Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Queens: Land of Majesty and Wonder... or something

 I was riding the train to Queens in the rain, wondering why this seemed logical to me and simultaneoulsy wondering about my sanity. As I got off the train, the first thing I saw was a rainbow. The rain was letting up.
After I took the above photo, other people stopped and took pictures too.
I'm not sure they would have noticed, everyone was in a rush and unhappy because of the weather or for whatever other reason.
As would be appropriate after a deluge, the God of water greeted me.
 They have giant spiders in Queens, they come out of huge pumpkins and assault houses!

Reminds me of the GWB.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

418 Show #5 plus MYSTERY CAT VIDEO

418 Show #5, Live from the woods in Saugerties, NY
Running time around 19:55

I apologize for speaking so quietly in this audio, I was sitting on the swing on the front porch as people were leaving the area in droves to bring their kids back to school the next day,

Audio Link:
Contents of audio:
Robot intro, closing the cabin door, swinging on the porch, there's the chipmunk, humans are squirrels, thinking about family and kids, white kids can be annoying, be happy with what you've got, people staring at me, I want a hot meal, cabins and tents vs. Washington Heights, squirrels-- playing or mating?, maybe I should be a “serious artist” instead of trying to make people happy, Jim Morrison's shamanism, the day I died, lay people becoming interested in shamanism, Skidoo, Cary Grant, Monkey Business, organic food supermarkets, trees all colors, wanted hot breakfast, enter zen through fried mushrooms, territorial pissings, look out for low stone fences, I am not an expert of anything, I know nothing about show business, music or anything else, in NYC people tell me who it would be good to work with, the chipmunk is living under my cabin, I never understood bar hopping, here comes a tractor trailer.

Chipmunk video:

Photos related to this episode:

Mystery cat video
-- please help me solve the mystery of what this cat was:
Around 10 after 7 am on the morning of 10/15/10, the birds started making a fuss and I looked out the screen door of the cabin to see a cat run past from left to right. I had not seen ANY cats the entire time I was up there but saw plenty of chipmunks and squirrels. I grabbed the camera and turned it on and ran outside. I saw the cat sitting in the dark. I tried to lure it out by talking cat language to it. When it finally came out into the light, it was larger than I had realized and I'm sort of glad it was scared of me.
Video and photos here:
It looks sort of like a bobcat but has a long fluffy tail. Maybe it's a large house cat mixed with a wild cat? If you can solve this puzzle, please forward along your findings to 

NEXT: Interview with Cherie of Cafe Mezzaluna!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pictures of Saugerties and Woodstock.

 Went north to Saugerties/Woodstock for a week.
 The bus had a 209 in its name, prompting me to contemplate "fate" as I rode north.
I listened to episodes of The Rampler. He was talking about the same things I was thinking,
and he was broadcasting from the Port Authority I had just ridden out of.
It all seemed as though this must be part of the script and I should just play my part.
 Here's where I stayed.
 Here's what I read. (Meditation book a gift from Checker Phil)
 Many spiders came to keep me company all over the floor.
 Swing on the porch-- much appreciated and used.

 Cafe Mezzaluna:
This is the best place to get breakfast in this area, and I hear the place is really happening on Sundays.
Also, this is where Jimmy Fallon hangs out when he comes back to visit his family up here--
at least that's what they tell me.

Art inside the Cafe.
 Fresh Brown Eggs!
 This beer is 50 cents a can and available only from Stewart's which I think is a gas station.
The label looks like it was drawn by a teenage hillbilly and it tastes like Schaeffer.
 Apparently the first white people to live up here were my people--
Lutherans from Germany.
There were older tombstones, I shot video that I have to sift through as well.
I'll at last send it to my sister, she's into all this cemetery stuff.
 At the crossroads in my life.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

418 Show episode #4 now online


418 Show #4 Recorded 10/09/2010 Running time approx. 13:30

NOTE: To see the video referred to in the intro to this episode, download the quicktime file from here:

INTRO (video intro), Frankie the Good Luck Black Cat, been sick for a week, getting ready to go upstate and not think, sitting in the forest for a week, projects with or without partners, "writing:" what is it?, What is "cartooning?," work in service to the idea, "writing" for other media as opposed to "real" "writing," my antipathy for theory being taught in school as fact, John K's cartoon theories, going upstate, 418 Show as a sign of a change in direction for me, discovery of a lost D&D notebook from the 1980's, doing things not meant to be shown to other people, working with partners, not bringing a computer on my 5-day trip, if I survive, I will talk again soon.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Checker Phil and the Mystery Art

 Esteemed public access producer Checker Phil
studies the mysterious art in the windows of the Roger Williams Hotel.
Who created this art? Well... we both forgot to make note of the artist's name.
And I can't find anything about it on the hotel's website!
If you can end this enigma for us, please do so,
because I don't feel like walking all the way back there.

Is mystery.
The mystery has been solved for us by Frank Edward Nora, better known as podcaster The Rampler!
The exhibit is called, "Yeon Jin Kim: All Intelligent Animals Are Dangerous"
Thanks Frank! Check out Frank's great internet radio website here: