Monthly Archives: April 2013

This is an excerpt from my book DIY Magic. It’s the first chapter actually. You can order the actual book here: Dropping the Spoon
               Tools required:             1 comfortable chair, preferably of the cushy recliner variety
             1 metal spoon
             1 metal bowl or large ceramic plate
             notepad and pencil
             Time Required: about half an hour, depending on current state of alertness   It grants visionary states… Read More

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Computers are useless, they can only give you answers. I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Never permit a dichotomy… Read More

Lifted straight from my notes on a book about creativity called Imagine, by Jonah Lehrer. Take a hot shower Coffee amphetamines be in a good mood (insight is more likely to occur to an optimist.) play work at not giving a fuck—leave the mind approach a task as an outsider with a fresh perspective travel (see above) wait a long time before redrafting a manuscript. Time off gives you an outsider’s perspective…. Read More

Here is an interesting little podcast that gets into secret societies, and Masons, etc. It features Adam Parfrey being interviewed by comedian Marc Marron. I just like it because it’s cool to hear two fairly skeptical and intelligent dudes debating something that’s kind of weird and out there. Check it out here: