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Thursday, October 26, 2006


inside the zoetrope

inside the zoetrope, originally uploaded by plastictaxi.

another halloween, another fundraiser at the AGO. this is the interior of what we called a 'zoetrope', but is really more of a 'dream machine' รก la the Beat poets. It does its job: it looks cool. This gig is busting my nards, though - I told Steve Lucas, the design wizard behind this gig, that we've got to stop working like this, on such tight / non-existant margins, and he said: "you said that last year - and the year before that. At about this time, too" -- meaning now, the day after a grueling load-in that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

We just keep saying yes to things that hurt us. Taking on extra gigs to pay the rent, or the credit debt, or whatever. I watched "Thank You For Smoking" the other day, and it lead me to think that if our age has an anthem, it is "For The Mortgage!"

I much prefer Neil Young's "For the Turnstiles".
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