Right now I’m finishing up my 6th issue of Mainline, the bi-monthly magazine I put together for San Francisco firefighters (I didn’t compose the infamous “No on B” flier by the way. I wish I did. It’s dooooope!). I’m so close to putting this one to bed with only a couple articles left to lay out and some re-arranging/tweaking that can take minutes or hours, never can tell until it’s done. It’s like making a painting when you’re holding about a million details in your mind, leaving them arranged one-by-one on the back burners and somehow when you resurrect them one -by-one, the initial detail has either multiplied or disappeared. You never can tell. Never can tell.
When a piece of art is finished it’s like magic, You can’t see your hand in it at all. It’s like you were never there. When a piece of digital art is finished, not only can I not see my hand at all, it appears as though it was made by a robot.
Oh my Jesus and after 10 hours of magazine layout is this little robot really gonna blog. Yes, by god I am.
I drank red wine last night, I completed exactly one month of sobriety (excluding the one bourbon binge of course). I’m glad I did it- the sober thing. I felt the shift. I was bored at a lot of parties, socially awkward at others but in the end I realized, shit, I should just be going to cooler events + plus, I don’t have to drink every time it’s socially acceptable. I’m allowed to pick and choose. Most importantly I learned I only have about a month’s worth of will-power when it comes to my vices. Progress? I think so.
I’ve been Groovesharking some fun music lately. Namely Casiokids, Raphael Saadiq and an old Department of Eagles album called “The Cold Nose”. Here are some sample tracks:
Department of Eagles
God, what will we do when music isn’t free anymore?