JUN
2008
30

Shalampti 3: “Driving to the Gym”

“Shalampti: the dreary state, peculiar to all freelance writers, of not knowing which unfunded project to begin next.” Sandra Tsing Loh, A Year in Van Nuys.

JUN
2008
20
JUN
2008
18

“I Am an Amanuensis” 39: Glen Duncan

“‘I’ve always had a soft spot for London, the patched and tattered cloak of its history (some of my best work, obviously; I felt the same about old Byzantium), its dog-earred wisdom and inky humour. You know—you provincial British humans know—what it’s like when you crack under the weight of lost love or ingested desire and Move to London: the city’s ready for you. You take your precious miseries there and unpack them—only to find that the city’s already assimilated them, centuries ago, along with grand Elizabethan passions and mortal Victorian sins. The assimilation’s encoded now—in the chemistry lab colours…

JUN
2008
12

“I Am an Amanuensis” 38: LCD Soundsystem

“New York’s the greatest if you get someone to pay the rent—wahoo!” LCD Soundsystem, “North American Scum” from the album Sound of Silver. I love the new Grand Theft Auto commercial with their song “Get Innocuous!”

JUN
2008
08

Save the Date: Second Saturday of July for the Curious Band of Artists Show!

On July 12 at the Brick House Gallery I’ll be participating in another group show for Second Saturday called “A Curious Band of Artists.” Put on by Mark Fox, the show will feature several friends I’ve shown with in the past, such as Aaron Winters and Adam Saake, and friends I haven’t, such as Ashley Harris and Dan Herrera, plus many, many more talented artists I look forward to meeting. The Brick House is in Oak Park at 2837 Thirty-Sixth Street, Sacramento, 95817. The show also has it’s own myspace page with plenty of photos and links, which can be…

JUN
2008
03

“I Am an Amanuensis” 37: Alan Moore 3

“‘We’re almost certainly going to take it too far, because that is really the only destination worth heading for, too far.’” Alan Moore in an interview with Jess Nevins from A Blazing World: The Unofficial Companion to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two. Austin, Texas: MonkeyBrain Books, 2004. 243-286. 260.