Monday, September 29, 2008

Circus on Mars

Martin Bromirski
Circus on Mars
October 9 - November 2, 2008
reception Saturday October 11, 6-8pm

Sunday, September 28, 2008

bleak future fiction

Human wipe-out dystopia novels... read this year... set in near-future Americas -

Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood - the lushest of the bleak futures
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy - Easy Reader says This Book is Easy to Read
The Genocides, by Thomas Disch - maybe the best but the BLEAKEST...
The Pesthouse, by Jim Crace - i read his books Quarantine and Being Dead and got bored, but this held my interest.

All of these are very good and recommended, but the sudden endings of The Road and Oryx and Crake blow. The Genocides is hard core to the bitter end.

Thomas Disch is a new favorite novelist. I found out about him after he killed himself earlier this year and Eric Gelber and Tom Moody blogged about him. The M.D. was so good. I found some of his stuff in Hoosick at Dog Ear(ed?) Books... next I'm reading The Puppies of Terra.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Knife and Fork Band, Marc LeBlanc, Tom Sanford, Kai Vierstra, Roger White, Barnaby Whitfield

Marc LeBlanc essay on Christoph Buchel and Mass Moca...

Marc LeBlanc
Nice Photos!

Marc LeBlanc on Barnaby Whitfield, for Beautiful Decay.... EIGHT pages!

Marc curates. Marc writes.

Tom Sanford
Lindsay Korotkin on Tom Sanford, in that same issue of Beautiful Decay.

- *Tom Moody on Kai Vierstra*! Nice. The Kai Vierstra anaba experience.

- Roger White has a show at a brand new gallery... Rachel Uffner Gallery... and Paper Monument #2 is out.

- My old roommates from 1991/1992, The Knife and Fork Band, have made a song called Bromirski!!! We lost track of each other after I moved out (1992) and left Philadelphia (1994), but the blog/google/Myspace era has brought us all back together. I guess the song was written a number of years ago - but has only recently been mixed/recorded.

They have a Myspace page... you can listen to Bromirski and all of their other stuff. Bromirski is the last song on the playlist, so scroll down. This is my new favorite song.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Jack Kirby torpedo dogs picked from his trash by Jim Woodring, via Tom Moody.

Francis Bacon's trash, auctioned.

Allan Stone, in the movie Who The #?&% Is Jackson Pollock, shows his Jackson Pollock painting that was taken from the East Hampton, Long Island garbage dump - "Everybody knew that Pollock dumped a lot of his unsuccessful things in, in the dump in, in East Hampton. You know, in those days, they weren’t, they weren’t worth anything really, you know?"

Calvin Tomkins on Robert Rauschenberg, in Off the Wall (page 85) - "sneaking into de Koonings studio when no one was there, he took a lot of photographs and stole a discarded drawing from the trash basket. 'it was just total idolizing,' he says"

Monday, September 08, 2008


nice billboard. droopy.

nobody cares

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


tomatoes i have known...

sad tomato.

Clement Greenberg tomato?

old lady tomato with no teeth.

fat baby tomato.



pensive tomato.

hey guys wait for me!

angry young pirate tomato.

old toothless pirate tomato.

ghost tomato.