| 3-Jul-07 |
"Fire’in one Up"
Hunter Thompson Lives!
(or at least his mannequin does)
Denver communications consultant Matt Moseley, who was also the spokesman for Owl Farm when Hunter died in February, 2005, commissioned this life-size replica of Hunter from Colorado artist Emma Hardy.
Emma is also an official artist at Burning Man.
Bill Husted, Denver Post Columnist and friend, caught up with me in the newsroom today and asked,
"hey Kev...got 5 minutes?", "I have something I know you need to see!"
He dragged me down to his car in our lower-level parking lot,
that's when I caught my first glimpse of Hunter in his passenger seat...
very still, but VERY, VERY un-real!
I cant even begin to describe how strange it was in that elevator back up to the second floor,
Bill holding this life-size recreation of the doctor in his arms!
Matt's plans? "I think I'll have some fun with it up in Aspen for Hunters birthday on July 18th".
"Maybe we'll have a small party with it or something. We might blow it up!"
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| 1-Jul-07 |
“Waz” and the “Beast”
Heading right down Main St., breathing fire and avoiding the police!
It’s always entertaining hanging with Greg Wasil.
In September, 2003, Wasil’s life was completely changed.
He attended the Burning Man festival and saw sculpture on a grand scale.
He came home, quit his job and started a full-time career in art.
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| 23-Jun-07 |
To this day, I am still bothered by thoughts of flying coach from Dallas to Tokyo.
Fourteen hours, non-stop.
I was in stuck the middle section of one of those jets that had the “3 side window-7 middle-2 side window” seating cross sections.
I was in the exact middle of the middle section.
Japan was wonderful; I was there for 12 days.
The entire time, I worked the phone,
just making sure I would not have to fly back in any section other than business or first class!
I need to be seated at the end of any row of seats now. Anywhere…
I really can’t make any concessions on this at all …
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| 17-Jun-07 |
Face 2 Face
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| 16-Jun-07 |
I saw the balloons approaching,
they were on my side of the parade,
at just about the exact center of town, just accrosss from the Little Bear Saloon,
I fell to my knees for a cleaner fly by,
the balloon guy said,
"I'm Bill, been do'in this for 29 years now..."
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| 12-Jun-07 |
Came across this guy grazing on the side of our road this evening.
How can you not get a shot or two out the window as you slowly drive by?
This is one of the thousands of free roaming (wild) Elk in our area.
Bulls like this guy weigh in somewhere between 800 and a 1000 pounds.
We're always keeping an eye open for antlers when we're out and about in the woods,
but if you happened to be an Elk raised by an Elk "producer", here's some interesting antler facts...
Most elk producers raise elk for a combination of three existing markets: antlers, hunting and breeding stock.
Only the male elk produces antlers, which regrow each year. Antlers which are harvested for sale to Korean consumers should be harvested 70 days after initial regrowth occurs. A yearling spike bull elk will produce 2.5 to 3.0 pounds of antler at 70 days of growth. Harvestable antler weight will double each year until maturity at 4 to 5 years of age. At maturity a bull elk will produce between 15 and 25 pounds of antlers. The elk are generally tranquilized to remove antlers. The area of the antler about 3 inches above the base of the skull is treated with anesthetic and a tourniquet is placed below the cut. The antler is removed, and the stump is treated with a disinfectant-blood coagulant. Elk treated in this manner recover quickly. The market for antlers is quite variable. In 1990 top grade elk antlers were selling for $95 per pound in North Dakota; in 1992 elk antlers have been selling for 50 percent less. The main reason for the decline in antler price is the political reorganization in the Soviet Union and the ability of Soviet producers to sell a greater share of production to Korean consumers.
| 10-Jun-07 |
"Good Time Charlie", back-bar, Bistro Blue
Cheers and just delightful amazement to have one of my self-portraits, (aka "Good Time Charlie")
hanging behind the bar in this very cool restaurant/bar in Evergreen Colorado...Bistro Blue...
Even better, the bartender began explaining to Pam and I (and several others at the bar)
"Word has it, this is actually a photograph of Jack Nicholson captured outside the Jerome Hotel up in Aspen."
"The artist then manipulated the image using some high-end computer graphics program!"
We sat quietly with heads slightly lowered, slowly turned, smiled at each other and ordered a couple more drinks!
I would think Leon Russell could also be a possible consideration...
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| 10-Jun-07 |
Pam shot, Late night, Bistro Blue
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| 9-Jun-07 |
Shaman Shadow selected as center piece in great room, by patrons of the arts
My first edition Giclee printing of Shaman Shadow has found a permanent home.
I've always been very proud of this image and often wondered where it would eventually end up hanging.
I thought it would have been a perfect piece for some high-end, Aspen hotels' lobby or back bar area.
After seeing it so proudly displayed in its new home last night, I couldn't have wished for a better location!
| 8-Jun-07 |
60th Annual GCAA Art Show, Opening Reception
Central City, Colorado
Been pulled in too many directions this past week.
Tons of "projects" that needed to be completed and still faced with another busy weekend ahead.
Work or the business side of all artistic endeavors, not exactly sure which has absorbed more time?
Need sleep...Good night...