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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Different Kind Of Art

                 This past Saturday mom and I had the pleasure of checking out a artist/friend of ours art work and get a chance to see other local artists work. Neither one of us had ever heard of the White Box Space Gallery, we didn't know what to expect. At first glance the store front location just faded into the background, but then when we looked again [we were across the street] mom and I could see old frames hanging in the window. They were hanging in such a way it looked like whatever was going on inside was framed. As soon as we walked in the vibe warm, and the place was buzzing with chatter laughter and the appreciation of art. 
                The theme of the night seemed to revolve around bikes, biking, the appreciation for the people that ride. I will say that was the last thing I expected but, I loved it. I ride, I love riding I appreciate biking a little bit more after attending the showcase. 

The following videos were shot on my phone so don't hold the quality against me. It was pretty loud and people were chattering about.

               837 N. Western Avenue
(Steps from corner of Western & Chicago Ave)  
                  Chicago IL, 60622
                  (Ukrainian Village) 

You Will See:

Riding In The Sky-John Bambino http://www.facebook.com/john.bambino 
Another cool interactive piece, John managed to weld two bikes together and make them one. It's also a musical instrument, now that's impressive. He said a part of his inspiration came from the movie E.T. It just goes to show inspiration can come from anywhere. Check him out he's a great artist, click the link for more info.

The Gutter Bunny Project-http://whiteboxspace.blogspot.com/
Such a cool interactive piece, basically you peddle a stationary bike thats connected to a projector that projects different cities...you look like your peddling through central park one moment and then the next your in Europe somewhere. Please go to the link to find out more.

Last but not least...

Bars Across America-John Greenfield-http://pintsizepress.info/
John reads an excerpt from his book, Bars Across America, Drinking and Biking From Coast to Coast. John was inspired and encouraged to bike from one cost to another (west to east) along the way stopping at local taverns and bars, meeting new people, drinking and gaining life experience. He sings too!! Follow the link to get your copy, its such a fun read!!

(Sorry, there were three videos I wanted to post but one of them unfortunately was deleted, cutting the intro to John's reading short, also excuse the way the video was shot. This was all done from my phone, it was also very noisy so you may have to turn your computers up to hear the second song) 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beautiful Truth~October 23, 2010

She's the ace of spades, go against her she will bring war
A sparkling diamond, shimmering with crystal clear clarity
She eats fools for breakfast, how much they sweat this
She has invented the game this game, this game holds no shame 
Stories foretold lovely was always, chosen to be honest and bold 
If you cant get with it just quit it, loosing's never tough 
Give up with ease never feeling pain, giving your all to some degree
Cry inspired youth , come share this moment
Snapped photos out of photo booths, this is a single nightmare 
They say it's only a matter of time, simple pleasures please say fine
Okay, allow her this please, let these note cards prepare you for my test
You have your's and I'll have mine, love with you is imaginative with unicorns 
She wants to live, shes mastered the art, deception and truth
She eats fools for breakfast, yes she knows what to do

October 1, 2010 Untitled

Have you ever wished a wish so hard your heart ached?
Lay your head next to mine, take a breath, take your chance
Open your eyes up to me, let your heart in, compress your fears
Lonely nights, no longer feeling things just aren't that right, no longer feeling
Kiss me, love me, hold me, loose me

Swept away with so much frustration false candied hopes to be set a float
To be left to be suffocated, afraid of a hold thats too tight, how scary the night
Cold sheets no one to greet, a single hand left with a confused mind
No one seems to understand, just wanting to say kiss me, love me, hold me

Just once more one more good round, making love on the kitchen floor
Tired minds sleeping easy for one more night
Wishing and wanting so bad, more of what you had
Give it to me again, kiss me, love me

~For The Lovers