|Shaving the back of a Hyperallergic mixtape economy of words||
11 Mar 2021> Exactly 1 year since WHO declared covid a pandemic. Feels like the most significant global trauma of our lifetime.
... baysickly we spent $5k to make $2k + as always this don't inkloot indirect expenses, only the direct costs (i.e. bookmobile + USPS)... back to our old ways (2019 was an anomaly in that we din't print any books). $1k of this was for pressing our LP (Herd of Birds) into vinyl in December... an album of wich weave sold exactly 0 copies of, but we also give those away for free for any 1 intrested (if u live in D.C. we left a copy yesterday in the little liebury box in Mt. Pleasant on 18th Street NW between Kilbourne and Lamont). Besides Herd of Birds, last year we put out Textiloma + 4ier X-forms.
13 Mar> In anticipation of summer we shaved the back of our head... w/ our hair down or in a ponytail you can hardly tell. Last year around this time we put our hair back in a ponytail + chopped off a few inches but it din't help much w/ the mass of hair accumulating back there.
Maybe today is the day for spring cleaning? Been spending a lot of time on the roof, these are the best days in D.C... before it gets too hot + the mosquito's invade. Movie-wise we finished season 5 of Better Call Saul + watched Caché (2005) which we only finished cuz Juliette Binoche is nice to look at + we were in a string of bad movies these past few days which we abandoned: Coming to America II (we knew it would be bad, but this isn't even good bad), The Lady Vanishes (boring early Hitchcock), The River (1951 Indian film about boring colonialists) + Boat People (1982 Hong Movie that was really confusing/annoying cuz it seemed to have Chinese actors portraying Vietnamese people)... the latter 2 are cuz we're on a kick to watch river movies to inspire us for our next album.
14 Mar> Hyperallergic contacted us to write something for "Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections" so we wrote this piece about 1 of our brother's pieces.
|# 859 <(current)> 861> Jay 11v q11v a stranger to myself crossing the Mississippi west-to-east to make a living in Savannah (May 1997)|