Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Modern Love



There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm
I'm lying in the rain
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try, I try

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coat


Ok, so I have this thing for clothes hanging on doors. Sorry. Don't know what its about, maybe I'll look into it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Red Balloon




Reading The Red Balloon.

Pal's



A beautiful building. I've not seen a sculpture as captivating, moving or grand as this building. The sign, the colors, the forms. Everything is a work of art. Pure genius. Except, its more and not. You can't design this and know how absolutely good and perfect it is. But it exists. It exists for us to enjoy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Color Study


At the Asheville Art Museum is the exhibit Color Study. Its a group show featuring many regional artists. On display through Nov. 6th.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Us

House of Building Live

Final three songs from show last week by my band House Of Building.

Photography at the Dock

I've been reading Abigail Solomon-Godeau's collection of Essays Photography at the Dock. Its a must-read for any serious examination of photographic art theory. There are a wide range of essays that will give you much to ponder, anguish, despair and grovel over.

The essay I'm enamored with currently is entitled Reconstructing Documentary. Think post-structuralist and politics of resistance. There is a passage that gets me each time. Solomon-Godeau is discussing theories of Walter Benjamin and Brecht. She writes:

'For Brecht and for Benjamin, failure to address the institutional apparatus led to an inescapable collusion with its authority and power irrespective of the producer's individual politics: "Tragedies and operas are constantly being written that apparently have a well-tried theatrical apparatus at their disposal, but in reality they do nothing but supply a derelict one. 'The lack of clarity about their situation that prevails among musicians, writers, and critics,' says Brecht, 'has immense consequences that are far too little considered. For, thinking they are in possession of an apparatus that in reality possesses them, they defend an apparatus over which they no longer have any control and that is no longer, as they believe, a means for the producers, but has become a means against the producers.'


So think about that. Then think what to do about it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A really fun site



Following up on my previous post. This treasure trove has over 9,000 postcards. Many of them from the Asheville Postcard Company. I got out my copy of Boring Postcards USA by Martin Parr this weekend and smiled a little.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Postcards



Some recent additions to my postcard collection. The volcano just seems such a strange subject for a postcard. I like it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Chic a go go



and of course, Neko Case