Thursday, September 20, 2007

"The Dress Of Thought"

Here's something you didn't know about me:

Sometimes when I'm looking at myself in a mirror I start to wonder what would happen if I opened my mouth and could only speak in a foreign language.

And what would that language be?

Would my face require German, or maybe Polish?

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Joe Zawinul passed away this Tuesday. He was seventy-five.

Zawinul co-founded the fusion band Weather Report (with Wayne Shorter) and their album "Heavy Weather" is one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

He was one of the first to include synthesizers in jazz recording, and worked with Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis, among others.

His most famous song is "Birdland", which amazingly was a radio hit when it came out (people in the 70's knew some stuff, it seems).

Saturday, September 1, 2007

"They take apart their nightmares and they leave 'em by the door."

Here's some studies for the protagonist of a future story of mine, tentatively titled "The Big Black". Click on the image to enlarge.

Like "Look Away!", this story will be based partly on a bad dream I had. It's also got a couple moments lifted from real life (well, hallucinations in real life). I'm still fuzzy on parts of it, though--gotta wade around in the thing and figure it out. Like most of my stuff, it'll be more focused on simulating a particular feeling than achieving a straight narrative structure.