Saturday, September 30, 2006

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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untitled|model
South Beach
1990s

Vault|1990s (ed. BLUR)|Portrait


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Untitled|A Face from the Past v001

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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Jamie and friend
South Beach
1990s

Neutered|A + B =

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)



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Untitled Orange
Untitled Blue

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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DJ Mark Leventhal's wife Holly, and friend.
I hope.

Key folk for TDance.
Mixers of the elixirs if I recall.

Either way.

Untitled|Female Couple
Miami Beach

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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I'm recognizing I can't get precious about the way the image is presented any longer. If the world allows photographs from cell phones to appear on CNN, I dare anyone to bitch about the presentation of this image.

Sometimes I'm fucking hot because I got the image at all.

All of it.

I forgot FRANK?

Vault|Note

Unless otherwise stated, square format indicates a photograph taken with a MamiyaC220 or a 1931 Zeiss Ikoflex (will state specifically). Vault means it's from some time in the past, more or less what I say. BLUR is the moment during which all these photographs were taken, hence Ed. BLUR.)

A book entitled VOLUME is due out this fall.
It will largely contain unseen work, balanced with published and previously exhibited work.

And I thank you for bringing me here:
Mom+Dad
Don
Rebecca
Barbara
Kirk
Mickey + Larry
David
Peter
Peter
Gary
Gary
Lizbeth
Dayle
Louise
Daniel
Maureen
Steven
Kevin
Gram
Grace

Dr Austen

Vault|1990s (ed. BLUR)


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Untitled|Girl on Beach
Miami 1990s

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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Is it live or is it DVD?


Last fall I was fortunate to see more than my fair share of concerts, events, really, and they are starting to make their way to CD and DVD formats straight for your ears and eyes.

I was doubly fortunate to have seen DM at MSG and Jones Beach.
And, again, LIVE NATION'S theatre performance in advance of this release.

In a word?? Bravo!

LIVE IN MILAN is currently being reviewed.
The packaging alone (CD + 2 DVDs) leads the way,
as does the artwork on the original discs.
Corbijn all the way. Depeche in a fresh new way.

I think they're gonna start (?) milking the black swan again,
just know where to draw the line.

Vault|1990s Miami Shores [Yard]

Posting #900!!!


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Untitled|Male Figure Study 1990s
[from a unique Polaroid original]

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


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It's a dog dog god dog god dog world.
(I'm dyslexic, when it's appropriate.)

'Scope for Saturday, 30 September


Personal Daily Horoscope
Saturday, 30 September 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Emotional confrontations
During this time you turn your attention to your most personal relationships, in which you express yourself in a much more emotional manner than usual. This influence will affect a marriage, relationships with opponents, or any other inherently emotional confrontation. Loved ones and partners are much more important to you than usual, for they provide you with a feeling of security and support. And to be fair, you have the same interest in proving these elements for your loved ones. But if you are in a negative emotional state now, this influence will tend to make you excessively jealous and possessive, or you may act unconsciously or automatically with your loved ones. Confrontations with women, both positive and negative, are likely to be more intense that those with men.

Moon in the 7th House 7 exact at 23:00
1 October 2006 to 2 October 2006.

Go figure. There's no women around to yank my chain. But Austen's doing a great job from a distance with the serious lack of any communication.

My phone message yesterday?

"Mr. Austen, tear down this wall."

What can I say? I'm beyond smitten.

With my coffee...30 days hath September.


Jerry, the American Pit Bull Terrier I'm dog-sitting in the Wooster Square area of New Haven, gave me quite the runaround Thursday night/Friday day. After having his nuts taken from him, he became a master as projectile, vile-smelling, liquid shit. But his temperment is as sweet as you would possibly want ("Jerry, Grace would NEVER do that...") So, dog-sucker, I mean lover, that I am, I went to Shaws this morning and bought boneless skinless breast of chicken and rice. Oh, and stuff (orange-scented and flavored) and a mop for this gorgeous, acid-washed, polished concrete floor. So I finally got a full night's sleep after a seriously drugged-out day (metaphorically speaking) with not a minute's sleep the night before. I'm hoping for a much more productive (read: dog-sit primarily, set up scanner and printer for sure!) day as I promised myself I'd be having. An artist's retreat workshop...

