Oct. 26th, 2006 09:27 pm
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i. After a long enough shower, the steam flowing out of the bathroom is thick enough to set off my mezzanine smoke detector. So far I've scrambled for my stepladder (wearing a towel, dripping wet) twice.

Mmm, scrambled. I want eggs. And toast! With butter or jelly. Or french toast. Or waffles. It's been months since I've had breakfast. I think it's about time. .ii

iii. [ profile] elevatordown took some great pics of us at Annie's... here. And the comments are funny. Badger was right, it looks like I'm playing through three Marshall half stacks.

We're playing at the DNA Lounge on Nov 5 with Psyclon Nine. It'll be my first time playing there. Exciting. .iv

v. Life is extremely busy and not just a little bit crazy right now.

Weekend. Come to Butthead.


Oct. 22nd, 2006 02:42 am
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[i: open studios] I went to Fort Mason today since a bunch of this weekend's artists' Open Studios were being held there.

This batch was mostly prints and photos; nothing quite as exciting as 1890 Bryant last time. Two of my favorite artists from this batch weren't even part of the Open Studios; they were part of an SFMOMA exhibit at Fort Mason. Susan Parker's style was more than a little bit mind boggling, and made me decide to try something in that vein at some point. It'll definitely turn out different than hers, and may spark something interesting. Glad I saw those.

I liked Lorrie Fink's paintings: lily ponds mostly. Peter A Doolin's abstract and comic-esque prints held my attention for quite a while. I quite liked Robert Jones' photos: his black and whites were really well done and his color skyscrapers were solarized or otherwise colored in a sort of otherworldly way.

One artist, whose name I didn't get, printed her digital photos on all sorts of different textured paper: watercolor paper, rice paper, etc. which gave them a more organic look. Quite nice.

I'm quite intrigued by The Nocturnes, which is an informal group of nighttime photographers. Some of their photos were amazing.

Still, I left feeling that I could have viewed all these photos and etchings and prints online without having lost very much. It's paintings and sculptures that tend to lose something when photographed. Ah well, there's still a bunch of other artists this weekend that I haven't seen yet, so I'm planning on driving around tomorrow to do just that.

[ii: speaking of night photography] It was unnaturally hot today in SF. So much so that when I got back from Fort Mason, I stayed in an hour or two til the sun had set before heading over to the East Bay for errands, packing up my rig for Tuesday's show, and a photo walk 'round Lake Merritt. I think the photos turned out better this time. (See: 10 months ago.)

This one SO looks like a postcard to me.

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i think it's no longer a question of if i'm going to pick up a dslr, and instead a question of when and which one.


Jul. 3rd, 2006 01:48 am
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I walked to the Embarcadero Center to see An Inconvenient Truth. Highly highly recommended. As in, go see this film. The nation's top climate scientists said Gore was accurate and one said he was being optimistic (link). I was dismayed to see much of Manhattan and my beloved SoMa underwater. I'm revisiting my CalTrain-and-bike to work idea.

Afterwards I was doubly glad I had walked; the half moon and clouds gave enough backlight for a nice nighttime photo walk. I'd love to be able to take nighttime pictures like these; it's partially talent/practice and partially gear. But I've decided to put off procuring a new camera until after I've made loft ness feel like home.

Still, (brainstorm:) it would be fun to get a hotel room in a highrise, get a pretty accomplice in vintage lingerie to lounge by an open window, framed by the billowing white drapes, lit by neon, and photograph via telephoto lens from the street and other highrises while communicating via walkie talkie. Someday. Maybe.

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