Saturday, June 13, 2009

Anywhere But Here

Now that it's 95 degrees out all the time:

So, Where Would You Rather Be?
New York



Los Angeles




New Orleans


Not Really Popular
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Paris, Texas
1 person

Happy Vacay!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Thursday, June 11, 2009

News Wrangler

John Wesley, December 5, 1998

Hello, and welcome to All Venice Things Considered. This year's Biennale was an artist's artists affair, replete with aesthetic discussions, eye-rolling, celebrity sightings and a complete absence of chatter about selling anything. Enjoy!

Art Fag City goes there for the first time, and Paddy's not impressed

The New York Times has a great collection of photos of good and not so good art. Can you spot Bill Arning in his Texas-weather-seersucker suit?

Ben Davis sez: "the title of the 2009 Biennale, "Making Worlds," is comically forgettable." He liked it.

Artforum Diary jettisons last year's hyperbole for this year's good time vibe.

Some moving pictures to see:
slo-mo Mad Max tribute from the Australians
pirate artists on the low seas
Norwegian dead gay guy in the pool pavilion
more pirates
Paul Chan's lightbox orgy
Maori artist George Nuku (and here he is tattooing faces)

Now it's on to complain about the prices at Art Basel!

Best Twitter from the Venice Biennale is a tie:

@artfagcity Pirate boat artists just shrugged as the floated past a bunch of us Marooned on an island. "Fuck you hippies"

@artnetdotcom Seen at the Venice Biennale: cogent piece of art criticism, posted at the water taxi stop

Bloggblast! New, good and frothy summer blogs:

Cody Ledvina, of the joanna, started a blog of videos with less than 200 hits, let the obtuse juxtaposition begin!

Nancy Douthey, a member of the Performance Art Lab, is taking a tour of Earthworks of the west, and she's letting y'all tag along! Tour begins June 12.

Anonymously, some anonymous person has decided to start a blog named Glasstired. Hilarious? We'll see...

Stephanie Martz, regarding discards, 2009

Last week to see Round 3 of the Lawndale Studio Program's residents, Stephanie Martz, Noah Simblist and Bob Sennhauser over on Main Street. Good luck to everyone who applied to this year's residency!

Plus+++ last week at DBHB for Dean Ruck and Rauschenberg's Lotus Series (the last work he did, made from photos of China he took in the 80s)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

At Least They're Not Looking For Booty Hoes

Actresses needed for Paul Wall Video ((Houston, Texas))

Reply to:
Date: 2009-06-10, 7:48AM CDT

There is an open audition for this position at a club called “Bonitas” on the outdoor patio at 7:00 PM @ 9347 Richmond Avenue. Houston, Texas 77063. Thursday June 11th, 2009.

I'm directing the Paul Wall rap music video entitled, "Gotta Get It." I'm currently looking for four featured girls. All four girls will be of different ethnicities (Latina, African American, Caucasion, Asian, Indian or exotic mixture.) These ladies must be physically fit and look great in a business suit, short skirt, heels, and glasses. Make-up and Hair touch-ups are provided, but the participants must 90% ready to shoot upon arrival. Some wardrobe may be swapped out or provided at the last minute, but participants are expected to provide their own wardrobe. These four ladies in business attire are playing the role of assistants to Paul Wall and TV Johnny that will handle prop money and prop jewelry. These roles are highly visible could potentially be a great opportunity for an aspiring actress or model. This is a paid position, but the budget it limited. These scenes are tentatively scheduled to shoot during the June 15th week. This video is expected to air on BET, MTV as well as other international TV stations.

NOTE: Do not just send me your myspace and say "There are my photos, check ‘em out." Please be professional and email photos directly to me, or provide me with an exact link to your photos. mikelfair-at-yahoo-dot-com

Thank You,

Mikel Fair, Director

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

En Vivo

Monday, June 8, 2009

Montrose Deserves Better

That PBS Montrose documentary last weekend sucked. Low budget is low budget, I understand, but if you're shooting architecture get out of the car. I guess I saw about fifteen minutes of it, because Ernie Manous wanted to pitch $65 copies of the DVDs to me and cut off the beginning of the show. Whatever, he's the narrator, so it's his voice either way. The cheap video gave the doc a burned-out look, appropriate for Texas in the summer, but not really complimentary.

It is cool to know that Cary Grant and Lyndon Johnson both lived in Montrose, but watching wrinkly hippies lament the end of the 60s is pretty weak. This doc is short on stories, thin on archival footage and almost sanitized of Montrose's famed seediness.

FYI, don't have the only people talking about buildings use the first person possessive. (My house has...) It seems like Ernie just knows some of the old gays in the neighborhood who wanted to bitch about townhomes and straight people moving in. Two of those old people are City Councilmember Sue Lovell and City Controller Annise Parker, who both exalt the neighborhood for its culture. Unfortunately all the culture Ernie could get was a couple of shots of goths at Numbers. Besides that there was a lady who just wanted to use "fluff" as a verb as many times as possible (which was hilarious) and an informative bit on the Montrose Clinic and outreach to gay seniors.

Anyone else want to make a better Montrose documentary? It wouldn't be too hard.

Here's a few better videos on Montrose flavor: