Jan 30, 2008
As most of you may have noticed I have been making a lot of headers for my blog. It is a lot of work but I am addicted to doing it. Some are much better than others. I figure the more I do, the better chance I have of accidentally doing some great ones. My headers are always long and thin, that's pretty much the only size they can be. There should be some new ones when I get some free time. It's a cool little obsession. One I did by taking photos of the metal letters on cars. I pieced each together to make my name in all metal letters. I'm constantly searching for new ways to do it.
The past few years have been tough following The New York Mets. Last year especially. The year before they were one game away from going to the world series and sweeping. My friend Keith Haluska and I were at all the playoff games. It was a brutal ending. But suddenly there is a bit of sunshine in our miserable lives. The best pitcher in the game is coming to play on our team. Think about that a second. The best. We should no longer suck. Next year we will play in a brand new stadium. Life can only get better for us. I'm looking forward to springtime when pitchers and catchers report for duty. I will be paying close attention. Yun and I leave for Morocco tomorrow, so I won't post until I get back which will be 18th.
Jan 29, 2008
I'm very disappointed in Bill Clinton. He looks like a jackass beating up on Obama. He's been looking a lot less presidential with tarnish all over him. Barack has been uplifting the nation and bringing people together, showing us that maybe someone new can lead the country. So many independents and even Republicans have flocked to his calling. Look at the vast amount of people who have never been interested in politics before come out of the woodwork. It's been extremely inspirational. That is until Bill Clinton, who I used to like by the way, has tried to squash the idea of hope and togetherness in Barack's campaign. Why do the Clinton's keep trashing every state they lose? If she wins the nomination she still has to go back to those state's in the general election. Bill's lightbulb nose keeps illuminating with venom and spittle continues shooting from his mouth. My chances keep increasing that I may have to go green party if Hillary wins. Where is Ross Perot when you need him?
The bad thing about Super Bowl Sunday is that it means the end to football season. The good thing is that winter will soon be over. My predictions have been totally wrong all throughout the playoffs. I hate the Patriots so I will predict that they are going to win. Hopefully this will jinx them.
Jan 28, 2008
I am obsessed with the story of Jerome Kerviel, the French trader who lost over seven billion dollars while secretly making crazy trades in his company. Now whenever I do something dumb at work, which is every other day, I just think about good old Jerome. No one can ever have more explaining to do to their boss than this guy. I do give him credit for having balls. You would have figured this guy would have cut his losses at a few hundred thousand and called it quits. Not our Jerome, all or nothing. The most gambling I've done lately is buy a few super bowl boxes in our agency pool. At most I can lose eighty bucks. Jerome is most likely out of a job and coincidentally I'm in need of a money manager. Could be a match made in heaven.
Jan 27, 2008
I really likey television. I likey it a lot. I watch Anthony Bourdain. He rules. Next week is the super bowl. Hopefully it will be good. I also dig Frontline, 60 minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. On Sunday morning I watch all the political talkshows. I can't get enough of Democrats and Republicans yelling at each other. I must be the only person who admits to loving reality shows. It's better for me if there are celebrities in them, you know the shows. I like competitions too. Amazing race, top chef and of course, Project Runway. I likey tv.
Yun and I are going to Morocco in February so I should have some good drawings coming in March. Can't wait.
Jan 25, 2008
I was looking at my flickr account the other day and noticed I have posted 540 images to date. The cool thing was I have 22,222 views. It's like waiting for the odometer to change on your car. People love when it's all the same numbers in a row, just like playing the slot machines in Vegas. Anyway it seemed like a milestone of sorts.
Jan 22, 2008
My good friend Danny Gregory drew some great portraits of me. They look more like me than I do in real life. Ever since I moved to Brooklyn it's been harder for us to hang out. I can't wait until the weather gets a bit warmer so we can go drawing on the streets again. I'm getting too old to draw on the street in sub-zero weather.
Jan 20, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
Man was I wrong about the Giants. They actually won. I dislike the Cowboys so much that even I was rooting for the Giants. The Packers are fun to watch, especially at Lambeau field. The snow was amazing to look at on Saturday during the game. I was correct to call Tony Romo, Miss Romo. She was terrible. Anything can happen this Sunday. This time I will be rooting for the Packers. Hopefully whoever wins will be able to upset the seemingly invincible Pats.
Clowns are scary. My niece Lizzie had a clown at her sixth birthday party. The clown was very entertaining and all but she took it a bit too serious for my taste. I'm sure she is a postal worker by day. Postal workers always bring guns to work and shoot each other up. Imagine a wacked out postal worker who dresses as a clown on weekends. Wait, I think that was John Wayne Gacy. I had nothing to do so I came up with a scary clown drawing. It must have come from the dark side of my brain. Check out this book by Diane Keaton.
Jan 10, 2008
Every once in a while someone from the past finds my website. Old schoolmates, cousins and co-workers. Recently my first boss from a million years ago stumbled across my website. He e-mailed a drawing I had done of his son. Long before computers and answering machines. I had a lot of free time on my hands in those days because I was super fast at my job. It was funny to see how my style has evolved. Not a bad drawing though. It does look just like him.
I bought a new drawing book. It's very small. I stick it in my coat pocket and take it with me wherever I go. Faces are the only thing I draw in it. Waiting in the doctor's office or riding on the subway, I pop it out and grab a quick drawing. So from time to time I will share a few of these with everyone in Tommy Kane fan club land.
Jan 7, 2008
I know what it's like to lose, to be a perpetual loser in fact. I am a Buffalo Bills fan. Need I say more? I love the Mets and look where that's gotten me. I do love the playoffs though because there will be many people joining me in the misery pool. Yes The Giants had their fun little week and all but deep down they know what is coming. Failure. It's what we love and hate about sports. Look how many centuries Boston had to suffer. Now they dominate every sport. Enjoy it while you can because we all know it takes very little for momentum to shift. Suddenly you will be losing for a century once again. Just look at Hillary, she knows all about sports.
Jan 4, 2008
Paul Newman, I ah mean Ron Paul, is one handsome candidate. In fact he’s by far the best looking individual vying for the top job. Rudy, Hillary, Richardson, Huck. Need I say more? This guy with his rugged Clint Eastwood good looks is a cross between Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Maybe he’s their son. How does he find the time to campaign with all the broads that must be throwing themselves at him? I know I couldn’t do it. I actually think Mister Paul is putting unflattering photos of himself on his website just so women won’t bother him as much. Maybe he should put out a cologne. The people of America seem to be obsessed with good looking people. People magazine named Matt Damon, sexiest man alive this year. Someone surely got canned over that blunder. Our overly visual electorate is looking to cast another Ron Reagan type. Well look no further. Hell, his name is Ron too. He seems well on his way to the White House but if by some fluke he should lose, which probably won’t happen, he could always get a job modeling swim trunks.
I art directed a lot of music videos for MTV back in the day. This is the very first one I ever did and probably the best. I got to drink tequila with Bill Murray. I ended up doing a few more videos for David Johansen after the success of this one. Dave and I used to hang out all the time. He's the greatest.