Saturday, December 26, 2015

Craigslist. Ending 2015 with a bang


"fat girl with hairy pussy seeks hook-up"

above is a friend's recent listing (without photo) on craigslist. It had a happy ending. 
Years ago I knew a woman that got fired from Starbucks and until she got rehired, she'd sell her worn panties through craigslist. I would act as the `protection' and sit anonymously at a nearby table while she made the exchange. I made sure the buyer didn't try to follow her home from the cafe she used to make the sale.
 When I was a teenager growing up in Westchester  my parents switched me from public to a small private school that's no longer there. Being a transfer underclassman I had no status with the upper class but somehow, one nite, I hocked up with the quaterback's girlfriend, Bonnie. I remember playing with her on the apartment building lawn with the Tappan Zee bridge lights in the background. Afterwards Bonnie asked if I would be willing to do the same with her girlfriends. Yes I said. For the rest of Bonnie's senior year, I would be told which car to go to and there would be an older girl. And that all happened without craigslist. But that was then...
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015



cant have peace without understanding. give peace a chance in 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Janis and Dylan but not in that order

My Bard college friend Bob Richardson remembers it so it must be real. He remembers me walking up to Bob Dylan's table in a cafe in Woodstock in circa 1965 and sitting down. I can picture the cafe and walking in. I remember Mr. Dylan and I talking about the pursuit of nirvana. He said ti was easy. I said it was hard. I pasted Nirvana today but it was closed.


Last night I went to see Janis at the Loft. I did hear her at the Family Dog in Denver. I had a blind date with her in circa 1970 at a retreat outside Taos, N.M. but she never got there. One night around the same time I was having a drink at a bar I never drank at (in Taos) and the emcee saidthat a young singer would like to sing a song he had written. It was Kris Kristofferson and he sang "Me and Bobby McGee".

I added a bird to my life...a sand crane.



I try and cook as much as I can at home. even if its cold. (I stopped using my fireplace because it doesn't draw well and my asthma kicks up). 


The view from my kitchen out...



what covers the window above my kitchen sink


my master bathroom


the cactus covered by sheets (a lot of)


To the right of my main door


the entrance from inside


remembering a friend, Carlos Batts


That's Carlos in the middle between his wife, Lillian and Ori Small wife of Dave Naz (r) when Ori and Daz lived on Laurel Canyon


they were working on something for a tv doc on Carlos




This cold morning while Gail was at the gym I was able to photo capture her strange boird that pecks at her window (lower left corner)


a circa 1968 photo of Mickey Jines I recently sold


my annual drag photo of Robert Villa, this year, Santa's transgender helper


Kady aka Miley May as Santa's other helper


Lillian aka April Flores as elf


Its been a good year though a bit rough with little money and big kidney stone operation. Plenty to be thankful for.Why not peace instead of hate. Why not meditation instead of bullets. Why not be open to every way of life. Why not embrace understanding.

I have (I bet) the largest collection of photo stills of softcore porn from the 1960's. Here is a photo from the set of "Girls Rough House" 1971.






















Saturday, December 5, 2015

Paik and Me and the passing of my friend Candida Royale


David Sherman of Exploded View gallery is letting me sit with the vids and photos the nexgt day also-December 6th- 1 pm to 5pm

some of the images that I did of Paik from late seventies to late nineties

TV Rodin



tv Buddha and Paik at MOMA one man exhibit


V-yramid (1982). Whitney Museum of American Art    

friends and acquaintances pass. Candida Royale made feminist adult videos. I met her through Veronica Vera and Annie Sprinkle. They were a part of Club Ninety, empowered women in the porn business, that included Gloria Leonard who I didnt know.
I did these portraits using a "roach", an American Indian piece made of quills. Candida died in Mattituck, Long Island where I had a summer rental with my wife and first child only, Leah.






Leah and her mother, Lynka, at the beach in Mattituck