Dog Salmon

This pic is from a summer of commercial salmon fishing in Alaska. The dogs were the most dramatic.


Quality Creative Ingestion of 2005

Some of the greats which came to my attention last year – starting with 3 great albums:
Matisyahu: Live at Stubb’s– This hasidic reggae/dancehall artist from Crown Heights is no novelty act. This live album showcases his powerful backing band and a rapid-fire yet soulful voice.
Oranger: New Comes and Goes– Strong 4th album from this Californian outfit … Radio Wave has been one of my favorite songs of this past year.
Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt– Swedish Psych/Folk/Rock which sounds like it was pryed from an early seventies time capsule. Brother J and I caught them at the Bowery Ballroom and they were damn impressive.
Orson’s Shadow– A play showing at the Barrow St. Theater in Greenwich Village. A great true story about the dueling egos of Orson Wells and Lawrence Olivier.
Good Night Good Luck– David Strathairn puts in an incredible performance in this important film.
Cloud Atlas– As Keegan and Kerry could attest – an engrossing, genre-jumping novel.
Superman The Movie– My favorite rediscovered movie of the past year.


Favorite Music of 2005

A little late on this, but I vowed to do a post on my favorite music from 2005. Here are my favorite albums from 2005:
Laura Veirs – “Year of Meteors”
Aimee Mann- “The Forgotten Arm”
Calexico & Iron and Wine – “In the Reins – EP”
The Decemberists – “Picaresque”
The Frames – “Burn the Maps”
M.I.A. – “Arular”
Mary Timony – “Ex Hex”
The New Pornographers – “Twin Cinema”
Rogue Wave – “Descended Like Vultures”
Stephen Malkmus – “Face The Truth”
Sufjan Stevens – “Illinois”
Some other music NOT from 2005, that I listened to nearly constantly:
Arcade Fire – “Funeral”
The Magnetic Fields – “The Charm of the Highway Strip”
Tilly & The Wall – “Wild Like Children”
Luna – “Rendezvous”
Here’s a link to an iTunes mix I made of some of the best songs from these albums I have mentioned in this post: iTunes: Favorite Songs from 2005


: call for artists – for a book + print exhibition :


call for art and aritists!

with my love for all things small – i am curating a 2 inch (or smaller) book + printmaking exhibition.
please please submit some mini books or prints! i am looking for a range of work and am excited to see what posting this here will bring. i know the time frame is short, but after all, 2 inches is quite small…
here are a few sites for inspiration:
the miniature book society
art on paper – a great magazine
fun comix ‘n books
here’s how to make a really simple book. it’s one of my favorite ways!
small books exchange
philobiblon – the book arts web
happy new year and happy book and printmaking! 🙂
email for more information or with any questions.