Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lyn Anderson - I never promised you a rose garden




I always loved this song as a little kid...I had no idea that she had such great hair!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wolfgang Tillmans


I really liked the Wolfgang Tillmans show up at Andrea Rosen right now, especially this shot of Shanghai's pearl tower from last year...looks like we've been traveling to the same places. There's an excellent review of this show on Artforum.com here

Saturday, February 20, 2010

unbelievable



I was just informed that my dear neighborhood restaurantuer Zucco has passed away...unbelievable! This was MY restaurant...they always could accommodate me and my friends no matter how many and when! I always ordered the same thing, the burger...his question to me when taking orders was simply, medium or medium rare...so many momentous occasions took place there, post opening dinners and first dates... it was my fail-safe post studio visit restaurant... the end of an era...and so sad!! So many friends I hadn't taken there yet, Eduardo and Bill and so many more...he was an angel and will be sorely missed!

Well, I should make it clear that the restaurant is open, Zucco's partner is still running it and the Burgers and fries and everything is still going strong, so, Edu, when you make it to NYC we'll go there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

paul simon on sesame street



This might actually be the best music video...EVER!

Renaissance - Let It Grow




I swear i have never heard this group before, but now I LOVE this....I was lookking for a video of the Eric Clapton song which i woke up with in my head and it's been there all day, but this is awesome!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

9 Days In A Row

...Today was my ninth consecutive day of Bikram yoga, I'm going for the "30 day Challenge" If i go for 30 consecutive days Ill get a free month. It's been an amazing experience so far, 1 1/2 hours daily of staring at my semi naked , sweaty body in the mirror....and I kind of like what I see. I'm far from perfect, but perfection was never my goal, acceptance is pretty great, along with being in the present moment and focusing on myself is pretty amazing.

Minneapolis in the '70's


hennepin ave and 6th street

Friday, February 12, 2010

Richard Haines for Pennyblack in Chinese Elle

My friend Richard and I are each other's biggest fans. His work work recently appeared in Chinese Elle....you can check out the work here

Gifts

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bikram Yoga 2 for one membership on Sunday only

I'm looking for someone to join Bikram Yoga lower East Side with me for one month for only 87.50! They are having a cash only, 2 for one special on Sunday (Valentines Day)

So two of us join and we split the normal 175.00 monthly cost which makes it only 87.50 each, that's cash only and it has to be done on sunday only!

More info on Bikram yoga LES Here

and if you have another friend you want to join with go ahead, Im sure Ill find someone, but when they ask you how you heard about Bikram Yoga LES, tell them Erik Hanson told you....they gave me a free week by entering an essay contest and I just want them to know Im spreading the word! It's awesome!

Snow Day In NYC



They were predicting a blizzard, its awfully snowy but having grown up in Monnesota I guess we have a different definitian of what a Blizzard is...

Tanya Stephens



I love this and she is so frikk'in cute!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Panorama




I just got a panoramic app for my I phone called pano and did these this morning in my studio.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Waning Days of Winter


It's staying light out a little longer now so that means winter is on it's way out! I watched the sunset from the Bikram Yoga studio on Stanton and Allen street (info here). I won a week of Bikram yoga in an essay contest and am back there just like I was last year at this same time. A Lot has happened since then.... good and bad, but all necessary to keep moving forward.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Roxy music Over You



Sometimes I love these fan generated you tube videos...case in point

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dominic Vine

.......be more liberated in the things that matter, don't waste your time "feeling free in the closet". If you really want to change how you feel with life, Engage Life Fully. Rebel against that which stifles you in every moment (often what's inside you more than what's happening outside).

I saw this on Facebook and thought I'd repost it here....

Que sais-je?


I ran across these Quotations by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

Written in the late 1500's, they seem very relevent to today

To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Everyone calls barbarity what he is not accustomed to
If you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?
Life in itself is neither good nor evil, it is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.
The continuous work of our life is to build death.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was I, and I was he.
Kings and philosophers defecate, and so do ladies.
I enter into discussion and argument with great freerdom and ease, inasmuch as opinion finds me in a bad soil to penetrate and take deep root in. No propositions astonish me, no belief offends me, whatever contrast it offers to my own. There is no fancy so frivolous and so extravagant that it does not seem to me quite suitable to the production of the human mind.
Our religion is made to eradicate vices, instead it encourages them, covers them, and nurtures them.
Human understanding is marvellously enlightened by daily conversation with men, for we are, otherwise, compressed and heaped up in ourselves, and have our sight limited to the length of our own noses.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
The clatter of arms drowns the voice of law.
No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Montaigne's axiom: "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which least is known."
Man cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.
I have gathered a garland of other men’s flowers, and nothing is mine but the cord that binds them.
No man is a hero to his own valet.
The only thing certain is nothing is certain.
The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Street Poetry

Turning Corners



I passed by this building yesterday, its in a kind of no mans land between chinatown and the financial district, but, as you can see it's very distinctive and I recalled a conversation I was having the last time I walked past here, about a year and a half ago. I was saying something that didn't come out quite right and I had a funny feeling inside as I was saying this that I was not saying what I was really feeling but thinking that if I just kept talking eventually the right words would come out. They never did that day..