open ice cream dance

Welcome to Ice Cream Sunday! 🙂
open ice cream dance

Of course whenever I see the words “ice cream” I can’t help but smile and think of the song written by Tom Waits and re-interpreted by Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins.

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Continuing with the posts of the past couple of days todays image has a different source.   The base image (bottom) was from the outside of the elevator shaft on the top level of a car park that is used for the Akron Public Library.  I also used the steam engine shot from yesterday to add some curves and texture on the final manipulation.   Many Many layers were used in this process.  I like the Monochrome against the orange and blue of the Library sign.    I can imagine printing this on a large aluminum metal sheet.

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coronavirus 2020 #7

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Sure we need to be careful but use common sense. Hygiene is important. If you follow basic common sense you’ll be fine.  Enjoy your life.  After all this life could be your last.

coronavirus 2020 #6

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What are we losing? What are we giving up?
“Keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others”
“don’t touch each other”
“wear a mask”
In short, don’t kiss, shake hands or fuck.

coronavirus 2020 #5

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With the Coronavirus there is a full-blown panic here in the US as a complete failure of leadership continues to be the real plague on our country. This panic has resulted in empty store shelves, events cancelled on a large scale, nothing is permitted where a group of 50 or more may gather. “Wartime” curfew 9pm.   Is this how we finally lose our freedom? Is this how government will control us? What happened to “freedom of assembly”? Will it ever be restored? Will we finally rise up? Or, will we remain comfortably numb?

My cell has windows and a doors but I AM NOT FREE!

coronavirus 2020 #4

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Isn’t prevention merely a deception? Doesn’t it mean there is only a delay?
The hard truth is WE WILL ALL DIE most by disease. What’s the big deal? Get ready for it. Don’t panic. Be calm.

The music track below will not be for everyone. And there were several tracks I considered by this artist. Diamanda Galas with here 7 octave voice in her track “This Is The Law Of The Plague” from her PLAGUE MASS recording is a haunting experience worth listening to. She “shreds” the voice like a guitar player will “shred” guitar. Let it move you.

Coronavirus 2020 #3

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Everyone is looking for a cure. But will that be enough? Aren’t we often addicted to our suffering? Isn’t suffering more exciting and newsworthy than a cure?

corona virus don’t panic

A brand new image.
CORONA VIRUS 2020

If this Corona Virus will teach us anything – it is that when it comes to human experience – the best of all possible futures is a dystopia for the majority and a utopia for the minority of survivors. That said, I prefer to think of the future as not written in stone. I like Bob Marley’s sound advice
“…don’t worry about a thing, ’cause everything’s gonna be alright”

and Michael Franti – don’t panic – Stay Human – spend less time looking suspiciously at each other and more time looking out FOR each other.

and finally

Coronavirus 2020 #2

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Due to the Coronavirus “madness” that has gripped the world – This image is one of several images I will be reposting selected creations of my “MESSAGES FROM THE FUTURE” series from 2012/2013.  Do you really believe what you hear? Did you ever consider there may be another message?

Just some stuff to think about.

Coronavirus 2020

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Due to the Coronavirus “madness” that has gripped the world – This image is the first of several images I will be reposting selected creations of my “MESSAGES FROM THE FUTURE” series from 2012/2013. The madness starts with the news media.
The clip below from Monty Python’s Holy Grail seems fitting since this coronavirus pandemic is being treated like the “black death” of the middle ages. Just some stuff to think about.

I urge caution and calm when the media would have us PANIC!

Message Massage

Starting off the month of March, all this week, like February ended – Abstracts inspired by music.
Message Massage

Favorite Quotes by Marshall McLuhan:

“The Medium Is the Message”

“Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.”

“Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is happening to it.”

“Today the Tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.”

the story of our lives #135

Story Of Our Lives #135

****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September.   I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.”   On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership.  And while I was not entirely surprised:  This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”.    The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020.   So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence.    My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment.   Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet.   I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt.  Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work.   It’s been very stressful.    I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place.   From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020.   I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled.    I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”.  I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return.