Saturday, December 31, 2005

happy new year

nonchalance

top ten stuff

van gogh drawrings @ the met
ed ruscha@ the whitney and national gallery
friedlander @ moma
eggleston infrared @ cheim & read(?)
sufjan stevens, come on feel the illinoise
the squid and the whale
sisterhood of the traveling pants, the movie
mark newgarden, we all die alone
christmas windows at bergdorf goodman
head-on

Friday, December 30, 2005

contemplating ostrichness


-- from a nameless yeast

My favorite of the Bergdorf Goodman windows, this one particularly resistant to capture in a single (or even multiple) photos. This is why I shoulda brought the Hassy and a tripod.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

brokeback benji


brokeback benji
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

In the Union Square dog park, uniondog.org. The white devil was insatiable in his power play over the black dog, who ran around in circles trying in vain to escape. Her torturer heeded not the cries of bigger dogs such as the red-eyed samaritain coming up the rear; even a huge sheepdog, out of frame, couldn't stop the music. Like a Bergdorf Goodman Christmas window, this can't capture the depth and density of such a tableaux, and in this case the world may be better for the failure of art to mirror life.

Thanks to Bunny for the title!

new york eye


new york eye
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"it's for play"


"it's for play"
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

One of the many times we got lost in Memphis was down this side road that was part abandoned warehouses and part high-class condos under construction (the class divide seems really deep in Memphis). I saw a gorgeous sunset view of barren trees overlooking the Mississippi. my date stopped and waited in the car so I could take pix but after a few minutes I motioned her over.

There was a walkway atop a steep hill that overlooked Riverside Dr and ol'
Miss. We admired the view and sat on a bench like a coupla crazy kids and after a spell we saw a figure come up the hill (it was a lot like Vertigo except without nuns and death) and got up, figuring it meant no good. It was this crew-cutted immigrant carrying an unfolded cardboard box. three friends were at the bottom of the hill looking up at us. The immigrant looked at us and our silent questioning and said in a thick (hispanic? middle eastern?) accent, "It's for play - it's good!" I wondered what kind of play was he giving for his friends down there? When he finished unfolding the box he put it down, lay on it face down and slid down the hill, ending up halfway into Riverside Drive. He came up for seconds and the second time he didn't make the road but fell off near the bottom and didn't get up for a minute, but by the time we moved on we saw him limping up, ready for another turn.

e'en hillbillies


e'en hillbillies
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

out of order


-- from a nameless yeast

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

soul food


soul food
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

like I said, we got real real lost a few times.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

a hillbilly no more


a hillbilly no more
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Two much-anticipated packages awaited me when I got home from work: my D70s, and Fantagraphics' brand new collection of work by Mark Newgarden, "We All Die Alone." So I used one to shoot the other - this is the first shot taken with my new toy. Instant professionalism, obviously.

The strip above appeared in the DC City Paper sometime in the late 80's/early 90's, when Newgarden shared the funny pages with the likes of David Lynch's "The angriest dog in the world" and Lynda Barry's "I am half-filipino and oh! Childhood!" I've tried to explain this particular strip to friends for years but had long lost my clipping, leaving the urgent humor of "Even hilbillies" lost to a generation. This cry of cynicism has perhaps been shed, if one can extrapolate from Newgarden's bio, which notes the artist is currently living with his woman in a building that once housed a Brooklyn funeral parlor. The fact that they reside in Kansas further attests to the strength of lurve. I have also perhaps shed my youthful cynicism and am looking for a former funeral parlor, perhaps in the Memphis area.

mp3s for fun and non-profit


january chow cha-chow chow chow
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.


the apricots, japanese girl group avec banjo and kazoo.
via mod-ified music

dranking songs from wynonie to the killer and back.
via locust st.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

grounded


grounded
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

From a test roll shot through my Zorki-4, an old-school Russian rangefinder with all sorts of mechanical quirks. I fogged most of the roll owing to a misunderstanding of the rewind procedure. But you can't fog freedom!

