Friday, November 26, 2010

I Love the Smell of Brimstone in the Morning! Time to reset the Helldometer...UDATED!

(UPDATE: The votes are in and the result is clear: The situation remains urgent with Hell a mere mile away. The captain has asked us to don our fire suits and assume the crash position. The red lights lead to white lights and the white lights, I'm sorry to say, lead to Hell.)

Hello fellow handbasket passengers. The most recent election is past. The witch didn't make the cut, nor did our own Joe Miller. The GOP took the U.S. House, and made gains in the Senate. North Korea is feeling neglected and is off its Ritalin, shelling a South Korean island. The war in Afghanistan is wearing on. We've now been at it as long as the Soviet Union was, and yet the Taliban linger. Bristol Palin underlined again how polarizing the Palin brand has become. Using only the art form of dance, she sowed bitter divisions in the country over her progress on "Dancing with the Stars" And while her performance left no doubt that her dancing skills equaled her abstinence skills, they seemed to inspire the same loyalty in true believers. Patti Smith won a national book award and Bristol's mother didn't. In a development that was widely hailed as good news, Chevy Chase confirmed that Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

All of which means it's time to reset the Helldometer. You can contribute your sense of how dire the state of the World is by scrolling down the page and voting in the Helldometerpoll that appears on the right side of the page. Let your voice be heard above the roar of the flames. And remember Joe, you only get one vote.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Operation Overexposure

We seem to be having a holiday special clearance on the Peter D-S collection. Dec. 3 is the Opening for the show of art from the blockbuster Graphic Novel "A Native Lad, Benny Benson tells Alaska's Story. We'll have art from Lee Post, Evon Zerbetz, Lance Lekander, Duke Russell and more. I have multiple pieces to contribute. This show will hang at The International Gallery of Contemporary Art 427 D St. Dec, 4 Whiskey Jacks the band that I play mandolin and dobro for will play The Muckraker's Ball at the Snow Goose, from 7:00 'til 11:00. As if that weren't enough, the Anchorage Film Festival will screen my animated remembrance of the Great Alaska Earthquake, "Oblivion 1964" at Out North at 7:30. That about exhausts the subject, as well as your faithful correspondent. And then the holiday insanity starts in earnest.

Peace and balance,


Got my Mojo Workin' But It Just Don't Work On You

Monday, November 15, 2010

Screening Time for "Oblivion 1964" An Animated Memoir of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake

My animated look at the 1964 "Great Alaska Earthquake" and its aftermath is scheduled by the AIFF to screen at 7:30 PM Sat, Dec 11 at Out North Theater at the corner of Debarr and Bragaw. My flick screens with...

* MUSH: The Movie | Alex Stein 2010
* A Visitor’s Guide to Alaska’s Rules of the Road-Firearms | Bill Rome 2010
* Tour de Seward | Kristopher Peck 2010
* Native Time | Sean Morris 2009
* Filmmaker Q&A
If you don't want to brave the cold and hordes at the event, you can see the whole production right below, but won't it be more fun to be there at the big moment?