Saturday, July 31, 2010

Picture Book Art Design almost completed.

Not easy to try to create drawings with pen, chalk and blotter ink that looks like a British actress who is not currently in the country at the moment. I am pulling it off though. I am excited at how my book is coming out design-wise. All Smith-Corona typed text, all hand drawings on crap paper, all of a narrative equivalent to something theatrical while remaining true to the roots of English literature. I can't wait to get the reviews on this one.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Worried bout Lindsay. Not Nancy.

I am thinking about Lindsay at the moment.
The "prison time" is so absurd, and simply adds fuel to her contempt for those of us who placed her in this nightmare of a career (i.e. tabloid magnet). I feel certain that she is strong, but she truly needs a supportive figure to ground her back and away from the media nonsense. Maybe start with getting a cheap Volkswagon (i.e. rid of the giant black SUV's).
Having visited plenty of Visiting Rooms myself, I know the importance of those plastic visits, as a reminder of the notion that "someone cares". I hope someone cares enough to visit this young woman who has no attachment whatsoever to her resume/history.


p.s. NANCY in the title of the BLOG refers to Nancy Spungen. Sid Vicious's ex. Bye.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NYU Archives

*Kathleen Hanna has donated her career's jewels at the NYU library (Bobst).
*An icon for every member of the DYI community (DO-IT-URSELF)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So happy its still getting deserved attention

Strolled into the theatre to catch a breeze of popcorn and noticed that the "GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO" is still playing and getting crowds. Such a powerful performance by the female lead. She became something that remained "true to its nature". Both frightening to know. and enlightening to learn about. We are let inside of her, for brief moments, but it is the grey area that breathes her truth.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Letters Not About Love (clip)

An Experimental Documentary in which I contributed sounddesign and compositions.

"LETTERS NOT ABOUT LOVE" is an exchange of various interpretations of "words" between two poets, a Russian and an American poet.

I worked together with actress LILI TAYLOR who provided the film's narration.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Artist name is Huma Bhabha.
Selections from"Reconstruction".

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New crappycell-photography !

it was awesome to exercise my photography skills with a crappy cam and retouch "after the fact" wit PHOTOSHOP. Proof that even without a $5000 camera, a creative person is not Limited.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

by Surprise. a quickfire. at a public school.

There i was. him. driving with the "so much heat" traffic. almost unbearable. but then...
He (i.e. I ) arrived- THERE. Where? oh. It's called, P.S. 1 MoMA. It's a contemporary art museum that used to be a public school for bad kids. Oh. ok. gotcha.

Joey, what were you doing there? did you know what to expect?
- HO. oops, i meant NO.

- Then, what did you bump into?

-I got to see very inspiring work. i took notes for ideas. i took pictures and i got reprimanded (and then i took more to spite em). The music was loud. GREATER NEW YORK was the name of the show. and I'm glad i went.

-WOW. that's great joey. anything else you want to share with your blog?
- Ho yeah. I got a new cellphone. it's called QUICKFIRE.

me xoxoxo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Work donation to Archives .

strange experience. watching works on a 16mm machine in contrast to some HiDef monitor. Beat-up German tank noisy machinery always takes the cake. Not sure why, but the more loud the machine, the sweeter the picture. i fell in love with my film all over again. and now, i am donating it to greater causes. i'm still tryin' to figure out that Random Act of Kindness thang out there. it bit into my leg.

great line

-merely sensing discord, whether in the role of inflictor or recipient, pained them enough.

author Curtis Sittenfeld

Sunday, July 11, 2010


If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.

-- Mary McLeod Bethune

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New sunshades, $4

i beat the price down ($10 to $4).
i couldn't beat down the humidity.
why can such "cool" glasses not "cool" off da heat?
things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
luv, mexo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Callie Angell (R.I.P. 1948-2010)

"i just finished cataloguing the most incredible Warhol film: 105 Screen Tests he shot of Philip Fagan, over 105 days, each film numbered and dated in sequence. This film was supposed to be six months long. And was called SIX MONTHS. But even in the truncated form the film would be 7 hours long, if assembled. Each 100 ft. film is lit meticulously and slightly differently, with extensive notes on each box about light placements and aperture settings- and it's quite astonishing how different the film's subject looks from film to film. These "portrait " films that he made could be the aesthetic equals of Rothko's paintings. But i had no illusions that it was no quite there yet, for others. The SIX MONTHS project might have been seen as a kind of minimalist film noir epic, a series of systematic experiments in black-and-white on the effects of different lighting on the human face."

-Callie Angell, curator WHITNEY MUSEUM

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"I don’t think that the value of art is determined by money at all. I think [the respect of other artists] is what determines the value in art.

-Chuck Close

Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless Maya Deren

and that's it.

P.S. "she placed a foot in the sand,the next one in vegetation. the next one on a cement sidewalk, andin the last on the floor of her own apartment(one assumes). She crossed time & collapsed it in a few shots." - BARBARA HAMMER quote on Deren's MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

P.S.S. "I was absolutely blown away when I watched MeSHES for the 1st time and I then projected it two more times; I felt I couldn't get enough of it. It has a structure like hardened steel and at the same time uses all of the formal devices at hand to describe the convoluted workings of the mind."- SU FRIEDRICH quote

Frozen popcorn and Cryrooms on Mainstreet