Stay tuned.

Friday, September 29, 2006

'Scope for Friday


Yogi and Jerry.
Who'd think.
Jerry shit everywhere.
I thought he wanted to be pet.
I cleaned it already.

Fun.


Personal Daily Horoscope
Friday, 29 September 2006
Bernard Lynch, born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Letting off steam
Weak, transient effect: This morning there is a real danger of needless disputes, irritability, emotionalism, rash action and hastiness, which may result in harm or inconvenience later. You will find it difficult to handle other people for awhile. One of the challenges now is to successfully let off steam without making an unnecessary shambles. If you frequently feel somewhat discouraged about yourself, you should be especially careful with this influence. You may see everything that comes your way as a threat and react much too defensively. If you have a bolder and more self-confident temperament, you may be inclined to act too quickly, to be hasty and overcritical of others. Or you may be accident prone. With this influence, you are not as careful as you should be, and you might hurt yourself.

Moon Square Mars exact at 08:31
active only on 29 September 2006.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

'Scope for Thursday


Personal Daily Horoscope
Thursday, 28 September 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

An inward glimpse
Valid during several weeks: At this time you focus your concerns upon your most intimate personal life and the people who affect it most, your family and parents. You will want to be in familiar surroundings now and feel that you have some kind of center or place where you can build a solid base for your activities. For most people this means a home. Although you should continue to live up to the demands of the outer world, because your personal life is interdependent with it, you should focus most of your attention inward. Not only inward to your personal life, but also inward in a psychological sense. If necessary, go off by yourself and spend time in contemplation or meditation. Events that occurred in the past may come back to you now through memories and through consequences of those events that continue to affect you now.

Sun in the 4th House
18 September 2006 until end of October 2006.

Out of your mind***
Valid during many months: This influence represents an enormous revolution in your consciousness, as you are exposed to aspects of life that you never dreamed possible. These might include any of the following: the occult or metaphysics; astrology; magic; altered states of consciousness, perhaps through drugs or meditation; or groups whose ideas are extremely idealistic and radical.
What is actually happening is that tremendous new understandings are asserting themselves in your life with such force that they seem to upset all your past ways of thinking. However, this is only a problem of perspective. At this time you are in the middle of these changes and cannot see the relationship between your new consciousness and your old. But they are related, which you will come to understand as the immediate impact of this influence begins to pass.

This is a period of tremendous psychological insights and change, but not much stability. Therefore keep your situation fluid enough that you can make changes as necessary. Do not try to build permanent structures at this time, because you will have to change them again and again. It should be noted, however, that the primary effects of this influence occur at the psychological level.

Possibly you will respond to this influence with confusion, doubt and uncertainty. Let it be, and wait for the situation to settle down. Try to minimize the elements of your life that require you to make long-range commitments, because your changing consciousness will make it difficult to continue such a commitment. If old goals lose their meaning, that is what must be. Be patient, and new goals will enter your life that will better fit your new state of mind.

Others may think you have gone out of your mind because of what you do and see at this time, but do not be concerned. This revolution in ideas and consciousness is a fundamental part of your life, and it must be allowed to pursue its own course.

Neptune Opposition Uranus
Beginning of March 2005 until end of December 2006.


A fierce spirit ***
Valid during many months: This influence can have considerable dangers if you do not handle it properly. Its great energies can be used for constructive effort, however, through which you can accomplish a great deal. The problem is that it arouses ego energies either in you directly or in another person who can affect you, which can be very difficult if the energies are frustrated.
If you are affected directly, this influence can stimulate your ambitions and make you want to get ahead at any cost. Positively, this gives you the ability to work incredibly hard for long hours to achieve your objectives. In fact, if you are not careful, you can work so hard that you become physically exhausted, leaving yourself open to illnesses and physical breakdown. You hardly feel fatigue and weariness until it is too late. Use your tremendous energy, but be sure not to overdo it!

