Thursday, July 31, 2008


I am, more or less, a fan of anything that Thurston Moore does or is involved with and "No Wave Post-Punk. Underground" is no exception. great interviews, amazing photos, insightful glimpses into a world that no longer exists. as an amateur history enthusiast this book is an important record using primary documents and interviews with the people who were actually there. I know its not ancient history (i was already on the planet after all) but it is a glimpse of a world no longer existing. As a person who appreciates a wide variety of sounds and music styles I consider this book to be reference point to understanding the influences of some of my favorite bands and a guideline for deeper musical exploration (listening...not playing, its a long sad story)NY was a different world then and it will never go back to that atmosphere. a movie that shows a little glimpse of the accessible side of that scene areas downtown '81. this book has a much different vibration though. It will take new people in new cities trying to create something different, brash, purposely un-commodifiable and non-consumable for most audiences. any fan of Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus & the Jerks) Arto Lindsay (DNA) the Contortions and others will like at least a flip thru.

thanks again and always to Chris Cote to passing on this book...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

album of the week

undoubtably my favorite Album by Trans-Am Liberation ( TA comes in a close second) Full range of sounds. It is a post 9-11 master piece. the world had changed and so had we. my favorite tracks are the ominous "White Rhino" and the earnest "Music for Dogs." I emplore you if you do not already own this album get it on itunes buy it at Spin Records or Lous you will not be disappointed. if you like other Trans-Am, Kraft Werk, Alan Parsons Project, tech. drumming and fuzzed-out guitar ambient rythm and danceable breaks.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Win Some...Win Some

Lesson #2,349

not every endeavor that one sets out to accomplish will be a "success."
however, it can be a positive learning experience.
what I learned this week end is that you don't have to sell any artwork to realize that
-you can always meet new people and leave them with a good impression.
-that your friends and family will come out and support you no matter how major or insignificant the event.
-you may derive other opportunities from the event.
New Positive Tom

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Album of the Week

This is definitely a must have. Cant get much better than lou reed and david bowie. think mick ronson might even be on a couple of tracks.
like iggy pop's "the idiot", reed's collaboration with bowie makes for some of his most enduring piece's. satellite of love, vicious, a perfect day. how could you ever be wrong to put this one on.
if you have a copy listen to it soon, if you don't have a copy find one.
ps. after years of denial I must admit, walk on the wild side is a good song.


I am going to be showing art work at the second installment of Acoustic Night San Diego. the guys over at Glorified Records are putting on 6 shows throughout July and August with Acoustic acts and Artists at the Marquee (a renovated church from the 1920's). I am showing at the second show on Friday July 18th. the charity for that night is Camp Hope. there is a nominal donation ($5.00) that goes to the charity.
I am going to show some prints from my series "Penetration" ( shown at Crossing Tracks Gallery in June) as well as some new work. I hope you can all make it.

all my pieces will be for sale and one piece will be auctioned with all proceeds going to Camp Hope.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


just finished making cookies.

help me find work and I'll make some for you too!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

take some time today in between the hot dogs, beers, surf/skate sessions, shopping trips, etc... to remember those men and women who in the past, and in the present, spent their holidays in crummy circumstances in countries far a way from home, doing what so many of us have been lucky enough to not have to experience.
a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have, or do serve in our countries armed forces.

Album of the Week

okay... a lot of you wont be hearing it but, do know that this is the best metal release this year. Leviathan's latest one man master piece, "Massive Conspiracy Against All Life," tore me up on the side of the powerful pit bull

the astral plane has gone dark and you forgot you flashlight. cold, bleak, depressive. have a good time and pretend you are 15, covered in acne and hating everything.