is (was) awesome.
I'm still looking for this hat- green & yellow with Rockport Softball text, fits perfectly, very dirty.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Photo problems

Blogspot's photo enlarging is busted. When you click the photos to see them bigger, it will only download the file. It's worthless. Sorry. It'll be fixed soon, maybe.

It's fixed, but only for the new posts. I'll have to fix the past 4 day's, one being the 41 image thanksgiving post. ugh. Maybe I'll let it slide.

10 days after

Theo needs to stop modeling his fancy knit cap and start getting the oil ready

Again, enough with the modeling

Perfectly cold

a quick cheers, time for marinade!




sprout guitar?
back to work!

What's going on out there?

innocent fruit eating?

back to work!or fern's gonna stick ya

marinade setting
(an often overlooked step)

final nog prep

A little carving (it only looks burnt)



and digest