Archive for December, 2009

Bynomite (Price Check on Maxipads)

Posted in Art, hoops, Music, Photos, Pistons on December 5, 2009 by trapperKeeper

I enjoyed a Piston victory, old friends’ company, and a slippery walk home.  After getting home,  I went through a few photos, played on the boxes for a little, and gave Stella some attention.  I’m feeling more and more comfortable on the boxes.  Slowly, I am getting there.  My soundcard isn’t performing terribly well, so I apologize for the sound being off.  This is only a jam, but one with ripe fruit for plucking.

http://soundcloud.com/trapperkeeper/jam

The above image is from the great Detroit Pistons’ blog http://need4sheed.com/

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Exposed (Hooked On a Feeling)

Posted in Art on December 4, 2009 by trapperKeeper

I’ve always appreciated The Wizard of Oz and often use the pulling back the curtain metaphor.  I love working with movies when it comes to creating music and plan on tapping the yellow brick road for some sounds.  Last night, inspiration struck to make a visual piece using the film.  This is only a rough draft, but I feel like sharing.  Key word is feel.  Sorry, I was watchig Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) earlier today.  Free swingin’ hippies, get out of my head with all your ideas about tolerance, freedom, and feeling!

Prometheus (Totalitarianism Blues)

Posted in Art, Kaleidoscope, Photos, politics on December 4, 2009 by trapperKeeper

The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (http://www.expatlaw.nl/dutch_american_friendship_treaty.htm) is my long-term escape plan from the idiocracy  America has morphed into.  There may still be a chance for parts of this country to be successful again, but that chance decreases as progress is held back for more of the same and the citizenry becomes even more zombified.  I’ve been waiting, wanting, and watching the rotting federal government collapse.  I hope it comes soon because dramatic change is coming whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.  The old dinosaurs in the Senate need to die since they aren’t willing cede gerrymandered power.

The Republican and Democratic parties need to perish.  I’d argue the GOP is dead for all intents and purposes.  The lunatics on the right have become so deranged that they’ve scared away all but the quacks and bigots.  On the other side, the jackasses have caved in to this fringe right movement and the wealthy over and over.  Before Obama, they lacked gumption.  Now, with his naive emphasis on bipartisanship, the Democrats have become even better at letting the minority party control government proceedings.  I’ d said it before and I’ll say it again, Obama is a multi-cultural version of Ronald Reagan.  Hell, Reagan even gave more lip service to the idea that torture is reprehensible.

If the way the system is run doesn’t change drastically in the near future, I’ll have no problem saying goodbye to the oligarchy we live under.  A republic, at least the way America’s is run, is certainly a nicer form of totalitarianism than a fascist dictatorship, but it’s still totalitarianism.  Anyhow, here are some new works.

Winter Light (Not Too Bright)

Posted in Art, Kaleidoscope, Photos, Stella on December 1, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Some weekend fun interrupted the workflow a bit, but I am getting back into the swing of things.  Here are the latest creations.  I’ve been going through all my pictures and discarding ones not worth keeping to make photoshopping easier.  Although, I’ve spent more time on music the past few days than on photography.  Sometimes, a break is necessary.  Seattle has another sunny day with the usual nice winter lighting, but I’m not feeling overly inspired to get out and add to the editing pile nor shoot with the point and shoot.  A new camera should be finding it’s way into my hands soon, so I think I will exercise some patience.

I’ll leave you with a joke.  What did the zombie say when it saw Sarah Palin?  No Brains!