Wednesday, November 25, 2009


A satire that pokes fun of the nuanced world of the New York contemporary art scene through a pair of competitive brothers, eclectic and self-important music composer Adrian and commercially successful painter Josh. When Chelsea art gallerina and Joshs love interest Madeline attends Adrians concert featuring the sounds of paper-crumpling, glass-breaking and bucket-kicking she commissions him for a gallery performance and a love affair ensues.Further complicating the situation is that Joshs highly commercial art work the financial backbone of the gallery is sold to corporate clients discreetly out of the gallerys back room.

The New York contemporary art scene needs a parody? Really? you could have fooled me...This is like shooting fish in a barrel, but I might go see it anyway...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

music in my eyes and ears

When I turned on my computer this morning and started browsing through some posts on Tumblr, I found one where someone had posted this video of a Led Zeppelin concert from 1972. 'Immigrant Song' is one of my favorite Zeppelin songs and this was just what I needed to hear. Sometimes, a quiet Sunday morning isn't necessarily what one needs.

Speaking of finding of the things I love about the 'net is the sheer amount of stuff I can find, especially music. I have a profile over on MySpace that I don't use much, but every so often, there's a 'friend request' from random bands, musicians, and other people trying to get their sounds heard. Almost two weeks ago, I checked in and there were a couple of requests, one of which was from '7b Mixes'.

I usually delete most music requests, but I decided to give a listen to the tracks he had on his profile and was hooked! I'm a big fan of good deep house and listen to a lot of it in the studio. The 7b Mixes are excellent. Here's three of them below. Most are over an hour long, so if you're into house or are just curious, you might like to download them or visit the 7b Mixes podcast page.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New photography

The Watch


Skyline Gray

Some new images taken this past week around Philly.

Long Portraits

Long Portrait #1 from Simon James French on Vimeo.

I just found this video this morning and remembered how much I like the long portrait format. I especially like this one from Simon James French because of the lighting, textures and music. I first encountered the long portrait format this summer while browsing online and have been hooked ever since. There are a few long portraits here by photographer Clayton Cubitt, who is responsible for the popularity of the long portrait format. I'd like to experiment with this idea to see what can happen. I'll probably post others that I find interesting as I find them.

"Long Portrait: The long portrait is a video made popular on Vimeo by photographer Clayton Cubitt . A long portrait is exactly like it sounds, a portrait that is long. It’s like a photo of someone, but stretched out in video form to show the person’s small expressions, mannerisms and gestures.”

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Condensed Fields

Works from the 'Condensed Fields' series on the studio wall. These are some of the works on paper I did this summer. Each piece is acrylic on paper and 30 x 22 inches.