Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Centurion Piercing Christ's Side"

Original IBL art - chalk on wood (bathroom window frame), 2.25 x 1.5 inches, Fletcher House, Tacoma, WA, 6/30/12.  (Light off, light on.)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kris Kristofferson Turned 76 on June 22nd...

... and I apologize for not noting his birthday earlier.  Things have been hectic around here, so I appreciate your patience in this matter...

Why Me, Lord...


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Rabbit", Ray Wylie Hubbard

Mr. Hubbard performing with his 17 year old son in 2009.



Sunday, June 24, 2012

"Sisters of the Night" by Michelle Waters

... two Kindred Spirits.  This, too, purchased at Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California.

"Bunny Nun" by Michelle Waters

Purchased at Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California.

The Good Sister hangs on the wall just inside the front door of our Seattle home right along side ...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

40 McSweeney's Piled Up In Your Closet

This is kind of what it would look like.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Cross With Chain"

An original IBL photograph taken June 17th, 2012, Green Lake Park, Seattle.

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Lonesome, On'ry and Mean", Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings, born this day in Littlefield, Texas, 1937.

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean...


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Box Score From My Third Baseball Game, San Diego @ Los Angeles, 4/13/76

On February 8th I talked a little about the first baseball game I ever attended; on April 11th about the second, a game which featured my first baseball love, the Detroit Tigers.  Today, I present you with the box score from the third baseball game I attended, which featured my second baseball love, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 Tuesday, April 13th, 1976 - San Diego Padres 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

A few thoughts -
  • This was the Dodgers home opener, but played in the evening due to an extremely rare rain out the day before.
  • Dodgers lose, even though the Padres out-error the Dodgers 4-0.
  • Aside from the famous Dodger names in the line-up (your Ceys and Bakers and Buckners and Garveys), there are a couple of gentlemen of whom I have literally zero recollection - pitcher Stan Wall and pinch hitter Henry Cruz.
  • Over on the Padres side, there's Dave Winfield just starting his 3rd full big league season, and delivering a 7th inning grand slam.
  • Mike Ivie! Johnny Grubb!
  • Willie Davis in CF for San Diego - he was a popular Dodger from 1960 to 1973.
  • Finally, Fred Kendall comes in late at catcher for the Padres.  Another person of whom I have no recollection, but he does turn out to be the father of Jason Kendall, also a catcher, who played from 1996 to 2010.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Why Do I Need a Job?", Bobby Bare, Jr.

Yes, my employment search is heating up and, thusly, causing me to reflect on the classic existential questions...

Why Do I Need a Job?


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Caroline and Ulla Set Up Housekeeping in Post-War _______* (Fictional Lesbian Pairings (VIII))

(*  A secret of sorts - suffice to say it's far, far from Germany.)

And why not imagine it different for the both of them, better...
  • From Lou Reed's Berlin -
Caroline says
As she gets up from the floor
You can hit me all you want to
But I don't love you anymore.

  • From The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass -
Quite frequently I went calling, with nothing definite in mind, on Ulla, who had been obliged to break her engagement to Lankes shortly after our trip to the Atlantic Wall, because Lankes wasn't doing anything but nuns and didn't even want to beat Ulla anymore.

All the best, girls, from your pals at Infection By Light...


"Please, Take Me With You"

An original IBL photograph taken June 9th, 2012, Seattle.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"Mrs. Cross"

Original IBL art - tree bark, flower, glue, nail and ceramic base, 10 x 9 x 1 3/4 inches, 6/9/12.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Original IBL art - chalk and pencil on cardboard, 4 x 7 5/8 inches, 5/27/12.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Q: Your Favorite Music Comes From Which State of the Union?

This thought came to me randomly but I'd be curious to hear others' opinions should you care to play along.  The criteria can be your very own - could be bands or singers or guitar players or songwriters or producers or however you want to look at it.

Would it be, say, Minnesota, from whence sprang Bob Dylan and Prince (not to mention Replacements and Husker Du, I believe); New Jersey, which produced Bruce and Sinatra; the California of Tom Waits and Brian Wilson; Texas for Willie, Buddy, Waylon and Janis; New York for the Gershwins, Ramones, Joan Baez and/or Beverly Sills?

(And for those of you who want to get tricky (Paul Romano - THIS.  MEANS. YOU.), I'm willing to allow some latitude - for example, Patti Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left at an early age and made her name in New York.  So perhaps, should she be one of your touchstones, you want to count her as New York.  I'll leave that up to you...)



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fictional Lesbian Pairings (VII)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi.

(Oh, wait...)


Sunday, June 3, 2012

"My Dad's Birthday Wild Turkey"

Photograph by Danielle McArthur, taken June 1st, 2012.

"Big Hands I Know You're the One"

An original IBL photograph taken June 1st, 2012.


An original IBL photograph taken June 1st, 2012.

"Rainier Jesus and the Bombay Daddy"

An original IBL photograph taken June 1st, 2012.