Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Things I Can Hear in My Backyard Right Now

• train
• frogs
• cicadas?
• squirrels
• birds
• car horn/door lock
• cars on Central and Barksdale
• my air conditioner
• a dog or two
• a bat?
• crickets

Monday, June 25, 2012

Things Chloe Likes Most

That's the order in which 6-year-old Chloe Chockleyblog listed what she likes most. It reflects current thinking.

  • Gymnastics
  • Singing
  • Eating chocolate

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Purchased by the Guy in Front of Me at Kroger

orange juice
beef jerky
Irish Spring soap
bag of ice

Friday, June 1, 2012

Exploring Memory

While working on a new series of paintings during this week's Studio Night, I needed a little inspirational help. I don't know where you go for inspirational help, but I go to facebook. I asked all my friends there for recommendations of art, novels, and music about memory, and here are the recommendations I received:

Richter's black and white paintings of family
Clyde Connell's post and gate series of sculptures
Salvador Dali - Persistence of Memory

Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore
Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion - Blue Nights
Joan Didion - Where I Was From
Joan Didion - Play It As It Lays
Vladimir Nabakov - Speak, Memory
Roland Barthes - Camera Lucida
Virginia Woolf - Moments of Being
W.G. Sebold - Austerlitz
Anne West - Mapping - An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking & Writing
Richard Cytowic - The Man Who Tasted Shapes
Proust - Remembrance of Things Past
Donald Westlake - Memory
Dave Eggers - What Is The What
Sites of Memory (essays)
anything by James Joyce

Beatles - "I Forgot to Remember To Forget"
Beatles - "In My Life"
John Mayer - "83"
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (album)
Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me"
PM Dawn - "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
311 - "Freeze Time"
Barbara Streisand - "The Way We Were"

Bonus! Movie

Feel free to comment with more recommendations...