Pamela and I just had some delicious Mid-Eastern Cuisine next out of the parking lot and driving by my window full of art you know it's art because you don't know what it is. Those could be artist's names (Yves Klein, Sigmar Polke, Duchamp I've heard of him isn't he the one who invented Joke Art? But Alexander Pope hmm a 17th century poet who wrote odes in couplets Franky says Alexander Pope? It's not about meaning it's about flavor.
Mike Kelley is a public figure I learned on the Facebook his id photo is the young Mike pic that was inside the Sonic Youth cd fold out he designed it seemed Mike mid-1990's. I always felt a fold over between Mike and the band in those days, a collaborator like with Jim Shaw and several other artists. Though Mike always lands on his feet as the frontman whatever the lineup.
Woke up hearing report that 20,000,000 people were homeless after huge storms flooded huge areas of Pakistan. It's so sad but of course Pakistan has Nukes ready to go after the menacing Indians . Now the Taliban have become temporary humanitarians helping the survivors , one report says this catastrophe may push Pakistan into the category of failed states , as in failed state with nukes and Taliban still out and about.
Call Smuda - procrastinating - I was thinking about how many shows I'd been in since 1966, no idea everytime I add new shows to my resume old shows are coming off the end. It's pointless, and what have I learned? Not much I'm afraid, it's a practice which often never or once in a long while.I get ink when I do things but the material payoff is slight, I don't even have a fan club. I heard from Bill Griffith on the Wastebook, he does a weekly comic in a wide flung syndicate that has a spot in the St Paul Pioneer Press . He's been doing this for years ifr not decades.
The Yiddish Phone Sex Report - Vhat kin of shoes are you vearig? What's with women and their shoes? Even flipflops are in various styles and price ranges. Bullshit is what is killing this world lies and exaggerations. Art is really subject to the bullshit like nothing else, because after all it's the jewel of our cultural heritage. Tis the fruit of our free country free of peace for sure. An issue of Artforum was themed for museums, what is going on in the museum? Several articles explained the issues and the hopes and fears of the museum directors curators et al.
I'm giving a talk about Artpolice, Artpolice was a little magazine I produced for 20 years starting in 1974, yea it was 36 years ago, very pre-digital indeed the Vietnam War was finally in it's end game. But we were assassinating foreign leaders per the example of The President of Chile Allende( elected to his office). The war in Nam had gone on forever, it ground our souls into poison. America had soiled it's honor, not that the VC and NVA were angels but damn what was it all for (to open the Chinese markets to our crap)?
How I came to be here in the Land of Sky Blue Waters may have begun when I was a boy sitting on a bar stool looking at the Hamm's Beer sign across from the bar. Hamm's was The Land of Sky Blue Waters brand and as I looked at the image on the back lighted sign I'd imagine myself in that mystical land of sky blue waters which of course was Wisconsin and Minnesota (the fishing states) where everyone wanted to go to get those tasty Walleyes and be far away from the filth and noise of Chicago.
The radio studio was stuffy and warm but otherwise comfortable as if you were in North Afrikan indie radio station. So I was trying my best but my microphone technique was poor. And I was getting excited at times, you know 16 years after the demise of Artpolice it's suddenly cheese? It's this vampyr craze everything brought back to life, a sort of Zombie Art World. The dead sell well. I have been having yet another bout with gout which gout always wins. But this little opening at Sean Smuda's place was impossible without feet.
If you divide something over and over eventually you have next to nothing, Im not thinking hedge funds but something like that. Apparently alot of hedge fund operators collected contemporary art. Not now though, although these new means to prosper will likely continue and enlarge as the time passes and it's safe to eat cake again.