On this day: July 31, 2011

On this day: July 31, 2011

Ill Lit - Live at the Mermaid Lounge, New Orleans 
November 3, 2002 - wow…that was a long time ago.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in.  Marina and Ulay felt the relationship had run its course, so they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. In 2010 she performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ - as part of the show she sat in silence with each stranger who sat in front of her every day the museum was open, all day, between March 14th and May 31st. Ulay arrived without her knowing it.

Myself and a gaggle of Fermentiacs (thanks Jeanne!) spent a long weekend in Tennessee with Sandor Katz last fall learning about food, specifically ferments.  Among many other things, we filled a Jack Daniel’s barrel with 50 gallons of “kraut-chi”!

Home is where the heart is.

Me n Dubs singing for the children

Inauguration 2009

Inauguration 2009

Streets of Havana, Cuba.  This travel/human/visual experience was so incredible - I can’t wait to get back before it all goes away as embargo restrictions loosen (read: the imperialist neighbor to the north is real!). May the people get everything they want.

A few from our recent trip to Arizona and Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  ”I don’t want to be the guy who goes around bragging that he carved the heads of better men into Mount Rushmore” - Jack Pendarvis