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  1. Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    today people who made a newspaper were massacred in paris 

    charlie hebdo

    as i learned from my man matt welch, these weren’t a bunch of kids scrawling stupid cartoons

    they were, in his words, the bravest newspaper people in the world.

    they took on everyone, often brilliantly and not only got sued for it

    but a few years ago they were firebombed by muslims that objected to them.

    six days later they put out the cover above of an artist making out with a muslim dude.

    today a gunman grabbed the wife of one of the cartoonists, and her baby, and demanded that the office doors be opened OR ELSE. and when they got in, the murderer killed a bunch of people while yelling Allah is great or something

    banksy put this on his instagram

    banksy hebdo

    making me think that perhaps the rumor

    that banksy is a woman

    is true.

    cuz todays image is pretty great, but it’s also very feminine.

    but i digress

    freedom and courage were shot down today,

    and as optimistic as i am, i dont believe journalists will be quick to stand up to the terrorists who use violence to limit our freedom of speech.

    courage in media is a distant channel that barely comes in

  2. Sunday, October 20, 2013

    my moms favorite artist is banksy 

    banksy

    she likes his use of stencils to create silhouettes

    the other day she sent me a photo she said would be good for her obituary

    this is the 2nd or 3rd photo of herself that she has pointed out.

    one way to make sure she never dies is to convince her that i would turn her wake

    into a super ironic Banksy sculpture

    with a red carpet, a velvet rope, and spray paint, of course.

    plus im gonna put Diana Ross’s picture in the obit in 100 yrs anyways so who cares.

  3. Thursday, October 17, 2013
  4. Monday, October 14, 2013

    no i didnt buy a banksy yesterday in central park 

    red hook cops

    at the same time banksy was selling banksys

    i was in Red Hook getting an awesome tour from Amy and Martin

    they showed me this Banksy where the building owner put plastic over the art

    so no one else could vandalize it

    but then someone vandalized the plastic

    so a passerby wrote down the dudes liscense plate on the wall

    and called the cops

    the end.

  5. Friday, October 11, 2013
  6. Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    remind me to be anonymous in my next life 

    banksy

    all you gotta do is one (v funny) stencil and youve got the

    news

    instagramming your possible return to a big city?

    thats genius if you ask me.

    i had a few very nice conversations over beers last night.

    i had some very nice phone conversations minus beers today.

    one was held over skype which is still a miracle to me.

    ginsberg howl

    my text message machine was interesting as always.

    one gentleman is a photographer on a brand of movie set

    he takes the most beautiful photos, for free, because you too would take those pictures for free.

    then a girl in rollerskates rolled into my courtyard and over the steps and onto my porch

    and knock knock knocked on the door and i was startled because i wasnt expecting visitors

    and i opened the door and she said

    are you listening to that new elvis costello and the roots?

    and the jewels of her necklace just led to the one spot a gentleman is not supposed to

    stare at, but for one, random question, lady

    and two, what was the question?

    she said its called Wise Up Ghost

    the cover looks like Howl

    it’s on the legendary Blue Note Records

    and its a groovy chilled out stroll through R&B in a darker way than Get Happy

    but if you’re tired of the americana of National Ransom and that other one, then

    Wise Up Ghost

    and the earth split in two and she fell into the crack and i shut the door and went back to sitting in the dark

    not on the album:

  7. Monday, July 23, 2012
  8. Wednesday, August 17, 2011