I'm thinking of putting a picture
of a bed over my bed
with my need for decision
filled with wood in an open shed.
These were shot during 2000 (most for CITY 2000), at raves in Chicago.
January 4. The clouds sweeping low across the southern horizon, you can just see the peaks of the Alps. We never see them spread in their full immensity from our aerie under the eaves of this old house, itself sitting atop the old city walls of Diessenhofen am Rhein. To get the full panorama you need to climb away from the river. Sometimes we don’t see the mountains for weeks on end, but it’s a good feeling to know they’re there, looming across the southern rim of Europe, with the Mediterranean world beyond. I always feel like I need a geographical fix in my head, an internal GPS, to know where I’m standing. I don’t think I’m alone in this; I believe this is why we like to watch the monitor screen tracking our progress when we fly across the Atlantic. I’m trying to get such a fix now, I guess, though it is time as much as geography that concerns me. The year is young but the hour is late. Where do we stand, and where do we go from here?
orry I've been out of touch, things have been a bit hectic lately - had a lost weekend in Bangalore, hanging out with DJ Anoop Absolute and his lovely wife Roxy, who works a heavy schedule for Tommy Filthfinger... I mean Hilfgiger - I finally succumbed to the electronic throb after a couple Johnny Walker Blacks and danced with the lemon-lime lollipop girls - In a land of a thousand talas - the complex beats of Indian music - But you gotta just about break down and weep when you see everybody shakin' what their mama gave 'em to that tired old 4/4 - Ate every chance I could at Koshy's - delish tandoori fish - Yep, finally fell off the veg wagon for a bit of tasty violenece - My apologies to my finned friends - Next time dinner's on me...
These cacti have nasty thorns - 3 inch nails that pierce your pant legs and sneakers with complete ease - Incredible snake houses made of mud - peacocks, wild chickens/roosters, flocks of hawks they call "eagles," a "bison" - water buffalo chewing leaves, plenty of spotted, white tail deer bounding around, a couple wild asses on the loose - (not me and the guide)
Just got back from Karnataka last night - in Bangalore last night suffocating in a traffic jam - made it to the airport late and luckily our plane was delayed - praise Ganesh!
"Drawn From the World: Drawings From the MCA Collection," July 8. It was the single best museum show of the year: challenging, eclectic, engaging and full of surprises. It made a compelling case for drawing as a still-vital medium in the computer age, and it showed how Chicago artists from Henry Darger and Jim Nutt to Wesley Kimler and Deb Sokolow have helped keep it fresh.
-Kevin Nance Art and Architecture Critic Chicago Sun Times
hey sharks - there is no internet in the jungle - which was where i was for the last 4-5 days - i actually saw a tiger in the wild about 20 feet away from me - in the process of killing a boar - then drop its kill when he saw us and bolt off - it wasn't pretty - but it was powerful - the guide told me in 20 years he never saw anything like it - it's the chinese year of the pig - so what does it all mean you guys? - many photos to send and lots of stories to tell - truly kruth
Chicago born Jeffrey Deaver is definitely not one of our better crime novelists