Archive for August, 2006

a pig in a dress ain’t pretty

Friday, August 25th, 2006

grapes near harvest, Paso Robles country i am not a decorator. this should go without saying, but to those outside the design field, all designers are decorators. many are. perhaps they are frustrated or misguided illustrators. maybe they innocently buy the public misconception, or surrender to the pressure of ignorant clients and employers. they might […]

flying and war

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

van nuys airport rockin airfest 2006 fighter i also got to see an F-22 Raptor fly over LA for the first time, and it raced something with props! but the best part may have been seeing a coast guard helicopter take off up close. i hadn’t realized i’d only seen helicopters on television. the crew […]

shocking king kong

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

my rent check—what can it all mean? i found a minute to breathe. the game is almost done. i can write a quick entry. although i discovered it much later, in 1982, Peter Gabriel released one of my five favorite songs. Shock the Monkey was one of the first recordings to use a Fairlight CMI. […]