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murphblog: Monday, September 1, 2008

Three million people are dancing on my doorstep, this a video from last year:

murphblog: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

While my room in "the first crackhouse on the left" isn't quite this gloomy (or big) and there are no pets to welcome me home, it's just about as bare. Buster Keaton stars in this clip from Beckett's 1964 screenplay, "Film":

murphblog: Sunday, August 18, 2008


murphblog: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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This past weekend and the weekend before that the #2 Uptown subway turned into the #5 Downtown at Bowling Green. While the logic of this escaped me I endeavored to be a good old-fashioned New Yorker, didn't question, followed the signs and found myself headed back to Brooklyn instead of my job at Herald Square making me late. The second time it happened I duped a then very irate man into following me onto the #4 and buried my face in my crossword puzzle until I could escape his wrath. Hey, man, I'm late for work, too! And my job is more important than your job ... Isn't it obvious from my black suit? Didn't you ever watch the X Files?

murphblog: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This is real, in Glasgow no less. I post it here because it shares some affinities with the color use in the Etro video I posted the other day. One would expect Italians to make even a car wash pretty but an urban demolition in Scotland? Check out the "making of" video and other Bravia ads:

murphblog: Saturday, July 26, 2008

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My all-time favorite.
No One Takes Your Freedom by djearworm:

murphblog: Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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Etro fashionEtro fashion
Yesterday, my first day off in a week, I went to buy a sponge mop at Target and ended up buying, along with the mop, a shirt and tie at Daffys. This is the lesson I've learned about cleaning up my image.

murphblog: Saturday, July 12, 2008

From the files: This is my statement for a solo exhibit at Meyers/Bloom Gallery in Santa Monica in 1992. "Chiasmic Symmetry" was a visual element in the paintings but, looking back, I should have made it more of an element in the installation except, of course, that would create a black hole in the universe situation -- an impossible installation.

murphblog: Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Several of my coworkers speak Spanish fluently and one speaks Italian so I decided to brush up on my high school French to pick up the slack with our customers and because if you can speak with them in their native tongue they buy lots, lots more stuff.

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