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That i began *anew* this blog (on WordPress).
How quickly a year passes! I’ve just had a glance through things in blog form, having begun this dubious experiment in ’05, and it has been helpful in the recollecting but I’ll add that it’s also made the space of nearly five years feel rather compressed. One thing I’m happy to see through this lens is an increase in art-making*, and in involvement with my own damn life†.
And… I think that’ll do it for tonight.
*if it’s not too crude a phrase
†ditto on the *
I’m just going to set this particular Breszny ‘scope down here on my tablet of endless what-not so it may serve as a reminder to me in the coming year, the year 2010– time to start building a masterpiece.
Big shiny egos with flashy tricks may be mucking around in everyone’s business, calling narcissistic attention to themselves as they pretend to do noble deeds. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll be doing the hard, detailed work that must be done to serve the greater good — quietly and unpretentiously improving people’s lives without demanding major tribute. That approach will stir up some sleek, silky karma that will come in handy when you undertake the building of your masterpiece in 2010.
While I’m here, I may as well do some list-making, as it’s been awhile.
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This morning I migrated my whole “Untidy Revelations” archive from Blogger. Have intentions of doing this CSS thing, but the week runs short so it will have to wait. I’m interested in learning more about it, and have been learning a bit about tags v. categories. Still more refining to do in that category, but when it imported, all of my tags came in as categories, so it’s been a slow process.
This afternoon Kim and I are going to the MOMA. There is a Pipilotti Rist installation, plus the museum in general- I haven’t been out to look at art in awhile. Ohm and it’s so much warmer today- 39 degrees F according to my online sources! Joy!
I’m contemplating whether or not to upgrade to Custom CSS in this realm. Honestly, I’m perfectly happy with my blogger blog, but getting my head around setting up a fully-functional site on WordPress is on my list of things to do in 2009. Hell, it’s only 15 bucks, I may as well do it. For now, this is just a placeholder, though.
It’s Saturday noon, and I have been reading a friend’s blog. I have read a few in the past couple of months, and I am always so impressed with people who get very personal in their writing. With details. The whole blog phenomenon is strange, and I still am not quite sure of the point (perhaps part of it is just the feeling of being connected somehow to a larger world?). But still in awe of the ones who truly share. I am just such an editor; even when I feel as though I have typed something personal, I realize later how obscure and abstract my entries are (unless about the fishes or politics). I barely allude to some of the most life-altering experiences!
But, this is a public experiment after all, and those who need to know, do.
Meantime, I am an excited geek- a new book arrived, gotten with my IgoUgo gift certificate! The Children of Hurin, another posthumously-published work by Tolkien, at long last put into cohesive form by his diligent son. I must finish current novel first, but am very much looking forward to reading this. Whoo hoo!
beautiful paper things in a window
Let’s talk about how awful television commercials have gotten. How everyone is busy trying to make some one else feel lousy in order that they might feel better about themselves. About how results are more important than how they are achieved. Let us discuss the myriad ways in which bullshit is more effective than sincerity!
Well I began my first entry from around 5 this morning in brief contemplation over my typing a rant elsewhere than here. I stand by my decision; I am a believer in the power of *editing*. No sense in filling up the wires (and wireless) with b-roll, especially vulnerable b-roll. ::shudder:: (Unless you are a Network™ exec beating the dead and rotting corpse of the “reality television” horse, that is.)
In other news, today we finally had a true and genuine springtime in New York kind of day– brilliant! My iPod™ and I hit the pavement for some errand-running, which is far more entertaining when you’ve got your own bande sonore personnelle playing straight into your brain. I could have kept walking for hours, save that I had a meeting to get back to and the weight of the groceries and sundry other what-not began wearing on me.
Ahhh! So much to do, always. So easily put off with modern conveniences such as television and the computer. The two great eyes. Tangents along which to travel which will likely lead one no closer to any goal, great or small (save that of killing time). Alas. As I am on one such tangent now, and no nearer any goal at this moment, perhaps I’d better cut short and attempt something more constructive.
b l o g .
kevo, trey and i at the jackalope, sxsw
I recently read an article on Salon about “celebrity bloggers,” some of whose blogs I had seen, some not. It was an interesting article with some good (and horrifying) links. It isn’t actually relevant here, other than it got me thinking about the form anew. I have gone back and forth in my feelings about this odd form of publishing for a few years. Maybe in the process of having my own I will arrive at some conclusion. I do not guess that among these entries will be many actual revelations however; its title comes from a bit I wrote last year, a portion of which is:
“In the darkening chill of late winter
In the empire city she calls home
she knows it will be worth
of air travel, exchange rates and layovers,
of cold water rooms, and
the untidy revelations
that sometimes accompany
a soul in transit-
and often anticipate
the falling of empires.”
At some later date I hope to incorporate this into the electrofork home page. It seems it may be a good idea to have the option of going backwards through time rather than ever overwriting that ol’ index.html.
In other news, we returned late wednesday night from a trip down to Austin, TX for Flatstock amid the madness of SXSW. What fun- I ‘d like to go earlier next year to be there for the entire festival, though. The weather was brilliant; we sat outside in bare feet, drinking our coffee and smoking cigarettes. It was great to see Trey also, as it had been over two years since last he was in New York. It was disheartening, to say the least, to come back to the slow and persistent fade-out of winter here.