Ray Fong! Can I say Ching Chong Ching Chong? I bet they’d get mad. It’s great to see how art is getting mixed more and more with commerce, and how the ignorant want to jump on imagery that’s delighting their senses. Do I have an opinion? Yes, Ray Fong being Barry McGee is an artist, the Ray Fong Chinaman design is a mockery of the long running image of the Chinaman. I used to draw this on my notebooks in more of empowerment and reappropriating a racist image. But in the end, those who are offended are stuck in a quandary, would they rather have a half Chinese American use this image or would they like to see it done...
Back from Paris, and I’m welcome to the daylight savings spring forward thing. So now I sleep late and wake up early. I’m getting into the waking up early part. The best is if I can do both — sleep late and wake up early. I get much more done, even though it’s just more work, which is always a lot. But since no one reads this blog. I’m gonna stop right here.
I’ve been working on graphics all day to get everything set up for the festivities next month. gr/eats turns one, and gr2 has an upcoming group show. Groups shows seem easier, but in the end, nooo, it’s a lot harder. More people, more coordination, and that leads to possible mistakes. This show is going to be a great one I think.gr-eats.comgr2.net
Podcasts. Not sure if we’re doing the podcast thing right, but for now, we’re just recording everything into an ipod with the Griffin technology microphone. We don’t have any extension mic, all we do is talk into the ipod. That seems like a genuine way to podcast. I edit it all in Garage Band, and then output it. As you can tell the issue 40 podcast is too long. So now we’re breaking down the podcasts into smaller files. I hope you enjoy.