Work in progress.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

and that's how I choose to remember it

Sometimes you just have to say fuck it, and begin afresh. New blog is over at please, bury me with it.

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Finally got a hold of the album "Ki" by the Devin Townsend Project. Minus the distortion and metal trappings of his former band Strapping Young Lad, he put together a very compelling, powerful and intense listen. If you liked "Coast" give the rest of the album a try.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

pruned/dfe(delete everything)

There used to be six or seven years of content here, but I've mostly deleted it.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

island style

You know, with all this talk of vision 2020 and the associated/increased living pressure it can be very easy to forget that I live on a beautiful island. And island life is nice.

For instance, we don't have perfectly sunny days - we have beach weather. You can't help but think that the only thing that can make the perfect mix of dry weather, heat and breeze would make for a great day at the beach.

Such was the case yesterday. Headed up to Maracas beach and enjoyed the change of pace. I love the winding drive to get there, and the view from the lookouts on the way are exceptional. This is the stuff that tourists pay a lot of money to fly in and appreciate and all we have to do is fully or partially gas up the car and head out.

Someone cue the Baywatch theme here.

Here's the very much related first drawing of the year.

Monday, October 19, 2009

the Ventures live! 1966

I'm sorry, Joey Rivers. I bought your guitar method book when I gave guitar playing a first go in 1999 and while I have it to this day, I still cannot play Yellow Bird. This has a lot to do with the rock n' roll devil that's been living in my head since my brother and I first spun Bad Company's Feel Like Makin' Love single on my dad's record player when we were kids.

So really, who wants to play a light island standard after all that?

Anyway, here's some vintage rockin' by the way of The Ventures. Of this concert setlist, I am currently learning how to play Apache and Wipeout.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

edison & dina

Alright, it's done!

Oh no, no. That's not it. Perhaps a backstory is in order.

This is a relatively old drawing, done sometime around this time last year. I was in the mood of finishing a short story meant to introduce Edison to myself and get a good feel for the character as well as his girlfriend Dina, a supporting character. In the story he and Dina were watching a video given to Dina by a film student, a regular at her workplace (Joie De Cafe, a hip coffeehouse and fmarty-pantf gathering spot).

While Dina's trying to understand the random avant-garde imagery flashing across the TV screen, Edison is torn between being bored senseless and mocking what he sees as an attempt by a film geek to put the moves on his girlfriend. His ringing doorbell provides him an opportunity to get away for a moment. Some other supporting characters are introduced and a revelation is made about Edison. That's all I can share of that for now.

But looking at the drawing itself, I felt as if it was time the technique refinements and experiments conducted during my work project were put to work.

I think it worked quite well. Now on to the next project.