Archive for July, 2012

Chris Van Doorn’s 159 Manning BBQ Portraits – Part I

July 24, 2012

I met Chris Van Doorn at last years 159 Manning BBQ (2011). He introduced himself, thanking me for throwing the party, and he took some great pictures (on film) that day, like this one of Chris Murphy and me and Nick Bechard!

Since then, he’s quit his previous full-time job to spend more time and energy focused on photography. He does great work so I hired Chris to set up a portrait studio at the 159 Manning BBQ this year. He shot inside the house through-out the day in the bedroom at the top of the stairs, which overlooks the backyard. He posted the results yesterday; the photos are stunning. Chris, you made everyone look beautiful!

Here’s a selection of the portraits he shot on film:

You can check out all the portraits from the BBQ (along with his porfolio), at

Humanity Is The Devil

July 17, 2012

I received this Integrity (embroidered) patch in the mail today…

…which prompted me to bid on this t-shirt on eBay.

I won the auction! Only $6!

Check out this Dwid interview from 1997. It was originally intended for a Temple ov Psychick Youth magazine that was never published.

Bright Orange

July 14, 2012

I’ve painted the floor of my new (home) office, the small room behind the kitchen, bright orange. I like it.

The main floor bathroom is also nearly deshitholeized!

There’s still a day or 2 of work left before it’s finished…

Last month it looked like this:

That was exactly a month ago. My dad finished grouting the tile the morning of the BBQ, June 15th, and today is July 14th.

Monolith Mayhem

July 10, 2012

Wayy back in early April (Easter weekend), I was hired by fashion photography duo Lily and Lilac to build some “large geometric sculptures” that they’d concepted for a photo-shoot they’d been commissioned to do for Dress To Kill Magazine. (photo of me by Taraleigh Wallace)

L&L knew exactly what they wanted, but weren’t sure how to build the structures, or what the best materials to use would be. I know how to build things and have the space, and the tools, so we made a great team for this project!

Photos from the shoot featuring the white monoliths I built are currently featured on! You can view them here! The monoliths turned out sturdy enough to safely support a model standing or sitting on them, but were also very lightweight.

I’m happy to report that the site credited me for my work as “prop builder”, which I’m ecstatic about, because I find my work (in various mediums) often goes un-credited. THANK YOU!

The photos are stunning. Great work ladies!

Neither of the girls have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey. I told them it’s a “must-see”.

This all seems vaguely connected to GLOP!

Tik Tok On the Clock

July 9, 2012

I picked up a grandfather clock on Saturday that I found on Craigslist. It was only $75! I’ve been looking for a clock like this for awhile, and let me tell you; THAT is a $1000 clock. My parents have one that’s very similar. I’ve been told that’s what I’m getting when they die, but I expect they’ve got another 30 years in each of them, so why wait? I now have everything that’s coming to me AND my parents are still alive so I feel great!

I’m in the process of painting several rooms in the house white. So far I’ve completed the living room and upstairs bathroom.

It’s all part of my continued goal to 100% exorcize the party-house/shit-hole vibe from 159 Manning and I believe it’s realistic and achievable. Almost there!

I think the clock helps.

LITNO 06.29.2012. ==> Stand By Me feat. Bry Webb

July 8, 2012

The photo above, the video link below, and smoke effects contained therein, by me.