Friday, October 30, 2009

Joan Brown made sculpture

I did not know that Joan Brown made sculpture. No one told me. Even the art schools I've attended had poor books of Brown's work in their libraries. They were all black white and/or had faded pages. I want a good monograph on her. (hint, hint).
I love her paintings and find her sculpture very charming. That sounds kind of minimizing, but charm is underrated.

She died fairly young at age 51, at a construction site in India, while they (and her?) were installing an obelisk. Stories like these make me think religion (she obviously was attracted to the Far Eastern sort) is a joke.

No matter, long live Joan Brown! LACMA recently replaced their Joan Brown with a John Altoon, another very underrated artist, in their permanent display this year. When is a god damn space gonna give either a full retrospective?





Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pics From a group show I was in @533 Gallery, downtown L.A.

SEE HERE HERE HERE* @ the Try Harder Blog, a good L.A. 'scene' blog in its own right.

*My work is the pool paintings, the chandelier, etc, etc.

Someone asked what a chandelier painting was. I was like, turn your head, bitch.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have a: "Head Like a Bore"

1  /bɔr, boʊr/
–verb (used with object)
1. to pierce (a solid substance) with some rotary cutting instrument.

2. to make (a hole) by drilling with such an instrument.

3. to form, make, or construct (a tunnel, mine, well, passage, etc.) by hollowing
out, cutting through, or removing a core of material: to bore a tunnel through the Alps; to bore an oil well 3000 feet deep.

4. Machinery. to enlarge (a hole) to a precise diameter with a cutting tool within the hole, by rotating either the tool or the work.

5. to force (an opening), as through a crowd, by persistent forward thrusting (usually fol. by through or into); to force or make (a passage).
–verb (used without object)

6. to make a hole in a solid substance with a rotary cutting instrument.

7. Machinery. to enlarge a hole to a precise diameter.

8. (of a substance) to admit of being bored: Certain types of steel do not bore well.


9. a hole made or enlarged by boring.

10. the inside diameter of a hole, tube, or hollow cylindrical object or device, such as a bushing or bearing, engine cylinder, or barrel of a gun.
bef. 900; ME; OE borian; c. OHG borōn, ON bora, L forāre

Related forms:
bore⋅a⋅ble, bor⋅a⋅ble, adjective

1. perforate, drill. 10. caliber.
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2  /bɔr, boʊr/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [bawr, bohr] Show IPA verb, bored, bor⋅ing, noun
–verb (used with object)

1. to weary by dullness, tedious repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.: The long speech bored me.

2. a dull, tiresome, or uncongenial person.

3. a cause of ennui or petty annoyance: repetitious tasks that are a bore to do.
1760–70; of uncert. orig.

1. fatigue, tire, annoy.

1. amuse; thrill, enrapture.
4  /bɔr, boʊr/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [bawr, bohr] Show IPA
pt. of bear 1 . Unabridged
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bore 1 (bôr, bōr)
v. bored, bor·ing, bores

v. tr.


To make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill.

To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.

v. intr.


To make a hole in or through something with or as if with a drill: "three types of protein that enable the cells to bore in and out of blood vessels" (Elisabeth Rosenthal).


To proceed or advance steadily or laboriously: a destroyer boring through heavy seas.



A hole or passage made by or as if by use of a drill.

A hollow, usually cylindrical chamber or barrel, as of a firearm.

The interior diameter of a hole, tube, or cylinder.

The caliber of a firearm.

A drilling tool.

[Middle English boren, from Old English borian.]
bore 2 (bôr, bōr)
tr.v. bored, bor·ing, bores
To make weary by being dull, repetitive, or tedious: The movie bored us.
n. One that is wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Awesome Dance Sequences

This scene is from Meetings with Remarkable Men(1979), a film about the early years of G.I. Gurdjieff. It was directed by long-time Gurdjieffian Peter Brook, who was also a director of the Royal Shakespeare Theater Company. What is unusual about the film is the almost Bressonian even-temper of the actors, as if their personalities were somewhat repressed during filming. Even Terence Stamp, who was a supporting actor in this film, seemed unusually flat and opaque. It made me wonder if this acetic quality was something Robert Bresson himself knew from possibly studying Gurdjieff? Afterall, Gurdjieff described his "work" being partly derived from Christianity, Bresson's faith.

Overall, the film was hard to watch, if interesting in retrospect. These dance sequences, known as 'movements', were designed by Gurdjieff for advanced students of the work, and were the most fascinating bits of the film. I was especially in awe of the first sequence seen here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Death Metal Dog

I found consistent work (knocker on woodsys) for now, it's raining in L.A., and I just ate a turkey sandwich.

What a perfect time for Death Metal Dog.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Herzog Rogue Film School


I was excited about this until I realized the $1000+ admission fee plus the registration fee if you were to be allowed into the 'school', a roving film education seminar headed by Herzog himself. But it is exciting to know that if you're hungry for it, this is available to you.

I've come to realize that my disappointment that comes with finding out about fees and such is a symptom is not wanting to 'pay' for knowledge, self-reliance, or whatever self-nurture one needs. Having studied Gurdjieff, who vaguely looks like Herzog, I realize that for WHATEVER improvement I seek, I must PAY. Without suffering and payment nothing is received. At the ripe of 33, I know this to be true.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I turned 33 years old


And I need a fucking job. God help me. Me help me. God died months ago actually.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I DON'T Love you, (ASS) Man


I tried watching I Love You, Man (2009). Even on a peripheral level of attention in the studio today, this movie made me ornery. You might say, "Why?". This is because I needed something dumb on to distract me from my inner-angst, and it still failed at its purpose. This Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow-branded, mediocre-fest failed me and humanity. There has to be a word out there for work that is so mediocre it makes you want to take stab a screwdriver into my pillow. No, face.
How about "over-ocred"? Well, let me know if you think of something better.

I've decided that this Apatow brand is consistently sexist on a weird level towards it female characters and relies on the same kind of gags to distract its audience from its safe, conservative constraints. Namely, gags that involve vomiting, explicit sex jokes, and farts. They're playing for the middle, but the middle sucks. So hard.



I've been super into the so-called 'dark wave' movement of the early 80s. You know, music that's kinda gothy and new-wavey.

The blog KICK TO KILL, fast becoming my favorite music blog of ALL TIME, has lately been posting gems like the below and they've been in repeat x1000. The blog posts Errol Morris shorts, black metal, modern classical, noise, you name it.


I cannot tell if anyone is downloading the music I post on here anymore, as divshare has made a mess out of the counter thingy so let me know if this is all for not because it takes too much time to post music on here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

George Carlin


"Comedians' jobs are to challenge authority"

I always enjoy hearing artists of all stripes talking about how they grew into themselves.

Here's a good and lengthy interview with George Carlin about his early days.