Archive for December, 2010
Lefroy Wedding. Duncan BC, 2010. Posse Activity.
An “automatic” scribble of twisting and interlacing lines permits the germ of an idea in the subconscious mind to express, or at least suggest itself to the consciousness. From this mass of procreative shapes, full of fallacy, a feeble embryo of idea may be selected and trained by the artist to full growth and power. By these means, may the profoundest depths of memory be drawn upon and the springs of instinct tapped.
Yet, let it not be thought that a person not an artist may by these means not become one: but those artists who are hampered in expression, who feel limited by the hard conventions of the day and wish for freedom but have not attained to it, these may find in it a power and a liberty elsewhere undiscoverable. thus writes Leonardo da Vinci:-”Among other things, I shall not scruple to discover a new method of assisting the invention; which though trifling in appearance, may yet be of considerable service in opening the mind and putting it upon the scent of new thoughts, and it is this: if you look at some old wall covered with dirt, or the odd appearance of some streaked stones, you may discover several things like landskips (sic), battles, clouds, uncommon attitude, draperies, etc. Out of this confused mass of objects the mind will be furnished with abundance of designs and subjects, perfectly new.”
The Hand must be trained to work freely and without control, by practise in making simple forms with a continuous involved line without afterthought, i.e. its intention should just escape consciousness. Drawings should be made by allowing the hand to run freely with the least possible deliberation. In time shapes will be found to evolve, suggesting conceptions, forms and ultimately having personal or individual style. The mind in a state of oblivion, without desire towards reflection or pursuit of materialistic intellectual suggestions, is in a condition to produce successful drawings of one’s personal ideas, symbolic in meaning and wisdom. By this means sensation may be visualized.
Because no one else will. Genius, thanks Anthony.
So have just found out that the Motherfuckers that we were using to front our office in Morocco have done a fucking runner & left us in a bit of shit.
I had a feeling that these people were a bunch of users, but no one would listen to me. I was wrong, but guess what I was so right & just like a little kid who gets their way I was so happy when I got to say that old expression, ‘I told you so.’ & my people had to take it.
It still makes me question the balls of people like this. How can they do it? How can they look you in the face & know the whole time that they will fuck you over. That criminal mentality has never been one I can get with. I understand it, but could never act on it.
Due to all the many movies I have seen I would like to find some wonderful way to get even, Mr Marsellus Wallace comes to mind, ‘I’m gonna call a couple of hard, pipe-hitting N***as to go to work on homes here…I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’m gonna get medieval on your ass…’
But as normal I will sit by continue on my merry way & allow Karma to take control of the situation, but sometimes Karma needs a push…you know.
I do wish at times that I could get Mafia on people & break a few bones to prove a point. I have some one in Paris that I could do that to, & now these 2 clowns in Morocco.
Ah well Karma it is.
We organized a little screening among friends in town for Sailor Jerry- to show the Hori Smoku film. My crew here did an awesome job and good times were had. Big thanks to Nina & Daniel, Sarah and Ciara and to everyone that came along.
I am sure by now everyone has heard of the terrorist attack in Stockholm. Firstly, I am happy to hear that it didn’t go off as planned, not only because I have lots of friends of Stockholm but also because any such attack, whether or not it takes place in Baghdad or here is bad news.
It is only a question of time before self righteous, wankers that call themselves civil servants will raise their ugly head and call out militant islam for this and cry for more security at home.
Now, each to their own, but this is how I see it:
Our governments, and I say our government, because I sure as hell have never voted for a party that either here in Germany or in England, that would have gone to war- something I am fully against – is directly responsible for pretty much all terrorism in the world. It is “our” foreign policies, which as we now know are directly pre-ordained by economic interests of said civil servants ( Dick Cheney anyone ) and some corporations, that now only cause terrorism but in most cases even trained them-
On a side note, just as the Westboro Bapist Church is no representation of Christianity, neither is Al-Qaida a representation of Islam. Deal with it.
Robin Cook, the former Foreign Minister of the UK wrote a great piece on all the above in the Guardian shortly before his death, which you should read.
“Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden’s organisation would turn its attention to the west.”
Duh. Anyone with half a brain should know that, but I assume it is still not general knowledge.
My point being, it is our fucked up world, run by corporate proto-governments that are 100% responsible for all terrorist attacks in our world. We are “over there” bombing the shit out of their lives and world under the pretense of “liberating” them- who ever gave our civil servants this right?- whilst even the dumbest sheep herding AK-47 carrying Afghan warlord knows, that Enron and Co, want their damn oil. So not only are “our” actions directly responsible for the terror acts, but it’s also my tax money that paid for their fucking training.
Which leads to an other side note, who profits from the extra layers of security and paranoia at home? The same damn corpo-governments we install at home. With excess paranoia we are all kept dumb and afraid, which is what every politician wants. Additionally, war is money. Not only are “they” speculating on gaining natural resources by invading half the fucking globe, but also, making a killing at home. The same corps that push into unwanted wars are the same corps that profit from private security keeping us “safe” from the same terrorists we create and train with our tax money.
Just something worth thinking about next time you vote.
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