Archive for June, 2009

Driftwood and fog

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Derek and Karl at Lake Superior

Derek and Karl at Lake Superior

If You Want It

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Lie

Lie

A dip at Hidden Beach under stars, falselight spinning on an axis sweeping between the sounds of falling cans. Contemplate this sacred life. Then hangfog emerging from deep night. Red ant avalanches on the parking lot edges and finally the realization that traffic was forming on the roads because people were going to work. Every morning like this for them : every morning like this for me.

Captain Sensation

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Who Smells Who

Who Smells Who

An early walk down to the shore yields two ducks, a young woman meditating with yarn, and the sensation of captaining a ship.

Congratulations Brandon!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Brandon Cunningham graduates from High School

Brandon Cunningham graduates from High School

The Overwhelming Complexity of People

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
Kitten in the Background

Kitten in the Background

Was in a brawl last night. Cameras destined for concrete. Kids in a pile. Hearing replaced by moted feedback. Broken glass. Fellini’s 8 1/2 and Fight Club. Everyday offers overwhelming beauty but last night was on the edges of my understanding.

More Rags for the Gag

Monday, June 15th, 2009
At the Foot of the Stairs

At the Foot of the Stairs

Cellar noise 2

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Heads Are Gonna Roll playing in Da Lil Crawl Space in Duluth

Heads Are Gonna Roll playing in Da Lil Crawl Space in Duluth

Swimming in the Sink

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Black Dot Hangup

Black Dot Hangup

Sink or swim. Swim or sink. Sink in the swim. Swim in the sink. Sink and swim. Swim and sink.

Useless Records: (Linda Ronstadt – Living in the USA)

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
Withdrawn

Withdrawn

“Withdrawn” is a collage on vinyl and is from the “Useless Records” series; in this case, Linda Ronstadt’s “Living in the USA”. “Living in the USA,” like other records in the “Useless Records” series, was chosen because of its unfortunate ubiquitousness in the bins of record shops nationwide.

“One withdrew into death. One withdrew into self-pity. And the most important one withdrew into solid black lines.”

Love, light and music

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

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Alice Cooper, Corrupter of Youth

Friday, June 5th, 2009
Motion Study #2

Motion Study #2

In fourth grade I asked my music teacher if Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” could be played on the boombox for the class on the last day of school. She took the cassette home and returned it to me the next day saying the lyrics were inappropriate and encouraged things she didn’t want to encourage (like blowing up the school). I listened to the tape on fuzzy padded headphones anyway. Since then I’ve always connected the feeling of walking out of school on the day before summer break with the feeling of walking out on a job: one of complete and temporary freedom.

Enjoy the summer, kids!

People better run and pray

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

One night back in January we all went out to see Charlie Parr tear up Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. Karl recorded it. This is one from Charlie’s new album Roustabout: Don’t Send Your Child to War (3.4mb mp3)

Mikkel Beckmen, Charlie Parr, and Dave Hundreiser play Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis

Mikkel Beckmen, Charlie Parr, and Dave Hundreiser play Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis

Mikkel Beckmen, Charlie Parr, and Dave Hundreiser play Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis

Who’s flowers are those man?

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Don’t rip up Patrick’s flowers: Patrick defends his castle (996kb mp3)

Seward shadows

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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Core code

Monday, June 1st, 2009
Base Assembly

Base Assembly

A mirror and shades of dark purple. People who live by plans and core codes trip on the dice at the doorstep. And what did they miss tracing their fingers along the map made for them? Their truths are found in the legend. To each their own I guess. If they’re happy where I couldn’t possibly be, who am I to judge? So lives on the celebration of beads and trinkets.