Saturday, July 25, 2009


Apologies for that last post, it seems as if I was demonstrating the antithesis of my true self. I will say that I do applaud Obama when he said the Cambridge Massachusetts Police acted 'Stupidly" when they arrested a Harvard professor for entering his own home. However I do think he is the worst president since G.W. Bush, whatever that means. Luckily we have a great Congress and Supreme Court to balance the system.....(Is it possible to sense sarcasm on blogs?)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Government

I officially declare that I am a loyal servant of the Government. I pledge allegiance to you...President Obama. I am not your enemy. I will take your medicines. I accept your handouts. Your decisions are the right ones. I will return to the cable news television and watch your masterpiece unfold. All Heil Obama!

Friday, July 17, 2009

culture clash

This photo is fascinating to me. I took it on I-40 about 45 miles east of Grand Junction Colorado. Here we have a serious mixture of culture.
1. Northwest Indian Totem Pole
2. Southwest Indian (Hopi) Kokopelli
3. Plains Indian Tipee
4. Italian Latte and espresso
This is like seeing a store with the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and an Aztec pyramid on the outside, in neon lights. I thought I only saw this kind of pandering in Vegas, but I was wrong. The worst part about this photo is that i locked the keys in the car, it was freezing, it was raining, I didn't have a coat, and the nearest locksmith was 45 miles away. But don't worry, I got my camera.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sci-Fi movie stuff

1. NO REMAKE EVER should be made of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Period. None. (smallest exception: Richard O' Brien says so and is master of production)

2. The latest Star Trek movie was great! I even looked past all the flaws in the movie (such as the color of Vulcan's sky, the fact that Spock would embrace Uhura in such a way, teleportation positions, etc.)

3. 2012 looks freaking awesome

4. 1984 should be remade. The original version is good but it was drab. It could really mean something if it was produced correctly.

5. Atlas Shrugged. (Yes, this is a Sci-Fi if you account for Galt's engine, Rearden Metal, etc.) The part of Dagny should not be played by Angelina, but rather Cate Blanchett or Anne Hathaway. And it should be made. Hurry up people.

6. New Star Trek movies are a great idea, but lets not forget the small screen. I suggest they continue Enterprise.

7. Speaking of Star Trek movies, how about a prequel to Next Generation. Wouldn't you love to see Picard, Riker, Crusher, etc all meeting for the first time? I would!

8. Pee Wee's Playhouse (the movie) is in production and I am excited. Okay, this one is not Sci-Fi but regardless is a neat show and I am anxious to see Paul Reubens in the red tie again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

vintage ihavethreeheads

I came across some old, old school paintings of mine that were done several years ago.

This is a sunset landscape painting, I sold it for a penny on ebay....which was a steal if you look at the frame. The painting isn't too bad either.

Brandon Walsh from 90210!

I don't like this one at all. I can't remember if I painted over it or sold it.

This is the "Lizard Girl", a character from an Opera I wrote. She was sold to someone at National Greek Television.

Molesting clown. What I like about this one also is my signature of "Utah Joe" in Russian. I don't remember what happened to this one.

I received an email from yahoo with a notice that they are shutting down their Geocities web hosting service. I completely forgot I had a Geocities website, and I haven't accessed it in several years. It's always nice coming across photos of stuff I did long ago. Of course I have a few more, but I'll save them for another day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sobered Down

"Sobered Down"
2.5 x 3.5 inches
acrylic on masonite
(summer of 2009)

Why do people have to 'sober up' when they can 'sober down'? The use of lay-men language is interesting. Regarding this miniature painting, I wish I was a professional photographer. This is an excellent piece but I seem to lack the skill of taking great photos. My brother in law (Dan Heywood) takes amazing photos and occasionally i'll get lucky if the lighting is perfect...but usually my photos are very utilitarian and lack grace (and sometimes lack detail).

Big Pawn

"Big Pawn"
5 x 7 inches
acrylic on masonite
(summer of 2009)

The most underrated piece in the game of chess is the pawn. If it endures the onslaught of the enemy, it can progress to royalty to become the most powerful piece overall. Not only is the promotion the strength of the pawn, it also comes with seven identical brothers that can be strategically placed to protect the center of the board for maximum destruction.

Chester Arthur

"Chester Arthur"
4 x 6 inches
acrylic on board
(summer of 2009)

Chester Arthur is one of the least recognized in a presidential lineup, despite the 'stache. In reality, his presidency was mostly lethargic and dull. He did however sign off on legislation that specifically banned Chinese immigration. Oops. I like this painting because it is bright and cheerful, and he looks like a jolly man.


4 x 6 inches
acrylic on masonite
(summer of 2009)

I am fascinated with skeletons. I am fascinated with body structures and organs, especially of fish. And it is this same fascination that prevents me from working in the medical field. Obviously a certain level of intrigue and curiousity is needed to be a successful doctor or nurse, but my intrigue and curiousity is dangerously morbid. I would be a modern Doctor Frankenstein if I were allowed to open up bodies with a scalpel. Therefore, I am studying law.

Abe the Angel

"Abe the Angel"
9.5 x 19.5 inches
acrylic on masonite
(early 2007)

It perplexed me why I received a lot of compliments on Angel Abe. I didn't like it until just recently. I think what I like about it is the glowing aura and the shape of the banjo. It has it's strengths and they overpower the weaknesses. I would suppose this is a good start for a budding artist. Some people would joke that it is impossible for banjo's to be in heaven because they actually belong in hell. I beg to differ with those people, it is truly an instrument of the angels. Well, at least the glowing redneck angels.

I love hearing stories of people dying then returning to their bodies. Many of them claim to see people that glow. Perhaps we all glow right now and can't see it. But frankly, if I see a glowing person I am going to be very afraid and I will lose bladder control. Ghosts, angels, etc., they are all equally scary to me. I'd rather see a Frankenstein monster, zombie, or vampire before a ghost.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Toothy Grin

"Toothy Grin"
4 x 6 inch
acrylic on masonite
(summer of 2009)

Why didn't Mr. Lincoln show his teeth in photographs? Is it possible he had fangs? Honestly, nobody back then showed their teeth so he's off the hook. However, I can't help but wonder what he would have looked like with a real smile. Was it a gummy smile like Julia Roberts? Or perhaps it was very toothy like one of the Osmonds or a later president by the name of Theodore Roosevelt? It of course doesn't matter and nobody will ever know one way or another. Regardless, can you envision Mr. Lincoln sitting next to you...smiling...with a toothy grin? Creepy.

Swine Flu

"Swine Flu"
2.5 x 3.5 inches
acrylic on masonite

Mass hysteria erupted over the outbreak of Swine Flu. As it developed, it turned out to not be so bad as first expected. I can't help but wonder if this "Swine Flu" was actually an engineered virus that was unleashed on the western world to distract the citizens from the ailing economy. It sounds like I pulled that from a movie, but in fact the western world has done so many crazy things that I wouldn't be suprised if the "powers that be" did just that.