August 28, 2011

they make the world prettier

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why do i cry

i've said it before
i must have.
more than once.
and i will say it now.


August 23, 2011

up there
a documentary about billboard painters

i learned a craft when i was young.
i used to go to graphic school, not to learn how to design but
to learn about reproduction photography and how to cut tons of paper at once without loosing one of my digits.
even though i work in an office for years now doing nothing but shoot trouble (i.o answering mails + calls in a way that they won't contact me anytime soon again) i still admire the people who make a living out of working with their hands to create something beautiful.

not so long ago i came across the documentary up there.
this documentary is made by the ritual project, a group of documentarians following NYC painters as they paint a 20x50 foot brick wall.

 i found it very awe-inspiring to see
a group of people so dedicated
to the craft

not only the painters
but also the people
who made a clear and somehow soothing picture
of what it means to have a job like that and to keep on doing it although they know there are faster and cheaper ways to achieve what they do.

it's a craft
i think it's art. 


August 20, 2011

lowlands 2011

and my teenage daughter

at least they're all smiling
all but one
he smiles on the inside

lowlands 2011 backstage alpha

August 15, 2011

it's a whale. no. it's a mariachi band.

bospop 2011

although the pay usually sucks
working in music
has it's advantages
like having the annual
patchwork family picture  
taken with Brian Setzer
because you need a
family picture
and he's there anyway
since it's a family picture
julie, brian's wife
joined us

i see a star!

bospop july 9, 2011

klaus + lemmy

the picture i was supposed to be on
but instead was making it
at least
klaus is smiling

June 15, 2008 FIELDS OF ROCK

August 14, 2011

lucky. or not so much

sunday july 17 2011

oh lazy sunday
mid summer
shit weather

with your splendid homemade

liflaf left over food

loads of it too

and your splendid dump cake

bon apetit!

a dosis of cuteness that will last you a week

credits unknown

August 08, 2011

if you want to be a writer

be a writer

5 tips from Irene Goodman

The first thing you need to do is write. That sounds easy, but it's not.  Writing is hard. It's isolating. Here are some time-honored tips that will always stand you in good stead:

1. Ass in Chair. I believe Nora Roberts said that, and it's the best advice to writers that I have ever heard. If you want to be a writer, you have to sit down on a regular basis and face that blank screen. There is no other way. No excuses. Sit down and do it. Write something. Anything. Even if you throw it all out the next day, the point is that you exercised your craft. Writing is indeed a craft, one that gets better the more you do it.

2. Honor your own time and space. Set aside a place in your home that is yours and yours alone. Even if it's the dining room table that rarely gets used, once it becomes your writing space, don't let anyone else mess with it. Announce to everyone that you have certain writing hours during which you cannot be disturbed. Don't answer the phone or the doorbell while you are writing. Turn off your cell and don't check your e-mail. If you can't stand not answering a landline, get caller ID. That way, you'll know who you missed, and you can always call them back. The point here is not just to avoid interruption. It's to avoid the schmoozing that answering a phone requires. When your sister calls to chat, and you know she's settling in for a nice, long gossipfest, it's easier to call her later than it is to answer, get through the pleasantries, and then have to gracefully extricate yourself.

3. Set your own hours and give yourself a deadline. That's what professional authors do. Why not start acting like one now? Actually, professional authors have a deadline in their contract. You may not have a contract with a publisher, but you can have one with yourself. Instead of thinking you'll finish that novel when you get around to it, decide you'll finish it next November. That seriously changes your attitude and the way you work.

4. Don't believe what your friends and family say about your work. Not only are they not in a position to give you professional feedback, but they may not have the heart to tell you the brutal truth. The reason everyone liked Simon Cowell on "American Idol" is that he was always honest. He didn't hold back. True, he could have been nicer at times, but his honesty was a gift that might have saved some of the contestants a lot of valuable time and heartache.

5. It gets better.
I've seen authors who weren't very good when they started out, but they kept working at it, and today some of them are bestsellers. So don't lose heart. People rarely become overnight stars.  Writing is a process, and if you keep at it on a regular basis, chances are it will pay off.

Irene Goodman is the founder of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. She offers manuscript critiques every month, starting on the first day of each month, with all proceeds going to charity.  . Click on the link for more details on these critiques and charity auctions.




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