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Be the Change: No More Partisan Politics or Impotent Outrage

I am going to try to be the change I want to see in the world. I am not going to unfriend anyone for their partisan politics. I am not going to blame any of my friends for macro world events beyond any of our control. I aim to avoid engaging in partisan political discourse between now and November 1, 2016. I aim to avoid engaging in discussion of local outrages in faraway places I can't impact. To my American friends, whoever you are voting for or if you are sitting out this election, our relationship was never based on politics and it is not going to start being now. I am available, either online or in person, to discuss literature, art, music, fashion, technology, food, business, and related topics. I am going to try to be the change I want to see in the world.

Easter Egg Castle Fully Re-Opens to Public Today by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Easter Egg Castle Fully Re-Opens to Public Today

The Kelburn Castle and Estate fully opens to the public on Easter and maintains regular hours from Easter until November second. Although Kelburn Castle has many historical and architectural features of interest, the aspect people tend to find most notable is the graffiti-covered portion.
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Pretty Pics of my Surroundings

#comics #comicbooks #art #westhollywood #losangeles

Pretty Pics of my Surroundings

How big would a fruity rum cocktail have to be in order to contain one of these skeleton drink umbrella boats? #drink #umbrella #cocktail #boat #art

Pretty Pics of my Surroundings

Pablo Delgado show opening at Howard Griffin Gallery this week looks intriguing #art #gallery #howardgriffin #pablodelgado #losangeles

A Skull A Day by Amelia G on Blue Blood

A Skull A Day

I wish I’d come across the Skull-A-Day Kickstarter project sooner. Today is your last chance to pledge to the Kickstarter. I love the concept, passion, and commitment behind this. And, of course, that the artist decided to share his creations with the world.
Creative Noah Scalin made the...( Read more )

June Show at La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery by Amelia G on Blue Blood

June Show at La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery

After a surreal day of attending first the Bay Pay Forum on the future of banking and digital currencies, following by a private Wells Fargo event at the Beverly Wilshire, I felt like I could finally exhale and relax when Forrest Black and I arrived at the gallery opening for the art showing at...( Read more )

California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G by Amelia G on Blue Blood

California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G

You all probably recall that Forrest Black and I have been working on a photography art book of our portraits of the California Deathrock scene of the last 15+ years. I just wanted to let you all know that the book is about to come out! We shot the gorgeous and very unique Malice McMunn for the...( Read more )

If a two-tailed dog promised you free beer and eternal life . . .

If a two-tailed dog promised you free beer and eternal life . . .


by Amelia G : September 3rd, 2010

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The Two-Tailed Dog Party in Hungary is making some mighty attractive election promises:

Eternal life!
Free beer!
Tax cuts!
Money without work!
There’s a 93 percent chance we won’t steal.
You will be happy!
We will promise anything.


In terms of country infrastructure, the Two-Tailed Dog Party favors flooding the roads with beer on holidays, building a spaceport, erecting snow mountains for skiers on flat plains, roller coasters arching over major cities, and existential express buses to nowhere which don’t make any stops. Also more techno music in parliament and free Burn energy drinks.

No word on whether Burn is an official sponsor of the political guerrilla street art the TTDP is doing, but they should certainly consider it. I don’t think we get Burn in the US. Any European readers want to share what it is like?

It might not be fun to be living Hungarian politics. Gergely Kovacs, chairman of the Two-Tailed Dog Party, says, “We just elect these people to represent the gangsters and the rich. This kind of democracy is ridiculous.” I’m just really impressed by such an entertaining and viral way of getting a political message . . .

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Easter Egg Castle Fully Re-Opens to Public Today

Easter Egg Castle Fully Re-Opens to Public Today

by Amelia G : April 12th, 2009 graffiti castle kelburnThe Kelburn Castle and Estate fully opens to the public on Easter and maintains regular hours from Easter until November second. Although Kelburn Castle has many historical and architectural features of interest, the aspect people tend to find most notable is the graffiti-covered portion. A couple of years ago, it was determined that parts of the concrete rendering were probably going to need to be replaced in the relatively near future. Concrete rendering or plastering is the surface placed on the outside of stone or brick walls for a combination of weatherproofing and texture. In this case the harling or pebbledash was applied to the walls primarily because soft sandstone requires careful weatherproofing to last. David and Alice Boyle, the children of the tenth and current Earl of Glasgow, thought it might be fun to use upcoming renovations as an opportunity to have famous graffiti artists paint a portion of the castle. So the family commissioned a team of Brazilian painters called Nina and Nunca and the duo Os Gemeos or, translated from Portuguese, The Twins, who are known for their yellow figures and ability to garner establishment regard for what some might view as vandalism. This team of four graffiti artists were invited to do their thang on a castle wall legally, instead of guerrilla style. MTV competition-winning audiovisual artist and music festival scenester luminary Elliot Thomson of Preamptive and the multi-pronged . . . ( Read more )

This is sexy.

Just about every major video company has pitched me to make video for them. They just do not understand that this is what I think is sexy: Blue Blood
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(Image Courtesy of Blue Blood) The first company to give me creative freedom and a budget and creative goals like this and I'll be pleased to make something hot for them. More reasonably SFW or at any rate non-nude Tudors pics on Blue Blood

Blow Art – Serena Toxicat Interview

Blow Art - Serena Toxicat Interview

by Amelia G : April 4th, 2009 serena toxicat blowBlue Blood hottie Serena Toxicat recently mentioned that she would be showing thirty of her art pieces at the Blow Gallery in Berkely, California. If you are in that neck of the woods, you can stop by 2112 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 for an evening of hotties like Serena Toxicat, art, and possibly some free booze. Most gallery shows have free booze. I try not to examine why too closely. Here you can examine the conversation Serena Toxicat and I just had about art. Amelia G: What first got you into creating? Were you always creative? Serena Toxicat: Apparently as a 5 year-old my painting looked like pointillism. My 1st grade art teacher raved about the stuff. After my dad saw how much I liked to color and paint, his best friend bought me a set of acrylics and I never looked back, except to kick my own ass to make more. I do so many things in the world of art and performance that my productivity in any one area tends to ebb and flow. Amelia G: What are your favorite media to create in and how to you feel writing vs. visual arts compare for expressing yourself? Serena Toxicat: I love acrylic and just developed a system whereby I draw in marker over an acrylic base. I also like making sculpture with found objects and occasionally indulge in photography. I made . . . ( Read more )
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