Wednesday, May 15, 2013

you can find me elsewhere also


as the more astute of you may have noticed i'm not here very often.
here is where i am more often :


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Graphic Score for Suoni Per Il Popolo

















































Lisa Gamble invited me to have a my graphic score interpreted by some amazing local musicians for the Suoni per il Popolo festivals opening party, SoundTracks.
My piece, all twelve minutes of it, was played by Alex St.Onge, Rebecca Foon, Gambletron, gmackrr and a young man named Gabriel.
It was a lovely evening !

suoni per il popolo

Friday, July 10, 2009

Over On Another Blog ....


I have been concentrating my web efforts on maintaining my Monastiraki blogspot.

The shop forces me to update regularly so if you find this place and my drawing blog waaaay too slow in terms of updates, please strut on over to where the air is clean with activity.

Monday, January 19, 2009

'Nuff Said

Leadership







This little red book, a business manual dating from 1920, has been a source of constant delight for me.
It would have us believe that ALL the titans of industry used psychic powers as just one tool in their toolkit to success.
And I've wasted precious time trying to speak to dust mites and trees.



Some of the ALL CAPS page headers include :

SWEEPING PEOPLE OFF THEIR FEET
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEF
THE POWER OF ENTHUSIASM
COMMAND! - NEVER ENTREAT
INFLUENCING BY THOUGHT FORCE
PUT THOUGHT BEHIND WORDS
MOST PEOPLE ARE "PSYCHIC"
PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY THINK
KEEP HIS MIND OCCUPIED
THE USE OF MENTAL PICTURES
LEARNING OTHERS' THOUGHTS
ANDREW CARNEGIE USED THIS
HOLD YOUR POWER IN CHECK
A LAW OF THE OCCULT WORLD
WE GET BACK WHAT WE SEND OUT

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wehman Bros.' New Book Of Fun, Magic & Mystery. 1905




This wonderful catalogue/sampler for Wehman Bros. of New York is chock full of excerpts and ads for many of their joke books and parlor games and such.
I was particularly struck by the illustrations gracing their myriad books featured on the back cover. They remind me of some the ink work from american underground comix of the 60s but, of course, they date from at least 1905.
I've separated individual illustrations for a better look.
& please don't shoot the messenger regarding the blatant racism depicted on some of the covers and their wording.
Dutch jokes ?

Wehman Bros. Books Part 1



Wehman Bros. Books Part 2