Also I'm vegan; I figured I'd mention that here as the desktop site no longer reliably seems to...
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SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR
i didn't think i had to spell this out, but i was asked out on this site by a Bernard student who actually writes articles for the fox b.s. news sites enabling rape while denigrating feminism. Horrible, horrible- that just boggles my mind. If you are that kind of senseless (i pray you are not) just don't even bother me; i've suffered enough trauma from real things in life to have any desire to hear a word from people who shame survivors.
Check out one of my bands if you get a chance- you will find it infinitely worthwhile!
UPDATE:1/1 Teaching Wu Style Tai Chi/Qi Gong at the Lorenzo Holistic Health Center starting next month!!! We will offer a weekend class and a morning class on weekdays. Check out the LHHC web page for all the details!!!
UPDATE: 8/1 Doing the showcase project for Ingenuity Fest!!! So busy putting this together but its going to be super nifty and run on solar power!!! I hope everyone comes to Ingenuity to check it and the other great exhibits out!!!
UPDATE: 4/22 (its my birthday!!!)
The show @Elevate opened and most of my pieces sold. There are still a couple for sale so check it out on e65th. We will probably have another party or whatnot for it, so stay tuned;p
UPDATE: :p. My next show is at the Elevate Gallery on April 18th, for a Cleveland Orchestra Event. Not sure on the details but I am making all new pieces (have to lol :p)
UPDATE: I sold out of everything at my art opening at Doubting Thomas in Tremont!!! My next show will be soon and it will be fun (so stay tuned)!!! ;)
the secret life of machines, the mighty Boosh, the neverending story, are you being served, taxi, any and all R. Linklater (esp: slackers, dazed&confused, and WAKING LIFE)... harry potter (of course! I'm Harry potter:)
any indie rock, the cure, the smiths, VU and Lou Reed, sonic youth, le tigre, guided by voices, yo la tengo, modest mouse, empire of the sun, silversun pickups.----------- the swirlies(!!!); STEREOLAB; STEREOLAB; STEREOLAB; the knife (and Fever Ray!); polvo, SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE; faith no more; the Police (saw them on their final tour loved them since a little kid in the 80s); reggae from the wailers to the clash to steel pulse and all between, Toots and the Maytals (was on stage with them once at reggae on the river when i was art director a personal highlight i guess:); tori AMOS (seen her live a million times!), drum and bass like LTJ Bukem or DJ Shadow, or older stuff like Art of Noise; old school hip-hop; especially Grandmaster Melle Mel; shoot the list of what i don't like would be shorter...
I first read "On the Road" the first time i was living on the road, but then realized i had to quit turning pages of the book and start turning pages of my life (and frankly Kerouac's life was extremely boring compared to mine). Cannery row has a more historical perspective on the subject matter anyhow imo. My twin brother and i are probably the only people on earth to go on sonic youth tour and we listened to their album MADE IN USA as we drove across the country- it was one of the few tapes we had in the car; (and i just dated myself by saying tape, didn't i...) i've never seen the movie (let me know if you find it) but coincidentally enough, it must have something to do with brothers, as half of the songs on the album seem to. I actually appreciate reading David Icke and probably read way too much about the illuminati and conspiracies. A.C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut predicted the future (Ray Bradbury too come to think of it). Check out Asimov's non-fiction if you like to know things... I had gotten to the point in my life in 2001 where I mainly read books on meditation and zen philosophy (Tao te Ching is my favorite book ever), until I sarcastically read the first page of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone... and then i was hooked, for i grew up reading fantasy novels (and Judy Bloom) and actually went to Hogwarts (only in real life it was called Antioch College). Still, i mainly read non-fiction (i'm a bit of a history buff, and i can explain most of history from the perspective of how people lived and what they felt, things that have changed little for the most part) because i feel that knowing stuff about the world makes it a better place; i'm funny like that. Oh yeah, and Calvin and Hobbes.
My favorite anime is Utena Revolutionary Girl. Its by the same people who made Sailor Moon, but Utena kicks ass and the whole theme is about overcoming fucked up gender roles. fuck gender roles. I just love Howl's Moving Castle too; i used to have a fire demon, but i set him loose in Montana and he burned down a GMO forest (creepy looking place). Hopefully he returns one day. My ex and I took some of Pele's obsidian from the lava flow on the big isle (including one with some creepy Lord of the Rings writing on it) and later, back on the mainland, I read that Pele puts a curse on those who take her rocks... Bonnie, if yr reading this, TAKE THEM BACK!!! I found a way to turn this around on Pele though, so its all good for now (no its not actually the last farm we lived on is now burning under molten lava), just so long as we get that one back to her eventually. I don't like to break my promises. This has little to do now with books or media (sometimes i ramble, wherefore i can appreciate the non-sequitur...)
but today, nothing, summed up by this song i always hated written by someone i used to know from high school which i am sure you recognize:
yesterday, when there was hope:
with your feet in the air, and your head on the ground
try this trick, and spin. (yeah)
your head will collapse cuz there's nothing in it and you'll ask yourself:
"where is my mind?"