Blogista rides again


New York City June 24, 2019

When your mind can only handle insect-sized thoughts, DO INSECT SIZED TASKS.

behold, the micro-blog rides again.

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As the world burns, as I am stuck on this island, not a desert island but one chock full of distractions, it is necessary to start sharing and communicating.

3 things 1,2,3,4

  1. something I am currently working on

  2. a REASON to be CHEERFUL

  3. something that mends the (always) broken world

FIRST OF ALL: here’s a studio shot of in progress text/storytelling painting.  Those are one foot by one foot canvases. They’re primed with courier text, the way Chardin would prime a canvas with a grey/blue underpainting. The bigger one is a big old wood door with the content of some ancient email wallpapered on it. That one is called ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE.

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two: #reasontobecheerful 

Ian Dury, does he need an introduction? “Yes yes/Dear dear... Perhaps... Even... Never”. Well that’s what wiki is for.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Dury   Anyhow it’s a category that’s always necessary. In a meta way, it’s only appropriate that Dury himself, ornery, competitive, idiosyncratic and highly individuated, lead this off.  One thing about Dury: he used British place names in his songs, much as Chuck Berry did, thereby imbuing the ordinary with mythic resonance. “MY GIVEN NAME IS DICKEY.AND I COME FROM BILLERICAY. AND I’M DOING... VERY WELL”

Ian Dury, does he need an introduction? “Yes yes/Dear dear... Perhaps... Even... Never”. Well that’s what wiki is for. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Dury

Anyhow it’s a category that’s always necessary. In a meta way, it’s only appropriate that Dury himself, ornery, competitive, idiosyncratic and highly individuated, lead this off.

One thing about Dury: he used British place names in his songs, much as Chuck Berry did, thereby imbuing the ordinary with mythic resonance. “MY GIVEN NAME IS DICKEY.AND I COME FROM BILLERICAY. AND I’M DOING... VERY WELL”

3. What can we do today, right now, to help mend the world?

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