Friday, December 02, 2005

in a lonely place


in a lonely place
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

no photoshop was used nor animals harmed in the production of this picture.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

within a budding grove


within a budding grove
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

oh the wonderful music lately provided by the dedicated staff of filles sourires:

-one of many versions of serge gainsbourg's "harley davidson" posted recently, this one a trip-hoppy effort by one depth charge
-three selections from the ouevre of 80's euro-teen sensation (n.b.: racy!) Lio.

how you will sing and dance in many languages! a bientot!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Monday, November 28, 2005

lay your head upon my pillow



the lizzie borden bed-n-breakfast
August 4, 1892. A wealthy businessman and his wife found brutally murdered in their Victorian home in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Accused: the youngest daughter, Lizzie. The Verdict: Not Guilty!

So goes the lore of the most famous crime in the annals of American history. The mystery remains: If Lizzie Borden did not wield the murder weapon, who did?

Our beautifully restored Greek-revival home is now a first-class bed & breakfast. You are invited to choose one of 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms and roam the house to learn the true facts. What were the thoughts of the first police officers on the scene? Who were the suspects? What was the public?s reaction? Will you join the legions who think Lizzie guilty, or will you choose to be a stalwart defender?

via lenny.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

true story


-- from a nameless yeast

pacify - by idio lector 1.3


-- from Idiolector 1.3

poor sewer-baby, eyeballing that binky from beneath the grates but powerless to retrieve it. let us who live aboveground appreicate the binkies we find because it is too rare.

a really big adventure


-- from a nameless yeast

Monday, November 21, 2005

attila


-- from a nameless yeast

the last days of the quarry house before new management takes over and sucks her marrow for a brazilian nose job. word is the famous burger - the best in the fahreakang tri-state area - will still be on the menu; word is also that the current staff knows dip about their future. what is this, the government?

Thursday, November 17, 2005



Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

new musik, unheralded "new wave" at siart.

loose ends, UK soul at bumrocks.

sixty-one versions of tico-tico at wfmu.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

the transfiguration of blind bishop manning


the transfiguration of blind bishop manning
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

more from the Halloween Extravaganza @ Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Monday, November 14, 2005

8:25; man without hat


8:25; man without hat
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

a friend received some correspondence from Australia which was inexplicably packaged with this and two other snapshots.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

a traveling pants of the mind


a traveling pants of the mind
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Ferlinghetti's blurb is for Traveling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn's new collection of poetry "Free Stallion." Miss Tamblyn was mentored by Michael McClure among others. Her verse is a sight better than Jewel's, and one hopes that her next collection will shed the stallions and mainstream imprint (Simon and Schuster Children) for truly beat pants.

when i paint my masterpiece


when i paint my masterpiece
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

just the two of us


just the two of us
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

as pretty a piece of flesh as any is in Messina


as pretty a piece of flesh as any is in Messina
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

one of the first things I ever bought on eBay, this squished currency cost me a neat $1.25 plus p&h in before-everything-changed dollars, and thus was an inexpensive way to bolster my feedback and q-rating. and oh, the girls, whose virtue would melt faster than you can say Sacajawea in a barn at the Rolls Royce and Movado that possession of such a talisman boded.

Monday, November 07, 2005

dukes


dukes
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

summer leftovers. taken on the way to see the dukes of hazzard.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

boom! there she was


boom! there she was
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

sharon and stephanie on trip to


sharon and stephanie on trip to
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

the inscription on back of the picture indentifies the dames but leaves out their destination. where would a pair like this *not* go?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

julia 44


julia 44
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

One of the vendors at the Hell's Kitchen flea market had a handful of contact sheets and glamour shots of this one model, whose name is Julia Tamosi or Lamosi or Famosi or Bamosi? The photographer is John Paul Ireland. A friend at koffeeklatsch told us that this is just how girls dressed when he was a freshman in college, which dates this to the late 60's or early 70's?

unnatural urges


unnatural urges
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

benji 77


benji 77
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

big baby, der zorn gottes


neils for your listening pleasure:

young's time fades away, not on cd and not likely to be.
via a million miles away


diamond's rick rubin-produced new album.
update: diamond's been removed. nuts. it's alright.

Monday, October 31, 2005

bishop manning


bishop manning
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

From the Halloween Spectacular at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This is the spectre of William Thomas Manning (1866-1949), the tenth bishop of New York.