Monday, August 29, 2011

"The One I Love Is Gone"

 I'm in Dawson City now
for a month long artists' residency.
(i think my entire existence is an artists' residency).

sort of

after a very long drive
(driving into the sunset)
i crossed over

to here.

Now that I am here and have halfway unpacked and it's late
I was looking for NEW MUSIC and remembered these sisters from a Q episode. Oh how i love The Secret Sisters! Their heavenly voices. This one made me cry.  So I'm sitting  by myself in a huge house (the other artist arrives shortly..that's Micah Adams. New favourite artist. Check out his business)...and another remembrance: This house is haunted.

The drive was 6 hours (anne claims it's seven. i think i did it in 5 once driving a stick. shift. not a witch's but what's the diff?). I sang pretty much the entire way. It helps with the anxiety i occasionally experience...that affects my breathing. meaning: the anxiety inhibits my breathing.  but i've been so busy the last few days PACKING ETC ETC (i wont divulge. it's good and it's bad and then it's good and then it's great and then it's 'whatever it is' and you just have to KEEP ROLLING WITH IT) i havent been doing the things i do to keep it in check. BUT I SWEAR IT! SINGING saves the day..and the Secret Sisters are a revelation.

Songs 2 sing along to while driving to dawson today only:
 The Mountain - PJ harvey ('for in my heart/every tree is broken'. The best part is when she goes all hi crazy voice at the end. i want that business on the BODY DOUBLE ALBUM. My band w/ elisa rose). Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie chicks (i know. if you knew me you'd laugh. btw, that docu they did a few yrs ago is really good. It is called SHUT UP AND SING),  Scout Nibblet, Gillian Welch - My First Lover (any of her songs are great car singalongs)..i was happy when DJ Random delivered a 'skinny little bitch' via HOLE to me...It is fun stuff to sing to. ..unfortunately that song wears thin after one listen every six months (or years). Dont let it bring you down. I love CL.
I took a crack at 'broken wings' (Mr. Mister) thinking i might karaoke it but there's just no way. 
Please note: probably most hilarious is that i was wearing headphones the entire trip.
i'm pretty sure i drove thru some light dusting of snow..or FROST. i'm not KIDDING! August!


I may blog with some more frequency! Soonerly i get to announce this f'n AMAZING PROJECT i've been involved with. It's too too good to be true. see what i mean? GREAT.
PS. Dont ever fall in love.

you can be in love
just dont

(am i seriously posting this entry? there's so much REVEAL in here)

Sunday, August 21, 2011


"she threw a suicide-themed Sweet 16 party at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip"

My friend Brooke posted some link on my FACEBOOK page (i wont get started)...of 'hedi slimane's diary'..i'm all 'what's this?':  a bunch of cool pristine super clear beautiful black and white portraits of a dark-haired gothic beauty covered in harsh tattoos and tattered superhero tshirts  and black lace and roman catholic ephemera and smoking in every shot' etc. all i could think was: HARSH this person has lived. Took me a little bit to find out who it was: FRANCES COBAIN. I'm shocked. When did she stop eating? She's skin and bones and skin chain smoking against a chain link fence. dirty hands. bitten nails. and. again.
I was looking at some of (multi-millionaire) Frances' ART not long ago. It's pretty disturbed. I know that stuff comes with age. I look back at my Early Work and i want to burn it. all.
I hope she's okay.
Sample tattoo script reading: "Well, it's my time coming and I'm not afraid to die"

'Art is the solution to chaos'

Images are all HERE

PS black and white is where it is at. for me. for me. i'm also mildly obsessed w/ THE CROW right now. I posted that on The Facebook just to throw a few people off my trail. It was confessional sh*t. It's important to look at the dark side of things. they're doing a re-make of 'crow' apparently..with Mark Wahlberg! (at least it's not bradley cooper (was on the list)).  anyways. I was doing some research for a project and FORGOT that brandon lee was killed on the set of THE CROW. That is so heavy, so sad. Watching it is like watching a funeral procession. I saw it originally in the theatre and wasnt too impressed..thought it was kind of lame at the time. It's dark and dark. The 90s were very violent. So many people had their own small war going on inside of them.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hi Guys

thanks to the LP/angelus novus for the poster. it's like a scream text. The font is hilarious. reminds me of the Peanuts for some reason. i dont know where she found it. she has her ways.
just got back from my evening walk. i did the lame version on the dirt road. i cant go too deep into the woods right now. mushrooms abound on the ground. it's chilly here  in the Yukon. All kinds of fun things happening!

basement studio with monster hiding in the corner

basement studio with monster hiding in the corner


going on about Random Avenue, friends, art (maybe), rock (sometimes), movies, current events, childhood memories & other things like bunnies