A much more dangerous possibility, however, is that you might work toward your personal ends - success, power, fame or whatever - without any regard for those around you. You may pay no attention to people who disagree with you, whether they oppose you outright or whether they think you are wrong and are trying to set you right. You will lose the benefit of potentially good advice from those who would help you, and you will win the undying hatred of your opponents. Enemies you make at this time will eventually have the power to damage you, even if they don't have it now.

There is some danger of accidents under this influence, almost always because of frustrated energy within you. Obviously the solution is to express any anger and resentment that you feel and communicate with the people who are important to you about your feelings. Also avoid any situation in which you are exposed to unnecessary risks, for here again the energy may come out in some undesirable way.

Pluto Square Mars
activity period from beginning of February 2005 until end of November 2006.


Prudence and caution ***
Valid during many months: During this time you approach expansion and growth from a very careful and pragmatic point of view. Everything you do, every plan you make is characterized by prudence and caution. You are interested in what could be, but this concern is well balanced by your concern for what is already. You are neither idealistic nor excessively conservative.
You do not see duties and obligations as limitations upon your life but as routes to achieving wisdom and maturity. This is a fundamentally correct view, but you must balance your need for freedom with your need to get work done in order to see it that way. That is what you are doing now. You are oriented to work and duty, but you can also see that certain apparent responsibilities are really not validly yours. And you are not willing to take on someone else's share of the work unless you can see real benefit from doing so.

In financial terms, you are very thrifty at this time. You can see what the best investments are, and you proceed very carefully while putting your money into them. Therefore these investments are more likely than most to work out well.

During this period you will discover how to turn your ideals into reality, partly because you can see which goals and ideals are realistic and which are not. You discard whatever is not realistic, and you work for your goals very patiently, laying a solid groundwork for success.

In business this is usually a good time, because your prudence and thrift enable you to separate the real opportunities from the illusory ones and thereby make real gains. You will be inclined to expand your business, but you will do so very cautiously rather than incautiously.

Jupiter Sextile Saturn
activity period from beginning of February 2006 until 5 October 2006.


Progressed Chart

Portrait|KAS Orange 2006

Portrait|KAS October 2005

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Untitled|Self-portrait


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Noted|Friday last

Your shirt.
Orange, checked.
You could have worn anything.
It had to be orange.
That's what got me going.

You know I can't resist...

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just three things...



888th Posting! Self-portrait Mar 06


Untitled|Self-portrait
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Tarot|Austen


Well, you can say what you want
But it wont change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you
And you can tell me your reasons
But it won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

Say What You Want|Texas

I could never make a promise I'd only break it in the end.
The ring you were holding has hit the floor.

Fucking brilliant images.
Fucking brilliant.

Check TEXAS visuals here.

In another language, it's much more enigmatic.

Yeah, you.

L'amour est le desir pour l'inconnu entendu a la folie...Petit.

I just e-mailed this to you:

Love is yearning for the unknown, carried to madness.
You frustrate me, and I'm wild about you,
and I don't care who knows.
As long as you do...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Playlist|In Demand [Texas]

I'm not one known for playing the field and buffet-dating,
and this "in demand" stuff doesn't really cut it with me.
It's a cool song and makes me think of KAS.

Because I was blown away just like paper from a fan.

In Demand

When we were together I was blown away
Just like paper from a fan
But you would act like I was just a kid
Like we were never gonna last

Now I've got someone who cares for me
He wrote my name in silver sands
I think you know you've lost the love of your life
And you said, I was the best you've ever had

Because I'm in demand
You're thinking of the way you should have held my hand
And all the times you said you didn't understand
You never had our love written in your plans
But now I'm in demand

Don't ever think you saw the best in me
There's a side you'll never know
Cos love and loving are two different things
Set your sites far too low

Now I've got someone who cares for me
He wrote my name in silver sands
I think you know you've lost the love of your life
And you said, I was the best you've ever had

It's only when I fall a sleep
I see that winning smile
When my dreams just move along
You've lost the race by miles

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Never had our love written in your plans
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

You know I'm in demand
You see I'm in demand
You know I'm in demand
You know I'm in demand
You never had our love written in your plans

You know I'm in demand
You see I'm in demand
You need me in demand

Not far off the mark.


