Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weekend of SLC Biking Madness

A whole ton 'o fun things are happening on two wheels next weekend. The flyer's a little cryptic, so allow me to explain:

First, 'mini bikes' are kid's bikes. anyone with $5 can get one from the DI and compete, or steal your little brother's. These are useful in the 'Mini Bike Gymkhana' (obstacle course of death) and the U bomb.

After the mini bike gauntlet is the bike porn event. More NSFW info here. This should be uncomfortable and hilarious. I'll be there.

Cap that off with midnight mass, the best damn ride of the month.

The next morning, we would be constructing monster bikes in the freakbike workshop, but we're going to be watching the 337 project get demolished . You'll have to pick your battles there. This is in preparation for the Tallie cat, which is a traditional alley cat on tall bikes/freak bikes. Lots of crashes, lot of blood, sweat, tears.

That evening is the first inaugural blackout hustle, a challenge I wouldn't miss for the world. This fast-paced ride is tireless and aggressive, not for the faint of heart. I bike every day, and I'm expecting to get 'dropped' in short order. But it'll be a blast.

Should shape up to be a pretty marvelous weekend, no? Read More......

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Will they really let someone this good be president?

Sorry, I have to gush political again. But it's all so inspiring.

Obama turned potential media fiasco-making on it's head this week, in a public response to critical attacks on his former pastor's radical political views. The situation became highly racialized, which scared the more timid swathes of Joe Public. I'm sure you've heard something about it. You may also have heard snippets of the speech he gave in response last tuesday. In any case, Obama's speech on race is one of the finest political movements of our time. It definitely deserves a listen in its entirety. You can hear the complete version on the SF Gate's blog here.

This speech awakens a part of my brain nostalgic for old scratchy tapes of JFK or Martin Luther King Jr. It seems astonishing that someone who can speak this well can be a real live political option in the 21st century. Obama is not only a thoughtful and stunning orator, he also doesn't politically gloss over hard truths or speak his way around things. This speech is soaring in its optimism and goals for positive change, but at the same time it manages to be chillingly aware of the issues America faces.

I simply cannot believe an american politician had the guts to get up and tackle any problems of race, nevermind openly declare that racial prejudice is misdirected, saying that prejudice "distracted attention from the real culprits of the middle class squeeze -- a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices, and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by lobbyists and special interests; economic policies that favor the few over the many."

Da-yum! A presidential hopeful just gave the finger to corporate power! In the same speech that referenced Youtube and set media bullshit-mongering to task! All while casually declaring the war in Iraq as irrevocably wrong. And did I mention it's consistently and believably hopeful?

If you live anywhere with a chance to weigh in this year, for the love of god vote for this man. If you're stuck in a Steak-red state like Utah do whatever you can to further this campaign.

Because if we can't do it now, with someone this good, we're doomed, kid. Read More......

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

great ad

I've seen this test a number of times but never in this context... Read More......

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The 337 Building is coming down!

Recent release by Adam Price concerning the art project on 337 s. 400e. If you've never seen it, drop by the building and check out the website for an introduction.


Hopefully you will agree with me that this announcement falls under the category of "better late than never." Demolition of the 337 building will occur on April 5, 2008 (a Saturday) between 9 am and 2 pm!!! You are all cordially invited to attend.

I've attached a photo of the new banner that went up on the outside of the building yesterday, advertising both the demolition and the upcoming Art Center show. The banner looks way cooler in person so stop by if you have a chance, and check out some of the new artwork around the building as well.

I'll look forward to seeing you soon.


This is great news! With the destruction of the building and the upcoming Art Center show artists in SLC will be forced to raise the bar and come up with some brand new insanity for 2008. So come on down for the long-awaited destruction, light a candle and pour a drink for the art gone by. From there we'll kick off the next creative chapter in this here grid. Keep posted for our release of the Project Documentary That will be featured at the Art Center Show. Read More......

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

new show

I have a new show opening this next gallery stroll...

*EDIT* This show is on the 21st, not the 14th! -Dave Read More......