Sometimes you conquer the mollusk. But sometimes… This is a 19th century albumen photograph of an 18th century carving of a fisherman struggling with an octopus. Japanese photo, Japanese sculpture, Japanese tradition: tentacle porn! The Western beach boy below has abandoned any struggle. Watch out for the beak, Dude!
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Friend of this site Jok Church has made AIDS sing. And what a strange song! Viral code melds with computer code to produce a haunting cacophony of sizzles, whines, atonal overlays and visceral noise. Interesting! Not exactly toe-tapping. This is the sort of thing The Bear would really dig.
“For the last 7 years, I’ve worked to find beauty in the HIV Genome, I mean somewhere in there. Its code is about 24-million characters — big data — and, as an artist, it could become a tool to explore beauty. Of some kind. At least I’d give it a shot, or two. Or, 23.
I began with 3-dimensional art, moving into visual art , and after years of not finding stuff I much cared for, wrote code to convert that huge file into a MIDI file and would never be able to remember how. Then pointed it toward a synthesizer.
After nearly a whole day of processing time, my iMac played me a musical work, 33-minutes long, that is named “HIV Redeaux”
You can download it at Make Magic.
A recent visitor left behind the felt shoe bags for his new Allen Edmond wingtip oxfords. I informed him that I would be taking in the new shoe smell as I rubbed one out. He replied that I should use them as cum-rags until I returned them.
Allow me to share the first round of such things:
Further details and images of the fuzzy, adorable visitor can be seen over at dapperkink.
Your KC ‘mo, Gryphon
That would be Buttons Kaluhiokalani. Buccaneer Board Rider. Rephotographed off a billboard. Original: Hank Foto. Hot!
A glen plaid shirt and a matching glen plaid tie...? Absolutely!
The tie has been hanging on my wall for awhile now; the shirt showed up just a bit ago. When I realized the two were such a good match, I tingled.
Linen for the heat of summer, and silk for it's surface and strength. These things have taken their place alongside leather for me.
“It’s not really about equality.”
McKenzie’s compelling article examines some of the nuances of Obama’s support – who is valued, and who isn’t. She writes,
So, basically, what the President is saying is that same-sex couples who are in relationships that look a certain way (monogamous, for example) should be able to have all the rights of straight people. [...] What about those of us, queer and straight, who aren’t into monogamy but are into committed relationships?
Highly recommended. You can read the rest of McKenzie’s article here.
Bellagio Fountains, Floating Bear Conga Lines, Butkus Autographs in the Las Vegas version of a mall, Kush Fine Art. Srsly? Billboards of course. Surveillance like mad. The Arturo Fuente Cigar Lounge abuts an escalator in the Forum Shops on The Strip. Everything in Las Vegas is the Las Vegas version of...whatever, wherever. Paris and New York in plaster, Venice in Sherwin Williams.