Sunday, April 29, 2007

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Have a good sunday everyone. We're checking out the
Go Fly a Kite Festival with Junior -who today, has the look of an abused child. She punched herself in the face making two deep bloody scratches that go across her nose and cheek, just in time for a home visit from a social worker tomorrow. We have to submit to a home visit as part of my adopting her. We've put a lamp shade over the 5 foot bong and took the topless picture of Kylie down, that should do it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Keith, you're probably the only other person who could give a shit about this, so this post goes out to you. Also congrats on your show! at the Queen's Nails Annex (in San Francisco)

The princes of Arcadia reunited for an acoustic set 4/16.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

New York artist, fashion illustrator sweeps into Milton
Warhol contemporary’s life is a rich tapestry

By Molly Albertson Cape Gazette staff

Like the breezes of serendipity that carried Forrest Gump into famous world events, chance brought artist Nadja Merino ­Kalfel (Corncub's Great and beloved Aunt) of New York City into scenes from history books.
The 95- year- old artist (!) inspired Andy Warhol’s soup can paintings, educated Steven Spielberg on surviving the holocaust for “ Schindler’s List,” and sketched fashion illustrations for Vogue Magazine and The New York Times in the 1960s.

( She worked with Antonie de Paris during the 60s and the duo created the beehive hair style. Merino designed it and Paris made it a reality.)

Merino Kalfel is much like Gump she’s been all over the world and is happy to tell about it and share her sketchbooks of scenes. But she is a refreshing, nonfiction character whose experiences took place in the real world. (I've been sworn to secrecy and since I know my family lurks around ABCN I cant get into the really juicy stuff) Chance, or what she calls following her intuition, landed her in Vienna, Paris, and New York.
Merz is displaying works, including oil and watercolor paintings, pastels, illustrations, and six sculptures. Many of the works are about 50 years old, Merz said.
“ Artists live a different life than others, on a whole separate plane up here,” Merz said, gesturing high in the air.
“ The way we stumble through life, artists are really living it,” he said.
Merino- Kalfel was born in Vienna, Austria, where she attended art school until she moved to Paris to continue her fine art education. During World War II, she was working as a fashion illustrator in Paris, but after the Nazis occupied the city, she got a job with (had an affair with the Chilean embassador) consulate. There, she helped countless families, including her own, escape Europe. Eventually, she moved to New York and established herself as an illustrator. That’s where she became the senior illustrator for the New York Times. It’s also where she had coffee with Warhol, who at the time drew purses and shoes for fashion plates.
“ I said, ‘ Why don’t you develop your art?’ I pointed to the left to an exhibit of soup cans at the café, and he agreed,” she said. Merino ­Kalfel said she later realized he took her comments to heart and painted the now famous Campbell’s soup can.
At that time, she drew women in high style fashions and make-up and hair products. She worked for several large companies, including Revlon and Saks Fifth Avenue in addition to sketching for Vogue Magazine. She was the first person to sketch a beehive hairstyle, later adopted by women all over the world as the most fashionable look of the era.
Merino- Kalfel’s work trans-forms the Federal Street Gallery/Espresso bar into a time capsule of high style from the 1950s and 1960s that captures how woman wanted to live, and look in that era. Eerily, the paintings still portray the sought- after glamour and glitz that still fuel the imagination of women today.

more about her show and the beehive hair style here

I dont have a picture of her to post but this is the general idea--------------->The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Nadja's cigarette of choice

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Joining the Parade of Feminist Art Shows

Kylie's throwing the supra-human organic force of her radiating labial forms into the ring with a show at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The show looks at Kylie Minogue -a long time lover of glass doors and walls, as a popular style icon. Organized around 3 themes, Identities, Emotions and Gold Lamé Hotpants, expect to see female-identified crafts like Bedazzeling, Accessories and Video!

Also Entrances. This is the most astonishing entrance in the history of humans being ejected out of giant CD players. (see video below)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Embark on an Intimate Journey

The Secret Place is not just a listening experience, it is a journey of soaking worship. It is a place of intimacy with the father, a place where the heart longs for his touch, his soaking, deeply intimate touch.

Do you desire a deeper, harder, more alive relationship with the father, yet find that you are blocked? I will help you expose and begin to be healed of these "stuck" places in your life. I propose to become unstuck by massive group convelesence. All gentle readers are welcome to join me, we can do it in our own beds, together!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Urgent News Flash: Unlikely Friends!

In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications the cubs died shortly after birth. The mother tiger recovered from the delivery but then started to decline in health, the tigress fell into a depression. The doctors decided that if Mama Tig could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with other zoos across the country, they found that there were no tiger cubs to introduce to the mourning mother. The only orphans that could be found were a litter of ham loafs. The zoo keepers wrapped the loafs in tiger skin and placed them around the mother tiger. The rest is history my friends...

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Thank you K8 Hardy for bringing No Bra to Brooklyn. Readers of ABCN may remember our reporting on the genius of Munchausen ("the ultimate Eurotrash anthem") last April.

Priceless lines include: "I caught syphilis once in Top Shop", "I organised a radical picnic with Kathleen Hanna", "Ethiopians are like Germans dipped in chocolate", "My uncle designed the anal staircase", and the classic "I was cremated once".

Listen here

Pictures courtesy of indomitable A.L. Steiner

Friday, April 06, 2007

I am extremely relaxed today and taking it easy on my curvy chaise. Nothing can stop me from taking it easy , certainly not the fact I must make my annual (re: anal) visit to the tax man today. This is me relaxing on my curvy chaise after the taxman has done his work shoving a large ream of rolled up goverment forms up my bunt cake. Mmmm, that really hits the spot.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Dear fellow Americans,
I've finally rejoined you in our country, America and for this I am really glad. I sort of enjoyed my outting to Zurich but mostly not. Zurich is rich and clean and wrong in subtle and entertaining -if you're with friends who have a sense of humor, ways. The trip got good when Leo, Seamonkee and herr Tyson showed up. We had some laughs sneezing chunks of spatzle out our noses at art dinners and the highlight was a trip to Alsace to see the Gruenwald alter. My staunch and trusted confrere, Seamonkee and I contnuing the TV series in our heads which kicked off in Edinburgh a few years back, History on the Move! More on this later.

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