Personal Daily Horoscope
Tuesday, 26 September 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

A friendly place
This is a good time to enjoy yourself at home. Your most intimate and personal surroundings will give you the greatest pleasure and you will want to be with those who are closest and most important to you. This is a favorable time for entertaining at home, because today you have more ability than usual to make your house a friendly place where people will be happy. You feel content with this influence, not like conquering the world. It is a time to enjoy what is around you every day. You feel affectionate, and, under certain circumstances, you may meet a new lover under this influence, probably in your home surroundings. Although this is usually a good influence, you should avoid overindulgence, especially in rich and sweet foods.

Venus Opposition Med.Coeli exact at 15:53
[odd, I have an appointment with members of the JLA for that timeslot.]
26 September 2006 to 27 September 2006.

Sound Off!


See this film! While the DVD theatre presentation didn't do justice to the Depeche Mode experience, you're certain to be rewarded with some of the best of Dave and Martin. Fletch makes some great appearances, and you are amply rewarded with seriously animated overheads of the venue. Having seen Depeche a number of times, as well as being at the Garden for TOURING THE ANGEL, I can say without hesitation film is most definitely about the group and this show, rather than the elaborate photography of the past. The energy is palpable, and the crowd in New Roc definitely provided the IMAX which was not in evidence.

Quick and hectic, sitting too close to the screen will induce epileptic seizures.

Thank God.

Oh, and if you were sitting to my right at Madison Square Garden, call me.
You have something I can't live without.
Don't make me name names!

85, really.

Monday, September 25, 2006

1,317 to go


Earlier today.

Absolute v2


Absolute Start.

No choice here; just to make it work.


Harsher than black and white.
Don't tell me in 4-5 months it couldn't work.
And this is just for starters.

Live in New Rochelle|One Night Only

Crank.

Tonight. 8pm.

My ring.


Citrine, maybe?

Transits|25 Sept 2006


Looks like all the activity is focused on home and fleeting relationships + hobbies. The Part of Fortune is conjunct Saturn, which is never the best news, and Chiron is on the cusp of the 7th and the 8th, which is where the healing is needed. The Node is at 12noon, so there's no getting around that lesson. The Sun, Mars and Mercury are all nestled in the 4th, so I was going to assert my masculinity and identify with my ego and put the message on the table.

The ring you were holding has ?

'Scope for today.

Personal Daily Horoscope
Monday, 25 September 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Mutual support
Weak, transient effect: This morning you feel quite good, and you enjoy being with congenial people. Probably it would be best to be with old friends whom you know well and with whom you have already established strong emotional ties. But you will not be closed to new acquaintances. You make it clear to those around you that you are concerned for their welfare and that you will help them out if they ever need it. And the chances are that they feel the same way about you. This influence denotes a time when you and your friends support each other and feel that you belong together. This is a good time for any sort of group activity, because by working together you all will feel that it is a group effort from which everyone will benefit equally. And this is true.

Moon Sextile Jupiter exact at 04:30
24 September 2006 to 25 September 2006

Personally.


I don't know about you, but I'd always rather know, than not know.
One moves from a position of power when they know, rather than a position of instability and insecurity. What's the worst that can happen to me? I don't have the object of my affection in any way certain, so I lay it all on the table and find out I really don't have the object of my affections, or his affections. So wherein is the harm in that? Going day to day to day wondering "if" or just laying the cards on the table and betting everything for the long shot.

The long shot and the dark horse are always two things I have related to in my life. I've felt like the long shot, and still do, and God knows I've been the dark horse.

