News From March 2009

Yet another immoderate Templeton-centric weblog

Live From Deutschland (Germany)
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Berlin is one freaking awesome city. We can't beleive how awesome it is actually. So much history, art and vegan food! This is the Brandenburg Gate, right near the Reichstag
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Deanna had to go get her broken arm checked out. We were hoping to get her pins out, but the German doctors determined that they should stay in for another two weeks. That is a super-bummer for Deanna.
They tweaked her arm and made her cry.
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We have been cruising around like the full-blown tourists we are.
Berlin is filled with little surprises around every corner.
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So much crazy architecture! Our friend Stewie would cream himself. The bombing of World War II, and the Berlin Wall/Cold War left a lot of extra space to play with, and they brought the best architects out to get gnarly.
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This was the night Deanna got her new German cast and she was not amused.
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This photo is for Stacy. She seems to like when people take the extra time to make the food into art. This was a Tomato-coconut cream soup from La Mano Verde, a fancy vegan restaurant. We really loved the food and the people at Hans-Wurst vegan cafe too. And they stay open late!
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At La Mano Verde...
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This is the sweet Akiko who works at Motto Bookstore, the best place to go to find rare small-edition artists' books and zines...
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We went to Motto Books on the night of an opening, so there were tons of people enjoying some printed matter.
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We went to visit the Pergamon Museum, and were blown away by the HUGE things that German archaeologists brought back from ancient lands back in the day.
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Deanna was really excited because she saw this on Samantha Brown's Passport to Europe show.
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A detail from the Ishtar gate of Babylon, one of the crazy-ass things the Germans brought back...
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"Aphrodite gives me a half-chub..."
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We went to the Gemaldegallerie (picture gallery) where we studied intensely the very old religious artwork.
"Wash my feet with your hair woman!" The disciples are like, "Damn!"
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Chopping heads off of sleeping people was totally cool back then.
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After getting out of the fountain of youth this recently old and haggard woman but now young and hot young girl goes into the tent to get some new clothes.
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The tank at our hotel was getting cleaned by a guy with a sponge.
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We sadly left Berlin and took a train ride to Dusseldorf. It was quite beautiful when we arrived!
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We were walking down the street and were surprised to see a huge poster for Deanna's upcoming show!
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And we shot photos at every one we saw after that!
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Dusseldorf at sunset. More as it develops...

Bonus Link: An interview from Belgium to scope out...

Posted March 30th, 2009
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Rather indulgent travel post...

Mostly for our pals back home, but you can peek in too.
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Belgium was cold for us wimpy Californians, but Amsterdam got cold enough to wear the fuzzy cap Deanna bought me so my little ears won't get cold.
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The wind was bitter and biting through our clothes, but some girls still had skirts on. We really are spoiled in So-Cal.
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Last night in Amsterdam looking for Vegan food. You would think it would be easy in Amsterdam, but it is not so hot.
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Our train ride to Berlin. I have been heavily neglecting the digi-cam so far, but today I made an effort to get some shots for the web.
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We rolled into Berlin after a 6 hour ride from Amsterdam. Deanna was not too stoked to see it snowing!
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Leave it to Deanna to book us some fancy-ass hotel.
We walked in and there was a 6 story fish-tank in the middle of it.
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Took the elevator up to the top floor just to check out this 'attraction'
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Looking down on my minions.
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It was 28 degrees today / tonight, The coldest of our trip so far. Deanna was not built for cold, and she had to go 'Ninja' to feel even slightly warm.
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We even had to put a glove over her "Claw" and over her cast like a rubber.
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We went in to the big church "Berliner Dom" with it's massive dome inside...
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Top of the cup.
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We hiked up the the top of the cup to get a pre-sunset view over Berlin, very nice.
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Looking over the city. So new and fresh.
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Walking down the stairs of the church.
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So just for Stacy and Lindsay, we have shot photos of our food. We ate at a place called Hans-Wurst, an All-Vegan restaurant. Deanna got a Tempeh, onion, and mushroom tart with a rocket salad. It was very tasty. The bread was foccacia style.
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I got Veggie medallions with spicy sweet pepper sauce and guacamole rice. Also very good. We forgot to shoot our soup, Minestrone, with beans and pasta in it. So good.
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Deanna and I agree, this is the best cake we have ever had in Europe.
That is saying alot for us road weary vegans...
Posted March 24th, 2009
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Off on the rest of our travels now...


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The day after the opening I did a book signing for Deformer at Copyright Bookstore in Antwerp. They deal in only Art, Architecture and photography books. Very good selection.
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Check out photos from the signing: >>> HERE <<<
Brave photo choice for dsiplay on the street!
Thanks to all the people there at Copyright !
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I have a group show coming up in Berlin with Barry McGee and Raymond Pettibon.
Get info: >>> HERE <<<
Posted March 23rd, 2009
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Strange New Feelings: The opening


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See extensive coverage on >>>>>>>> TackyWorld.com <<<<<<<<<<

The place was packed. Thanks to all the skaters who came!
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This baby was pissed that Santa had a gun...
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Milling about.
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Some young skaters...
This kid went to Russia.

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Beautiful, handsome, Belgium.
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Joep van Lieshout and his lady friend.
Posted March 20th, 2009
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The show opens today...

If you are in Belgium, bonus, if not, start driving. It can't be that far.
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"Move that one millimeter to the right, yeah, thats the stuff."
Posted March 18th, 2009 by Dude, seriously bro...
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ANP Quarterly: Cooking up some sweetness


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Brendan storms his brain, or the opposite.
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Aaron thinks about the government, but not on the pavement.

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Posted March 16th, 2009
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Antwerp, Belgium, March 2009


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Deanna assisting even with broken arm.
See below for info on her upcoming photo exhibition.
Posted March 12th, 2009 by squatting in a bombed out building
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Going Away for Two Months...

There is a chance my updating will be a tad spotty, so bear with me.
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I'm off to do this show:
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Here is some bonus Teenage Smokers photos for you...
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Birmingham, UK
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South Africa
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Panama City, Panama
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Tampa, Florida.
Posted March 5th, 2009 by more to come I'm out the door!!!
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Archive: Some Celluloid Rectangles from Italy

Various photos taken in Italy for your perusal.
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Venice.
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Venice again.
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Aaron get a trim, Milan.
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Eye patch, Milan train station.
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Nuns, Venice.
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Porto Venere.
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Santa Margherita.

Dont Forget !
Deanna has a big exhibition of her photos in Germany
and
I have a big gallery show in Belgium ---- Both coming soon!

Posted March 3rd, 2009 by Come to Europe to see the art, and the beauty.
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Transistor Sect for Life, and Death too.


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This kid is into it like conservatives on porn. Sweet Method!
Posted March 2nd, 2009 by Ashton Kucher only hires Filipino Hookers
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