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Name: Big Dog Smith
Gender: Male
Hometown: Mongrolvia
Home country: South Side, Chicago
Current location: Northeast Side, Los Angeles
Member since: Sat Sep 13, 2008, 01:46 AM
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NEW - Neil Young on Starbucks & GMOs...

Posted by GReedDiamond | Tue Jun 2, 2015, 01:34 AM (0 replies)

Chris Burden dies at 69: artist's light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of L.A.

From the L.A. Times:

When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as “Urban Light,” the ranks of vintage lampposts tightly arrayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he left a longer-lasting legacy.

Burden, the protean Conceptual artist who rose from doing controversial performances in the 1970s to become one of the most compelling and widely admired sculptors of his generation, died Sunday at his home in Topanga Canyon. He was 69.

Paul Schimmel, a close friend of the artist and the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art who had organized Burden’s first retrospective exhibition in 1988, said the cause was malignant melanoma. Burden was diagnosed 18 months ago, Schimmel said, but kept the information private except for a few family members and friends.

Burden’s final sculpture, a lyrical homage to Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aviator who flew the first practical dirigible around the Eiffel Tower in a momentous 1901 flight, will be shown for a month at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a special exhibition beginning May 18.

More at link: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-chris-burden-dies-20150510-story.html#page=1

"Marijuana" 1968 Sonny Bono (looking & sounding stoned ) explains marijuana...

Watch intently as Sonny explains in excruciatingly insane detail how the Demon Weed will ruin your - and everybody's - lives!!

Then you will know the TRUTH!!

We recently adopted a cat from...

...the local Humane Society.

Our beloved kitty of over 15 years passed away on January 2nd, so we thought it would be a good idea to give a home to a cat in need of one.

We brought home a polydactyl calico female named Polly. She has some extra toes on her front paws.

We've had her going on three weeks now, and she has become comfortable in her new home - she's quite affectionate - but she just exhibited disturbing behavior: she peed on our bed.

Do any DU cat experts know why she would do this, and how to stop this behavior, quickly and permanently?

Good beds are expensive, and I don't care for sleeping on a urine stained mattress!

Suggestions anyone?

New study claims that drummers are more intelligent than everyone...

...finally, science reveals the truth!


Disclaimer: Yes, I am a drummer.

So I ran into Angelyne on the east side of Hollywood today...

...she was selling Angelyne tee shirts and stuff outta the trunk of her hot pink Corvette, so I asked to get a picture with her...for only $10:

For those not familiar with Angelyne, here is her Wiki page and some early 1980s billboard pics:


Alternative Christmas song...

Here Comes Christmas by my band, Green Sparkle Frog:

From the CD, Die Happy & Other Songs About Life.

Perform live, in real time, with other musicians over the internet...

...with a free downloadable application from jamkazam.com.

After I move downstairs into a space with more room, I may try this out.

It may make our projects' rehearsals more convenient for all, at least for the initial work on developing and arranging new material.

"Political Suicide" Here is an old animated music video from my band...

...with animation by my friend and musical / graphics collaborator Brad Frost, from way back in 2008...which was never published before, until today.

I am not sure why...it just wasn't.

Posted by GReedDiamond | Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:23 AM (1 replies)

Fred Frith documentary...

For a distraction from the usual.
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