don’t wanna brag, but i got to see generationals the other night! it was a fun concert (i ostensibly went to see splashh, who are sort of a sonic youth remix outfit of what appear to be eleven-year-old britons). they jam pretty nice too, although i can’t say i entirely care for the sonic youth style of singing (i’m being liberal with the term). what else is new? well, a bunch of things!
i’m acting as lead designer on a cool new edifice at brooklyn bridge park (more to come about that, esp. when / if it enters construction). that’s extremely interesting and i’m oh-so-grateful to ARO for getting me to work on the nuts and bolts of real, live (well) architecture! it’s cool because i’m spending my days exploring (and measuring) spooky, dank old buildings filled with mysterious, flooded machinery, as well as reading code literature, drawing wall sections, and talking with engineers. it’s like a dream!
also, and perhaps you’ll be more excited about this, i’ve decided to begin posting pages of the new graphic novel as i finish with them in a likely fruitless effort to building up some sort of following in advance of embarking on the great and onerous publisher search. i have to scan what i’ve done so far and do some photoshopping, but then you can look forward to more or less weekly installments of a new graphic novel! keep your eyes peeled. or open, anyway.
let the record show that my (normal) mouse batteries are dying. tanks.
i never could keep a beat! man i’m behind. sorry it’s been such a long time since i’ve written anything. i guess i’m just keeping real busy — wall section details and camera jigs by day, writing exercises with my brother by subway ride, drawing up sample pages by eve / weekend, and hacking / coughing uncontrollably by night. that about fills it up, i guess! i’ll probably upload some sample artwork sometime in the next few weeks / months, so stay tuned for that.
otherwise, i still have some middle east photos in need of sharing (particularly the spectacular tel aviv art museum by preston scott cohen), and i’ll try to remember to upload them soon. in the meantime, though, enjoy some photos of pinback (opened by a very strange first act). i was lucky enough to get in to see them on their only stop in NYC on this leg of the tour. they were really fun to see up close, though (and maybe this was just the front row talking) the acoustics / levels of things were a bit unusual. but i guess it should surprise no one that pinback likes their vocals dialed pretty far back (c.f. their basslines).
oh, and while i think this is super-interesting, i do get some enjoyment out of the idea that the invention of the arrow precedes that of the bow by 4,000 years. guess there were four thousand years when they were just like, “hey, let’s throw this thing at that gazelle! … you mean it didn’t kill it — again!?”
was scrolling through my music library real fast and read, “hendrix with crayon”. i would like to see that. sidenote: ten points if you know what artist or album i was zipping through at that moment. in the meantime, this is pretty cool:
global lightning strikes per square kilometer per year (solid blue is about seven, solid yellow about two hundred.)
(most importantly) i saw bill cunningham in chelsea this week! he was adorable, riding around on his lil’ bicycle with his blue raincoat and camera (i didn’t quite catch the brand, sorry, i know you care). i went bug-eyed a little and waved.
draft 3.5 of spade and harrier is DONE. what up!
in a spate of masterful irony, “misandry” is not even a word according to firefox, chrome, or ms word.