17 January 2017

BRAKE SERVICE BUILDING - LB

EAST LONG BEACH BRAKE SERVICE has moved down the block and has given their nice, 1950-ish work building complex to TOM'S AUTO...I always admired the simple paint job and huge "BRAKE SERVICE" painted sign (which is gone) on the west upper main building ...looks like TOM'S will keep the essence of the color scheme and not screw around with the classic painted designs which cover the various buildings on the corner



THAT'S...LIFE

I probably should have bought this album online, but instead I snapped a nice screenshot of it...the green, starry costumes are out of this world and I like the fact that LIFE are all posed in a swamp or on a Floridian quicksand mound. The costumes are actually Evel Knievel-esque

BENBENEK - EARTHS IN THE UNIVERSE

I just completed a conceptual music art package called "EARTHS IN THE UNIVERSE" based on 50 random excerpts from the writings of scientist and mystic EMANUEL SWEDENBORG...the CD part of it basically features ME reciting the excerpts non-stop for 49-minutes, backed by incessant organ notes and subtle sound effects...the limited edition package includes a small painting I did, plus liner notes and some composite cover art...I sent some copies to London to The Swedenborg Society and they're currently distributing a few in their bookshop. I have about 5 test copies left, if anyone wants a copy and can figure out how to contact me, then you can have a free copy (USA only)



16 January 2017

HOW SO VERY LOW HAVE WE STOOPED...

A lot of people think that we human beings are lofty and are the greatest living things on the planet and that we are like PERFECT INDIVIDUALS who are far above ALL other types of life (like lions and zebras and the lowly ants and scorpions...and zebras and lions...and bugs)

But really...how great can we humans be if we can sink so low as to VANDALIZE TRASH CANS?...you would think a divine race of people could leave trash cans alone...but nope...nothing is outside of the realm of vandalization for us mighty, mighty humans


HOUSES OBSCURED BY STUFF (AN IDEA)

I came up with another photo idea yesterday which involves taking photos of houses that can't really be seen because they're obscured by foliage or cars or whatever

These four photos are the only photos I'll take which follow the idea, because it's kind of a lame idea...although, if one is observant there are LOTS of houses obscured by stuff...so much so that it's a wonder houses even have fronts or sides or backs or tops





NEWPORT PACK IN A BEACH RESTROOM


I walked clear down from our place to the chilly beach on Sunday and as usual I had to use the public facilities pronto...beach bathrooms these days are more like prison cells, but anyway I really liked the way this empty pack of NEWPORT CIGARETTES looked sitting casually on top of the metallic toilet paper protector...I took some photos, because. There were also some stray pants or a shirt or something too in the bathroom, but I didn't examine it or them - remember kids, smoking is dumb and so is VAPING and so is leaving your pants (or something) in a public restroom






MUSTA BEEN A BUTANE GAS PARTY!

I like to walk and I have a lot of fun and get lots of exercise when I walk and only a handful of times have I seen loads of party down aerosol cans like this strewn across the edge of a sidewalk

These are butane cans I saw a few miles due west...obviously tossed aside by a BUTANE HUFFER...once a long time ago, I saw a similar amount of REDDI-WHIPP WHIPPED CREAM CANS near a sidewalk...and once in a while I'll see one or two aerosol cans by a fence or in a gutter used by huff heads to get high and not so mighty

I wouldn't imagine that huffing SEVEN CANS of butane would be good for one's political or mental state, but then again what do I know?





WHAM 12-INCH AND ROMANTICS LP

Saw these at a local GOODWILL and I never have purchased albums at this Goodwill, but I liked the way these two covers were worn out...one usually only sees worn records such as these if the records have been used and played a lot...like, you know...the edges of the covers have been handled and the vinyl is basically about to rip through the edges of the cover cardboard



SAFETY FIRST

ABANDONED BABY CAR SEAT WITH PIECE OF WOOD IN IT


RANDOM VISUALS FROM AN SD CARD








PLEASE ANY HELP

I've been finding a few more "I NEED MONEY" signs here and there...some I try to rescue (this little sign took a few days to dry out from the rain...) but most I leave so that they can be used again (Sharpies and Magic Markers are hard to come by when you don't have any money)

People are very wrong when they speak of "homeless people" - the homeless DO have homes and it's usually in the doorway of a closed bank or in the bushes of a local park, covered up with small blankets or covered in newspaper or odd rags they collect in their fancy shopping carts




ABANDONED CHAIR PRIMARY COLORS


SPACE 8409



COMPTON BOULEVARD COMPTON


THREE COUCHES ONE DRIVEWAY






STEREOTYPICAL CLICHE' SKIES







ALLEYS EAT TVS FOR LUNCH




FOOL'S GOLD FROM AN SD CARD