Dick on November 24th, 2011

Sometimes in art, there are predictors of change or statements on the here and now. If you get lucky (viewer or artist), you might be able to encase such statements in a user reflective wrapper that holds them all. For me, this citing of the Zeitgeist often occurs in record albums. In recent years, my […]

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Dick on July 14th, 2011

This is a YouTube playlist. You can watch the videos autoplay on their own, or select the ones you want to watch. iOS users may need to see my YouTube channel for this content. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been quite obsessed with 60s sounds and studio production. I’ve found that this interest […]

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Dick on February 4th, 2011

I got to work on some illustrations this week to use with a blogsite we’re building with Google’s blogger platform. The site delivers a collection of articles specific to politics in Virginia from a wide array of news sources. (Mostly local and regional newspapers) via RSS and subscription services. Blogger isn’t as robust as WordPress, […]

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Dick on November 4th, 2010

Sometimes, I have to be shown something in writing (or stone) to believe or understand it. My dad did this sign a while back and it’s displayed in front of one of my favorite music venues. I often walk by it when going to Starbucks. Today, while staring at it, I realized that my love […]

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Dick on October 30th, 2010

Phil Meggs, and many mentors over time, were always saying how important it is to keep an archive of inspiration, or a visual journal. I remember some discussion of the fact that when you’re always on and “capturing”, it’s easy to forget moments that you could build on creatively. While most of my drawings currently […]

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Dick on October 20th, 2010

While this album came out a while ago, I’ve been looping on it a lot lately. For some reason, it really feels like Fall to me. Then again, so does a lot of dark electronica. On this release, M83, (Anthony Gonzalez and co.) create tunes that make all 30+ers’ hearts flutter. The album’s imagery, storylines […]

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Dick on October 8th, 2010

Sometimes I get so busy with new technology and work that I forget about my own online presence and creative needs. This makes me sad. So, I’ve knocked the dust off of some things that I love. To freshen things up, I’m launching a new portfolio and changes on this blog that include social media […]

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Dick on October 8th, 2010

Well, I think it’ll be mine anyway. If you’re an indie audiophile, you’re probably familiar with B&S. I frequently celebrate their entire catalogue. Belle and Sebastian frequently write about love, discontent, and victims of circumstance, most of which I relate to quite heavily. I’m sure the album will come in a mulit-dimensional choice list of […]

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The following blog was written out of frustration as no documentation can be quickly found on the internet about the following .pdf printing error experienced when using InDesign CS4 to ouput older ID CS version files. Maybe this information will help others in getting results from ID CS4/Acrobat Pro. Adobe does provide some good documentation […]

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Dick on August 14th, 2009

All of my friends hated you. You gave them Cs and tore up their drawings. I didn’t know what to think when I got better. You liked one type of woman who was always the model. The others were silent or crying. Outside, you smoked. You once told me how you’d worked for Calvin in […]

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