Monday, December 21, 2009

LA coming soon: I'm getting excited.
keeping my fingers crossed for "positive" family time, dog time, sunshine time, food time (especially after this eternal German food purgatory) (I'm never eating "Thai prison food" again), and my favorite southland activity, plant thieving.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

short movie treatment

Oh yeah I had this dream in Poland: it's very cinematic.
: A young Christopher Walken/James Spader hybrid is riding a bike down a long corridor, towards the camera. He passes an old man whistling a song, something sentimental. As soon as the protagonist passes the old man, the old man opens a door on the side of the corridor and enters it, shutting the door quickly. At the same time, the whistling abruptly stops. The old man re-enters the scene. The camera switches to the opposite side, with the protagonist bicycling away. The old man shoots the protagonist in the back.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Poland

We got a rideshare from a man who looked like the Polish Bill Murray. He drove very aggresively; I think I had a thousand mini heart attacks on the road not to mention lots of inadvertant flinching. He did however get us to Krakow in five hours. I forgot my passport, oops! Open borders EU etc good thing.
It snowed the entire time. I did a lot of wandering. There was a church with really nice wallpaper or whatnot, and a fake shroud of turin. Also I ate really good pierogi, saw lots of animal costume pagan ritual type ethnology stuffs, and papercraft, and a castle, and a dragon breathing fire. Oh yeah and Auschwitz. Nothing to be said about the subject except afterwards I couldn't look anyone in the eye. Being there felt like punishment that I couldn't complain about since at least I wasn't about to be gassed.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bummer

final confirmation ... I left my purple uniqlo wool cardigan in Belgium somewhere. LAME!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This Just Happened

laddyy

Shoutouts

midnight star midas touch boards of canada remix, laugenbrotchen

Monday, December 7, 2009

oy I fell off the diary wagon. uuhh..
I had my opening: IMAGE FICTION. It went pretty much exactly as I planned!! Except the part where my dress caught on fire!! Can you imagine!! Even the German police decided to swing by for shits and giggles!! It was super fun and against all expectations the Germans sang, I sang, even my friends who I really did not expect to sing, sang!! At one point the 20 year old German decided to sing "The Passenger" and could only find a karaoke performance on youtube, which he played, because you could kind of see the screen at the bar where the words were, this description really blows, but it was really meta, you had to be there...
Now I really want a mixer/PA/digital projector. wants wants wants. The xmas season is impossible to bypass. like literally too. hoards and hoards in the center. Hecka "gluhwein" gingerbread etc etc. seriously bringing out some Grinch styles rage in me. I did see a giant brown glass mushroom tree ornament that impressed me though.
My cousin from Budapest visited me. She introduced me to the Japanese law & order meets x-files: "Galileo". I like it. I really wanted her visit to be an excuse to go to the Korean restaurant "KIM" but turns out she doesn't like getting Korean. GO FIGURE
Planning Poland for this weekend.
um what else: oh yeah White Men Can't Jump SUCKED!
Ingmar Bergman Trollflotjen was TIGHT! (kind of)
what other movies did I see... did I mention Tropic Thunder was kind of amazing?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I woke up at 2pm today. What have I been doing? I went to some German bars, some German parties, the ultimate "contemporary classical" ever, purchased a giant stuffed crocodile, discovered "torrents", (Gossip Girl is pretty shame face making), worked on OJ, predator, etc.etc. up next gaga and rutger hauer. maybe heroes. I was "sourcing" locally and found Black Power chocolate. Perhaps combined with "/amerikaner" cookies for the opening?
PS I'm giving infinite jest a second shot since I owe one to DFW, I am past page 60 now. proud!
notes to self: paper hot air balloon, globe balloon, magic is a vanishing act, "empire", hero/entertainer, lexical gap, fan fiction/art, "unubersetzbarket", dream string ladder?, dogtown, mannequin friends, special interests, ways and means
PPS tim remember the weird wobbly walker!
oops I missed the Leonids.
GET WITH THE DVD INTERFACING!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thoughts

possibly the most inane thing ever:
HAPPY SONG B/W ICE CREAM

ultimate nerds of the future now playing on ted talks

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Words I Don't Like

words with o & g letter combinations: "blogosphere", "gonzo"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

