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APE-SCENT GLORIOLA


MERYN CADELL is a man now. I wonder if anyone steals his sweaters?

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/27/2009 - 3 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
THEY DON'T MAKE 'EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE


It's so earnest I love it. I sometimes get frustrated when people make things like this so jokily or "fashionably". I didn't laugh at this once - I really think it's amazing. Enya's maybe the most unfashionable/uncool singer but she is so completely in this aesthetic that you have to admire her for it. I want tomorrow, too, Enya.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/23/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
WAKING NIGHTMARE

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/20/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
DO WHAT YOU CAN WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
EXCUSES EXCUSES

I don't have money
I don't have a good idea
I'm not cool enough to be an artist
I'm not weird enough looking
I'm not good-looking enough
I don't have a studio
My camera sucks
Oprah's on
Art should not be my therapy
I actually want to be a video artist, not a photographer
I actually want to be an installation artist, not a video artist
I actually want to be a photographer, not a painter
I actually want to be a painter
I actually want to be an actor
I didn't get that grant
Or that one
Or that one
Or that one
I don't want anyone else to be in my pictures
I shouldn't be in my pictures
I should put naked people in my pictures then people will look
But I don't know any naked people
I'm not young enough to re-paint
I'm not old enough to sell
It's Semolina-Terina's birthday so I'm gonna go to that and as soon as I get home, as soon as I get home I'm gonna write a novel
It's my birthday I'm not working today
I'm a hack so what's the point
I'm better than them
I live too far away
I am going to give this up and steal a car and drive to Bolivia
Oh but wait what about my bed?
I should go get a coffee
It's cold out I want to sleep
It's nice out I don't want to work
Someone already did that
I only have a bachelor's degree
Canada is too conservative
Nobody gets me
I should go to the gym I'm fat
I haven't been out in a while I should go dancing
I'm hung over
My room's a mess
I'm bored of this project
I'm too old
I don't know enough
Lost is on
I'm too rude
I'm too nice
I'm boring
I'm the funniest person I know
Shit someone already did that too
I don't really care
I finished it but I don't have anywhere to show it
Are you kidding? I can't afford to print/mount/frame all that
My hair's not long enough
I look like a hobo how could I ever sell my work?
It's not about selling work, if that's my goal I'll fail
I'm just gonna buy lottery tickets instead of dinner
I don't have money

Okay that's out of my system. Now...

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/20/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
WHAT ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?


I was watching Big Love (here comes a spoiler if you haven't seen episode two of the third season) and I was at the part when Barb is talking about dying "taking great comfort in knowing what her family will look like in the celestial afterlife" or however it goes. This made me think about whether or not I'm afraid to die. I don't believe in an afterlife, and basically think that when I die I'm dead that's it. I won't remember anyone or anything from my life, it will all just dissipate and disappear.

This made me recall that horrible movie "Paycheck" starring Ben Affleck. In this movie Ben's character decides he is going to have something done to him which will make him forget the next three years of his life.

I often wonder what it's like to get amnesia or to "not remember" events. When I was a kid this boy from the neighbourhood, Ray Oakley (or maybe it was his brother Chad...either way, good names), got hit by a car. When he recovered I remember him saying that he didn't remember anything about the accident, though he was physically conscious and responsive throughout the whole experience. He said he remembers going out on his bike with the other kids, but doesn't remember leaving his driveway.

But this is the thing - if you're about to go through a horrible experience but know you won't remember it, are you still afraid to go through it? I mean, you still have to experience it even though you won't remember it. Say, for example, you made a deal where you would have a wish fulfilled, but you had to witness a murder. You wouldn't remember anything about the murder but would the terror of going into that situation, even knowing it wouldn't stay with you in any way, stop you from going through with the deal?

So anyway, back to Big Love and dying. I guess I'm afraid that I will feel like I didn't get done everything I wanted to do and it will all be for nothing, and that none of it will matter because everything I know and remember will just disappear with me, and here I sit making sticks with hair that spin in space.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/16/2009 - 1 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
I'LL MAKE YOU WHAT I NEVER WAS


I MADE THIS BUT I STOLE FROM A LAN IS. I LOVE YOU AL ANIS.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/09/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
HOLD ME NOW


PLEASURE DOME was fun tonight. It was MICHAEL ROBINSON showing his work and some of his favourite work. I enjoyed Michael's Hold Me Now which was a video containing seahorses and a clip of a blind Mary from Little House on the Prairie while a karaoke version of Hold Me Now played overtop. I couldn't find a clip to embed, sowwy.

I also liked SHANA MOULTON'S Whispering Pines #7, which I couldn't find but another of her videos is above.

See, I'm not so wrong for having an interest in ENYA.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/08/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
HE TOOK MY HAND IN THE D'ARC


I took RAMON's epic 46 minute track d'Arc and started playing with some audio from one of my favourite VIDEOS and next thing I knew I had 8 minutes of a mash-up that I kind of like (even though it's sloppy and anyone else could do a better job and it's thrown together in Final Cut and I have no idea what I'm doing). Anyway, it's probably good because Ramon's track is so nice and anything would sound good when mixed with it.

Download by right-clicking HERE.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/05/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
COQUI-COQUI








THIS looks just about perfect right now. I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there please save me Superman!
POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/04/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
HAVE A BAD DAY


If you're in Toronto come to the Bad Day Issue 3 (a great publication by Eva Michon and Colin Bergh) launch on Thursday. Details above - website HERE.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/03/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
RECESSITECTURE




This is the design that won the PS1 YOUNG ARCHITECT'S PROGRAM. It's made of a thatchwork of recycled materials and is called Afterparty. It's meant to be about the hangover architects are facing after the recent excesses in the industry.

Via INHABITAT.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/02/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
THREE OF PENTACLES

Six of Pentacles


Justice


Three of Cups

I had my Tarot read on the weekend. The card placed in the first house was the Three of Pentacles - REVERSED! It was supposed to describe me:

Miserliness, missed opportunities through fear of loss, inability to benefit from the advice of others as a result of obstinacy, conceit or prejudice. Effort that yields disappointing results.


Sounds about right.

Above are some amazing 3D constructions of the Tarot from Second Life. This is so far beyond post-modern that I want to cry. Here's the SLURL to get there (Second Life URL): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wales%20Springs/199/183/38

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/02/2009 - 0 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
SUBTLE




I like these but I think I prefer the less porno images and installations by MATT LIPPS'. These are eye-catching in any case.

Via INDIE PORN (NSFW of course).

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/02/2009 - 2 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK
PUBERTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY


Via WIANTREETIN.

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POSTED BY GRAYDON AT 2/01/2009 - 1 COMMENTS - ADD COMMENT - PERMALINK