Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Writing on the Wall

A few new places to check out.

Wooster Collective

Art Crimes


TXMX: Berlin

Previously mentioned on Nosmot blog


Ich habe Roboterstimmen in meinem Kopf.

Hey Justin. I don't Know if you saw this but if it was good enough for Ralf & Florian it would be good enough for me.
These are some of the most awesome pictures of primative technology. I think I got a little bit of a woody.
Oh, oh...I think I jsut squirted a little bit. I am going to go take a shower now.

Anyway get your bid in on this transistorized vocoder, the same one those boys in Kraftwerk used on the Ralf & Florian album.
Look just above Florian's arms on the album cover for the Vocoder.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries

-A.A. Milne

Newest Nerd at Williams And Russell. A couple of blocks from John's apartment. He told me about it weeks ago and I finally got over there with the camera to snap it. On the opposite side of the box is a cloud and lightning bolt in white. You may have seen them around town. They are all over. Thanks John.

The hairy square around the corner from Holocene. Another instance of graffiti artist using a previously overpainted piece. I love the swirly eye and the 23.

Another Ameoba thingy painted on the side of a garage on N. Mississippi avenue. I had seen this one before the Mr. Banana cover-up on the van on SE Belmont. I hope to find more like this one.

Wow. I love this ant stencil on a Portland Mercury box in the parking lot of the New Seasons super market on N. Interstate Av. Lucky me to be stuck at the red light on this corner or I would never had seen it.

Lastly, the sadly painted over simple silver on white Nerd on the side of a building across from the Kaiser-Permanenty on N Interstate Av. I saw it a few weeks ago on the way to a pool match but didn't have the camera. I bid my fond adieu. Hopefully I don't miss the next. Sorry

At least now I know what they look like painted over.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

“I know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis.”

Doing anything to keep cool today.

What could be cooler than photoshopping Miles Davis Trading Cards and listening to Miles Davis?

I know, I can't think of anything either!

Check it out !

More Links. Tutu, Mr. Patorius, Time After Time, Penetration, Splatch, My Funny Valentine.

On second thought kinda makes me hot.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

To All My Friends

I have now made it so you all can post 'til sated without having to register at this here blogspot thingy. I guess we all aren't powered by blogger.

Portlands true Failing Pedestrian Bridge

"Nosmot you are crazy. There is NO way I am going up on that thing!"

JT took me to the pedestrian overpass today. I was amazed when we approached it. This thing looks like it could fall over if the wind blew too hard.

There I am, a couple steps from the top reflecting on why I am climbing this thing.

Immediatly to the north of the bridge. Wisconsin comes through in a big way baby.

Cresting the top stair looking along the surfice at foot level. For the most part the grafitti sucks with a few gems.

All little dudes. One stencil and two primative cave etchings.

Be weary, the hand of Man.

Weary be the Man and his Hand.

...and the final descent. Thank you for flying Rickety ol' Stairways.

You keep samin' when you oughta be changin'

Beginning of todays walk with Nosmot.

Through the peep hole in his door. I am glad it is a bit fuzzy for the sake of Nos's privacy.

The hoses outide the apartment's door lends a sense of security I bet. You can never tell when your palace will go up in flames.

An ingenious alternative to a down spout. The chain hangs from the eaves and drops directly into a cutout in the sidewalk. I liked the way it looks and took several shots of it. It is hanging from a very modern building at the eastern foot of the rickety old pedestrian bridge that JT blogged about.

I'm 18 and I have a 5cm Pallet and I can't stack properly, it hurts, am I normal?

A quick post. Cute isn't it?

Check this out PPAS members. A little something NOSMOT directed to me.

Friday, June 23, 2006

El Mercedo Benzidino

I told John I would have a special post just for him and here it is. At least once a week John points out an El Camino tribute car from Jalopnik.com an automobile blog. It has info and spy photos of new autos as well as stories about prototype autos and the sort. There is also a separate page devoted to the track/car variety that you should check out for a couple of laughs.

Not sure what this is but my guess is an eighties 280 or 300.

I think my favorite part for sure is the utility rack. Could carry a few ladders on that bad boy.
I also noticed the antenna still intact and it looks functional.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

-Henry David Thoreau

'48 Plymouth near SE 42nd and Lincoln. There was acouple of people sitting at the corner looking at the car as well. The woman asked to see the photo and mentioned putting it on craigslist. I will keep an eye out for that. This is one car I would love to have pitted chrome and all.

Cool fish sticker on the side of a building on Hawthorne. The wall this is on is enormous and blank as hell. Two tags and the sole fish, pun intended.

I realize this is not the best picture in the world but it reminded me of Frankie Goes To Hollywood for this reason.

Are we living in a land
Where sex and horror are the new Gods?

A Literal Skid Row.

I went for a walk this evening and was horified but the debauchery I came across. At first I thought they were ordinary pallets down on their luck, but upon further inspection, I came to realize...they were drunk.

Is laying by a dumpster behind the Stumptown Cafe any place for a pallet to be?

If you look closer you can see they are covered in filth and mason board.

Cerveza PacĂ­fico®, I would have figured them for malt liquer pallets. I hope there is help for the unfortunate few.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness

-Dalai Lama

This is a post for the gang in the PPAS.

Shanghai, Inc: 2800 SE Division

Ptown Scooters: 3347 SE Division

Shanghai, Inc: 2800 SE Division

Superior Torque Converters: 3701 SE Caruthers ST

Urban Flora: 3029 SE Division

Apparently Urban Flora does not appreciate their pallets as much as the PPAS would like. I do not think the dumpster is a fair resting place for the unsung pallet.

Being solitary is being alone well:

being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

- Alice Koller

I want on a JT type walk today. It really felt good. There was much going on at my house and I was feeling a little anxiety...so I walked. Of course I brought the camera with. Here is a little bitof what I saw. Mostly on or near Division Street.

Framed butterflies in the Reptile shop window.

The Power broken window.

Masterlock hanging in a tree with passing car.

Ugly Denim Dress in a tree.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Sweaty Goolabs

I am so dammed amazed everytime I come across an artist that does stuff like this. I think I am going to get some poster paint and have a try because Iwant to be able to do this.