Sunday, June 28, 2009


Like nearly every hormone driven male in the 70s, I was into Farrah Fawcett-Majors. I had the famous red bathing suit/nipple poster (the framed one above the stage in Liquid Lounge was the original that I had on my wall!) and a montage of Farrah poster, too. Brother Pete was more of a Jaclyn Smith fan.
I had a dream once that Farrah and Lee Majors had moved into the house across the street. I went over to visit, Farrah opened the door and gave me this innocent kiss - and I slowly levitated off the ground and floated back to my house. That was it, but I was hooked.
I remember one time going to the sweet shop to buy comic books and on the magazine rack above I was astonished that nearly EVERY magazine, probably 80-90% of them, had Farrah on the cover. Never saw anything like it before or since.
So my props during this week loaded with celeb deaths (incl. Ed McMahon and pitchman Billy Mays) goes to Farrah and NOT Michael Jackson. Yes, he made some great albums. But this MJ lovefest sickens me - did everyone forget that the guy was a pedophile?? and that he hasnt made decent music since the Bad album? Did I mention that he was a pedophile???

Friday, June 19, 2009

10 Random Things That Suck

In no order of relevance:
1) Walking in pouring rain in NYC.
2) Shoestrings that break when you're late to get somewhere.
3) Having to listen to gangsta rap when you don't want to.
4) People who are constantly texting.
5) Seeing one's receding hairline in photos.
6) When you're on the highway and someone is going slow in front of you, so you put on your blinker to get into the left lane to pass and just then the guy behind you does the same thing and cuts you off.
7) Blind dates.
8) Flat tires.
9) The movie "Synechdoche, NY" - 2 hrs of my life I'll never get back.
10) My mom has cancer and starts chemo in 2 weeks - that sucks more than anything.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Bad" Barack Obama paintings!

The Zuke called me this weekend to make sure I saw the Sunday Times article about the growing Barack Obama art business. There are even websites dedicated to showing work made about the Prez and my fave is, get this, "Bad Paintings of Barack Obama"!
Now, in the name of good karma, you have to admire the work for its sheer earnestness and genuine feeling, which make up for the lack of training. Perhaps some enterprising entrepreneur will scoop it all up and get a booth at the next Outsider Art Fair? Anyway, here are two masterpieces. The one on the left is fascinating - US/Mexican relations, tacos (love the halo/taco hat on Barack), scantily clad chicks and lots of tighty-whities. Awesome. The website doesnt list titles, so I dubbed the one on the right "Barack Eyebama".