Monday, September 20, 2010
Head Candy-Bill Bixby goes to Monterey
Took a few days out to throw a shindig for my wife's 30th.
I've never thrown a party before, less hosted one, and hadn't anticipated the mountain of organization involved one iota, less the whole yard looks like it might as well be on Mars factor.
All told, judging from the merry throng and the lateness of the hour, I believe it was a success.
So first day back at the Art thing, should have been a cinch, except I discovered that The Alternative Cafe gig isn't in LA, but Monterey.
I'm not kidding.
Geography, was never a strong point at school.
Some quick thinking and a swift rejig made the shipping option a lot less lofty (by over a hundred nicker), but I'm afraid that I've had to supplement the monster that is 'The Valley'.
Thematically it works much better for the cannon of 12 pieces for Alternative Cafe, but my intended vision for The Hive shall definitely miss 'Triumvirate'-the piece I traded it for.
To that end, I've started a reprise of that work, but with the difference that I am approaching it more as a somber lament, rather than with the stark rawness of its former incarnation.
Sunday is final delivery date.
I swear I am Bill Bixby from the show-The Magician, pulling all kinds of rabbits out of hats.
Here's not a rabbit, but my pinhead cat Ronin, magically appearing on my head.