“All Art Is Religious Art”

[The Rothko Chapel, photo courtesy of Arch Daily] Long before I acquired even the faintest interest in modern art, I was down visiting my dad in Houston, hanging out with a college buddy, Andrew. We were both about twenty at the time. Looking for something to do, Andrew suggested we should go see the Rothko […]

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pics from psfk conference, l.a.

[That’s me in the armchair with the laptop, looking very serious etc.] Thanks to Piers at PSFK for allowing me to speak at yesterday’s PSFK LA conference. I had lots of fun. You can see the pictures here at PSFK.com.

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beef jerky time!

[This is my semi-monthly shameless pimpage of LightsJerky.com, for which I have no stake in, nor do I receive any compensation for it. I just do it “Because I can” etc…] I’m happy to report that The Lights Jerky Company, based in my hometown of Alpine, Texas, has finally gotten their new website up. What […]

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i’ve taken up kung fu again…

[Alpine, Texas. Walking up Hancock Hill earlier this evening. Part of my new training regime etc.] Anthony Arrigo, my old Kung-Fu buddy from my time in New York is in town for a few days. He’s gotten me back on the wagon. Long story. Watch this space etc. P.S. Today was seriously the hardest workout […]

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shameless plug: the lights jerky company

[NOTE: This is my semi-monthly “blogvertisement” for Lights Jerky etc.] I’m happy to report that The Lights Jerky Company, based in my hometown of Alpine, Texas, has finally gotten their new website up. What can I say? It’s the best store-bought jerky I’ve ever had. Locally, it’s really popular. Glenn Short, the owner, sells it in […]

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greetings from alpine, texas

[Everything you need to run a global microbrand. MacBook for emails, blogging, the newsletter and writing books. Tablet PC for drawing cube grenades etc.]

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far west texas

[High Mountain Desert. Route 60, Far West Texas. This is one of the views I have on the drive home from El Paso airport.] The longer I live out here, the harder it is to imagine living somewhere else…

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greetings from far west texas

I took this photo two nights ago. Route 90, looking East, midway between the small towns of Alpine and Marfa. That’s Cathedral Mountain there on the right, which is about 12 miles South of Alpine. If you drive down this stretch of road after dark on a clear night, if you look to the South […]

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sxsw ’10 comes to an end…

I’m still in Austin, drinking a beer at the SXSW Blogger Lounge, as the Interactive bit of the show comes to a close. I’ll be driving home to Alpine tomorrow. To mark the occasion we created nine prints, “The SXSW 2010 Series”. We were showing them at the trade show booth and yeah, they were […]

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london charity auction: “liver good life”

[UPDATE: Laura tells me that a total of £300,000 GBP was raised that evening. Hurrah! She also told me that my print was finally auctioned for £1,300 GBP  (approx $2100 USD), and was the most heavily bid-on piece of the event! Very cool.] Laura, who handles PR, Marketing & Sales for Gapingvoid Gallery, is currently in […]

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