SEATTLE! Always beautiful, always confusing--that highway in the middle of everything is a bit intimidating. At least I was able to find I-5 on the way to Portland.
The plants were wonderful
One afternoon, we went to go visit the one and only Bruce Bickford!
Right now Mr. Bickford is working on a project involving building up layers of glue with a needle. These cardboard sheets with the raised glue faces are photographed with the light hitting it at varying angles. Can you possibly begin to dig it?
There were boxes of artefacts and materials from a certain concert film for which Mr. Bickford might be best known.
I was also treated to a quick dialectic (in a not-mean-if-true kind of way) of what it is like working with the Zappa Family Trust.
If you were to guess, would you guess working with the Zappa machine was an uplifting, rewarding experience in Capitalism? Would you guess the Zappa Family Trust is, at present, a decent, caring, co-operative partner in the creative process?
Eventually, appetites were regained. Our hosts worked at a co-op!
Virginia cooked up the usual magic. Risotto a la co-op!
The first performance was at the 1412 Gallery. They have been making it happen for quite a while now, G-d bless their souls! Verily, do check the scene! Greg Kelley, Virginia Genta and Wilson Shook, cold chillin right out front!
The second performance was at the Blue Moon Tavern with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand and Kate Olson.
We sold a few posters
The one and only Arrington de Dionyso was in attendance. He and the Jooklo's go waaaay back. Small world!
Next stop, Portland!