Back from seitai with kindly sensei & feeling spun and bit blue / confused or some combo and wearing a dead man’s wonderful brown cotton jimbei, attempting a somewhat useful ramble while a bit scrambled up.
Namechecks and stories about/from:
* Casey Bean of The Beanpod with stickers & personal narrative
* Diego the street sketcher with a Hermes Baby typer letter
* Pam from Pacific Blue days with BC pins (which Ichiro loved!)
* Emma Swift with LP of Bob Dylan songs & mental well-being challenges
* Andrew McLuhan carrying on father Eric & grandfather Marshall’s media message literacy work + punk rock & poetry
* Passports from 1960s UK awaiting remixing like Jason Emde (poet of “little bit die” & Writers Read Their Early Sh*t pod) and others filled with poetry, ephemera, maps & secret compartments
* A side bar about Bob Dylan’s propensity for leaving the stage early (probably because he has some painting or welding to do but maybe he just has some things on his mind that he doesn’t have ability to share with someone who will just listen), then:
* Soviet-era documents sparking a conversation about what constitutes identity and why we carry a little bit of stationary to declare who we are… avoiding the rabbit hole of discussing sovereignty, residency, citizenry and other digressions.
And (another) foreshadowing about the simple task of putting postcards into an album because each is so precious i feel should talk about each one individually so maybe get around to it if you hang out with me.
A bit of the fantastic Newfoundland band “Hey Rosetta!” gently frames the conversation with “sorry this is it, cold and hard and badly lit, but there’s no backing out of it…”
And there’s a birthday greetz for John Biehler via Stanley Park and tea.
And backdrop paintings by John Ferrie (he’s got a sale going on) providing a ‘Eye in the Sky’ panorama of our semi-recent BC invasion.
Really I’m just grateful to have you to hang out with as it’s beneficial for my mental and emotional well-being somehow.