Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Neighborhood Deer are still eating green in the twilight. There was a cold wind out of the North all week, but the grass is still growing fine.

Sitemeter Sez: Long Beach, California; Bellevue, Washington; Montreal, Quebec; Amarillo, Texas; Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; Sana, Yemen; Paris, Ile-de-France; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Okinawa, Japan; Albany Creek, Australia; Saint Louis, Missouri; Baltimore, Maryland; Brighton, England (again) and Louth, Ireland.

MUCH more history at: Theater X-Net

Starring: Ida Rubinstein Belle Epoch Russian/Parisian beauty.
Ida's Places in Paris -- from my first jet-lagged day by the Seine.
Read more about Ida in Sisters of Salome by Toni Bentley

Visit: Michael's Montana Web Archive
Theater, Art, Flash Gordon, Funky Music and MORE!
MORE UPDATES! Outre Space Cinema -- Featuring: 1930's Rocketry, Spitfires of the Spaceways and especially Cellulose to Celluloid, Even more Flash Gordon comparisons from the Saturday Matinees and Sunday Comics.

Many thanks to Jim Keefe (Visit his Website) -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century, and Flash's FIRST illustrator of the 21st, for including my efforts on his Flash Gordon Resources Page -- along with actual creators like Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and others!

Charity Alert: Play the FreeRice Game -- improve your vocabulary, and donate food to the United Nations. Check into Terra Sigilata blog -- donate $$$ to cancer patients just by clicking onto the site. Keep that Resolution to click on The Hunger Site every day. BTW -- is a bit simpler than FreeRice Game.

In The Community: Montana On The Move and New Artists have their joint reception tomorrow. The Auction of Miniatures is up NOW at the Hockaday Museum of Art -- get over there and bid!
Dan Fagre's show will come down for awhile, but will go up again in May -- it is about the vanishing glaciers of Glacier National Park, and is a true labor of love by Fagre and other scientists from the USGS. Here's another website comparing glacier photos from the early 20th Century and recent decades.

A Week of Mondays at the college in the wake of Spring Break. I edited that video advertising our Earth Day celebrations, though.

Media Watch: Trash A Go Go dropped the lousy dance-off idea again -- hopefully forever. Derek and Kim did the re-do. Cheryl and Gilles were still the best, although the ^%$#@! judges graded them down on a higher standard -- the latter couple were SUPERB again last Monday. I always speak well of Carmen Elektra -- she's funny, and entertaining, and choreographed a pleasant neo-burlesque number which outdid many a piece by more prestigious practitioners. Steve-O is gone, and Lawrence Taylor can't be far behind.

Theater X-Net has quite a lot of new material!

Another piece of artwork from Spring 1973 in my studio on 1st South, near the University of Utah. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon was brand-new. I had David Bowie's Hunky Dory (Ch-Ch-Changes) on an 8 track tape in my Volkswagen. Model Mary (above) was in the Dance Department, and so was my friendly neighbor Lisa Katz. Soon, both me and my camera would be there too, pioneering portable video.

Speaking of Dance, I am going to visit my friend, choreographer / dancer Katie Duck this weekend in Seattle -- it's the closest we've been in proximity for almost 30 years. We first met while I was renting the 1st South Studio (above). I'll also spend time shooting video with stilt-walker/trick-roper Karen Quest, who is working the Puyallup Spring Fair.