For those who have not yet seen this in the gallery or on Flickr, here is La Rana Cupa specimen #2.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
If you want to see La Rana Cupa in person, along with a bunch of neat things by other artists, go to the "Happy Art" group show opening at Brian Marki Fine Art. It's this Friday, December 5th from 5 to 8 PM. The show will stay up through January 2009.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Disappeared into the night
She had a voodoo smile
And a devil inside
So she's been down to the [something]
Spitting words out like her name
They got devils inside
That explode in your face
You gotta be so careful
Don't talk in your sleep
You gotta be so careful
'Cause the souls can hear
He was quiet for a long time
He never was asleep at night
He knew every little short cut
He did everything right
Trying to be so careful
So he wouldn't speak
Trying to be so careful
To hide his disease
Under the blood red sky
Under the blood red
Under the blood red sky
Under the blood red
And broken free
'Cause it's feeding time
And they're sharpening their teeth
Can't hear the noise when it gets too much
When it gets too much you can't hear the noise
[please help me fill in the somethings if you can]
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
This weekend I put the finishing touches on "Fall Faux Fawkes", my entry for the Halloween Custom Toy Show at APW Gallery. If you happen to be in NY around Halloween, I hope you'll stop in and see it in person. I've seen previews of a few of the other pieces in the show and they are looking quite amazing. For those of you who won't be able to make the show, I have more pictures here.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
- Character - Jane/Jake Gravenstein (a wellness practitioner)
- Prop - Jumper Cables
- Line of dialog - "Ok, I think I got it straight."
If you want to see our previous entries in this contest, you can catch them all (and more) at nealham.com
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
You now have one more chance to catch our film on the big screen, since it will be shown in the Best of Portland lineup on Monday August 25th, 7 pm, at the Hollywood Theater. You can get your tickets here.
What's that? You say you've already seen it? But this showing will include the best films from all four screening groups. What? You went to all 4 of the initial shows? Well alright then. But don't you want to find out who wins all the fancy awards? And what's another eight bucks to a Moneybag like you anyway? So.... see you there?
Monday, August 18, 2008
I've heard this before
When it was original
It sucked back then, too
Missing wireless data link
But retro is cool
Old Lady Hair
Brittle, grey and limp
I'd dye it, but that's a chore
Who cares, anyway?
I remember this
It's the taste of my childhood
It used to be good
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It is good news. We [Nealham] finished our 48 hour film on time and we're quite pleased with it. It will be included in the group of films screening at the Hollywood Theater this Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 PM. These shows usually sell out, so if you are interested in making it to the screening, I suggest you purchase your tickets early here. I hope to see you there. We would really appreciate your support (and your vote for your favorite film of the evening).
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
little girl: poop
little girl: furrie poop
omnicollective: so intimidating
omnicollective: let me think
omnicollective: i know there are things like that
omnicollective: but i probably block them out
omnicollective: i wish there was a word for having glass dust in your eyes
little girl: ooh, ouch
omnicollective: Broken Teeth
little girl: Virgin Saw
omnicollective: this saw has never cut anything!
little girl: hahaha
omnicollective: you can befriend this saw without guilt or regret
omnicollective: because you know for sure
omnicollective: that it has not cut anyone in half
omnicollective: especially not a virgin
omnicollective: oh..... sounds like maybe you're looking for a virgin cutter
omnicollective: aisle 7
little girl: virgin cutter
omnicollective: yeah, is that what you wanted?
omnicollective: oh... a devirginizer?
omnicollective: no problem
omnicollective: aisles 1-5
little girl: hahaha
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
dweeb: holee shit
dweeb: they're doing worse than i thought
omnicollective: yeah, crazy
omnicollective: it's like if your penis got so damn hard
omnicollective: and shattered all your blood vessels
omnicollective: then slowly deflated
omnicollective: never to harden again
dweeb: yeah, i guess it is actually like that
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tokyo National Musuem
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Also, I'm going to Japan for a little while. I'll try to post some updates here - but may just wait until I get home. Keep an eye on my flickr for pictures.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Check out this dream I found while going through an old sketchbook:
Nearly two years later, on February 2nd, 2008 I went to Alden's house for his wife's birthday party. Alden does not own Guitar Hero, a modified fake guitar, nor a homemade light zapper. Some people did end up playing some video games, but I did not participate. We did not get attacked.
May 4th, 2006
Alden had some custom, homemade guitar for Guitar Hero (knobs all over it) and also a crazy homemade light gun for the shooting games. Instead of a trigger, it had a switch like this, you know – a metal toggle switch like in airplanes.
It also had a thing you could turn that focused the beam from a shotgun blast that took up the whole screen to sniper shot that was accurate down to a few pixels.
I was playing a game with it when we got attacked for real and I had to take out our attackers. Luckily, the gun could be switched to laser mode. You couldn’t see the beam but only the contact – a little blue dot burning a hole in your target.
The gun’s silly looking - made out of funny white squishy plastic. The guitar’s normal but has HUGE knobs all over it.
None of the things in my premonition had come to be. However, at the end of the night, Alden gave me his spare Wii Zapper because he had gotten two of them for Christmas.
As you may or may not know, the Wii Zapper did not exist in 2006 when I dreamed of that silly white plastic gun. Another thing you may or may not know is that the on-screen aimer for the Wii Zapper is a blue dot.
