Salad Lunch

Concerts, Jackets and “Authority Content”

I have been reading an interesting book called Authority Content by David Jenyns.

Salad Lunch
Salad Lunch

Sunday, October 30, 2016

It talks about creating workshops at which I can record content which I can then disseminate online and create a reputation as an “expert.”  But at what am I an expert?If I can figure that out in an artistic way then it’s time to start!

This makes me think of how important it is to really make use of my studio; which, of course, I’m working hard  to do. I’m very focused on finishing editing and polishing my “Casual Cruelties ” series so I can focus on other things. Perhaps, in a way, I will expand the circles. My first semester was a warm-up and an exorcism of my feelings about  race. The circle needs to continue to expand out into the world, as time goes on.  I know one thing: They’re gonna have to keep me from doing something for open studios because that would be stupid not to do something. I also need to get an image and make a shitload of postcards for that event. Get your shit done, Tim!

Steely Dan at the Beacon Theater
Steely Dan at the Beacon Theater

The Steely Dan concert, last night, was fantastic. I arrived in time for the opening act, a group that I would later notice also included one of the guitarists for Steely Dan in the following set. I bought my ticket only the night beforehand, so I had limited choices and opted for a front row seat that was expensive. The band played all the songs from Countdown To Ecstasy, the featured album, along with selected hits and album cuts. I loved every song they played, and it was more than fantastic to hear the full-length.

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan
Donald Fagen of Steely Dan

I enjoyed the concert but must admit that I’m not always thrilled with older music venues. It’s very difficult to dance at these locations. I ended up bobbing up and down in my seat all night, simply to avoid blocking the view of the people behind me. How dull can people be? Stand up and enjoy yourselves!

I also had an unpleasant shopping experience, on Sunday. Earlier this year, I found what I call the “perfect black leather jacket.” I looked long and hard for it and even made a buying mistake along the way. I wanted a jacket that was “cool” looking, but that did not have as many zippers as the standard motorcycle jacket. I also noted that EVERYONE is wearing a black motorcycle jacket these days. So I wanted the feel without the look — exactly. In any case, I found my perfect black leather jacket at H&M this summer. Sizing, price, the way it fell straight down in the back: everything was perfect. The Only thing I need, as frivolous as it sounds, is “the perfect BROWN leather jacket.” This story to be continued.

THINGS FOR WHICH I AM GRATEFUL
I live in a rich, First World country (with all that entails).
I am relatively economically comfortable within this society
I am a relatively free human being
I am a healthy human being

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