Like anything in life, what are you going to do? Complain? Bitch? Moan? Whine? Absolutely no one wants to hear it. So you incorporate the incident into your "whole" and move from a position of power.

All those adages are true: I can't sell you what you don't want to buy, and I can't make you love me.

But I can be dogged in my determination to make sure he knows where I stand.

And to stare is to hold one's ground.
I've done enough staring; now, for the results.

Let me show you the world in my eyes – Depeche Mode

Sunday, September 24, 2006



Wait 'til I get my pumpkins out.

Reworked Mapplethorpe.

In my house there's a circle...



In my house there's a circle, where the life comes in
From the stars to my home, down through the stone,
I could have been so alone,
Without my precious box
Have I a family? I guess not
I've never seen a lot of beauty
In my life.



Well in your house there are servants, and the lights all dim
Such a beautiful home, your agent's on the phone, they never
leave you alone
The party never stops!
You say that's fantasy, I say "So what, I need a little beauty..."

So let me in,
You know you've kind of got under my skin
You know we never see a lot of the action round here
My dear
You may want to strip again

And you look so fine in your Gucci suit
And you're making more money than your daddy
could have imagined
But people can go out of fashion, honey, yeah, any time

So take that picture, stop acting so dumb
Don't you know that the moment will come
I will find someone like you
But with something extra, I'm sorry baby
I don't know why
I don't know why that is

The systematic breakdown of my community
You know I hate my job, I try to save but God
There's just never enough
Switch on, the pressure - stops
You know the one for me, she's on Fox
And she's a little beauty...

Give me your life, give me your life, I want it
Because lately, it's so freezing out here
(This side of the glass, life keeps kicking my ass)
In so many ways, but you make it good
Made me the kind of happy that my baby never could
(This side of the glass...)

So take that picture, stop acting so dumb
Don't you know that the moment will come
I will find someone like you
But with something extra, I'm so sorry baby
I don't know why
I don't know why that is

Precious keeps me company
Keeps me from being alone

Because no-one comes in the morning
No-one comes in the evening time
I'd sit and wait for the phone to ring
I could be waiting my whole damn life

So sick of the same old faces
In this street, where nobody talks to me
And the funny side of the situation is
I don't care, I'll always be there

When you come down from the sky
And make yourself at home
In my house

Because these days it's the money the money
The money, honey, or your life
I said don't you know you can't have both

Stop acting so dumb
The moment will come
I will find someone like you
Something extra, (always happens baby to me) sorry baby
I don't know why (something)
Said I don't know why that is

You may want to strip again
You may want to let me in
You may want to sacrifice
More than you think is fair or right

You may want to think again
You may want to watch your friends
You may want to change your mind
You may wish you could turn back time.

Numb. [not comfortably] Absolut Cardiac.


Diane Warren, of all people.
You know; the daughter of the late Ed and Lorraine.

(Diane Warren)

Don't wanna hear the news
What's going on
What's coming through
I don't wanna know
Don't wanna know
Just wanna hide away
Make my my escape
I want the world
To leave me alone
Feels like I feel too much
I've seen too much
For a little while
I want to forget

I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb

Can't find no space to breathe
World's closing in
Right on me now
Well that's how it feels
That's how it feels
Too much light
There's too much sound
Wanna turn it off
Wanna shut it out
I need some relief
Think that like I think too much
I've seen too much
There is just too much
Thought in my head

I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be
Taken away from all the madness
Need to escape
Escape from the pain
I'm out on the edge
About to lose my mind
For a little while
For a little while
I wanna be numb

I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb

Nobody.


Playlist|Cat People (Putting out the fire)


See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
It's been so long
And I've been putting out fire
With gasoline

Feel my blood enraged
It's just the fear of losing you
Don't you know my name
Well, you been so long

Still this pulsing night
A plague I call a heartbeat
Just be still with me
Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru

What it feels like...


Think my heart, coming from 2 o'clock, my view.

Barring an actual photograph,


this is a fair representation of the ring.
Even I'm impressed, and I doubted it from the start.