Saturday, October 31, 2015

perfect damage

there are particular types of damage i adore.

perfect damage #1 (2.12.15)

perfect damage #2 (sometime between 2.12.15 - 7.18.15)

perfect damage #3 (7.18.15)

perfect damage #4 (11.29.15)

to me, this ongoing documentation of the deteriorating condition of friend/collaborator lunch skirt's iphone is a terrific example of perfect damage.
plus, some folks may recall my passion for fucking up cellular telephones.

honorable mention- this vehicle is perfectly damaged.

*are there dents in airplanes? i hope so! i'll remember to look next time.
*and no, lunch skirt is not affiliated w/ any sorority.
*also, this person is not allowed within 2 nautical feet of my mobile device.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


there's no "I" in goatmother, but there's an "ugh" in every laugh.
every artist who enters/exits this studio is horrified that they didn't see it before.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

taser blasts 2015: : ... sound making performances,

i don't make it out for events nearly as much as i'd like. for a number of reasons. when i do, i always note the ones that made it everything or more...

1 (part 1) - Jacques Demierre and Urs Leimgruber @ artshare (LA).
it's been too long since i've witnessed such powerfully great players connect so perfectly to one another, and the audience ear. 

barre phillips, the performer i was most familiar with, was unable to make this a trio due to illness.
however, following a taserly reinforced and effected harp adventure with shelley burgon, a montage video of phillips moments made for a terrific lead-in to the performance.

1 (part 2) - White Magic @ katzen kultur (LA).
an extremely taser deep dive into this instrumentally unrestricted range, on really fun evening.

it was the release show for this:
here's a fave from this drag city release:

got to play a show w/ a one of her former projects, quix*o*tic* (amazing)... already a fan of her sister's work w/ autoclave and slant 6, i kept following along. love it all, but this event was definitely a year shaper, ear sharpener.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

i do not know "vacation". (right book, wrong times)

"vacay/sabbatical"- so... i opted for SFO over big sur, a place at oakland city center over a cute waterside boutique hotel, being with over being alone, etc.
it looked like this.

i finished this book during.

i knew chris kraus for her film work, which falls under the category: taser.

during this trip she became my co-pilot.

given all its complexity, hilarity... given my position (+ the fact that i have next to no idea how to vacay/relax), i read only the bizarre difficulties of it into my own situation. a definite mind fuck, which landed me back in LA in worse shape than before i left (not uncommon for me)... but in a new excitingedly introspective blur.

other than the personal notes i made and the effect it had, my words definitely can't touch it. at least for now. so here's this...

"i love dick" ranks solidly in my top 11 fave reads.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Asiana - HL7143

q- why the fuck did i buy this?!

a- because i walked by it nearly once a day for the past like 5 yrs, impulse, the same reason why the jazz panther and i offered $100.00 (usd) for a t-shirt in the window of talbots promoting a clearance sale, curiosity (why has this been displayed in the window of a women's clothing shoppe for ages?), it was cheap, some deep rooted chungking express sentimentality...

idk, but it's an airplane, maybe i can do something taser w/ it.

*grabbed this during the opening of sundays best (echo park)'s pop-up. ah, shop up.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

zapping the southwest

I must drop my taser for a moment, as this guy has one pointed directly at my brain.

Brooklyn based artist, sound-maker Brad Kahlhamer has been/is be combining almost everything I ever hoped to see in the push and pull where Native American influence meets expressionistic impulse in action.
All of it, the drawings, paintings, and especially sculptural work, strum my strings.
No more words from me. There are plenty out there online already. However, I suggest just going direct to the source:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

...and that's how jazz works.

gonna start refreshing more than once a year.
thought i'd light it up w/ this giga-heavy heave of taserness:
paul flaherty/chris corsano/john olson in an ann arbor basement in 2004.
heard many words about this one, happy to finally see it.
a show i def wanted to witness...if only via video, it kills.
?!this is like that TM thing right?!
.taser factory.