Dave’s baby Tucker
My Wagon Wheel flea market purchases:
A raccoon $4
8 travel size and 1 regular toothpaste $3
dented tortilla Pringles 50 cents
hot cinnamon sugar almonds $3
canvas/painting in a good frame, to be provided to one of my emerging artists to paint over $5
CVS generic Tylenol 50 cents
Red sunglasses $1 (I think they Versace)
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Artwork by local artist Jessica Sweeten, the older sister of my nugget Vanessa. Jessica’s mom adopted Vanessa from me in March of 2014. The piece is inspired by Basquiat’s In Italian (1983). Jean-Michel Basquiat is my favorite modern artist.
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This poem was spotted in a New York City public school on the Lower East Side by photographer Jason Gardner. The school had received a small grant for Gardner to take portraits of families that might not otherwise have the means to do so. While waiting for one family to set up, this poem, penned by a first grader in the after school program, caught his eye, especially that last line — in a crowded city like New York, you cannot underestimate the value of personal space. He took a picture, shared it on Facebook and this mysterious child’s poem is being seen around the world. It’s since been circulated on sites like Jezebel and Yahoo, and hailed as the best poem of the month by NPR. NPR’s Studio 360 shared “Creative spelling aside, this young artist clearly has a gift for creating a scene. I think “We made personal space,” is an especially lovely thought – only all the more impressive, coming from a six or seven-year-old.”
“We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly.
We swrld Aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.”
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$10 at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store on 34th. Not really a fan of feet though, either mine or anyone else’s. Maybe my next boyfriend will be a foot fetishist and I will gift it to him…
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“My brother is coming, for he is the Kwisatz Haderach”
“He who controls the spice controls the universe”
“The Spice Must Flow”
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I went to see Inside Llewyn Davis this afternoon, and fortunately the Best Offer had taken it’s place at the little art house theater. Go see this movie ASAP if you love the idea of love and you can appreciate art…or if you can appreciate love and love art, that works as well.
My friend’s teenage daughter added Squeak to Noah’s picture
my curator purchased three modern art pieces for my collection, from up and coming artist Bryan Abbey…for $12
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In honor of Philip’s passing, here is an introduction to one of his lesser known but brilliant roles. I found Synecdoche frustrating and confusing and complex and layered and rewarding to watch.
Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was Kaufman’s directorial debut.
The plot follows an ailing theater director (Hoffman) as he works on an increasingly elaborate stage production whose extreme commitment to realism begins to blur the boundaries between fiction and reality.The film’s title is a play on Schenectady, New York, where much of the film is set, and the concept of Synecdoche, wherein a part of something represents the whole, or vice versa.
I have been buying $4.99 Paint by Numbers at Michael’s and getting my talented friend Caleigh to paint them. She has done a wolf and horses, and I just gave her an elephant. My vision is to have a whole wall of great art.
Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a disabled black beggar living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina. It deals with his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin’ Life, the drug dealer.
The song “Summertime” is the best-known selection from Porgy and Bess. Other popular and frequently recorded songs from the opera include “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”, “I Loves You, Porgy” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin'”. The opera is admired for Gershwin’s innovative synthesis of European orchestral techniques with American jazz and folk music idioms.
I thoroughly enjoyed this play, and I’m glad I went. The play itself was good, not great, but getting dressed up and going on a fancy date with a gentleman admirer was very cool. After all, my New Year’s resolution for 2014 was to be more cultured and whatnot. I ran into Starbucks to get us some coffee before heading across the bridge, and they were playing Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” which I thought was perfect.
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One of my greatest loves, Nina Simone. Favorite of her songs include Sinnerman, Lilac Wine, Ain’t Got No/ I Got Life, Feeling Good, My Baby Just Cares for Me, Mississippi Goddam, I Put a Spell On You, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and Sugar in My Bowl (which I still want).
Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic contralto.
A civil rights message was standard in Simone’s recording repertoire, becoming a part of her live performances. Simone performed and spoke at many civil rights meetings, such as at the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Simone’s bearing and stage presence earned her the title “High Priestess of Soul.” She was a piano player, singer, and performer, “separately and simultaneously”. On stage, Simone moved from gospel to blues, jazz, and folk, to numbers with European classical styling, and Bach-style fugal counterpoint.
Lots of nice, expensive artwork, and lots of rich old white people. This was my conversation with the artist who did the French bulldog pic:
Me: Can you do one of these on one of my dogs?
Me: How much?
Me: Thank you