Sketch - Do Something with a Blundstone Fundraiser
Christina Zeidler invited me to check out this really excellent event that Sketch is organizing. This is their third year doing this - Blundstone donates boots and artists are recruited to decorate them - an auction is held in October where boots are sold off to the highest bidder and the proceeds go to Sketch.
I have to say that when I walked into Sketch for the first time, I was so impressed by how vibrant and energetic the space was. Tons of folks making all kinds of different art. They have silkscreening, woodshop, photography and video as well as more traditional mediums like painting. You can go to their website for more information.
Support Sketch - make a donation of time, art supplies or anything else on this list
music: "keys" by dj_h - ccmixter
I met Jen of ebbandflow.tv online through the videoblogging community and finally got to meet her in person in San Francisco, the day we filmed this show. It is about balancing inner peace with outer action.
Beach Walks with Rox
Spreading Aloha, one download at a time with a new vlog every day.
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Selling out so soon? You just got here.
The Last Shot
On June 13, 2006 - I injected my last shot of testosterone. It was 50% of my normal dosage. I had been weaning for a few weeks prior. 2 shots at 75% then 2 at 50%.
I'm mostly relieved that I am done shooting myself with needles. This weekend I was a bit moody and I think that it might have been in part due to withdrawal from hormones. Being on T was a really emotionally even experience and now that I am done - I wonder if I will find myself experiencing more of the emotional spectrum soon.
I also wonder when my period will start again.
In other news, I made white pepper creme brulee tonight.
The future of videoblogging for cash...
This article talks about how some companies are trying to entice video makers to pay money to make money off the content they upload.
I'm a bit at loose ends about what to make of this idea. Sure, I think that folks who make art should be compensated - I want artists to make money doing what they love. Hell, I work at a small non-profit distribution company who's main goal is to get money for artists of small, experimental films.
Here's the rub - the guy who does the Numa Numa dance and makes 18-35 year olds across the world laugh for a minute will get the most money, while the kid who makes the shaky-camera montage of his day at summer camp might get nothing...or peanuts. I could make up a million examples of this sort of imbalance.
Now this should come as no surprise to me - this is how the capitalist world works. So what am I going to do about it?
I don't know yet. Will keep thinking about it....
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Link to "Becoming A Nurse"
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Here's a little ditty for We Are the Media's Challenge #2, which called for videos that include only parts of things. Nothing whole could be included in the visuals (nor, I presume, the sound). This one's about a couple dishes I whipped up this afternoon.
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I started a new vlog for my little nephews called TeamHobart. This is a video where I had a breakfast interview with the 4 year old. I hid the camera while we were eating breakfast and had a chat with my nephew Charlie. 4 years old is such a great age.
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