This premonition does not seem to have held any importance so far, but it's closer than anything I've heard from Nostradamus.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
omnicollective: earlier, i hit the power switch on my videocamera
omnicollective: to test a new battery
omnicollective: wishing i had a videotape to test with
omnicollective: and at that moment the doorbell rang
omnicollective: so precisely on time with me hitting the power switch
omnicollective: i almost thought it caused the ring
omnicollective: UPS was there... with a box of 10 videotapes
omnicollective: that i had totally forgotten I'd ordered
christian science monitor: whoa!
omnicollective: it is the most cosmic valentine's day ever
christian science monitor: indeed
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
omnicollective: yes. a little
little girl: cool, I'm trying to find one that's stretched out length wise
little girl: but a little bold
omnicollective: did you already find a good one?
little girl: i did find some good ones
little girl: but I can't figure out how to get them into Photoshop
omnicollective: do you mean you can't figure out how to get the font into the fonts folder on your system?
little girl: well, it's in the folder
little girl: no, I can see it on the fonts list, but when I choose it nothing shows up
omnicollective: it's a font you just downloaded off the innerwebs?
little girl: yeah
little girl: like even the curser goes away
little girl: damn, looks like it's just the font
omnicollective: some of those free fonts off the web are trash
little girl: it works in TextEdit, but not Photoshop
omnicollective: is it truetype?
little girl: right, yeah, I'll have to research it
omnicollective: i was about to type 'a little research never hurt anyone'
omnicollective: but then i remembered that is not true
little girl: ooh, what's an example?
omnicollective: i'm glad you asked, little girl
omnicollective: have a seat on my lap here
omnicollective: and i will tell you of the time
omnicollective: i wanted to learn how to open champagne bottles with a sword
omnicollective: the way those cool guys do
little girl: of course
omnicollective: so i did a little reading
omnicollective: felt like i had a pretty good handle on it
omnicollective: ordered a sword off of ebay
omnicollective: and snuck it into an award banquet my friend invited me to as her date
omnicollective: she was set to get an award and i wanted to make it extra special
omnicollective: they put champagne bottles on each table
omnicollective: it couldn't have been more perfect
omnicollective: when the time came and she was up accepting her award
omnicollective: i shook up the bottle and attempted to saber off the top of it
omnicollective: the whole thing exploded
omnicollective: shards of glass flew into me and the people at my table
omnicollective: 2 of them got it in the eye
omnicollective: but that's not the worst
omnicollective: the cork flew up and hit the chandelier
omnicollective: and spun it
omnicollective: i guess it had a weak link or something
omnicollective: it crashed down right on my friend
omnicollective: slicing her into a zillion pieces
omnicollective: everyone freaked out
omnicollective: and i panicked
omnicollective: the security guards were coming for me
omnicollective: and i sliced my way through them
omnicollective: i made it to the top of the building
omnicollective: but some guards caught up to me
little girl: oooh
omnicollective: i was trying to put the sword down
omnicollective: but my panic made my grip so tight
omnicollective: they started shooting at me
omnicollective: but fired into the Portland World Trade Center across the street
omnicollective: within minutes, jets were in the air
omnicollective: i guess there is a top secret nuclear weapon called the Champagne Sabre
omnicollective: so they misunderstood the situation that had been reported over their radios
omnicollective: and exercised deadly force
omnicollective: blowing the entire building to rubble
omnicollective: everyone died
omnicollective: so the message here is just be careful with research
little girl: wow, I guess you're right
little girl: who knows where this Kool-Aide font will take me
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
There were others in the series, too. I can't find a video of it right now, but if you are like me, this song has been running endlessly in the back of your mind for most of your life:
When you tell one lie, it leads to another
So you tell two lies to cover each other
Then you tell three lies and, Oh Brother,
You're in trouble up to your ears!
So you tell four lies to try to protect you
Then you tell five lies so folks won't suspect you
Then you tell six lies and you'll collect
A life filled with worries and fears
'Cause you can't remember how many lies you've told
And half the things you say aren't true
And sometime you'll slip up, you'll trip up and then
Whatever will become of you?
So you lie and lie without even trying
And each lie you tell will keep multiplying
'Till the whole wide world will know you're lying
Then you'll be
And you should!
When you lie, you're closing the door
On everything good
I never actually listened to or understood what the lyrics of these ads were getting at until I heard myself singing them when I was much older. And of course this realization came far too late for the ads to have their intended effect of guilting me into mormonism.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
- Some form of suction-cupped-dart shooter (one for each player). We chose the Nerf Maverick because it is rad and currently $8.99 at Fred Meyer.
- An awesome movie. We chose Army of Darkness because it is rad and currently $7.99 at Fred Meyer.
- A TV that suction-cupped darts will stick to and that you aren't worried about shooting said darts at. We chose my TV because it sucks and it was there.
- Something to drink. We chose Sangria and Beer because we had them on hand. Champagne was added to the mix at midnight.
- Shoot all Deadites
- Shoot other justifiably "bad" guys (like the guy with the mullet)
- Do not shoot good guys
- DO NOT shoot Ash
- You shoot a good guy
- You shoot Ash
- The word Necronomicon is spoken in the movie
And that's all you need to know to get started. Reload during talky parts, have fun and don't hurt anyone.