Archive for December, 2008

I’m the bitch who fell off

December 31, 2008

Nearing the end of my week in Louisiana, I’d hoped to pop off one last substantiative post, with some photos taken with my new camera [AWESOME] and some old drawings I found in the annual stuff-sifting at my folks’ house. Unfortunately, various technical obstacles have nixed this, but at any rate this trip has been fun and inspiring and a Total Jam as far as hanging out is concerned. The stress of returning to Rainland and Unemployment looms, but at the moment I’m enjoying idleness, fatty food and beautiful weather. And after I finish this post, I’m going to the Acadiana Mall!

It was just over a year ago that the idea of starting this blog was hatched, at The Saint in NOLA, over drinks with Erik Kiesewetter. I’m really glad that it didn’t end with that conversation, and I really want to acknowledge what a major inspiration and supporter EK has been–he’s a really tremendously talented designer, but even moreso he’s a catalyst for so many other peeps: he’s been instrumental in the development of entire Scenes, which flourished far beyond his initial (and pivotal) input, and if it weren’t for him, I’d be living in the stone age. This blog was one of several of his nudges in the right direction, and although the year was not as art-prolific as i might have wished, I still cracked on it, and Minor Seconds has persisted to an extent that I’m semi-proud of.

As the blog’s one year anniversary approaches, I feel like it has developed into a useful platform for my creative endeavors and bullshit impulses, and I plan to redouble efforts to keep the shelves stocked. Thanks for reading, looking and listening; I’ll do my best to keep it worth yr while.

Love + Newness,



December 23, 2008

bird up!

It takes about this much snow to make you glad that it mostly rains in Portland. Getting ready for a trip to Lousiana for the holidays. Fam + Friendship! Heat?


December 11, 2008

I neglected to mention that Lafayette Independent Radio did a piece on Minor Seconds, which gives some background to the project, and might interest you if you’ve been following it. Also, check out the Markings features on the site, which is a project featuring former Frames of Reference bandmates of mine.

No Good Moves

December 10, 2008

Not blogging hasn’t really altered my economic reality in any discernable way, and I’m getting fairly burnt out on poring over scant job listings and writing cover letters. And this morning reminds me: I still have a (part-time) job for the moment, and as my gal reminds me, the moment is all we have. It’s an interesting feeling: looking forward to going to work. Other topics:

1. Our household’s good friend Gabriel Blackwell had a story published on the Conjunctions website; I can’t quite directly link to it, but if you click here it’s currently the second one down (“The Behavior of Pidgeons”). A diagramatic logic-mystery, for your pleasure.

2. My buddy Adam Sorensen has some fantastical paintings up at PDX Gallery. Approach the way you would any psychedelic revelation.

Click to pre-view:

3. I haven’t been much inclined to beats and whatnot lately, but this little piece has stumbled together, and seems ripe enough to drop:

Migrainores, Pt. 1