Thursday, August 31, 2006


no time to blog...

but in the meantime, listen to nils petr molvaer...

the new miles - no - such things are not possible, any more than someone being the new beatles...culture is too fragmented - name an artist that "everyone likes" the way that everyone loved the beatles, stones, dylan, etc... which is simultaneously cool and sad...it's coolt hat there is so much going on - it's sad that there does not seem to be a "voice of the generation" in either jazz or pop music - the way miles or the beatles were...

but molvaer is truly an innovative and creative musician - someone whose music is "today" - yet not trendy - a keeper...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

emerging artist...

i was selected to be an emerging artist at this year's tremont festival...

more details to follow...

how cool is it that i am "emerging" at age 46!

i'll be amazing by the time i'm 90!

Monday, August 21, 2006

prev post = 1 crane too many 1 duck not enuff


Saturday, August 19, 2006

the new mottoes... courtesy w. churchill

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

"You ask, What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

and i'm dead serious...

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

i have my camera back...

Originally uploaded by mike_zellers.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

book meme...

from thinking girl

1. One book that changed your life?

alan watts: the wisdom of insecurity

2. One book you have read more than once?

wow, i reread a lot of books...either completely or partially - and so as not to repeat the answer from 1, i'll go with kerouac: dharma bums

3. One book you would want on a desert island?
maybe walden by thoreau - being on a desert island might give me a chance to finish it...

4. One book that made you laugh?

i find p.j.o' rourke hilarious, though i disagree with almost everything he writes...max barry is funny as well... doug coupland is pretty funny...

5. One book that made you cry?
can't think of any

6. One book you wish had been written?
designing with web standards: jeffrey zeldman
*edit* misread the question - thought it said the book you wish you had written....
ok - the book that i wish was written:
The Pizza/Beer Diet: The Key to a long, happy, healthy life

7. One book you wish had never been written?
can't think of any - maybe something hateful...
but as a free speech person, i find this hard to answer...

maybe one of the boring books i had to read for school

8. One book you are currently reading?

between books. just finished the long tail - might read blue latitudes next

9. One book you have been meaning to read?

walden - never quite made it through the whole thing...

10. Now tag five people.

next five that read this...

Sunday, August 06, 2006

happy birthday to me and michelle yeoh...

if you read this, michelle, stop by later. we can watch cthd and have a gimlet. but don't take too long or i'll start without you...

i do want to thank my wonderful family - the best ever. for a wonderful birthday

on to other things... actual sign on the van of a drilling company: your hole is our goal...

wtf? is it just me, or does that sound a bit, ummmm - forward....

my camera is broke and that is depressing. i read in the believer somewhere said david s. ware's live in the world is a jazz version of london calling. i have no idea what that means, but they are both great records and ware's has been dominating my playlist along with dave douglas and of course richard thompson - love his version of 1985...

lyrics for the day...

"But Im a creep, Im a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I dont belong here."


"Transport, motorways and tramlines
Starting and then stopping
Taking off and landing
The emptiest of feelings
Disappointed people clinging on to bottles
And when it comes it's so so disappointing

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

Shell smashed, juices flowing
Wings twitch, legs are going
Don't get sentimental
It always ends up drivel

One day I'm going to grow wings
A chemical reaction
Hysterical and useless
Hysterical and ... "


" Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither while they pass they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind,
Possessing and caressing me
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe,
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they
Tumble blindly as they make their way
Across the universe
Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing
Through my open ears inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
million suns and calls me on and on
Across the universe
Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world


"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me
Let me take you down, 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real, and nothing to get hungabout
Strawberry Fields forever

No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low
That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right, that is I think it's not too bad

the last lyrics are among my favorite ever... i remember reading an interview w/lennon where he said at some point he felt so different than everyone he must be a genius or an idiot... while i don't feel precisely that way - i kinda know what he meant... the inability to relate...it's like - am i so un-cool, or am i too-cool? and i smart or am i stupid? am i too humble or am i an ego-maniac? at this birthday it's kinda like - am i too old or too young...i mean, i have interests and do things that my contemporaries generally don't - or put differently, i find most folks my age boring - on the other hand, the aches and pains every morning - the diminished vision and hearing are all too powerful reminders that - to quote blake - i think - everything falls apart... plus folks i see around seem *so young* to me...and being closer to 50 than 40 terrifies me...

anyhow, don't misread this post - though it may sound that way, i am not overly depressed - a bit alienated, perhaps - i'm kind of used to it. a big advantage of age is that you really begin not really caring too much about being cool, popular, hanging out... it's kind of a benign apathy - after enough years, most of the pain of alientation goes away and it really doesn't bother you...or to quote dm " Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

my photos on display this week...

a photo of mine will also be at the sean members show at the beck center

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

buy my photos...

my photos can be bought at innovative web site Digital Picture Printing & Frames. you pick the size, mat, frame, etc....

They do great work...

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