Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Timing of the Announcement

I'm hoping for twelve pomegranate seeds.
Twelve months make for a nice year.

I fucking knew it.

The Announcement

Fall 2006 Logo

Third, in a series.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Playlist|Praying for Time

it's so hard to love
there's so much to hate
hanging on to hope
when there is no hope to speak of
....George Michael

Playing the piano, in 'cuffs.

I was told...

summer ended towards 12:09am or something like that.
I'm so fucking glad I didn't let summer 2005 pass without putting it all on the chopping block. Sometimes you gotta say "what the fuck" and for over I week, I wondered how. The moment presented itself.

I hope you recognize its importance overall...

Let fall begin.
I will reap what I've sown.
Regardless of how the crops come in.

Prayer for You

Just say it.
Scream it.
At the top of your lungs.

It's the only way.

Greyhound Planet

Grace, I have a strong feeling your legacy's right behind you.
Really, is there ever a right time to get pregnant?

Three Moments|Progressed

How many will he eat?

52 would be a good start.

Playlist|Just Say A Prayer [Texas]

If you're wondering,
this is for you.
I don't care anymore.
The word is "unabashed."

All I see is the truth now
That's all I want you to know
That I'll never turn my back on you
And leave you out there on your own
I could never hide my feelings
I could never let you fall
And I want you to remember
All the love that I've found
Oh, I say a prayer
A prayer for you
Oh, for you
I could never make a promise
I'd only break it in the end
Then you're looking for the answers
You'd never trust in me again
I could never watch you suffer
I could never let you down
And I hope you soon discover
All the truth that I've now found
Oh, I say a prayer
A prayer for you
Oh, for you
Oh, I say a prayer
A prayer for you
Oh, for you

The ring you were holding...

Colors of the Orangemen


Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.


Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

I know a little more, but it could be off...

Sun in the Fourth House
Composite Sun in the fourth house favors a strong emotional involvement.
The fourth is the house of your most personal and intimate life, your home, your past and origins in general, as well as your inner feelings and emotions. Thus this position favors a relationship in which you settle down together and share each other's personal lives as intimately as possible.
This is one of the best positions for marriage. It indicates a concern for owning a home or real estate together, which may manifest itself as a desire to own land.
On the psychological level, you are likely to experience profound emotions together and to become deeply involved in each other's innermost mental and emotional depths.

Sun Opposition Mercury
There will be a great deal of mental activity in this relationship. This aspect is good for verbal communication between you. You both should be wary of the tendency to intellectualize your emotions rather than deal with them at the gut level.
You have an unusual similarity of thinking, or at least a better than average ability to understand each other's thinking.
Mercury is a planet of travel, not always in the literal sense of the word, but in the metaphorical sense; that is, you like to be continually exposed to new ideas and experiences together.
One of the most positive attributes of this aspect is the ability to be detached from what you are discussing. Because of this detachment you may even be able to talk about your relationship and arrive at understandings that will help you both to get more out of it.

Moon in the Seventh House
The composite Moon in the seventh house is a good indication that in this relationship shared feelings will be very important. The seventh is the house of intimate one-to-one encounters, both positive ones such as partnerships and marriage, and negative ones such as open enmities.
In general, the seventh-house Moon favors any intimate relationship in which sharing emotions is important. You will have a strong feeling that you belong together as a unit, and your emotional attitudes toward the outside world will be similar.
You are, however, likely to become too involved in your personal feelings and not be able to see what is really going on between you. Try to stay somewhat detached from difficult situations so that you can deal with them objectively. If you can do that, this should be a very good emotional relationship for both of you.

Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury conjunct Venus is an excellent aspect in a composite chart, for it indicates that you both are able to express affection easily.
Another fortunate attribute of this conjunction is that it gives you sensitivity to each other's feelings.
This aspect should help smooth out the roughness that occasionally comes up in any relationship, but it may also make you keep quiet for the sake of preserving harmony when you feel angry. Go ahead and say what you feel, for you will be able to express what must be said in the right way.

Venus in the Eleventh House
Composite Venus in the eleventh house is one of the best placements for an intimate personal relationship. The eleventh is the house of friendship, and at the very least, Venus here will help to make you friends. This position can also be a sign of a deep love affair.
Venus here is a good indication that the two of you have harmonious ideals. It can also mean that you idealize either the feeling of love or your relationship, which can be a problem if either of you is prone to unrealistic attitudes about feelings. But if both of you are reasonably realistic about yourselves, you will experience this relationship as something beautiful and ideal.

