Sunday, July 29, 2007
In the beginning I had no worries
In the beginning I was healthy
In the end I'm diabetic
In the end my child's autistic.
Now, in the beginning and the ending, I ride.
Speaking of cool magazines, check out Rouleur. From their banner: "Rouleur is a quarterly cycling journal. It is beautiful, rich and deep - an antidote to conventional cycling media." Gotta love publications that describe themselves as "journals." This is what Wax Poetics is to hip-hop.
A Scanner Darkly
The Lives of Others
Curse of the Golden Flower
Tonight I Burn Brightly, Bill Ricchini
Both Sides of the Gun (disc one), Ben Harper
Man With a Movie Camera, The Cinematic Orchestra
Languidity, Sun Ra
Sound Grammar, Ornette Coleman
Sunday, July 1, 2007
But, today calls for a post - however long it might become. I contributed a special edition 13"x19" Perhaps poster to yesterday evening's Galleon Trade Ship Launch, a silent auction to support the Galleon Trade's three-country (PI, US, Mexico) arts exchange program. Being without a date I didn't stay long, but when I left, my print had a couple bids, the last one a $50 jump from the previous bid ($20 being the minimum increment), so I was sufficiently flattered. My faves from the auction were by Megan Wilson, Jennifer Wofford and Michael Hall
With summer is in full swing I'm more likely to be out enjoying the nicer weather than indoors doing art stuff. And the bike lust is in full force. I did complete May's Grizzly Peaks Century with its 9,000 feet of climbing over 109 miles. Exhibit A:
I'd also flirted with the idea of organized racing, and abruptly learned (by lasting just 10 painful minutes in my first race) that it's a whole other ballgame. Group rides and tours, even alley cat races, are one thing. Riding in a pack of 50-75 riders bent on spitting each other out the back is another. Whoa.
So, as it's said, if you can't be fast, you can at least look fast (or ironic). Two new jerseys that increase my power output:
The Lives of Others
Ten Points, Bill Strickland
The Stranger, Albert Camus