Saw this post on a graffiti artist in Toronto. ANSER’s work in a few different spots on or around Sterling Rd. When I get a chance, I gotta find the photos of the other work he’s got hidden on Sterling.
Along with this, there’s a link to photos from inside the big abandoned building that was across the street for me. If I had known there was all this beaufitul art inside, I would have tried a little harder to get in. I think it’s an old GM building.
A visit to a friend in the Fisher building, followed by a walk up Woodward to the Detroit Public Library.
Of all the libraries I’ve visited, this is my favorite. History with some some welcome upgrades.
An interesting story…
The owner used to own 18 Rogers locations. He sold them all, then went off to travel India for a year, collecting art. Now he’s slowing moving the art over here to a restaurant that he’s opening up. I expect there will be a more complete article coming in the future.
Can you really replace the salt flats, or the stationary art, or the mutant vehicles? I’m really not sure, but certain variables have me considering alternatives to this… alternative culture event. Last year was the first time Burning Man has sold out, which has had the organizers implementing a lottery system, which means that not everyone who wants to go, will get to go. I think this video summarizes most of my feelings pretty well.
A new friend of mine, that I met at a Decompression party here in Toronto mentioned Boom Festival in Portugal.
I was just told about the Lightning in a Bottle music festival in California, around May.
The Rainbow Gathering(s) which occur all over the world.
Another festiva-…er… “republic” that I have come across (thx Mackenzie) is called Kazantip and is apparently the largest rave in eastern Europe.
WHOAH… ok, that was NOT work-safe viewing. Also, not sure how comfortable I would be partying it up with a bunch of Russian mobsters.
There’s also Shambala, Ibiza, Movement in Detroit, the Winter Music Conference in Florida and others (that I’m either forgetting or haven’t yet discovered). However, I don’t expect to find anything that will compare to dancing on a two-story pirate ship while visiting 30+ foot sculptures in the desert. Though music can be a large factor in these festivals, there’s also something quite amazing about the absolutely silent locations you can find on the playa at Burning Man.
Oh boy… what to do. :\
Cecilia and I went to The Whip for Jenn Brisson‘s art gallery showing. As always, the walls were covered with dreamy/freaky characters. I couldn’t resist getting one to take home! I bought the red puppeteer in the middle.
The bus ride home was comfy. We both looked forward to catching up on sleep. However, once home I realized that I forgot to pay my bill!! I decided to take advantage of the non-rainy day we are having and rode my bike back to The Whip.
I stepped inside for less than 10 minutes, paying my bill and saying quick hellos to those that missed during my first visit. I came back outside to see that my unlocked bike was taken advantage of. No, it was just taken.
This is the second bike I’ve had stolen. First bike was my mountain bike which I managed to track down (thief posted it on CraigsList.org ROFL). My mountain bike sits in the garage and I primarily use a “beater” bike that I picked up for about $100.
My mountain bike was locked up, but I left my beater sitting there because I thought I would be in/out. Jeremy just stopping in somewhere quickly? Hah… HAH! Idiot.
Alone for 10 minutes. Gah.
Lil puppeteer trivia for ya. You know the plant in Little Shop of Horrors? Ever wonder how the lip sync of the plant looked so great? I just found out that they would film the plant talking and singing in slow motion, 12 frames a second. Later they speed up the film to 24 frames a second to return it to normal speed. More info on Fast-Rewind.
- So far, I haven’t found a better illustration blog than Gorilla Artfare. #
- Setting Up Posts via GTalk: I didn’t get an IM confirm message till I added firstname.lastname@example.org to my buddy list, which wasn’t online initially. Now I can post to my Identi account via GTalk! #
- Google just added voice and video chat capabilities to Gmail. Oh my! #