Tuesday, September 28, 2004

jon friend lays the law.


my brother Jon found out he passed the bar!

kick ass!

Saturday, September 25, 2004

er something like that.

my new friend, Jason(whom i have never actually met) just recieved a piece i sent him that he bought from my last art show.

how fun is it to read his interpretaton of something i made as a psuedo collaboration with some young 12 year old girl who went to school in the neighborhood i used to live in:

so much about the discrepancies between a person's body/mind/mood and what's expected of them by societal responsibility. a girl preoccupied with puberty and boys is expected to get much out of 'the diary of anne frank' when she can't see what the history has to do with her. it serves to remind me that we only really understand a small percentage of what another person is going through at any given time. a good thing to remember.

"the diary of anne frank-er something like that" now hangs somewhere in Australia thanks to Jason and Shiloh who made it all happen. big ups!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

bone machine.

ACL Fest was fantastic!

it was incredibly hot all weekend but the Austinites seem to band together for this. was often offered water(amongst other supplements) a lot. everyone looks out for ya. nice feeling indeed.

my favorites were Broken Social Scene(whom i Djed with Fri. nite at a party for Jane Magazine), Spoon, Wilco(always friggin' amazing!), the Roots, Antibalas,the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Neko Case, Elvis Costello, MMW ,etc. etc.

the Pixies were fun. predictably they just went through the motions but managed to rock the crowd. and just to hear 75,000 people all sing "your booooone's got a little maaaaah-sheeen!!!" was incredible!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

i lost my cord. am a bit crazy from the heat.

man. i have been in Austin over a week now.

it's been a bit frusterating as i lost the cord to my laptop and have been email-less since i got down here.

i don't consider myself a slave to technology. but man i feel disconnected with out it right now. should show up any day.

i guess i will keep this up to date and even go back and chat about our travels once i get settled.

in any case it is wicked hot in Texas. 90 degrees on average!!

i have been roaming around, getting lost often and for some reason am obessed with this book i got, the autobiography of Motley Crue, "Dirt". good trashy stories that i am not surprised are mostly true, no doubt. it has kept me indoors in Anne's air condition pad hanging with her kitties.

life should get more interesting down here once i figure out my way around and meet some more people..

this weekend is the Austin City Limits Fest! i get to see the Pixies! it is like high school all over again!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

ghosts.


finally cleaned and moved out of 330 4th St. NE.

i been there about 4 1/2 years.

i really liked that place. the neighborhood was great, neighbors cool and my landladies were awesome at taking care of things.

a bit of sorrow as i moved out. all the ghosts ran through my head from that place. it was an intimate spot for me. i didn't have many people over very often as it was sort of like my own little womb full of my secrets. my secret life. i had a hard time there this past year. felt very depressed for a long time. a little uneasy in my own skin but often too afraid to jump out. or reach out.

i guess that is what moving is for. kind of forces you to take a risk and do something different. shake it up a little.

my mantra of late was to "purge my possessions". you never realise how much stuff you own and don't need until you have to move it all. i very much enjoyed having a garage sale and giving away many of the things i didn't need or want anymore. i certainly kept most of my music and other important things to me. but i felt a relief as i threw out all the old postcards, notes, birthday and holiday cards i for whatever reason couldn't let go of through the years.


i am staying at my folks(in my old bedroom!) until my brother, Jon, and i head down to Austin.

there is a grave stone dedication to my grandmother, Marilyn, who passed on last December on Sunday then we get the hell out of dodge Monday morning.

oh, the new Bjork is pretty amazing!!
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