Canadian Neighborhood

October 13, 2014

Men

October 13, 2014

Men

I Believe It

September 24, 2014

I Believe

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Fine Frontiers

August 7, 2014

Building

Little Gobbets

July 22, 2014

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Masthead Contender

June 25, 2014

Sounds Like a Tin Can Up Here

May 14, 2014

Missing Foundation

April 6, 2014

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 Missing Foundation – Demise

From a blog post that Sam McPheeters wrote about them:

Anyone living in the bottom quarter of Manhattan in the late 1980′s or early 1990′s is probably familiar with an eerie bit of graffiti that, for a few years, seemed to earmark every building on the lower east side. This Pynchonesque insignia – an inverted martini over a three pronged tally – often accompanied equally cryptic slogans: “Your House Is Mine”, “1988 = 1933″, “The Party’s Over”. In both design and placement, the logo seemed less like the cartoony tags of graffiti gangs than the cryptic markings utilities crews leave each other. These markings meant something.

Having moved to New York in mid 1987, it took me an embarrassing six months to learn that the symbol actually was an upside down cocktail glass, its author the industrial band Missing Foundation. MF claimed the logo as a tool of uglification (“property devaluation”), in a campaign to halt the high downtown rents creeping out towards both rivers. It’s unknown if the tagging ever hindered a single real estate deal; would a true or even prospective New Yorker balk at a spot of spray paint? But as guerilla marketing, it was magic ,the kind emulated by thousands of corporate “street teams” in the years since. For two or three years, Missing Foundation was the scariest band in the city. Their early shows occurred in vacant lots, powered by generators and abandoned, Viet Cong style, at the first whiff of police. In January 1988 the band trashed CBGB, setting fire to its stage and destroying some or most of its sound system. Actual damage, in dollar amounts, has been lost to rumor. As dealers of confusion, Missing Foundation were hard to beat.

Adios Hermanos

March 22, 2014

napcats INXS

 

Long Tall Sally

February 9, 2014

Little Richard

This blooming search engine

January 29, 2014
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A Moon among flowers.

Search results for “Pictures of Lily

 

Maps

January 24, 2014

Check Please

January 11, 2014

Splash5reversed

Un Canadien Errant

December 27, 2013

 

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§44 – The key to modern life

November 20, 2013

 

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For the mayor mr rob ford

November 3, 2013

politix

Bado Kidogo

October 4, 2013

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Archimedes Badkar & Afro 70

Swedish prog band made an album with Afro 70.

“Bado Kidogo” translates as “Not Yet.”

Which is the most beautiful?

September 28, 2013

Catcard

My local post office/stationery store clerk is interested to know! We looked at it in silence together for at least 10 seconds before making our choice (best choices are upper lefts corners cats)

Abba might be “glam rock”, but they weren’t.

August 11, 2013

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Livingstone

 

Stevie Wonder: Working

August 6, 2013

SW2


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