Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Fragments of A Dream

Today was an official spring day. The weather was temperate, the pollen count high, the sun not setting just yet before I entered the bus tunnel to take this whimsical photo. If birds were contracted to start singing, they probably would have, but due to noise ordinances, they can only play in certain stadiums before the hours of dusk and shortly after 7pm.
I was checking out the Whitney and wanting to see it when I get to NY, along w/Matthew Barney at the Gugg, and a score of other museums that I must see. So much to do, so little time. I also have to do taxes this weekend. Ugh. I have scads of other activity this and next week. Seems like there is a rush and blur about April - which is good. I need rush and blur right now. I don't need time to deliberate and agonize. Typically, April is the cruelest month, so sayeth Eliot:
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding  
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing  
Memory and desire, stirring  
Dull roots with spring rain.  
Winter kept us warm, covering          
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding  
A little life with dried tubers.

I guess winter does keep us in a drunken oblivion, but then again - which month doesn't? April seems to be the month where you're working your ass off in a general direction. Let's hope the direction is going somewhere... In the meantime - have you ever created a Date Tape?, can you guess which one is mine?

Monday, April 07, 2003

What do I get?

I'm doing taxes. Actually - let me rephrase that - I'm struggling to get the tools to do taxes. I'm in a wrestling match with Quicken and TurboTax to install on my mac come hell or high glory. I know I'm probably going to owe, so this is why I've been puttering around the last three months and trying to not think about doing it. Instead, I've been devoting more time to learning more about my camera and do more pictures and interesting videos. Last weekend I started work on a project revolving slow shutter speeds and the Marilyn Monroe movie "Bus Stop". Check out the Marilyn treatment above - parts Warhol and bad camera work.
Speaking of camera's - dad's been going crrrrazy with the new digital camera! I think I've created a monster!!