Venus Opposition Uranus
The energies of the opposition of composite Venus and Uranus are quite difficult to handle. Normally this aspect creates a very exciting relationship that lasts only for a short time. Typically, it will have tremendous ups and downs that give the participants very little peace.
Usually the unusualness of the attraction is what keeps it going. Consequently, any attempt to make the relationship normal or ordinary will cause it to die.
The two of you should not count on anything in particular if this aspect is present. Not that you cannot derive any benefit from your relationship, but it is best to take it as it comes and not try to live in the future.
Whatever the nature of your relationship, let it take the course that it wants to take.

Composite Horoscope midpoint method
planet sign degree
Sun Leo 7°41'13 in house 4
Moon Libra 23°24'02 in house 7
Mercury Aquarius 11°37'59 in house 11
Venus Aquarius 17°17'01 in house 11
Mars Taurus 19°31'24 in house 2
Jupiter Capricorn 1°31'33 in house 9
Saturn Capricorn 15°42'33 in house 10
Uranus Leo 21°04'15 in house 5
Neptune Scorpio 8°05'37 end of house 7
Pluto Virgo 5°36'00 in house 5
True Node Virgo 18°51'52 in house 6
Planets at the end of a house are interpreted in the next house.

Ascendant Aries 8°52'33
2nd House Taurus 8°19'00
3rd House Gemini 10°18'25
Imum Coeli Cancer 10°59'38
5th House Leo 11°30'59
6th House Virgo 11°41'46
Descendant Libra 8°52'33
8th House Scorpio 8°19'00
9th House Sagittarius 10°18'25
Medium Coeli Capricorn 10°59'38
11th House Aquarius 11°30'59
12th House Pisces 11°41'46

I have to know...

24 October 1960

Your date of conception was on or about 1 February 1960 which was a Monday.

You were born on a Monday
under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 5.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 9.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 8.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 6, 11 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2437231.5.
The golden number for 1960 is 4.
The epact number for 1960 is 2.
The year 1960 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/28/1960 and ending 2/14/1961.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Snake; your plant is Thistle.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Choiach, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 3 Heshvan 5721.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 17 April 1960.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 17 April 1960.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 2 March 1960.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 5 June 1960.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 12 June 1960.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 22 September 1960.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 12 April 1960.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 1 March 1960.

As of 9/22/2006 11:03:39 AM EDT
You are 45 years old.
You are 551 months old.
You are 2,395 weeks old.
You are 16,769 days old.
You are 402,467 hours old.
You are 24,148,023 minutes old.
You are 1,448,881,419 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Monica (1980) Ben Gillies (1979) Kevin Kline (1947)
F. Murray Abraham (1939) David Nelson (1936) J.P. 'Big Bopper' Richardson (1930)
Y.A. Tittle (1926) Moss Hart (1904)

Top songs of 1960
Theme from A Summer Place- Percy Faith Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley
It's Not Or Never by Elvis Presley Cathy's Clown by Everly Brothers
Stuck On You by Elvis Presley Running Bear by Johnny Preston
Save the Last Dance for Me by Drifters Teen Angel by Mark Dinning
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own by Connie Francis

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.56320939334638 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

There are 32 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 46 candles.

Those 46 candles produce 46 BTUs,
or 11,592 calories of heat (that's only 11.5920 food Calories!) .
You can boil 5.26 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1960 there were approximately 4.2 million births in the US.
In 1960 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.
In 1960 in the US there were approximately 1,523,000 marriages (8.5%) and 393,000 divorces (2.2%)
In 1960 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1960 the population of Australia was approximately 10,391,920.
In 1960 there were approximately 230,326 births in Australia.
In 1960 in Australia there were approximately 75,428 marriages and 6,633 divorces.
In 1960 in Australia there were approximately 88,464 deaths.

Your birthstone is Tourmaline

The Mystical properties of Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Opal, Jasper

Your birth tree is
Walnut Tree, the Passion
Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.

There are 94 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 107 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.

Hermes 22 Sept 2006

Se7en: Lust

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hermes 21 Sept 2006

Can we all fall in love sometime?

I saw 131 comments on iTunes, and immediately purchased this.
And for some reason, there's a traffic problem.
And get this! Mr Comfort Food is number 5 on the album chart.
And, check this out: under Justin Timberlake.
Have you heard him (in private) with the Pet Shop Boys.

Playlist|I Don't Want a Lover

i don't want a lover
i just need a friend
i've had time to recover
now that i know it wasn't love

it's always a different story
when it's me who's in the wrong
but you can't have it all
cause i'm the one who's strong
i've already been burnt before
once but never again
i know the time will come
that's when you need me then

Sept 21 6:30p

One should always be dressed as if they could easily endure 7+ hours of dancing.

I just decided that, based on what I'm wearing (only Dr Austen saw me!, and Frank) and Sylvester's YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) which is currently wrapping up on the iDeck. I even think they are stoopid at Ballys for not having 5am disco. I could fill that fucking room during a dead time, and have the velvet ropes out front. And don't say I couldn't. Oh, and the number was four. Seems suits are crawling like maggots in the former puppy mill. They need to let some of the younger animals live, and euthanize the old guard. I can hardly think of where everything was six weeks ago. Don't bother looking, I don't think it's there.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)

Vault|1990s Miami Shores [Front Yard]

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)

Vault|1990s (ed. BLUR)

Vault|1990s NYC (ed. BLUR)


OrangeSpotlight: Shamus Fatzinger

©2006 Shamus Ian Fatzinger

The mundane, done very, very well.
Go Shamus!

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)


Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)

Let's see:
kiddie porn, beastiality, animal abuse, single mom.
All that and I can't even remember if I got permission.
Looks like a major problem on my hands.

Pandora's Box

Who knew this was the key to the vault?
A veritable Pandora's Box.
Best sheltered from view,
I've already seen these car accidents,
and lived through these terrors.
So what can opening Pandora's Box do to me now?
I've already suffered the moment.

Vault|1990s South Beach (ed. BLUR)


This is such a frightening photograph to me.
Absolutely terrifying.

Untitled|Miami 1990s

Vault|Portraits 1990s Miami


Karl Jakob Krogness, Denmark
Miami Late 1990s

Vault|1990s Miami Shores [LivingRoom]



Playlist|I've Tried Everything [Eurythmics]

I've tried everything [ooh, you're a loser now]
– Eurythmics

Wednesday, 20 September 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

This influence makes you very sensitive to other people's moods, and if you are at all psychic you will be more sensitive in this regard as well. But with this sensitivity, you have to be careful about the people you are with. On the other hand, it is good to be with friends whom you are devoted to. This quality of time can signify selflessness and genuinely caring for others without regard for your own needs, and this is not done in a martyred spirit. You feel great sympathy and compassion for those who are in need, and are willing to help either personally or through working with a charitable group. This influence may also arouse your daydreaming tendencies. Today during the day you may wish to be by yourself and retire into your own private inner world, or you may wish to talk about your daydreams with friends.

Moon Sextile Neptune exact at 11:30
20 September 2006 – 21 September 2006.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Playlist|Say a Prayer [Texas]

All I see is the truth now
That's all I want you to know
That I'll never turn my back on you
And leave you out there on your own
I could never hide my feelings
I could never let you fall
And I want you to remember
All the love that I've found. – Texas

Funny how lyrics drift in an out of my consciousness. Here I am, about to embark on a project some ten (15?) years in the making: the scanning of the negatives from the lost years, those rolls which lay dormant in one of four freezers, a few refrigerators, and the Miami heat.

At one point, I thought they were "throwaway."
I thought the same thing about myself, too.

Now I just think we were on ice all along.

Let me show you the world through my eyes; you know I can't resist.

Saving the world, one orange at a time.
It's so great to have a philosophy about life.
Especially one so meaningful.

And we won't go near the moniker.
Equally brilliant.

Vault|1990s Tea Dance SoBe (ed. BLUR)

The face of OrangeMercury, ©1990s

Vault|1990s South Beach (ed. BLUR)

©2006 orangemercury

Untitled (self-portrait)

Vault|1990s Miami Shores [Diva]

1989 – present

Absolut Book


Reprinting, reproducing, or in any way replicating this book is strictly forbidden without prior written authorization.

Hey man! I just wanna know who sees my work.



Call me a Shower Skin Slut.

I really don't care.

Reminds me of Matthew (?) shaving his chest at the gym some time ago. Good thing my glasses kept my 'balls in their respective sockets.

Fucking Blogger. Can't upload for shit today.

Previously unpublished|November 1988 Miami


First Scan|Vault [Miami 1990s]

Great cemeteries.
And Woodlawn.

On Deck.

You know you're REALLY gay when...

