Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Parrotfish-a buck-toothed, wide eyed, dorkus malorkus of a fish, and my personal favorite of all the ones we swam with on our recent trip to Hawaii.
Also spotted: (and by spotted I mean swam amongst daily) trumpetfish, needlefish, butterfly fish, angelfish, triggerfish, boxfish, sea turtles and about a zillion goatfish.
If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend going snorkelling in Hawaii.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

A seemingly minor snag has very quickly developed into a major headache for the good folks over at Going Rural. Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

100 Views - 86

Friday, December 08, 2006

100 Views - 85

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm off to see my pal Trudi Smith's exhibition/performance/archive Finding Aid, at the UVIC Gallery today. The show is up until December 9th.

...I have taken a journey with three historical archival photographs to try to return to the original sites, to re-take the same view with my camera, and then to replicate printing the photograph. As I repeat the photographs, I produce my own account of the journey. This journey - represented in photographs, texts, video and drawings - make up the archive.

"Finding Aid" is a performance piece as I am spending this week in the gallery as the archivist. The archiving is an ongoing process and the gallery site gives me a specific time and place to work towards cataloguing and organizing and adding to the existing framework. At the same time it gives me the chance to talk with each of you.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Voice Box From a Talking Homer Simpson Doll,
says "Doh," "Aow" and "Why Me."

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Untitled (Beacon Hill Park Series) 2006

Explore the mystery of the scottish moors and the irish hillsides. The contemporary celtic sounds of Mist on the Moors will evoke the soothing feelings of the simple life, and will draw you into places dark and misty. Visualize the striking colours of the countryside that continue to inspire celtic musicians. Feel the mist on your face as the ethereal modern celtic sound slows you down in peaceful meditation.

-copied verbatim off the back cover of the "Mist on the Moors" CD, which was playing all day long today at work.
I can't vouch for any of that "mist on the face" stuff, but by the time my shift was over I had definitely been drawn into a very dark place.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

100 Views - 84
Yes, I know that you don't ever want to hear this song again. I know that you've heard a million crappy cover versions of it in your lifetime. That you've been forced to drunkenly sing along to it in karaoke. That it's the jingle for a million crappy car ads and the soundtrack to a million crappy movies. That it's baby boomer music, yuppie music, wedding music, anniversary music, funeral music. I know.
But get over it.