“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”—Marianne Williamson
So I didn’t get the scholarship aaaand I’m kinda really disappointed. I’m actually surprised at how intense this disappointment is; I didn’t think I’d feel this way if I didn’t get it.
For those who don’t know, I applied for a scholarship to go study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England in the fall.
I was excited about getting out of this town, talking to strangers, eating bland food, going out with cute boys & girls with cute accents, confirming my beliefs on British dental hygine, minding the gap, and being “that cool American boy”… I really wanted to be “that cool American boy”.
Now I don’t know what to do with myself, or rather, what will I do myself come the fall. Booooo, I feel empty and boring inside. But I have the sculpture contest coming up, so maybe I can look forward to that.
"Guess what? You remember those prints that were stolen a few weeks ago, the ones commissioned by Richard Weisman to be created by Andy Warhol? There’s gonna be a show of all the Polaroid photos taken by Andy that were used to create the prints! It’s like an exhibition of pencils and paintbrushes. Similar. But because photography, especially in this circumstance, is an artform, these are works of interest in and of themselves. Below you will find the whole collection that will be on display in the show: “Greatness”, Andy Warhol’s Polaroids of Sports Champions.”
So this is pretty cool. What is even cooler is that we actually had the actual paintings that Richard Weisman commissioned to be created by Andy Warhol AT OUR COLLLEGE. They were big, beautiful, and very impressive works. It was perfect for the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, each had great presence, and if you’ve never been around an artwork that has presence, well… you should get right on it.
Did any of my friends come see it? No. Even after I told them this was a once in a lifetime thing? Noooo.
Nice, rainy day song. From his new CD, Animal Boy.
Matt came on our show a few months ago (w/ Scrappy Jud Newcomb) & performed the title track — it was wonderful & you can listen to it here if you like. The cool thing about that particular morning — the young lady singing backup was late & didn’t arrive until near the middle of the song. I hustled her into the studio & put her in front of a microphone & since no one else except Matt, Scrappy or I knew who she was, everyone else thought that just some random chick had come into the studio & was managing to harmonize perfectly. Okay, so maybe you had to be there. But listen carefully & you’ll notice that it’s just Scrappy singing harmony in the first chorus — the lovely lady voice chimes in during the 2nd chorus.