October 26, 2007 - Water Valley, Mississippi

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The Motel Art Show - One Night Stand at the Ole Miss Motel - was last night (although it is STILL that night for me) and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS. There was a drizzle all day long in Oxford, but people turned out and we had a great time.

I'm so happy that every one who came into my shabby motel room gallery enjoyed the Punk Rock Junkie Motel Death theme/installation with the unmade bed and dead junkie punks propped up against the headboard within their shabby motel room frames. That was quite a lot of fun to take a room that had seen much better days and play up its torn & frayed edges.

I was especially thrilled that another artist who showed, Paul Goggins (who also fronts a couple punk rock bands that played later in the evening at Jubilee) totally shared my sentiments on my favorite shot of Darby Crash (its the one above, in the main part of this site). And I thank him for trading me his Ramones painting for the Darby photo.

There's so much more to talk about - but its after 4 AM and I MUST GO TO SLEEP.

October 21, 2007 - Toluca Lake, California

Its barely Sunday... tomorrow seems like 2 days from now, but technically speaking, tomorrow, I begin the eastward journey to the first 2 stops on this tour! I say "technically speaking" because I don't consider a day new until I've woken up on that day....

Anyway, I've got 2 bulging suitcases which are awkward. One is full of the small format photos and frames, all boxed up... clunky and heavy. I'm building a couple of Day of the Dead shrines, and I've got decorations too. Couple of snow globes I found at the 99 cent store with skeletons were perfect for the shrines! That's the kind of thing I'm carrying.

The Punk Rock Day of the Dead show - which is the second show on this tour (the first is the Motel Art Show - One Night Stand at the Ole Miss Motel) and its been declared by Kim Fowley to be THE punk rock cultural event of 2007! I am supposed to take pictures of Eric & Zac Goner, Jack O, bands, friends & cool Memphians in front of the Goner Store so Kim can see who my Memphis peeps are. Kim has also declared Alisa godhead for her photo collage talents. He's right about Alisa.


I've barely slept in the last 2 weeks... this is my last chance for a long night's sleep... so I'm going to take it.

Good night