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My phone died a strange death recently and just won’t open up. The touch screen seemed to quit working and it just forces close on what ever operation that I try to open. Make sure to email me your phone numbers at email@example.com. At least a started a Flickr account to upload photos to this time so I didn’t lose all those, just some. The Flickr upload may have been what finally killed the phone though now that I think about it.
My cousins wedding
Getting fuckin down at said cousins wedding.
Kansas City band Making Movies with makeup done by Jess.
One of my favorite beer drinking accomplishments. Love Child #1 was not sold in stores and less than 1400 bottles were made.
Perennial Brewery in St Louis, a new favorite.
Houston Mexican food is the best.
Looks like I’m about to get this piece back. After recent conversations I guess I’m slightly less devastated. It just sucks to work really hard on something and fail. It really shook my confidence for a while, but I’m trying to work through it.
The Nelson was crazy packed on Chinese New Years.
My good friend Mat Haake turned 30. Pictures of the pArty will be peppered in here.
This is what I painted when I went out to westport to paint with KPAC one night. It is organized by my neighbor Robert http://robertjosiah.net/ and they were just featured in the pitch.
Grew out a long beard at the height of some antisocial anger filled months. I recommend growing a long thick beard and drinking a lot if you are ever made miserable by your job.
More Nelson Chinese New Years.
Dancing poorly at a wedding honors the families of both the bride and groom.
Shitty picture of Heartfely Anarchy performing. Good live show for sure.
2013 is all snow.
I’ll be back with a second installment soon. Gotta go paint.
A long time ago at the Recordbar I went to see the band Hearts of Darkness with Jessica. Hearts of Darkness are a pretty well known and very popular band that make music in the vein of Fela
Kuti…..Afrobeat rhythms played by a big band, like barely fit on the stage big, headed by three female vocalists and Les Izmore. Watching them perform was a great time. All the parts of the band really make it what it is. Most impressive to me was the lead man Les. Coming from a Hip Hop background, Izmore’s participation really showcased his versatility. Talking to him after the show I ended up volunteering to do an album cover for him for an upcoming project he called Heartfelt Anarchy. He sent me the first track, I listened to it, and began to work on this piece with the very simple idea of an explosion, but a “good” one, one that made the space it exploded into more full, kind of like the title he told me, Anarchy but with good intention, Heartfelt.
With time the piece evolved to me, as I was, and still am to a certain extent, thinking about the death of Jon Sims. I sometimes sit and think about him, his talent and his plight, his life and his death, and something always sticks with me…. Chris relayed a story about how before Jon died he was with his Dad, asking questions until the end. “What is going to happen, Where am going to go?” When I think of this I am full of hope that he experienced something transcendent as he passed on to wherever, something worthy to be called the end of his life, an actual event. So I began to imagine what I refer to as “a painter’s death’.
I’ve always imaginedsome sort of explosion of colors and forms with a central point that viewer is receding into, as if the forms and various colors are rushing past them, cloaking them in memories from the past that held by these colors and forms as sort of visual abbreviation to the most important experiences of their life. And that began a series of paintings I’m still working on now.
So anyways, recently the album was finished. And it is great, I saw him perform some of the tracks live at record bar recently and left impressed.