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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Our old DVD player either died or developed a strong strain of homophobia, wouldn't play either "I Am Devine" or "Pee Wee's Playhouse" season one disc one. So I went out to Best Buy to get a new one, but they don't open until 11 on Sundays. So I went to Target instead, got the cheapest thing I could find there. This one's pink and it seemed very happy to boot up PeeWee.
I think Fred approves. Someday he will solve the mystery of the tray that slides out of the slot.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Saturday, January 03, 2015
This is a pad that I had in 1987. It just turned up while doing a big study clean. I scanned it and parked it here. That was a pretty busy little mind at work there. Enjoy.
For instance, these two sketches…
eventually became this piece:
Slumped, fused polished antique yellow glass with black copper oxide veils between the layers
I went out on errands today, first dropped off a load of old clothes at the Salvation Army. Then I took some old batteries and floppy disks and various old electronics to an electronic waste recycling place out near Fruitvale BART.
On the way I saw this smashed traffic cone pylon.
I really like the shapes and colors. I thought this would make great collage material. Thought about picking it up and taking it home and making something out of it. Then I thought better of this. I thought, Instead I'll just take a picture and bring that home, then I won't have to glue anything to anything, or get rid of it after I've glued stuff to stuff or think of a place to hang it or store it or any of that crap.
While I was in the Fruitvale neighborhood, I tried to go shopping at a bodega but I couldn't find anything that was open, and the cars were acting very squirrely so I got back on BART with my bike and came home.
So, it was a nice trip in which I took stuff out of the house and didn't bring anything back except for a picture of a pylon. Happy New Year
Friday, January 02, 2015
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