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Hope Outdoor Gallery was uploaded to Flickr

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Austin, TX

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) is a three-story educational art project located at 11th & Baylor Streets in Austin – one of the largest outdoor galleries in the USA. This project was developed to provide muralists, graffiti artists and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive and educational messaging. In addition, the project activates and beautifies a dynamic yet underutilized space with a great view of Austin! The project was officially launched by the HOPE Campaign in March 2011 with the support of Shepard Fairey and Obey Giant Art.
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I took Hope Outdoor Gallery on January 18, 2016 at 07:07AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 01, 2016 at 09:40AM

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February 1st, 2016 at 9:52 am

I Want To Believe was uploaded to Flickr

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X-Files fan, Hope Gallery, Austin.

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I took I Want To Believe on January 18, 2016 at 07:17AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 26, 2016 at 04:54PM

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January 26th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Andrew and Phil in the Neon Light was uploaded to Flickr

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Lockhart, TX

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I took Andrew and Phil in the Neon Light on January 16, 2016 at 02:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 25, 2016 at 10:54AM

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January 25th, 2016 at 10:59 am

Setting Up “Honoria Starbuck, Flaneuse” (copper blue) was uploaded to Flickr

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Spellerberg Projects, Lockhart, TX

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I took Setting Up “Honoria Starbuck, Flaneuse” (copper blue) on January 16, 2016 at 10:46AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 21, 2016 at 09:07AM

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January 21st, 2016 at 10:20 am

Metaphorical Zygote was uploaded to Flickr

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Solitary paddler, Lake Austin, aka Lady Bird Lake, aka Colorado River

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I took Metaphorical Zygote on October 29, 2012 at 04:59PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 05, 2015 at 06:12PM

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October 5th, 2015 at 11:19 am

Untitled Abstraction, Austin Visit, and So On

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Untitled Abstraction
Untitled Abstraction

I went to Austin last weekend for the occasion of my mom’s retirement party from Seton – she had worked there 30 years, give or take. She didn’t know I was going to show up, the look on her face when I walked into the conference room was wondrous. The rest of the weekend was mostly filled with eating good food and drinking just enough wine, coffee and other beverages at various locations around town, including my cousin’s S.P. building in Lockhart. There was a birthday celebration at Barton Springs, I hadn’t been there in many, many years. A good time was had, I really should visit more frequently.

My folks are on a declutter kick, trying to keep only things that are important, space permitting. The top image above (Untitled Abstraction) was hanging on the guest bedroom wall, and so I claimed it. Allegedly, I drew this cubist-inspired image when I was seven or eight years old. I don’t actually remember  doing so, especially since I’ve never been much of a sketch artist or painter, but I trust the drawing as being something I created, despite a lack of a letter of authenticity extant. Now it hangs in my house. [Edit] Doh! False information, my brother actually is the artists! Ha.

The Shadow Investigates Barton Springs
The Shadow Investigates Barton Springs

Torchy's Future Location on South Congress
Torchy’s Future Location on South Congress, former home of Dan’s Hamburgers, then Fran’s Hamburgers

The Next Whole Earth Catalog

The Next Whole Earth Catalog

Never Handle Grounded Bats
Never Handle Grounded Bats

Zoey at Kreuz Market Texas BBQ
Zoey at Kreuz Market Texas BBQ

No Sauce. No Fork. Kreuz Market #bbq #Lockhart
No Sauce. No Fork. Kreuz Market, Lockhart

Slicing Brisket - Kreuz Market - Lockhart
Slicing Brisket – Kreuz Market – Lockhart

Variations On An Unstated Theme
Variations On An Unstated Theme

Under the Interstate
Under the Interstate

Yurtistan Panorama
Yurtistan Panorama

Topo Chico
Topo Chico

Semi wild Italian Arugula in Lower Yurtistan
Semi wild Italian Arugula in Lower Yurtistan

letter jacket
letter jacket – Travis High School Academic Achievement Letter Jacket including a now-defunct mascot.

Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)
Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)

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August 28th, 2015 at 10:15 am

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Variations On An Unstated Theme was uploaded to Flickr

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Lady Bird Lake aka Town Lake aka Colorado River

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I took Variations On An Unstated Theme on August 22, 2015 at 09:21AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 26, 2015 at 03:40PM

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August 26th, 2015 at 10:17 am

How ‘Rock Star’ Became a Business Buzzword – The New York Times

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Boschsevendeadlysins
Earlier today…

Years ago, in the early ’90s, I took a copywriting class at a large Chicago ad agency, and the teacher told us a story about how, a few years earlier, he tried to persuade the indie band Timbuk3 to allow his client ­— I think it was Procter & Gamble — to use its song ‘‘Hairstyles and Attitudes’’ in a commercial, but the musicians refused. I was struck by his contempt for their decision, and how fresh his anger seemed. He kept sputtering the reason they gave for turning down his agency’s offer — ‘‘They didn’t want to sell out!’’ — as if it constituted not just an unthinkable betrayal but also a reprehensible moral lapse. He seemed to expect us to mirror his indignation, but we just sat there, feeling uncomfortable.

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August 16th, 2015 at 9:32 am

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Random Friday – Desperados Waiting For A Train Edition

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A slightly different way to play the random music on a Friday game, I started with a song I wanted to hear, and used the Create Genius Playlist on my iPhone to generate a list. 

I’ve talked about my deep love for Guy Clark’s version of Desperados Waiting on A Train previously, instead of repeating that, I’ll just add that these songs do fit well together. Vocals and literate lyrics front and center, lots of stringed acoustic instruments, guitar, fiddle sometimes, lots of empty space. If I had been older instead of younger, I’d probably have seen all of these acts multiple times when I lived in Austin, as it is, I don’t remember ever seeing any of these acts live (maybe Joe Ely, but my memory is fuzzy). I really wish I had seen Townes Van Zandt at least once, his music can bring a tear to my eye.

