Archive for May, 2015

Three Sky Poems

May 30, 2015

the white horse
is a phantom horse
a wing-ed creature
mute, not deaf
a lifter of those
that need it’s help
to higher lands
above and beyond

Most of the sky
is far away
but some of it so close
it kisses my nose!

the crescent Moon
in my dream
turned into
a watermelon
a slice with seeds
instead of craters
a green white rind
where rocks should be.

Brush stroke (art)

May 30, 2015

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Texas Video Showdown: Hunkasaurus versus Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Katy Perry

May 21, 2015

Hunkasaurus and his cheap bad video with his beat up standard guitar, and no giant set behind him but a blank wall, representing all the thousands of indy musicians, has challenged Taylor Swift, Madonna, Katy Perry, Bieber, etc., and their very expensive recent videos, to a video showdown.

Hunkasaurus  says his video is not as pretty or trendy or well produced, or as filled with famous people,, but that it is better music,  because it’s just music – one take, one guitar, one revolution. Compare this with the most recent cameo full, very expensive productions of Madonna,  Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

VOTE:  By going to the video below.  Thumbs up is a vote for Hunkasaurus.  Thumbs down is a vote for Swift, Madonna, and Perry.

Recent major production videos by Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Katy Perry, may be the videos that jump the shark for mainstream musicians.  Not because they are bad, They are ok, and a lot like most of all the other mainstream videos; but because each is such a big production that no other musician can match it.  Hey pop musicians, where do you go from this? You can’t do bigger than these 3. You can’t pack videos with more stars.  The only direction is back to basics.  That’s the Hunkasaurus message, combined with a little rebellion, excitement, and fun! Photo 1

Architecture #2 – Musea Issue #196, now out and about.

May 15, 2015

Dear Reader, Musea #196, the second issue all on Architecture, (May/June/July is now out, at large, and at all the usual suspects – including your mail!

See my ideas on the Amber Chapel, Musead the Ocean Liner Building, the Glass Cathedral and more.

Here from the intro:

“I don’t know of a recent issue of Musea that was more fun to do than this one. I love architecture and for decades have enjoyed designing imaginary buildings that I would love to visit, work at, and live in. How drab a day at a ‘box’ building that no architect has ever loved. How exhilarating a day at a labor-of-love edifice rising with gusto and moxie from its surroundings. Come with me and take a walking tour of Tommy-ville populated with lots of new and hopefully – some day – ‘ground-breaking’ buildings . Enjoy!” [Note: Some buildings are repeats, some are revised, and some are new.]

I hope to one day
turn these into
professional drawings
and built models
and finished buildings
towering above me.

Amber Chapel

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Picasso Painting sold for Highest Auction Price ever – Tulip Bubble about to Bust?

May 12, 2015

Sure I love Picasso, and I think Alberto Giacometti is a fine sculptor, and I appreciate the fun work of Jean Dubuffet , but this is getting silly.

Christies Auction House on 5/12/15, got $179.3 million for a Picasso (highest auction price for a painting ever), $141.2 for a Giacometti, and a Dubuffet for $24.8

Lots of these sales are to people who buy and resell. I think there is a tulip mania about all of this. The art with the high prices was not the best by their artists IMO. Can’t help but think there will be a bubble burst here.

I think that bidders were missing the elephant in the room – the backlash against what modern art has become, and the groundswell for something new.

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For resellers out there, here is my art work, titled “Buying before the Bust”.  Price tag $179.4 million. Shipping included.