OMFG

OMFG ABDC FANNY PAK MISSY ELIOTT GET UR FREAK ON

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the Leipzig library



Belgium

Tim claims he has an "artistic temperment", aka "judgemental asshole". It's ok, me too. Antwerp is still possibly the best place ever. Lots of pent-up shop till you drop - ing. Brussels felt kind of like the Washington DC of Europe, but actually better.
Euros: they just want to drink, smoke, liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinger
They don't dance all that well. I tried out some ABDC inspired moves at a show.
The "royal" museum or whatever had HECKA BRUEGELS!?!? both of them. !?!? worth it for sure.
We had a David Lynch moment in a Thai restaurant. We saw only one Schipperke but it was a pretty special one. In fact no one in Belgium seemed to know anything about this dog.
chocolate = very good. waffles = off the chain. french fries = french fries.
I drank so much more beer than I wanted to.
The best things I didn't buy: giant crystal parallelogram (with rainbows in it) (€?), COS dress (€60), poncho/thing (€90), big stuffed animal seal (€250 WTFFFF!?)
Tim went bonkers in the record stores, they are really good FYI.
Also they play classical music in the subway in Brussels, how classy is that.
edit to add: I forgot the school of circus, the crystall ball dancing man. ! and cribbage

Monday, November 2, 2009

ABDC

"dreams + inspiration = destiny" - lil mama

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cambodia

I won a mug! Also, two people last night pronounced "bathtub" "bathtube".
Also, I danced with some Germans in a converted butchering shed.
Also, I really need to do laundry because I'm down to my last dreaded pair of tights, I don't like to wear them because they are bright red.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Is Deitch the new Juxtapoz? ugh so far from there why am I still exposed to a ny minute
edit: truly frightening, a new Bob Dylan Christmas album
PS I am not in a downward spiral, I am only an observer
PPS Happy Birthday Yesterday!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"korean culture is incredibly popular in asia right now"
i spent the weekend in berlin and the most exciting part was a discovery of a strange delicious fruit. research indicates that the american term for it is "groundcherry"
also, hanging out with other people is nice too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

nyc
purchased for $26 worth of trinkets

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FYI: listening to music "my valuable hunting knife" helps to prevent a case of the crazies. versus talk radio
despite the fact that my computer speakers sound like a dirty toilet
because the crap radio shack speakers that i spent way too much time thinking about BROKE before they began
capitalism a love story
ew china

edit to add:
obst und gemuse
genius find: German plums
nothing like any plum I've ever known!
on the down side, spinach is apparently something nobody knows nothing about

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

first world versus first nations
another european city, another off the chain museum of ethnology

ps what's with people who say "human" with a silent h?

bonobos have a "rudimentary theory of other mind" aka if they are hiding something, they will look around to see if there's someone watching


Monday, October 5, 2009

yes i'm a witch

YOKO ONO
you make me feel like a human being again!!

When I am not around other human beings I forget how to be a human being and I turn into a brain in a vat but not the kind of brain that has actual complete thoughts or ideas but just images of them, I feel like I took the tincture of madness, I feel like the movie images, I am making fake crazy person art to try to pull the sleigh (slay) around the yard, I am attempting to channel Agnes Martin and Asian girl killing machines and remember that that that
I am drawing "transgressives" opera faces in drag, Monica Lewinsky, siamese twins OJ Simpson, Brenda from 90210 oh and Predator, Kitty Pryde, Roger Federer
THE CRAZY!
is this being zen because i don't really like it?
non attachment?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Do people who go through "12 step" cry really easily?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I really hate that Juno is Kitty Pryde

Wall Street Journal
Pictures of the Day
better than art
no contest

Sunday, September 27, 2009

RIP


no longer a space of mine

Friday, September 25, 2009

I finally figured out what I've been conditioning my hair with!: Alba brand sunblock lotion!!!!
OOPS!!!
Also: moka pot!
Also: my neil young binge is being abruptly ruined, as always, by a man needs a maid
edit: but just as abruptly reinstated by heart of gold...it never pales. ever
breaking news: the words wild, wildness & wilderness do not exist in indigineous languages

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another mysterious bruise: where did you come from? why are you here?
I am designing my own personal dream classes for next summer, hopefully
Newsflash: Water discovered on the moon, gray whales are making "close encounters" in Baja, (hello let's go), aging space chimps live in retirement homes
Considering: the opera (Hungarian), the wall (Berlin), word images
I need flip flops and a new wallet

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Berlin weekend: Friday: opening (gallery? artist?), "barbecue" (C. Jankowski?), opening (too late). Saturday: French toast, fleamarket (schoneberg), exhibition (Thomas Demand), marathon (rollberblade), ice cream (joghurt & mandarine), opening (Luettgenmeijer), hanging out not working with people hanging out working. Sunday: marathon (runners), fleamarket (right outside the house), pizza (also outside the house), train back home.
I'm tired!
Also: randomly ran into two people (unexpectedly) in two days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Housekeeping issues: I don't know what I've been conditioning my hair with, but I think it might be lotion ?!? It has a really weird texture lately. Also, my brain function is craving protein.
note to self: metric system

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nadal out - ? ! plus, WTF happened to Serena Williams?

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semi recent publishing endeavors (summer stuff)

My second poster & my first fade:


My second zine & first silkscreened cover: