Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Painting on Paper Bags by Meik!


Painting on Paper Bags by Meik!, originally uploaded by thismeik.

Demo-ing and trying out some shapes..
Figure what not use some new surfaces since I'm out of canvases...
Today's surface supermarket shopping bags
I didn't really have a goal nor the right brush...
So pretty much I just tried a couple ideas and moved around...
It was fun...have a look
Painting on Paper Bags by Meik!
and a bit of an angle
Painting on Paper Bags by Meik!
need to sleep now....

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve, originally uploaded by thismeik.

to put this in context i was listening to Wham!'s Wham! Rap 86 at the time.
The problem is that I was really identifying with the lyrics...
Oh boy...Today is going to be a long day...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Erin


Happy Birthday Erin, originally uploaded by thismeik.

And again if we didn 't mention...
Happy birthday Meik! alum E.R.N. or Erin as the english would say...
Fun times with the boys and girls at Sixth Ward last night...
So we would like to say Slainte and cheers...
Also it's always a joy to sing along to Oasis in any bar...

Hold on one sec....Tacos and Silverghost


Hold on one sec...., originally uploaded by thismeik.

ok! Here we go..
Figuring out what to do tonight...
Planning out some sort of New Year's outing...
Wanted to see Crystal Castles but I'm lazy about tickets..
So it'll be a fabulous Meik! Adventure
It's gonna get crazy...Or at least pretty fun...

Here's a couple suggestions I have for things to check out right now...
1. My new favorite blog about tacos...
(from agent m and badcoverversion)
http://tacosporvida.wordpress.com/

2. Listen to Silverghost

I got the chance to last night and it was quite fun
Silverghost at Cake Shop
I just saw them last night at Cake Shop...
Silverghost at Cake Shop
They are loud, fast and amazing...
I think my comment about Guitarist Marcie Bolen was "Not only could I never even come close to playing guitar like that but also I would break my neck if I even tried to in her tall and amazing black shoes.
Deleano Acevedo was pretty rad as well controlling the beats and keys
I'm a sucker for a Moog and a korg....que bueno!
Silverghost at Cake Shop

3. Buy comic books...I enjoy it...It's my civic disobedience to my friends who have finished the Twilight Series and feel a loss with nothing to read...My Answer...Secret Invasion ended and now here comes Dark Reign...Side note I need to get Dark Ivory #4, did that even come out...Issue #2 or #3 has a reference to a Vivian Girls show in NYC i think or do believe...let me know if you see it...

4. Spend New Year's at B-Side con Meik!(204 Ave B)

Counting down.........

Monday, December 29, 2008

A random moment


A random moment, originally uploaded by thismeik.

Just a random moment in the city from last week...
You want people to come in or visit...
Have a killer light display...
If it glows they will come

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sprinkler Siamese


Sprinkler Siamese, originally uploaded by thismeik.

This is from Thursday's adventure...
It kinda explains my routine at the moment...
Job hunting, photoging, randomness, seeing friends...
My heads probably about to fall off one way or the other..
It was a day of which I kept slightly busy...
Walking from Uptown to downtown...
Took some photos and bough some comic books...
Tried to clear my head and figure out what's in line for me in 2009...
I don't know and haven't made any decisions as of yet...
Stay tuned...............

Friday, December 26, 2008

Meik! for Mr. Cricket 2009


Mr. Cricket 2009, originally uploaded by thismeik.

I was rocking the cricket gear today...
Minus the bat and a few wickets...
But I was ready to start bowling a few innings or take a couple swings
Still not really sure what i'm doing with my hair..
Mr. Cricket 2009
It's part swoop, part don draper meets weirdness...
I may look like a banker in a week or two...
I realized Meik! has been lacking on music news recently...
So I'll be heading out again soon to more shows.
The usual spots (pianos, cake shop, delancey) and some others I have been to in a while or even new venues.
Discovering new bands, taking photos and gallivanting...
My frequent gallivanters card almost expired, luckily I just renewed it...
With that said also I'm just scrolling and organizing photos and files...
Friday will be a trip in to the city....
Not sure where I'm going besides Midtown comics...
I can say that it will not involve any mall in NY or NJ....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Dia de Nog....


Happy Dia de Nog...., originally uploaded by thismeik.

Have a fun day..
Open some presents...
Eat some food and say high to friends, family and even enemies...
Do something nice for a random stranger if you can.
Holidays can get really crazy for the people who do and don't celebrate them, so just make that extra effort...
Thanks!! all of us here at Meik! appreciate it...

Also if you have a sec, Watch this new video by The Oohlas...

Don't Worry...Eat Curry...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

magician, musketeer or d-bag


magician, musketeer or d-bag, originally uploaded by thismeik.

I was shaving my beard off tonight...
it was getting to thick for some reason...
Science I want to say...
Anyways I was joking around and did the magician musketeer look...
It's kinda kreepy and disappearing in a few hours...
oh well of to sleep and then holiday celebrating begins...
Had a funny trip to the mall earlier...
Weird run ins with people at the shops..
Really good help at one store, and really kreepy help at another...
I'm talking to you Michael Kors...Your sales staff are Garden state, whoa!
Anyways I thought I saw
I thought I saw Cassie from the Vivian Girls outside of one of the shops
I double taked...It's always funny seeing bands and other people i shoot in normal locations when I'm not shooting photos....
So so so....not sure what's ahead for the next few days...
At least one update on wednesday and then we'll see..
Later...Meik!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Go Back 3 Spaces and head to brooklyn


IMGP8994.JPG, originally uploaded by thismeik.

So I grew a beard and was wearing a fitted New Era backwards...
It was my Yankee cap of course...
I'm not sure if I'm confusing Alt-Country with Poppunk....
So here is some of the action from a late sunday afternoon...
I think I woke up around 2pm that day...
It was full of cider, comcis, football, pizza and monopoly....enjoy
Sassy always owns the railways
Sassy own the rails
Frag gained too much control and needed to be stopped
Frag gained too much control
stop staring at me
you win
This could be trouble
Quags and Frag
Sassy Claimed victory
Victory!!!
Frag then hit the bottle hard....
Frag Beam
Oh well, sip up
Getting Serious about nog
Happy Holidays in case I dissappear the next few days...

Oriental Ave....


Oriental Ave...., originally uploaded by thismeik.

It's a long story...
But one of the photos from our trek to Dekalb Street on Sunday...

Monday, December 22, 2008

More SAVE THREE SHEETS


SAVE THREE SHEETS, originally uploaded by thismeik.

From left to right:
Fan, Jim the Cop, Zane Lamprey and Steve McKenna..
Still teasing these photos..
I'll have a full post up later...
Secretly working on some job and resume stuff right now..
Also maybe looking at a D300 and Lighting Gear....
Shhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This is the Diary of Ludachristmas


rocker!, originally uploaded by thismeik.

If I had a Tracy Jordan award for the evening it would go to the Knee...
Also known as Tony Rad Tony or Any Tony....
Above here is rocking the cumber bun hat look...
It was a fun night of singing, dancing and bevy with the Niche Crew...
Many different flavors of pizza which some strangers tried to steal...
Everyone was moving the whole time and not standing still.
The songs varied from Oasis, No Doubt, Jay-Z to anything...
It was completely all over the board...
Everybody was piling in and joining on the mic
Uplcose
All Niche Media Kids were there...
Pick Your favorite Niche
I tried to blend in but i was a bit pale this eve
One Pale Meik!
Sassy was enjoying the bevy and crooning all night
Getting Sassy at Ludachristmas
I just love this photo
Super Karaoke
The Knee and the ladies
The Knee and the ladies
Mic in the left hand and beer in the right
Quite Classy
Erin vs Sassy
woooooooooooooooooo!
Some folks were a bit of fun at Planet Rose
Funtimes at Planet Rose
Time for a Karaoke Group Smile
A Karaoke Smile
Some dressing up via Erin Claus
erin claus
Even Noelle joined in on the fun
Even Noelle Joined US
Singing it at Planet Rose
Sing it!
Pizza Pizza!!
the knee and pizza
Everybody Joins in
Some Group Action
Come on Sing Along
Singing
A lovely Duet
A Lovely Duet
At some point I had to vacate and debriefed at B-Side...
I think some of the crew headed down to Sixth Ward...
But I had to call it since it was a long enough day for me...
Good night...tis was a fabulous event only a few days ago...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

30 Rock! via meik!


30 Rock!, originally uploaded by thismeik.

So I've been spending all day working on the resume and netflixing...
Mainly watching every episode of 30 Rock!...
I need to start on Magnum Again soon..
So I just finishing watching this documentary about Hunter S. Thompson
It was kinda crazy and interesting to see all the people he knew or lives that were affected by the work he created...
The interesting story is the varynace between his reallife persona and the Raul Duke character the he would eventually battle with...
Was there ever really a time to take off the mask...
There's probably others out there who can speak out or write about this more eloquently but I just wanted to share my quick thought...

What to do???What to do???
Another day still battling my cold...
I probably have walking pneumonia for all I know...
Maybe a doctor visit on Monday may be in order for me...
Working on the job hunt as well...If you couldn't tell where my head is..
Once I get that figured out I won't be in lala confusion land...
There's a chance to work in sports again but I'm not sure...
I'm trying to focus on something that's art, music, news or media based
I have a comic book contact I need to email not sure if it'll work...
The only problem is everybody is pretty much shutting down for the holidays...So it may be some random freelance stuff till 09...
My urge is to work on on a rad new company...
Where events, ideas and promotion or publicity are the focus...
I know I want to work on Mad Men but I can't find a listing for Sterling-Cooper in Hot jobs...
It's the cold and the Holidays get me bumming...
I think it's cause I don't like being static...
Note to self....buy a trampoline!

Oh well I'm going go back editing some photos....
Next piece is going to be a photo set of the Knee from Ludachristmas..
And of course more Save Three Sheets photos to come...
Well for now have a good night...
Meik!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ludachristmas


Ludachristmas, originally uploaded by thismeik.

