Saturday, February 5, 2011

Superbowl recipe, Sad truth, Egg Money, Bootlegging

The sad truth. Noone wants to hear it.  The reds are still not laying. They are 4 years old  and their peak production levels are past them.  Jimmy and I set a date to 'discuss' the problem in the very near future. Cuz neither of us can handle the naked truth right now with everything else going on.  But it has to be done and we will do it.  Its the darker side of  suburban farming. Now to decide how to replace them. I want chicks. Jimmy is voting for paying out the $20 each for layers. (at least his distaste for raising children is across the board.....with the exception of kittens.... He's a sap for kittens).  I have been contemplating adding to the flock this year and possibly selling the eggs to the neighbors. I love the idea of  a hidden crock jar in the kitchen full of  "egg money". My Great-Grandmother survived the depression with a garden, chickens and 'egg money'  Ok she took in laundry too. But I ain't going there unless it gets real bad.  In fact, I aint going there at all. Cuz if it gets that bad, my suppressed criminal nature will get unsuppressed really fast and I'll turn to such time honored traditions as bootlegging or maybe even telephone sex.....or maybe I will turn my garage into a speakeasy where folks can drink and  (heaven forbid) smoke.
OoPS, I was just reminded that tomorrow is the Superbowl and  I was told I should put up a Superbowl recipe. Ok...actually...Jimmy just asked if I could put together a snack for him to take with him tomorrow.  Hmmmmmm...... Now I know what to do with all those brussel sprouts.  I'm gonna boil 'em up . Then I'm gonna throw 'em in a crock pot  (to keep 'em warm) with some chopped up bacon and slather in real butter and send along some toothpicks. Not your traditional football food but probably healthier than anything they will eat tomorrow.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Relief Prints, UFO over Jerusalem, UFO Video, Mubarak, Riots in Egypt, Gulf of Aden Vortex, Ruh Roh Shaggy

Why haven't I been blogging? Cuz Jimmy has been hoggin' the computer! Annnnddd.... I've been crazy busy in the studio getting ready for a show on the 17th of this month .  It was going to be all new works until they told me how much space I have to fill. So, Now it will be  all new works ...and then some. I am doing my best to get away from the  boxy,cartoony heavily shadowed, hieroglyph-y norm that is neo modern relief printing. Wish me luck. I have been working on this stuff for a year. I'm a little nervous about how it will be received.
Which brings me to the UFO over Jerusalem (how did I get to Jerusalem from the studio? I cant even begin to map the  rabbit trails in my head, but I'll give you the short version. It has something to do with the swirly imagery common in relief prints and Escher-y knock-offs and the swirlys associated with the vortex in the gulf of Aden and eerie swirlies   in the recent  skies  that are associated with failed missile launches and Mimi Lobells 'sensitive spiral'  which is the spatial archetype associated with the breaking down of the grid   archetype, which we were all immersed in in the last century, which was manifested as  the new mega corporation totalitarianism, which is obviously descending into chaos as is evidenced by Mubarak and the country wide riots in egypt ,where all the protest signage looks like neo modern relief printing or vice versa and Egypt's relative proximity to Israel. Annnd that's how I got here)
Three different videos of  the thing are out on the internet. and it appears that everyone  in Jerusalem with a video camera lives on a hill? Anyway.... You give me one video or photograph of anything and I will tell you from the artsists' perspective that interpretation is everything.  Give me three  pieces of evidence from three separate sources that all tell mostly the same story and you have the beginnings of empirical evidence....... or a well executed triptych whose purpose has yet to be revealed.  Anyway.... Some cool  video guy put together a  youtube piece   and synced up the three videos.  I'm always looking for a good UFO or Ghost story because they are fun.   But these three videos together are making me say "Ruh Roh Shaggy".  Take a look for yourself.