08 September 2007


Not much going on this week...

Noonhat: "an easy, safe way to meet new people over lunch."
Alas, according to their blog: "Most people who signed up outside of Seattle didn't find a match on the date they picked." Eh, I signed up for 13 September anyway. :-/

Square America: "A gallery of vintage snapshots & vernacular photography."

Urban survivor: the ubiquitous "ghetto palm" -- err, Ailanthus altissima, also known as Tree-of-Heaven, Chinese sumac, or stinking shumac.

I won an ink drawing from the very talented Steven LaRose! And all I did was show up to make a rather feeble contribution to the conversation about "What makes painting so special?" Check out the impressive selection of his recent work: "Structure of the Inner Ear" (at Flickr).

Book of the week: Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line's Journey to the End of the Night
"...a dark, nihilistic novel of savage, exultant misanthropy, leavened, however, with an ebulliently cynical humor"

Film of the week: Peter Greenaway's A Zed & Two Noughts
"...this extremely odd and perverse conceptual piece certainly isn't for every taste, although Sacha Vierny's cinematography makes it so luscious that you may find yourself mesmerized in spite of yourself"

Groove of the week: Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"
"...a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot"
Yeah, I'm kinda perpetually stuck in the 1970s when it comes to music. ;-)

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