Sunday, March 28, 2010

Do you really know the difference?

Ohioan Joey Hebdo, who rocked the house at the Rumba Cafe last night.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rest in pieces.

Here is a shot from my Lubitel, in memory of The Stove. Shortly after I took this photo, The Stove randomly stopped working and was hauled off by the landlord (after first sitting on my back porch for 3 days, which was exactly as classy as it sounds) and has probably been junked by now, but I maintain it was a thing of retro beauty despite the fact that the clock didn't work, the timer didn't work, one of the burners didn't work, and eventually, the oven part didn't work either. The Stove's replacement is brand new but also ugly and soulless and has no window in the door--hardly an equal substitute.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Staring at your photograph.

Beth Wood should be hella famous. I special-ordered her debut CD from Borders when I was like 14. Sadly, I think she's still just as hard to find.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What do you need?

Undefinable Need turns 9 months today! Please go visit, and tell the Internet what you need right now. It's easy. And fun. Kind of. And if you need more that 1 thing, feel free to enter as many as you like. Anyway, it lives here. Go on, now.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Life's a great balancing act.

Yesterday would have been Dr. Seuss's birthday--106 years old. I'm a bit obsessed with the man's work, both the words and the art, because being a writer and artist myself, I am in absolute awe of his ability to make nonsense so very meaningful. Today's title is from Oh, the Places You'll Go! which, aside from being a fairly common graduation gift, is a lovely and (oh God, I'm going to say the i-word) inspiring poem that makes me feel hopeful despite the bleakest bleak sky through my window right now.

Monday, March 1, 2010


The vintage camera gods are smiling on me lately. These are two new acquisitions: a Lomo Lubitel-2 (manufactured in the USSR 1955-1977) and an Eastman-Kodak Duaflex II (circa 1950-54). Both are medium format cameras, 120 film in the Lomo and the now-extinct 620 film in the Kodak. So far I've only tested the Lomo, and I am happy to report that it is in brilliant working order. Here's a shot from it:

It's worth mentioning that this camera (found via Craigslist) even came with the original Lomo leather case, which is rare indeed. If you haven't heard of Lomos before, there is an entire photo communitydevoted to them.

I'm testing the Kodak this week, thanks to eBay and the camera nerds out there who are still selling 620 film.