the DHG, derek hess gallery opening is fast approaching, it’s this friday 5 to 9pm. the gallery is located at 1300 west 78th street, cleveland ohio, so map that and come on down. the building we’re in has a third friday event the same night and that is an art experience that should be experienced. the building is huge and full of galleries, it’s a massive one stop art walk. two doors, one on our side and around the parking lot is the entrance to a ton more.

here’s a picture of one of our finished walls, art is yet to be hung, obviously.

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i got a virus, a computer virus thank you, i didn’t think a mac could get one. it’s my safari that’s infected and looks like today will be spent trying to get cured. i just happened to be glancing at an R rated page when this pop up popped up and grabbed a hold of my computer. what a drag. i feel for you PC people now and how you all get the virus’s easier than us mac folks. for now on i’m only gonna glance at PG-13 pages.

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as mentioned on the august 11th update, i’ll be john callahan’s guest tonight on his radio show over at 89.3 fm from 7 to 9pm east coast time. i’m told the format is rock, which covers many things and can be subjective…one thing is for sure, the cd’s i bring will rock, so get your rock on and check us out on line HERE for the live stream when we’re live….i’m feeling like, and if john will permit, feeling like playing some starz and some starfighters and some ufo…rock!

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so i’ve been having a hard time sleeping as of late. really hard for some unknown reason, so last night i decide to dose myself to sleep. i start by taking my seroquel which i am prescribed for bipolar. i take that every night so it wasn’t going to do the trick by itself. so i also take an over the counter sleeping pill and a benadryl, that should do it…and it did. until around two in the morning when rommel awakens me from a sound drug induced sleep. he’s barking and carrying on like he needs to go out and do number two, which is the usual case if he wakes me…..it’s urgent. i pull myself off the couch and stumble to the back door to let him out. i flip on the light and take a look, nothing going on so out he goes. my back yard is fenced in, and the back boarders a larger field which connects with the metro parks. normally at night if he was going out i’d stand there and watch him till he was done, i hear tell of coyotes and actually heard tell of them myself one night when i first moved in, but that was a while ago and i needed to lay back down, he could just bark and let me know when he wants back in…so i swiftly fall back to sleep on the couch. an unknown amount of time passes till i’m awakened again to the barking of rommel, this time he wasn’t barking alone, i pull myself up and realizes he’s barking at a pack of howling coyotes. i stumble to the door and see him barking all the way in the back at the fence line. i yell at rommel, but he was focused. i run out back.  just past the fence is pitch black, it’s like the fence is a line where light won’t pass, like in a bad horror film. we can’t see them, but they can see us, and they’re loud. now i’m right up close, those things were howling like demons, unimpressed that i came back there to save my dog…they couldn’t have been more that 100 feet from us… i snatch him up and we get back in the house toot sweet….i go back to sleep…moral of the story…don’t do sleeping pills and expect your dog not to be eaten by coyotes.

tonight on cnn, tom hanks series on the 1970’s continues with the music of the seventies covered tonight. my favorite decade of music

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me and marty will be on idea stream today at 2pm and 10pm east coast time. idea stream is WCPN 90.3 PBS radio
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so click on that link and give us a listen, it’s better than reading this blog.

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i’m gonna be john callahan’s guest on his radio show “friday night rock rotation” this friday 7-9pm on wcsb 89.3fm…you can stream it if you’re so inclined…format is rock…speaking of rock, i’ve always liked this song, and i’ve always loved this band.

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i was watching the today show the other morning, as i do most mornings and they had a country guy playing for a street full of country people….his name was keith urban and it was my first exposure to his musical wizardry. now, i thought it was country music, not urban, not even keith suburban, country. yes most big country stars incorporate rock lead guitar in their music these days, this does not make them urban….so his subject matter consists of the standard chevy trucks (i wonder if chevorlet is doing product placement with these guys), a religious reference song, and cowboy boots. it got me thinking, that’s about the extent of country music’s content, like rap with their bitch’s and their hoes….whatever happened to a good satan song, we need the devil back in rock. in the day, we had venom, hell hammer, exodus, slayer, celtic frost, etc, not urban cowboys. come on rock, get evil again, we need you.

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book ban-d

if books were bands, dr. seuss’s “what pet should i get” would be a stadium headliner, (see the july 29th update). my book would be so blessed to open up for it called “black, white, and red all over”. and this opener of a book, which would headline smaller venues, will be part of my gallery, DHG, grand opening as a book signing august 21st. DHG is in the w 78th street studio’s building, east door, second floor, cleveland. there will be another book signing along with a small art show in columbus at rivet on september 5th, day after my birthday so bring yellow cake with chocolate frosting, that’s all i want.

here’s the promo youtube

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forced perspective has been selected to another film festival, the kingston film festival in new york…info HERE

 

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that’s where the big ones are

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so i went fishing last night as promised and in my previous up date i put out a request on lucky shirt suggestions….i got not one email…so, the hell with it, i went with the power and the glory, “saxon”, and saxon came through for me good. i pulled in 21, mostly channel catfish and blue catfish, all but two actually…and all big, no babies… a few grandpas as seen in pictures. now for my liberal friends fret not, i catch and release so they all got back in the water and on there way…big shout to my boy kevin who took me to the sweet spot in sandusky ohio.

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