Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rodney Mullen



I don't and wouldn't be able to skate but enjoy hearing what Rodney Mullen has to say. I identify with his views on and approach to his art form. I think there is a lot of parallels to writing culturally and creatively in this video.
His notions on outsiders working within a meritocracy is fundamentally the same as the writing subculture. Personally I appreciate his use of the word 'authenticity' as I've felt for a long while that it is a more appropriate term when critiquing writing nowadays. The word 'original' has long held baggage. I have noticed it can kind of narrow the dialogue in writing circles. It can create less focused discussions with regard to the constant re-churning and exploration of old aesthetic and archetypal style elements which is inevitable in a more than 40-year-old art form.
Of course the application of his understanding of physics I find interesting, having utilized ideas from physics myself.
Anyway, see what you think....

TAME

I'm always stoked to see a photo of my '80's writing partner, Melbourne's Tame One's recent work. His pieces have a feel that only he can do.
Not sure who took this photo, sorry stolen online.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Clouded Thoughts Issue 15

Dvate SDM interviewed me for the upcoming Clouded Thoughts. Out soon in Oz.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mister - New Two


First one in a long time.
With Mister CFH