Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Photography from the road trip.


Self Portrait: Bottled

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

img_0345On the way back from NYC this week, several things happened. Our van broke down, smoke pouring out of it on the side of the road. We went to a Goodwill and hitched a ride with a nice, albeit slightly off-her-rocker middle aged woman. I bought political books by famous authors for very cheap. I got myself some framed pictures that I intend to use as future art projects. I was temporarily stranded at a Friendly’s. The curtains in our hotel room collapsed and we had to switch rooms. I had some very good Tiramisu.

In the midst of all this, after purchasing a bottle of water from a starbucks on the road, I decided to spend a portion of the ride taking “experimental” photographs of objects on the side of the road, and of myself. It’s only an iPhone camera, but it beats my last digital camera and has tons of storage space, so I am taking advantage of it. Anyway, one example of such a photograph appears here: a self portrait, taken through the bottle of water I bought. I found myself enjoying the various stretched effects that the bottle had on the camera, and the look of the water as it appeared to rise above the edges of the road. I took several photos that may end up in a gallery here soon. I know my updates have been sparse and far between lately, I plan to try to get back on task and post more often. I guess taking a vacation can sort of pull you away from the all important things, like updating your website, huh?

I hope the next iphone update actually has video, as is rumored, and that I can use it with my current phone, because I would really enjoy that.

I had to take the night off from my radio show this week, but I plan to return in full force next week.



Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

we are trying to get home



Well, this didn’t go as planned.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Vote Ron Paul

Better luck next time, Internet Libertarians. Found on the Harvard Bridge in Boston.


Eight Corner Globe Oddities.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

At the Burlesque Expo in Boston Wolfie and I witnessed an oddities fair. I snapped some photos. The oddities troupe is called “Eight Corner Globe.” It’s some freaky stuff, be warned. Here are the photos. Professor Badger was a funny guy and he had a wealth of knowledge, some real, some fake, about the materials in his collection. See below, and visit their website to book them for your town. Oh yeah, they vacation on the Vineyard and would love to do a setup near the flying horses.

(Feel free to click the comment button and ask any questions you may have about the above images, he gave a pretty decent description of what they all were. Human scrimshaw, live black widows, Vampire slaying kits, etc.)

I informed the Professor about the woman with the invisible arm I’d read about on Boing Boing a few days prior.


Iphone blogging…

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

I bought an iPhone in Boston yesterday and I am exploring the lovely world within it. One app I discovered was the free wordpress blogging app, from which I’m typing this very post. This phone is pretty slick, I must confess. For kicks, here’s a photo I took from the roof of the hotel. (if I think of it I’ll try to post photos from the floor of the burlesque expo today. There have been some neat sights but the trip has been overwhelming and I’ve had less time to appreciate the show than I planned for.)


Muff Driver

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Muff Plate

This is certainly classy. Saw this in Oak Bluffs a couple hours ago.


Art Section Added

Monday, April 6th, 2009

GalleryIt’s still a work in progress, and I need to tweak some visual elements, add more images, categories, and various other details, but thanks to the glory of WordPress and the wonderful NextGen gallery plugin created by Alex Rabe I’ve easily integrated a gallery into the art section. Go check it out.


Al Gore’s Talking Disembodied Head

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Found this stuck on the back of an ATM sign in Edgartown. I can’t tell if it’s an endorsement or not. Can you?

Text Reads: “Stop messin’ with our boats and fix the ozone depleting traffic mess in menemsha and get me a usable cell signal while you’re at it. It’s the traffic, stupid!”

(It’s a tourist based island living joke, I guess)