Saturday, May 19, 2007

Cool Video!

turn your volume up for optimum experience.

animation by alex itin, text by herman melville, voice orson welles, and drums by john bonham. the pages are actually two copies of the pengiun addition. beautiful work. found at if:book. Found this cool video from Wish Jar Journal website.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Northampton Gay Pride 2007



I went to the march this year. I didn't really want to go, but figured it would force me to take some pictures, something I haven't done in a while. The weather was pretty mild. Northampton has this Gay Pride March every year. I hate crowds, so I've only been to this event 3 times. As I get older, it gets worse. I don't like loud noise, or crowds of people. If I were in a better frame of mind, I would have enjoyed this, and taken more pictures. There were so many dogs at this event, and I don't mean the women. (Though there were so many doggy women too. Sorry, but it's true! I can't even begin to explain the phenomenon of fat bottomed dykes which scares the shit out of me.) Anyway, I stayed about an hour, and that's all I could handle. I drove out of town totally disillusioned. I don't know what I think I will gain out of going to these marches, but I felt more alone than when I arrived. I don't feel part of this community of gay people. Most of my friends are straight. This whole march should make me feel proud and happy, right? I felt alone and bummed out. I didn't feel connected at all.