Friday, February 13, 2009

My Island (Meme-thing)


1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter how silly it sounds.
4. Have fun!


1. If someone says 'are you okay' you say....?
'Music is Math', Boards of Canada

2. How would you describe yourself?
'Lost', Neurosis [That one sorta works]

3. What do you look for in a guy/girl?
'Japanese Bodies', LeƦther Strip [This one too]

4. How do you feel today?
'White Lips Kissed', Mew

5. What is your life's purpose?
'Supply and Demand', TRS-80 [Basically]

6. What's your motto?
'Carey', Joni Mitchell [OK, that one makes no sense]

7. What do your friends think of you?
'You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart', Eurythmics

8. What do your parents think of you?
'Disarm', Smashing Pumpkins

9. What do you think about very often?
'Animals', Talking Heads

10. What do you think about your first kiss?
'Cringe', Neurosis and Jarboe [Ow... although if this means Jarboe and neurosis was also involved, I guess that does make sense]

11. What do you think of your best friend?
'List of Takers', Scorn

12. What is your life story?
'The Carriage of the Spirits', Ennio Morricone

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
'Army Life', Leadbelly

14. What do you think when you see the person you like?
'Stalker', Shackleton [With some, that's pretty true]

15. What will you dance to at your wedding?
'Weakener', Scorn [I don't think you can dance to this song]

16. What will they play at your funeral?
'Stay Away', Nirvana

17. What is your hobby/interest?
'Banano's Bar', Plastilina Mosh

18. What is your biggest fear?
'These Days', Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

19. What is your biggest secret?
'I'm Getting Sentimental Over You', Tommy Dorsey [Uh...]

20. What do you want right now?
'My Shadow in Vain', Gary Numan

21. What do you think of your friends?
'Where is My Love', Cat Power

22. What will you post this as?
'My Island', Paulette Williams

It seems a lot of song titles are declarations of some kind, either straight up nouns or some action verbage. So that seems to makes asking questions pretty easy as long as you expect one or the other. I'm surprised I didn't get any IDM song titles (say 'PWSteal.Ldpinch.D' or 'Li2Co3').

Monday, February 2, 2009

One of Them Good Problems (Ask *)

So I did a painting. You know that part. I put it up here as well as on my photo sharing page so my non-circle people could see it.

[Forward to December] I'm talking to Girl Alex and we're at a bar that's way too small and there are way too many people to see the White Man's Blues being played way to loud and it's just not interesting to me and the discussion comes to my art and I promise to give her my art's URL so she and Misses Maria and Regina to see. Later that week, after the link had been sent, Alex said she liked them quite a bit and that I should do a show at the museum she curates at.

"Hey cool, " I thought.

The problem: "Yeah, the display studio would work for about 13-15 pieces," her email said. Uh... *counts the paintings in his condo... realizes he has a lot to do*

So I figure 2009 might be out of the question (Girl Alex offered that I should do it around the holidays so everybody can check it out when they're back in town). But 2010 is a possibility. I've got five right now (four I like), and am working on a larger one. If I can hit 12 or so, I think I should be good.

[Forward to Today] I check my Gmail to find a message from [photo sharing site] from a user saying he saw his photo on my site and that at first he thought it was a photoshop but then realized it was a real painting. He said it was of his wife and one of his favorite photos.

So he asked me if I'd be willing to sell it to him.

[Forward to Right Now]

Uhhhh... so now what? Personally I like that painting and I'd like to use it in a show. Of course that show might only be in over a year, once it's out of my hands its hard to get it back. Also, I got no idea what the hell I would sell it for. A woman at the art supply store got angry at me because I had been giving them away before this. So how would I figure out what I could sell it for. Look at Etsy? I mean, it's no Jimi Hendrix on Velvet... So thoughts?

Who Do You Trust?

Reader lead me to this article today, The Plot to Kill Google, which talks about the turf wars between Google, Microsoft and the Telecoms being fought in the halls of the DOJ. The funniest (funny as in tragedy not comedy) bit is the organ grinding going on by AT&T over Google being bad for privacy... coming of course from one of the good companies who gave us wireless wiretapping (and then pulled the leashes on their Congress critters to have the whole thing swept under the rug). But this whole war in Washington came up with this question...