Saturday, July 29, 2006

Terra Cotta Warriors

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I snapped these Terra Cotta tiles lined up inside the former Pande Cameron store on Pine Street at 9th Ave.

They remind me of these:

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When I initially drove past the building, I didn't know that the tiles had been carefully removed and numbered for replacement.
Here's to at least one block saved from the scourge of synthetic stucco

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more Terra Cotta preservation

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Scarf Dancing Anytime Anywhere

Remember this movie I made, featuring Scratchy doing his scarf dance at Pride?

Well, he was banned from dancing in Westlake Park last week, and showed up at the offices of The Stranger where my dear Last Days is employed. Scratchy showed up full of fire, but nobody was interested and he left without incident.

But another ban on his dancing inspired the letter below:

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First they went after the lap dancers in the strip clubs and the table dancers then bellydancers. I signed the pitition stop the stupidity. Freedom of expression we need it It keps getting worst I have danced I have danced for many years at our great festivals Bumbershoot Folklife Ballard U O Freemont Downtown Seattle at Private Partys in churchs. I dance with 3x6 pieces of chifon cloth to the music many people photo graph me and ask for audographs At the International District here in Seattle I was told by 7 pigs that I was to forever imiditly cease and desist. I ame considerably less than pleased have been sujesting people sujest to two of their friends 2 4 8 10 30 64 doubling indefinitely Leave a message on the mayor’s voice mail ONCE that there is decent and people and less than happy about this scarf dance and other dance bans I can be reached by mail or by phone any time except 9:30-11:00 on Tuesday and 10:30-11:00 on Wendsday other wise 24 7

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I have color photos of myself or I am willing to be photographed and or interviewed if you chose

I have lived on the hill since March 1973 dances andrognisly

Loud and proud

I have contacted S.G.N. and Seattle Counciling Servics (illegible) a pint.

I have written the mayor and the city council


One person said what is next are they going to bust my dog for dancing with other dogs in the off leash (illegible) dog park?

I also have done hundreds of pices of art that you may like to use on your cover I have photos of them in an album.

Ocasionly I am in a weak signal area with my mobile phone

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On the back of page 2:
I caved in to them as I could not do C.O. and I have to come up with $200,000 cash bail

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And he included a hair.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

Gift Wrapping Room

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The widow of TV titan Aaron Spelling is not selling their 56,000-sq-foot home, The Manor, despite reports that emerged Wednesday that the estate was on the market for $150 million.

The Manor is built on rollers to make it through earthquakes unscathed. It houses four bars, three kitchens, a theater, a gym, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a doll museum, a separate servants' wing, a 6,000-sq.-ft. guest house, eight double-car garages, tennis courts, a gazebo, a greenhouse, 12 fountains, six formal gardens and a room just for gift wrapping

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This gift wrapping room does not belong to Candy Spelling.

From a Time interview with Aaron Spelling:

Q. You have a gift-wrapping room in your house, right?
A. My wife loves to wrap.
It could take her two hours to wrap one gift.
Then you find out it's for the pizza delivery man.

I feel like I should have recieved something from Candy by now.

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And the gift wrapping room buzz is unstoppable! Enjoy this Google-translated German blog item:

The thing with the Poison Wrapping Room that Spellings is legendarily since more than ten years ago in Vanity fair a picture area mentioned by Candy Spelling in appeared; it packs up the things themselves, bobbes, because “shopping and wrapping is therapeutic” (Candy). That Messuage of the Spellings in Bel air, there simply admits the largest as “The Manor”, was by the way long time.

Haw. Gift means poison in German. And now it makes sense.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006