Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Third Coast Culture Cooperative (TC3)

So I need more excuses to do more things. Wreck more havoc. Create more Chaos. Cultivate more community, energy and love.

I'd like to throw a fund raiser concert/art show for the West Memphis 3.
One of the most embarrassing things, in my opinion, that the American court system continues to keep alive. 3 teenagers arrested and convicted in Arkansas, for the killing of three young boys. Damien Echols was given the death sentence while Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were sentenced to life imprisonment. They didn't do it though. They were convicted on fears of 'witchcraft', a false testimony, and a scared jury. The evidence overwhelmingly shows that the boys didn't do it.
Damien hasn't been killed yet. But they've been in jail for 15 years! They're not young teenagers anymore, they're grown men, and they've lost so much of their lives. They need to be freed. Damien is on is last appeal with habeas corpus.

I think it would be groovy to run a fund raiser for their legal fund.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Classical Gas

109 birthed the Catholic Church.
1609 held the worlds worst witch-hunt, the Basque witch trials.
1809 saw Napoleon causing hell in Europe.
1909 was when Theodore Roosevelt left the white house.
1939 marked the outbreak of World War II.
1989 marked the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union and the Cold War.
2009 is rapidly coming.

A hundred years isn't that long. We can consciously guide the future of ourselves as a community, as a nation, as world, as a species.
Gear our selves, change ourselves, evolve ourselves. Everything we think is normal will be foolish in the future.

Friday, October 17, 2008

There is something up ahead.

We are planning the next inevitable step in things to come. Our machine is running out of steam. and the gears need more oil, but the ground has gone dry. The crazy men, who've been tinkering in their attics are ready to come out now. They've made a few new gadgets that run on wind and sun. If you look around the gold watch-band they give you- it's covered in astro-physical symbols like those of Dr. Zeitgeist. They tell you things about your soul, but only after you've already discovered them.
The big guy is practicing air brakes. So that we can all run away in a bus when the world starts tumbling down. I'm hoping we dont have to use the shotguns, but we're not taking any chances.
Maybe we can run away from all of this and make our own microcosm. Ordered after the stars in the sky on the night we first set free. We look inside ourselves and we find the mysteries of the universe. Our hands melt through trees like they are water. It was only a matter of time until all the atoms met up right. We are mostly empty space.
Forgive us for being quiet for so long. Forgive us for when we become over-zealous to late. We all knew it was coming. some of us prepared for nothing and some of us watched dumbly. The ones who had been practicing using their minds like jedi, they were the only ones with any real upper-hand. But it was all in their heads, and yet it was in ours too.
- You are more powerful than you imagine.
- They are speaking to you even now.
- Aliens are among us. And all of us just laugh.

-GSYBE knew it all along. and RAW is writing this as I type-

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

this was a failed experiment from the begining

Why am I listening to Loveless on digital, when I have it on vinyl?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cloud Factory/Sky Tower

So its a very good week for several reasons. But one of them specifically being that Kristin Ford is back in town. We got together and I got an early copy of her new CD
"Dirty Nasty" and as we'd already planned talking about doing a music video.
Well sometimes talking turns into doing- so because of her short stay we went out and filmed a bunch today. I'm pretty happy with the footage. it maybe a bit dark and/or grainy at times. Lots of people making out, guitars, and white paint!

Check out her myspace:

We're making a video for the song Sky Factory. So take a listen and take a look at a few pictures from today:

40ft of cement making madness.

We take a few shots before we go up.

View from half way up.

We started playing with paint after we destroyed a guitar...

Gill & Jake

The group

Kfo & I

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We are creatures of the wind.

I'm quite hard on myself much to much of the time. I dont live up to my own expectations to often. Not because I'm not trying or anything, but because the standards I set for myself are not only hard to reach, but very broad and cover so many different points in my life.
I need to learn to put in even more effort, with less unneeded criticism on my part.

a note:
+ The ironic truth of life, that often, to be true to your own heart, you have to make someone else's feel sorrow. Not a fun game. But a game we all go into willingly, and then come out of yelling "its not fair!".

Post-futurist Manifesto

We the Youth have thrown out their bodies and old ideas into the fire-
To create a new challenge for living men + women.

We write this standing on the edge. The edge looms before we, just un-reachable and yet rapidly moving closer, infinite, we look into the future.

The human race has pushed + sped us to this moment that is: Now. We celebrate the now. Faithfully + indulgently using our 5 senses to register the given fabric of this time + space. Nothing is off-limits. Technology + Nature infused into one gigantic heartbeat. We recognize the importance of nature on the same scale that we recognize the importance of cement, steel, cybernetics and electronics; both are sacred.

We have had frightful visions of the apocalypse that is nigh. We have had ecstatic daydreams of the utopia that is nigh. Both visions are truth, both vanish like smoke. Living in the now does not give us the right to deny the future. Our work creates the future, celebrates the future, envisions the future.

The belief is that all people have an opinion, a vision, a statement- and all of these are valid. Thus we do not deny any idea, creed, any vision except those of ignorant and misdirected hate.
The goal is to explore the highest points + the lowest points of intellectual conversation, radical self-expression, physical titillation, and spiritual journey. We recognize that to have the best, we must also have the worst. Opposites are linked by inseparable bonds of invisible might.

We will not apologize for our visions of the future! Even when we are selves are taken over by the future and proven wrong, ignorant, and pitiful.

War is not the answer. Freedom is our deliverance.

We seek to celebrate both feminism and masculinity. Both ideas are to be celebrated + used as points of dialogue. Society is threatened by both sexes being oppressed, confused and conformed.

Not all things of the past are irrelevant. We do not agree with all those who came before us. Yet, some things are worth preserving. We do not tend to live or be created within a vacuum. Instead we seek to live in + be created in the evolution of Homo Sapiens. What we seek to throw away is that which has become trite and meaningless. To throw out out-dated ideology and ritual and instead seeking to create new ideas and rituals that are meaningful to us, in this now.

When we are aged, throw us into the fire as well. Re-shape the world, the words, the meaning. For when our bodies die, our futures do as well.

We stand at the edge of the world + man’s heroic struggle. Screaming out this mission into the stars- that empty and amassive space.

Does this still hold true for us?

Environmental Transformer 1968

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's official.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

-R. Buckminster Fuller

Looking into the grey matter nebula. Remember that the past has been eaten away by flies, and the future doesn't exist, it was stolen long ago.

We are moving towards something. Is that much inevitable? Evolution never stopped, and man is not exempt. We are moving in a direction that I, nor we, can fathom. So we make guesses, albeit educated guesses.
Singularity, Artificial Intelligence, Space Travel, Cyber Space.

The next evolution of man will not be, nor is it at this moment clean.
All stages of life are messy. Birth, Sex, Eating, Death: All are filled with sucking noises, juices, pain and are messy.
Mankind is fighting for a new place in the world, not as domineers, but as an elevated species. It's just as messy. We are killing, maiming, raping, and destroying ourselves because we fear whats on the other side of the wall.
And the other side of that wall is scary, because only a few people have been there before...and we killed them anyways.
We are gaining energy for a collected Quantum Leap in evolutionary history. Just like our species did when we became Homo Sapien Sapiens.

Maybe I'm just as deluded as everyone else. This is my fantasy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

One step inside, dosen't mean you understand...

Went out today and finished a 35mm role so someone else could borrow my camera. I bring you the most entertaining of the bunch...


Elk's Vase


Oh the future...

Sad Man.

The Hookah dome I set up for De-comp 08.

Goethe stands tall amidst the towering structures.

I always have liked that my family has been filled with photographers.

My Bike on the lake front.

Zennon in his Studio.