TOM PETTY - 1950-2017 / NIL DESPERANDUM 

Over the years I saw important members of the intricate machine that powered Tom’s career come and go, band members leave and return, his family circle grow and his kids mature to start their own families.  I watched Tom battle some demons and saw him grow spiritually but I never considered, not for a second, that we would all wake up one morning and he would be gone.

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LIFE IS STRANGE

LIFE IS STRANGE

So now, many years later, I would like to thank a man that I never knew, who is almost certainly dead for a minor act of kindness that has resonated and shaped an important part of my life.  

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BACK IN THE USSA

BACK IN THE USSA

Even stranger than paying respects to a Beatle in the land of Nirvana was realizing my mistake and finding an impressive statue of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in the land of Microsoft and Amazon.

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CLUSTER INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

CLUSTER INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

Cluster: “A group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.”  I admire the implied confidence when an effort that is targeted by critics is entitled in a manner that invites the less-than-inspired pundit to take a cheap shot.  Like naming an album Bad or a band Garbage or an invitational art show made up of divergent talent as a Cluster.  For me this show has special meaning as the “people positioned or occurring closely together” in this case would be Jesse MyersMyles Pettengill and  myself.

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