  1. Clark, GuyDesperados Waiting For A Train
    Old No. 1
  2. Steve EarleMercenary Song
    Train A Comin’
  3. Townes Van ZandtPancho And Lefty
    Rear View Mirror
  4. Jerry Jeff WalkerPissin’ In The Wind
    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Jerry Jeff Walker
  5. Slaid CleavesBroke Down
    Broke Down
  6. Ray Wylie HubbardConversation With The Devil
    107.1 KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 7 (disc 2)
  7. Ely, JoeMe And Billy The Kid
    Live At Liberty Lunch
  8. Earle, SteveThe Mountain
    Just an American Boy
  9. Townes Van ZandtTecumseh Valley
    Live and Obscure
  10. Jerry Jeff WalkerDesperados Waiting For The Train
    Viva Terlingua
  11. Mary GauthierI Drink
    Bob Dylan – Theme Time 3 Drink
  12. Earle, StevePoncho And Lefty
    Townes

Written by Seth Anderson

March 21st, 2015 at 9:37 am

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The Breakfast Club 30 years later

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"You load up. You party"

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I graduated from high school in 1986, so the Breakfast Club will always have a certain resonance for me. Coincidentally, I watched the film a few months ago (for the first time since seeing it in a theater in Austin) – verdict, good film, not great, but watchable.

Make it a double feature with Slacker (filled with people I knew or at least recognized from Austin’s streets), and you have a decent biosketch of a lot of people my age.

Hanging over the film is a dread that no matter how cool or rebellious or thoughtful you may be, we all become our parents. Well, sounds good: Socioeconomically speaking, this generation (according to too many studies to mention) will be the first in 60 years to have smaller incomes, greater student-loan debt and higher unemployment than the previous generation. Said Daniel Siegel, the esteemed clinical psychiatrist and author of “The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are”: “The upside may be an increased quality of life than generations before this one. Science supports that if you don’t reflect on what happened to you as a child, it is highly probable you will re-enact the behaviors of your parents. Under stress, those qualities really come out. Culture may change, but that fundamental reality hasn’t. But it could be this generation is more reflective. The more mindful you are, the more you release yourself from matters of the past, and I think that mindfulness is being encouraged more than back in 1985.”

The critical assessment

“The Breakfast Club” made $51 million on a modest budget of $1 million. Chicago reviews were generous: Roger Ebert (“a surprisingly good ear”) and Gene Siskel (“thoroughly serious”) raised their thumbs. Elsewhere, notice was mixed. Kirk Honeycutt, then film critic for the Los Angeles Daily News (and later the Hollywood Reporter), remembers: “I thought the movie was a little pat, a little too eager to blame parents, then go home.” These days, it’s seen as Hughes’ defining work, an ’80s touchstone with a Rotten Tomatoes approval (consisting of mostly blog reviews) of 91 percent. It is in a way a reminder that nostalgia and reassessment take an outsize role in deciding what becomes a classic. Honeycutt, for instance, has a new book: “John Hughes: A Life in Film.” He told me: “A lot of critics didn’t treat (Hughes) fairly. I think we were too worried about, say, Woody Allen. These kid problems looked overblown. We missed the relevance. Hughes was making a point about how it felt to be a teen, and we missed it with “Breakfast Club.” I failed it too. But then, a good film — you see something new each time. And 30 years later, I’ve changed my mind.”

(click here to continue reading The Breakfast Club 30 years later, how culture has changed – Chicago Tribune.)

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February 18th, 2015 at 10:03 am

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A Mere Hint of Evidence was uploaded to Flickr

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Lower Yurtistan

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I took A Mere Hint of Evidence on July 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 04, 2014 at 12:37AM

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August 3rd, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Blow Your Own Horn Sometimes was uploaded to Flickr

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Lower Yurtistan

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I took Blow Your Own Horn Sometimes on July 21, 2014 at 11:58AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 04, 2014 at 12:19AM

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August 3rd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Fanoenix by Debbie Mullins was uploaded to Flickr

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A bit of “found” art, rescued from beneath the ground.

Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Libatique 73
Film: Kodot XGrizzled
Flash: Off

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I took Fanoenix by Debbie Mullins on March 15, 2013 at 12:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 15, 2013 at 05:10PM

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March 16th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Sursum Vestri Culus – a rough sketch of the flag for Upper Yurtistan

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Sursum Vestri Culus – a rough sketch of the flag for Upper Yurtistan

The flag colors:

Upper Yurtistan

courtesy of the Minister of Color and Rhetoric

and the treaty establishing its boundaries:

Treaty of The Expansion of Upper Yurtistan

Treaty of The Expansion of Upper Yurtistan
Honoria with Her Adobe Bag
Honoria, Minister of Color and Rhetoric
Minister of Design and The Future, Blue
Minister of Design and The Future, Blue

Yurtistan Yellow
Yurtistan Yellow

Upper Yurtistan
Upper Yurtistan

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Update, added the whole SMS discussion of the proper phrase. You know, for posterity.

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February 21st, 2014 at 11:47 am

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Photo Republished at AT&T offers gigabit Internet discount in exchange for your Web history | Ars Technica

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Eyeing John Marshall Law School

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AT&T is watching you browse. AT&T’s “GigaPower” all-fiber network has launched in parts of Austin, Texas, with a price of $70 per month for download speeds of 300Mbps (which will be upgraded to a gigabit at no extra cost in 2014). The $70 price is only available if you agree to see targeted ads from AT&T and its partners, however. Interestingly, AT&T labels the Internet service with targeted ads as its “premier” service while calling the service without targeted ads “standard.”

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December 11th, 2013 at 1:35 pm