Archive for the ‘other artists that i like’ Category

dein haus ritt die finstere welle, anselm kiefer

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Anselm Kiefer
Anselm Kiefer (German), Dein Haus ritt die  finstere Welle, 2006, mixed media

lake superior, lawren harris

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Lake Superior, by Lawren Harris (Canadian), 1924, oil on canvas, 40″ x 50″.

bill black, still not dead

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Bill  Moyers had the intrepid Bill Black on tonight, and as usual Black lays out the entire financial crisis in clear and precise language without the slightest whiff of partisanship. And in no way minces any of his conclusions into the usual television conciliatory claptrap we’re all so stoned on. The man is a gift.

Click here to watch the interview


It’s occurred to me that what Black is describing here, with the emphasis on fraud as the universally accepted mindset of the financial elite, is that what they really had in mind was something akin to the infamous Nazi notion of the big lie. It’s pretty clear that all the insiders knew that what they were doing – was fraudulent – they also knew that as long as they were all doing it the net effect would be that no individuals could be singled out. And so therefore, the entire escapade it could only be thought of as some kind of accepted “conventional wisdom”. This sort of thinking is reinforced specifically when it’s thought of as conventional wisdom, in that conventional wisdom is so big in it’s implications and consequences, that it would be impossible to be thought of as  fraudulent. So it would seem, they were “to big to fail” primarily because what they did was “to big to be believed”. Until it all collapsed. And then they all went suddenly clueless.

cloud cult – pretty voice

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

….strike up the band

here comes the story line;

about the usual struggle,

between fear and love.

this is the lifelong song

we’re all  singin’.

it’s been so long

since i’ve heard your

pretty voice….

running on empty

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Philip Guston / Untitled / 1968 / Courtesy McKee Gallery, New  York/Morgan Library

Phillip Guston, Untitled Drawing, 1968

harmonic video response

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Start the music:

Play the video at the same time:

And Face the music

chelovek (man), vladimir mayakovsky

Friday, April 9th, 2010

April is National Poetry Month!

(from man):


Everything will perish.
It will all come down to nothing.
And the one
who moves life
will burn out of the last suns
the last ray
over the darkness of the planets.
And only
my pain
is sharper-
I stand,
entwined in fire,
on the inextinguishable bonfire
of inconceivable love.


I read this one months ago at lespeakeasy, h/t noiseannoys,

and don’t think I’ll ever be able to shake it.

trailerpark idlers, when the devil calls me home

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

grey and gold

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Gray and  Gold | 1943.60

Gray and Gold, John Rogers Cox (American, 1915 – 1990) 1942
From the Cleveland Museum of Art collection, below copy by the museum:

Cox painted Gray and Gold shortly after the United States joined the Second World War, and its image of amber waves of grain threatened by ominous storm clouds likely has symbolic overtones. The painting’s foreground features an intersection of two dirt lanes, as well as a telephone pole emblazoned with political campaign posters. The artist seems to imply that American democracy is at a crossroads during this time of combat against the spread of fascism in Europe and Asia. Interestingly the work was inspired by the landscape around Cox’s hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana, a location nicknamed “The Crossroads of America” due to the junction of major north-south and east-west national highways within its city limits.

One of my beloved paintings from the CMA, when I was a student across the street at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I don’t know why, but, today I was thinking of this magnificent painting, maybe its the times we live in – so I decided to look it up and viola! I can share it.

agent ribbons, the world is a cigarette

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

I think I might need one.