Natal Transits|NOW

Personal Daily Horoscope
Tuesday, 19 September 2006
born 4 May 1960

©Astrodienst AG

The life of the party
This is a very lighthearted time, when you should be able to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and loved ones. You will enjoy being with groups of people, and you will wish to express your feelings of affection. Your favor will extend even to the point that you want to share it with everyone. This is also a good time to go out and meet people. You will not have the fear and shyness that may sometimes make it difficult for you to encounter new people, nor will you need to worry about making a bad impression on the people you meet. This influence helps to ensure you will make a favorable impression upon everyone. If you usually enjoy being the life of the party, you will certainly have the chance to play this role now.

Venus Sextile Ascendant exact at 01:01
18 September 2006 to 20 September 2006

Happy 40th Soledad!

Class. All the way.
You ROCK Soledad!
And George said you really are sweet in person.
The hell with "Pirate Day!"

Monday, September 18, 2006

Absolut deCarava.


Absolut Hine.


Abolish child labor...worldwide.

Absolut Bacon.

©Bill Brandt ©2006 orangemercury

Absolut Mother.


Her name was Florence, she was just 32 years old and had come from Oklahoma to California some dozen years before, to a land of promise -- a promise which, for her, had not been kept.


Absolut Blossfeldt


Thanks, Fritzie.

DM|Live in Milan [Theatre Premiere]

DM Archives
For info: Big Screen Concerts|Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode|Live in Milan +

Pop / Rock (2006-09-12)
to Premiere Nationwide in a
One-Night Big Screen Concerts Event

Monday, September 25, 2006
33 Le Count Place New Rochelle NY 10801

DENVER, CO. (National CineMedia) - National CineMedia, LLC: National CineMedia and Live Nation Present Depeche Mode's New Concert DVD, Plus ExclusiveTour Documentary Footage, Seen Only in Select Movie Theatres on Monday, September 25th
Depeche Mode will premiere their highly anticipated new concert DVD DEPECHE MODE: TOURING THE ANGEL, LIVE IN MILAN in 78 select movie theatres nationwide on Monday, September 25th beginning at 8 p.m. local time. The two-hour Depeche Mode Big Screen Concerts event will feature 20 minutes of exclusive tour documentary footage from the band that can only be seen at this special event.

DEPECHE MODE: TOURING THE ANGEL, LIVE IN MILAN was recorded at Milan's Fila Forum on February 18 and 19, 2006 and directed by Blue Leach, who has previously worked with R.E.M. It captures the band at their live best as they perform more than 20 stunning songs, including the recent hit singles "Precious," "A Pain That I'm Used To," "Suffer Well" and "John The Revelator," plus the classic "Just Can't Get Enough," "I Feel You," and "Enjoy The Silence," with a pulsing sound, electric stage presence and ecstatic audience.

"Touring the Angel was probably the most enjoyable, rewarding live show we've ever done," says Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan. "The new material was just waiting to be played live. It took on a life of its own. With the energy of the crowds, it just came to life."

"It had been four years since the last tour, so we were ready to take the album on the road," adds band member Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher. "For us, everything came together-it was one of our definitive live moments, especially as we got to perform older, equally special tracks."

DEPECHE MODE: TOURING THE ANGEL, LIVE IN MILAN will be presented by National CineMedia and Live Nation in High-Definition and cinema surround sound for only one night at participating Regal, United Artists, Edwards, Cinemark, AMC and Georgia Theatre Company movie theatres across the country. Tickets for this exciting Big Screen Concerts event are on sale now at presenting theatre box offices and online at for $10.00. (For a complete list of participating theatre locations, please visit the Web site.)

Depeche Mode are: Dave Gahan, Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher and Martin Gore. Depeche Mode's latest album, "Playing the Angel" was released in 2005 and went multi-platinum and gold in 20 countries and their 2006 international tour was one of the top selling and most critically acclaimed tours of the year. The band has sold more than 72 million albums worldwide. TOURING THE ANGEL: LIVE IN MILAN (Sire/Reprise) will be released the day after the Big Screen Concerts event on September 26 as a special edition 3-disc digipak set, featuring the full-length live show and a host of exclusive extras on two DVDs and a live audio CD. The Milan concerts will also be available in a single disc DVD package.

Natal Chart|Robert Mapplethorpe

I can't vouch for the validity of this birth data,
specifically the time.
I called The Mapplethorpe Foundation once for assistance,
and they distinctly informed me there was "enough information on Robert Mapplethorpe in the public domain" and promptly ended the call.

Floral Park, Long Island is the correct geographic coordinate, though.