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Wildly Interesting Books

  • Adam's Task by Vicki Hearne
  • Anything by Colin Cotterill
  • Auguries of Innocence by Patti Smith
  • Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
  • Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel
  • Gehry Draws
  • Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  • Out of Our Heads by Ava Noe
  • Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design, Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  • The God of Small Things by Arundahti Roy
  • The Long Fall by Walter Mosely
  • The Martin Beck Series by Maj Sjowall and Per Waloo
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank
  • Vermeeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jeremy Scahill on Obama's plans for Iraq

Jeremy Scahill,who recently won the George Polk award for his book, Blackwater: The rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army, talks on a Democracy Now podcast about Obama's position on using Blackwater and other mercenary troops and about his plans for increasing the U.S. Military budget and the addition of 90,000 troops.
or you can read his main points in the article from The Nation

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

King Crab

Last crab for now.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

De Osos live at the Somerville VFW Hall

April 5th. You Will Be There!!!

7pm to 11pm. Bring the kids. Drag them by their hair.

Geoff Smith's band, in case you didn't know!

Crab Rangoon

They let me paint them because I can't eat them.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Please laugh yourself to death

If Kirk's Scamazon Reviews haven't already done it for you, there's another opportunity to die laughing. BoRev is back from vacation in (you guessed it) Venezuela and he's funnier than ever. Visit him at Now Voyager, before your sour face turns to stone.

Hell's Bells! She's at it again

I've started painting crabs in watercolor now. This takes some adjustment from the fluid acrylics. Here's my first pass at an entirely "nother different fiddler crab in watercolor. It needs to be done over. Better. But I plan to spend the next week working on crabs in this medium. The treat will be doing one of them in greytone for the back of the book, which is a black and white piece. But on and on I go.

ps. the best thing is that Emily and I agree that the first one is the best so I'm not anxious. Just lovin' it. And if you haven't had your fill of this nonsense, you can see it all on my art website blog.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

De Osos Live!!!

De Osos

The band is finally together and ready to rock your pants off. The big debut for friends and family will probably be at the VFW Hall in Porter Square in March. We'll keep you posted. The definite date to write down is April 26, a Saturday night starting around 9 at Razzy's on Somerville Ave. We be all down with it.

Hey, The Stockingheads in the video look just like my painting!

How did they do that?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Crazy-ass No-Brain Bike Rider

So you are this totally-devoid-of -imagination person riding your bike on the side walk on Hampshire Street in Cambridge. Okay, so you are on the sidewalk. I don't care. Be on the sidewalk for all I mind. But do not, I say, do not mutter under your breath, the words "On your right". whilst coming up silently behind an obiously overweight late middle aged woman who is doin her best to lumber along at a pace that would put a snail to shame. What? Do you think these words are magical? Do you think everyone can hear what you are thinking, but barely saying? And all this while riding on the sidewalk where no one expects to meet you and your confounded bicycle?

And another thing, (one of my favorite expressions) not every single living thing is blessed with the ability to tell their right from their left. By the time I can make out the words, uttered quietly in your youthful tremor, all I can really do is to get down into a protective crouch as you pedal by on your strong young legs. On the sidewalk!
"On your right, on your left". This is real hip bicycle rider talk for "get the fuck out of my way slowboy." Well, not only did you scare the freakin' daylights out of me, you caused me to lose my Zen attitude.
May you develop a strange neurological condition that causes you to only be able to bike at 0.1 miles an hour. One that makes you slow down and make sure that YOU don't hit the old lady on the sidewalk.
May you live and be well.
ps What is your mother's phone number. I might have to give her a ding-a-ling.