Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Assignment #7

February 20, 2011

Draw a turd on fire, but make it classy

Assignment was ‘Draw a turd on fire but make it look classy.’

Assignments

February 10, 2011

 

 

This week I’ve been exchanging drawing assignments with a friend, via txt. I’ve really enjoyed drawing things I wouldn’t have thought of, in environments I haven’t normally drawn in (mostly at lunch, in various spots). Above: today was ‘divine friend in punk rock garb’. 4″ x 2.5″

Come into my Kitchen

January 30, 2011

come into my kitchen

Come into my Kitchen, c. 2005

All sorts of unexpected fruit are setting this January. Unfurling intentions, re-emergent obsessions and semi-radical Acceptance have charmed my first weeks of MMXI.

In particular, I’ve been sucked back into my love affair with Guitar. Something’s different this time though: I haven’t really been writing a lot of music, instead I’ve been learning how to play songs by others. I’d never really tried faithfully covering a beautiful, simple song, and I’ve found the practice of learning tunes I love to be tremendously gratifying and inspiring.

It’s weird to me that I never spent much time doing this before, in fact I consciously avoided it. I’d always been focused on writing my own songs, and even when I’ve covered a song in the past, I felt like it needed to be significantly altered, mutated, overcomplicated, turned into some Other thing that I could inhabit. I feel now like my unwillingness to learn and play a simple song was a misguided ideology, a nutrient-deficient musical vegetarianism. Singing and playing a song with an acceptance of the perfection it’s author’s work has imbued it with–without the need to completely revamp or rewrite it, relinquishing all of the stretching, slicing, fussing and fucking with it, and just enjoying it, As-It-Is–has been a holy and pleasing thing.

I’m not sure what I’m going to Do with this; I don’t really see it as a performance-oriented pursuit at the moment. There’s not really any goal, beyond learning and enjoying. Pleasure and craft. I overlooked the enjoyment that could come from such a normal, rudimentary practice for too long, and I’m giddy about the inspiration it’s providing. And maybe sometime, I’ll play your favorite song for you.

Note from Mom

September 4, 2009

Note from Mom

Weapons on Bed

July 11, 2009

Another excellent search term that leads to /M/S/ – I would hurry up and use this title for a song or a poem r somethin, but instead here’s another video from Novos Baianos:

Parrot + Tarot

July 5, 2009

Two things I look at every day

parrot card

tree of life tarot card

Circa Winter Collage, Found in the stacks & scatters

mountain

Latest Artings have been rough…underwhelming results mostly, though I like this tag

7ish

Sorry the blog is so sleepy. Job job life’s tough blah blah etc. I’m going to see ‘Tyson’ tonight. I’ve been quite immersed in cassette tapes lately; mixtapes for friends if you want em.

I should be dancing

June 20, 2009

Saturday is the new Friday, where I am concerned, and as I prepare to perform my various labors, I’d like what what she’s having

Ore Chasms

June 7, 2009

I’m all knotted

from an intensely long week

Finally, A Sabbath

Spirit Animals

May 16, 2009

Whirl Friends

April 29, 2009

What’s good n th hood:

– Almost finished “Savage Detectives” after months of slogging
– New kicks (sneakers & wingtips)
– New hi-tops to mail to Baby D
– Yogurting
– Having enough bread to buy a new amp
– Warm Rain Smell
– Greg’s “Hand of Death” Pushead T-shirt
– This Dylan Thomas Collection that I found thrifting years ago and finally have gotten into – All the Hits!
– Wilderness Buddytime Weekend
– Blazers comeback?!!?
– I may get a car!?!?!

KI!