Friday, December 19, 2008

Interview with Minions

Another interview sequence, this one from the show at The Bishop's Room in Grass Valley, CA

Master of the Cold Call

This is the last call you get. The negotiations are over.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Evan Lurie's The Mockingbird Project Clip Two

Berkshire Museum, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

On The Road To Oracle - the Death As A Salesman Tour

On the road scenes from the Teahouse of Danger's first Southwest Tour.

Sunday, September 21, 2008



to work is to pray? is that what they mean?

I like the idea.

Monday, September 15, 2008

So Cool.


Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.

skip the first couple of minutes.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008



The lil messenger on my window sill. Has much to say about things. About clowns, about how deep and profound they are, but since they're clowns, they're not noticed in that connection.

The tear, the little horn, the combination (in this particular version) of happiness and sadness. In others (see below) is the combination of scary with some other elements. Clowns are related on a deep level, to police. What's up with that?

Monday, September 08, 2008



I had to put this old black valley compilation up again. had to.


if this circus is coming to town, I'm running away. the opposite direction.


Douglass Paints Very Quickly.


I need to do a lot more figure drawing. This sketch I did of Paul Graubard at one of IS183's art shows. I just don't have the habit of drawing, the way, say, Aram Larsen does, who draws all the time and it shows. If I'm going to be doing more figures, and the answer is yes, then I need to draw more. Time to develop that new habit.


Mark T with his painting.

Sunday, September 07, 2008



Colorado desert. Driving back from Massachusetts.


Dad with his trainer, circa 1943.


The Lantern Bar and Grill, Pittsfield MA.
Adam and Eve Seen As Two Tomatoes.
48" x 36" oil on canvas.


When We Remember Home
18" x 24" acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, September 06, 2008



Chase the car, or not? I started thinking about how that dog's dilemma mirrors our own. Just in simpler terms. That's what's good about the way a dog thinks. Simpler.



Me and Maggie on the day I headed back West. See you soon!



We've been working hard at HQ plotting trajectories. Strategies. Tactics. You'll
see.



Another satisfield customer - street fair in Pittsfield MA, July 2008.

Much more blogging soon - a couple of images a day, that's the plan.

more later - much more.

Friday, May 02, 2008



A bit more than 2 months after a vitreous hemorrhage and a detached retina (see above) I'm all better, with just a small bubble in my right eye as the only evidence left. They did a vitrectomy - meaning they suctioned all the gel from my eye in order to repair the retina. Now my own PBFs are filling the eye... just a little bobbing at the top.

Modern medicine is the best.

Some monks and friends meet for dinner at Annapurna:



Menlo and Macfarlane with one of our geshe friends.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Johnny Remembers a Former Life

on the road in New Mexico... Johnny sang to me of things he - barely - remembered.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hola everyone. Very busy here in Grass Valley setting up the performance space and so forth. Much work to do. Black Valley lives again. Here's some pix:


Menlo Macfarlane and Douglass discussing the show details.


Melanie in her office.








Scenes from St. Joseph's, where the show is going to take place. I'll post some video soon of more stuff. More Stuff!

here's my apartment building:

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Opening at Mowen Solinsky Gallery in Nevada City, CA - April 6..

then back to back performances of Death As A Salesman at St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley, CA.

What the man himself says:

Prices will never be lower!

Pat's Cat

this is what I came home to...



now to get to work.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Hi Rudy.. nice to be here:



Man in an Orange Hat... just got this one back from near oblivion.
a little fan of the burst of truth...





soon... a "From The Long Barn" show... lotta old favorites in here...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

here's some more pix from the trip in mostly random order:




Bisbee AZ


Bisbee AZ


Bisbee AZ


Sacto is nice in the winter.


more moon with bird


Bisbee AZ


downtown Sacto
the vids I've been putting up using YouTube are pretty bad. I must be doing something wrong - they get all chunky. Maybe it's just the quality of video from my tiny little camera, but the stuff looks pretty good before it's uploaded. Will figure this out!

in the meantime, here's a midtown Sac art store. California colors...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

here's another
watch this one

Saturday, February 10, 2007

hi everyone. I'm on the you tube bus now. here's a little video out of Magdalena, New Mexico... a tiny little town in the western mountains of the Land of Enchantment...



more soon... the caravan stopped for the evening just outside of Phoenix, in a suburb called "Surprise."

Saturday, May 27, 2006



one of my favorite places: The Lantern. A Pittsfield landmark... have a cheeseburger and a beer.

Thursday, May 25, 2006



Let the dead bake cakes for the dead. Or something like that.

We're working like demons on the new Death As A Salesman DVD. Trying to master, with an old dog's brain, ProTools and Final Cut Pro. We need crew - wanna help?

And don't forget to go over to my sister's blog. She's still pestering me something awful. help me out. Read, comment. Say nice things.

Monday, May 22, 2006



Self Portrait As An Old Dog.

You ever feel this way? Like there's a full moon and you just don't feel like howling, much as you'd like to, and as much as you feel it's your responsibility to howl at the moon. It's your job. But still, no enthusiasm. Even Sun Ra felt that way occasionally. I know I feel that way sometimes.

Have I told you about Dorothy's new blog? One of the reasons I feel like I do, maybe. I'm always depressed when I feel a competition coming on. I'd rather just declare myself winner. Anyway, it's her own blog and it's called Don't Surrender, Dorothy, and if she doesn't start getting some traffic soon I will get no rest.

We're going to be working together a bit later on the DVD version of Death As A Salesman. It will be fun. I'm looking for something along the lines of They Might Be Giants. The movie, not the group.

Sunday, May 21, 2006



This is one of my sister Dorothy's favorite pictures. Obviously because it shows how much bigger and stronger she always was. I hate how I (on the right, of course) always look so tentative and worried. I must say though, that behind those looks, behind that genuine paranoia, came a plan, a master plan. One that I'm not quite ready to share yet. Anyway, I'm posting this pic as a gesture to my sister, who has HER OWN BLOG now, and can quit pestering me to use this one. One word, Dorothy: "MINE." Remember how that works? Anyway, best of luck on your new venture, and I really hope this doesn't cut into your responsibilities and stuff down at the cafeteria. You signed a contract.

Here's the link, and don't say I never did anything for you.

Don't Surrender, Dorothy