Live from New York it'ssssss Ludachristmas...
The knee rocking a song tonight...
Yes we dueted amazingly on Oasis's "Wonderwall"
I can't wait to see those photos...
See more tomorrow...

SAVE THREE SHEETS: THE PUB CRAWL


SAVE THREE SHEETS: THE PUB CRAWL, originally uploaded by thismeik.

I was only there for an hour...
But I had an amazing time...
So many things to see and photos taken...
I'll tell you about it tomorrow...
I hope this is preview enough for now....

30 rock prelude to Ludachristmas


30 rock prelude to Ludachristmas, originally uploaded by thismeik.

The calm before the storm

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Ludachristmas....


Meik! Tree (W&B), originally uploaded by thismeik.

Getting ready for Ludachristmas...
Sassy said there would be T.I., Fall Out Boy and foxy boxing...
I need to find Kenneth the page ASAP
If not I'll try to run in to Zane Lamprey at some point...
Later Meik!

A random photo and a short essay by meik!

The photo is from High Voltage a Couple weeks ago...
The essay is just randomness by someone who should be sleeping..

Too Much Clutter on Your Bureau
My creativity has left me 100%....It may return but it's on holiday till '09
Is that where my drive and ambition went...
tick...tock...status...update...confirmed...c: windows.....
Invalid format error...what does that even mean?
No room for error or even adjustment...
Is this just a false positive cause by stress, weather, or Daylights saving...
Items up items pile up on my dress...
Hats, glasses, cuff links, receipts, picks, dice and even unused rolls of film...

All the paint brushes are locked away in the closet...
Simplicity can be at times the weakest tool or the lack of originality...
There are only so many colors and angles I can vary between before the night is over
Stories that have already happened get retold with just names changed...
Commercials for events and sales from last week air via human error....
Hide the brushes and bury the paint...
The originality will arrive if I trip over the jar or drop a hammer onto a spray can...

The choice at the moment at hand to maximize through minimalism...
Just completely flush-out everything
A hard drive starts operating slower and slower as it nears capacity...
There's more chance of non-recoupable loss at this certain juncture
I see the squirrel...the squirrel...is here really or fake...Porcelain or plastic...
He can get rid of his clutter without a moment of thought and just move on...

So what to do...So what to do...
Purge it all out...dissect little pieces and combine the minute particles
Items that are yours or donated along the way...
Keepsakes and pieces that have attachment to some sort of cosmic connection...
What makes something more memorable at one moment and then sting me in the eye at the next...

Why do i have different thoughts toward Film when I shot it everyday 2 years ago..
Probably the time, the cost and the effort...
The images lost, improper development or the lack of cost effectiveness...

I need to get rid of the clutter....
Digital, Analog, meta and beta...
Start digging some new tunnels and pathways that I haven't located...
Lock doors to the past for which have been left open or just loosley screened...
Walking...Walking...Running...Running....
Less articulation just leaving the future to have one word answers....
Cool...Rad...Awesome...Bummer...Sweet...Nada...Stilll....Just...Still.....
(Editor's Note: Writing this during a severe cold)

Enter...Enter...Enter....Select All....Clear >

Well If You're Gonna Trainwreck Put a Ring on it


Put a Ring on it, originally uploaded by thismeik.

I write this to you all after watching a crazy 1967 Avante Grade Film...
I believed it was called Brigitta...you can look it up if you want...
I think it's French but not quite sure, though the style is amazing...
So this time 24 hours ago I was stepping on to the NJ transit bus headed home...
Its kinda confusing to me now as I've only been up for the last 8 hours...
I still need to prepare for Ludachristmas anyways...
So on a very snowy snowy night we headed out to the village
Where one mr. hitt would be covered in silly string
The Rob in Silly String
Jessie would show off her new hair style and greeting from a friend
JESSIELEE AND FRIEND
There's a reason why this photo is called minus the boob...
Photo A
It's because of this photo...which shall be called + the boob
+ the boob
or pec or whatever...it's just funny...
Perry called me out on documenting the repeated pose...
A moment to regain my INTEGRITY:
I haven't seen Kerri in Months and was excited to see her...
Kerri and Friend with Jessielee sneaking in on the side
She's an amazing person and has probably seen more of this world than I ever will..
Our commonality would be none other than Cristalino...
I've seen her I think prior to our twitterfest way months ago...
The one where Sarah shot some ill Oohlas lyrics at me...
So what if i drink darkness while being a white paramore...
Still not sure exactly what that means but I'm ready to party with Ollie
It seems like something is about to happen....???
This photo says somethings up
Back to the story.....
There was as usual ladies having fun on the dance floor
More ladies having fun
Faces full of smiles
IMGP8733.JPFun timesG
There was the Pizza Guy
Trainwreck...Yeah we got pizza
Tyler was on the Sauce-y....(Inside Joke)
Tyler on the sauce-y
If you left early you missed the lazer light show....
Lazers
Justin would be so serious
Justin so serious
It was either this or snow....
Well at least we have light
Good night....Thursday is going to be insane...
Zane Lamprey is in NYC....