Thursday, March 31, 2011

simply amazing

my appreciation of sammy hagar van halen came after many, many listens because lynette never really got david lee roth van halen.
she enjoyed the soaring vocals and inspiring message. i took a lot longer. so for my drive to ucsd twice a week she urged me to get audio books. i generally read rock bios because that is usually the only thing that keeps my attention and not unlike tony i don't like fiction because i don't like being lied to.
holy shit!
"i grew up in fontana and there were orange groves, and grapefruit groves, and tangerine groves and i could just go around and eat oranges, and tangerines, and grapefruit all fucking day if i wanted..."
from red the uncensored and unabridged autobiography of sammy hagar.
i can't stop listening to it because they got a guy who sounds like sammy hagar and it is hilarious.

Monday, March 28, 2011

this was funny and yes i googled myself

post show depression so i googled myself
post google depression
so i drank some wine
post wine depression so i googled myself again
vicious cycle

teach your kids to smoke

my doctor is an asshole

                                                          old drunk painting

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

similar experience different outcome

funny when my appendix burst and i got to the pearly gates st. peter said that jesus was busy he had to "wash his hair". once i was about to leave peter confided in me that jesus didn't want to pitch his book to me because i was "husky and unsellable", my parent were dead, and they weren't huckster enough anyway.
tough luck!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

does everyone see this
thanks michael

portrait of henry kissinger (no glasses)

install shots

so here are install shots i took today as the show is going down next week i think we karaoke in the darkness with just the art lights on on saturday

rodney dangersword

i am a little embarrassed about sharing this dream but who cares.
midway through making the show at china art objects i was not sleeping well and really stressing out about my career.on the verge of what i think may have been the makings of a nervous breakdown, i had a dream that i called sean landers up for advice. after a lengthy conversation i felt better and he said "really jon call anytime" which i appreciated because he is someone i admire. so a couple of minutes later i called him back to ask about another thing. after getting off the phone and sitting there for another couple of minutes i called him again asking about the kind of work he thought might be a good direction. finally and clearly in frustration he said "i don't know jon maybe you should just make a big sword with googly eyes and a tie and call it rodney dangersword i don't get no respect" and our call ended.
yeah i thought rodney dangersword but i had a materials question so i called sean back again and he just said "i'm sorry jon but fuck off already."

                                        the result of the dream that will likely stay in the studio
                                                         i should have used a red tie

Monday, March 21, 2011

no respect from wife

Don't know if you heard, but Jon is rocking the blogosphere with his not-weak blog:

Please enjoy the quality commentary and excellent images. LW

this was sent out to her family.
tomorrow i will put up my rodney dangersword piece up. 
no respect

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

sad pillow and look what i found cleaning out the painting rack

 he looked at the shit pile the studio had become and tried to kill himself with scissors only to realize that he had no hands yet cruel world.

found this in said shit pile nice little gem that maeghan and i made a couple of years ago

Sunday, March 13, 2011

went to the la brea tar pits and it scared the kids

to work through his fear casper took a video
i am sure i could come up with some kind of text for this
the montreal show was reviewed in frieze

la times

nice la times review

Wednesday, March 9, 2011