Friday, August 27, 2010


Since I don't get out too much, I'll just say that this came out "recently" but it features my art in it, and the dewy-eyed teenager on the cover seems like a nice kicker to what is apparently my first paying published work. Everybody buy a copy, and maybe they'll give me a raise next issue.

By popular demand (two people) here is the final. Go buy the magazine anyway and read the article, a witty a beautifully written little column called Domestic Disturbances by Sarah Pekkanen.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Have Been Caged!

This sort of looks like a really horrible reality show on MTV or something, in which Nicolas Cage would run around playing pranks on people, then jumping out and yelling "You been Caged!"

I wouldn't be surprised if he does this already in his spare time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Trumpet, Part Deux

Yes! After a seven-month absence, I am back on the instrument kick. I'll re-do a few pieces, put them in a rough book, and send it to publishers, who will be so stunned by my brilliance, they will parade me around town in a gold sedan and shower me with confetti and strudel.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


There's this reality show about "Fine" artists on the crappy cable channel Bravo (purveyor of fine works like "Real Housewives of Orange County" and "Top Chef") called "Work of Art: Finding the next Great Artist" and sufficed to say, fails to live up to any part of its name.

Except maybe "Next". I say that a lot when I watch this show.

The "assignments" given to these moderately talented and very, very pretentious reality show people are so transparent, and the commentary so flaccid, the opinions expressed so blase and trite, that if you said that art was artifice, and asked me to give you an example, I would hand you a dictionary, with the definition of the word artifice, which is what this show is!

P.S. I completely messed up that girl with the hair that looks like a mop. They never show her for more than two seconds at a time, and of the remaining artists, she's the most boring. Probably why she got booted off today.