Steady as we go.

Waking up early Friday morning, I scanned various bits of news as I sometimes do, and was disheartened to learn of Gary Floyd’s death;

For those who don’t know, Gary was a punk rock icon and gay culture trailblazer, initially notably with his work with The Dicks;

Much like The Bad Brains, upon my first discovering them, all bets were off in terms of prejudice. My mind was blown wide open and I’ve adored both them, and him since;

I was lucky enough to see him perform with his ’90s era band Sister Double Happiness several times back in my youth, and have followed his meandering path in the days since. I appreciate the role he’s played in my life and all of his amazing output.

Moving on from punk shit to bike shit- The other night Greg from Donkelope showed up to Structures and debuted his new batch of Shire BMX bikes;

They are some of the prettiest babies I’ve seen, but he’ll likely have his on display at this summer’s MADE show, so you can judge for yourself.

Moving on from bike shit to art shit, after eight long months I finally turned the last screw on my new diorama series, got it all hung, and on Friday night, had a proper party for them;

We had a good turnout, with only a couple of people acting up (t’wasn’t me, natch), and nothing got broken so all in all it was a pretty grand success.

The installation will be up for two weeks before I pull them down, wrap them up, and make the long journey to Portland;

I got word through the grapevine that Mission Workshop has expressed interest in hosting a reception for the paintings as well, but because of the recent surgeries, and life expenses in general, I’m well in debt and likely can’t afford that extra leg of the journey.

Certainly, if there are any anonymous generous benefactors in the audience, I would be open to the assist, but otherwise, if you want to catch the work, here are your two chances.

Moving on from art shit to art shit that doesn’t suck, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the work of RF Pangborn;

He’s got a real Francis Bacon quality in his work, which the more I learn about him is no accident. That thick, intentional mark making is enviable and a thing I wish I could do.

I was actually about twenty seconds late on bidding on that first piece, and not that I’ve got the dough, but I’m gonna keep swinging for the fences until I get one because life is more beautiful when you’re surrounded by hand made art that you love.

Moving along- I would like to present this image I found randomly while poking around on the internet;

How dope would it be to be able to live here:

Every time I’d come home I couldn’t help myself to say something like “Hey! Came over to help you with your math homework. Figured you could use it on such a hot day.”

Also, if you get the reference, congratulations on being old.

Now in closing, here’s the 126th episode of Revolting;

We discuss all things that don’t matter.

While we’re not getting any younger, we’re certainly getting wiser.

Steady as we go.

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5 Responses to “Steady as we go.”

  1. meeker dog May 7, 2024 at 10:03 am #

    Last I heard Stacey and Ratt were still together (but still haven’t gone all the way). Hope your health is steadily improving and you’re riding like the 30 yr old you. Cheers!

  2. Dan Large May 7, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

    “Mister, if you don’t shut up, I’m gonna kick 100 percent of your ass!”

  3. TJ May 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

    by the time you see this, you probably already heard Steve Albini died of a heart attack.

    • Stevil May 9, 2024 at 1:20 am #

      At least Ted Nugent is still alive.

  4. Coffeebreak Jake May 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

    Big congratulations on your art show! That’s quite an undertaking. Wish I could’ve seen it in-person, but I’ll have to wait until it pops up in an East Coast gallery! Great work, Stevil.