Friday, September 03, 2010

Tom Hintnaus v Chris Rockway
1983 – 2010
Have we come a long way baby?


Rarity | Diane Arbus "Identical Raincoats"
Appeared only in the first printing of the .diane arbus. monograph

Syracuse University | 1981
View from Dellplain 803
Approx. 9:45a

OrangeMercury | We mean business here.
Robert Mapplethorpe's MAN IN POLYESTER SUIT

Apple's PING!

The ten which made it!!!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | Elton John
News of the World | Queen
Once Upon a Time | Donna Summer
Diva | Annie Lennox
A Passage in Time |Dead Can Dance
Ingenue | kd lang
Listen Without Prejudice | George Michael
The Confessions Tour | Madonna
Red Book | Texas
Night Work | Scissor Sisters

CT's Unemployment 4th Highest In Nation

from The Hartford Business Journal

Connecticut's long-term unemployment rate is the fourth highest in the country, and the number of underemployed residents in the state has reached historic highs, according to a new study released Friday.

The long-term unemployment rate in Connecticut, meaning the share of unemployed workers who have been out of work for 6 months or more, despite looking for work, stands at 37 percent, tying the state with Rhode Island for the highest rate in New England, according a report by the Connecticut Voices for Children, an advocacy group.

Connecticut's long-term unemployment rate is also significantly above the national average of 32 percent, with older workers 55 and up, and college educated workers taking the longest time to find a new job.

Meanwhile the state's underemployment rate - which includes the unemployed, part-time workers who want to work full-time, and discouraged workers who have stopped looking for work -- is at a historic high for the state, at 14 percent, the report said.

Over the recession, Connecticut lost 103,400 jobs at rate of close to 5,000 jobs a month, hitting a low of 1,608,100 jobs in December of 2009.The state has since added back 12,000 jobs, but this represents only 12% of the total jobs lost over the recession, the report said.

The study also finds that only the health and Education job sector showed significant job growth during the current recession and that the continued health of this job sector may be threatened by the prospect of state budget cuts.

Steep losses of middle-class jobs in the state as well as racial, ethnic, and gender wage gaps also limit economic opportunities, according to the report.

"To restore opportunity for Connecticut families, we need to maintain our supports for them until we can get Connecticut's economy working again," said Jamey Bell, Executive Director of Connecticut Voices for Children. "We can't return to economic prosperity by undercutting supports for struggling families."

Among the report's other findings:

In recent years, middle-wage occupations have experienced the steepest job losses. This group of occupations, which include middle-class jobs such as carpenters, truck drivers, and bookkeepers, have lost 6.8 percent of their positions between 2006 and 2009.

Racial, ethnic, and gender gaps in wages are much wider in Connecticut than among workers in other states. The median wage for Connecticut's African Americans was only 62 percent of the white median wage in 2009, compared to 78 percent for African Americans nationally. Hispanics earned only 60 percent of the median wage of whites in the state, compared to 70 percent nationally.

Connecticut also has the sixth worst gender gap in wages among all states, with women earning 76 percent of men's median wages, compared to 82 percent nationally.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Yo, Apple. Wassup?

Born this day in 1933 | Ann Richards

One of the best political speeches I've ever heard.
And laughed my ass off during!

Silver Spring Maryland
Hostage Crisis
The Washington Post
Suspect in custody? | I thought he was dead?

You should be dancin'!
Born this day in 1946 | Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb
Photographed by David Vance

C'mon baby, do that conga!!!
Born this day in 1957 | Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan
Photographed by David Vance
Early 1980s

Born this day in 1939 | Lily Tomlin
Comedienne Extraordinaire

March 28, 1977

TICKING | Bernie Taupin 1974

An extremely quiet child
they called you in your school reports

He's always taken interest
in the subjects that he's taught

So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive

To notify your parents of the manner in which you died

At St. Patricks every Sunday,
Father Fletcher heard your sins.

Oh, he's unconcerned with competition
he never cares to win.

But blood stained a young hand
that never held a gun

And his parents never thought of him
as their troubled son

Now you'll never get to Heaven
Mama said

Remember Mama said

Ticking, ticking

Grow up straight and true blue
Run along to bed

Hear it, hear it
ticking, ticking

They had you holed up in a downtown bar
screaming for a priest

Some gook said "His brain's just snapped"
then someone called the police

You'd knifed a Negro waiter who had tried to
calm you down

Oh you'd pulled a gun and told them all to lay still
on the ground

Promising to hurt no one,
providing they were still

A young man tried to make a break,
with tear-filled eyes you killed.

That gun butt felt so smooth and warm cradled in your palm Oh your childhood cried out in your head "they mean to do you harm"

Don't ever ride on the devil's knee
Mama said
Remember mama said
Ticking, ticking

Pay your penence well, my child
Fear where angels tread
Hear it, hear it,
ticking, ticking

Within an hour the news had reached
the media machine

A male caucasian with a gun
had gone berserk in Queens

The area had been sealed off,
the kids sent home from school

Fourteen people lying dead in a bar they called
"The Kicking Mule"

Oh they pleaded to your sanity
for the sake of those inside

Throw out your gun, walk out slow
just keep your hands held high

But they pumped you full of rifle shells
as you stepped out the door

Oh you danced in death like a marionette
on the vengeance of the law

You've slept too long in silence

Mama said

Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking

Crazy boy,
you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head

Hear it, hear it,

Elton John | TICKING
Madison Square Garden

ONE Day on Earth
LGBT in Connecticut

One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.


DO SOMETHING, Connecticut!

Show your LGBT selves in a ROYGBIV way!

Contact 203.755.0099

Photographic Shooting Fundamentals

Slide 58 of 71 is on White Balance and Color balance. Check out OrangeMercury's legendary self-portrait taken on Ocean Drive in South Beach. Kodak color neg film, with a 1931 Zeiss-Ikoflex camera in the mid-1990s.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Richard Gere | Herb Ritts

Tick Tock. Tick Tock.
Quid pro quo, Clarice.
T - two months, and counting

OrangeMercury | Slide 58 of 71
ONE Day on Earth

ONE Day on Earth

OrangeMercury | Color Balance
One Day on Earth 10.10.10

Slide Show: Slide 58 of 71 here.

Cher v Christina

Born this day in 1949 | Richard Gere
Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe?

de mortuis nil nisi bonum
Obituary | Dr. Robert J. Audet Sr.
Retired Waterbury doctor

from the Waterbury Republican-American

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Robert J. Audet Sr. M.D., 86, died at his home in Hilton Head Island where he retired 20 years ago with his wife of 63 years, Dr. Jeanne Amlicke Audet M.D.

Born Dec. 12, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn., his parents were Charles H. Audet Sr. M.D. and Cora Leah Gauthier Audet. He attended St. Anne's School in Waterbury, College of Montreal, and Loyola in Montreal, Canada, University of Maryland in College Park, and received his doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Surgery in Baltimore. He completed his residencies in Baltimore and then at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.

Robert met Jeanne in medical school and persuaded her to come to Waterbury. They were married at St. Anne's Church in 1947. They have four children, Robert J. Audet Jr. M.D., Michelle J. Audet, Elise R. Audet and Charles H. Audet II.

During World War II, he served his country as a physician in the Naval Reserve spending most of his overseas duty in the Pacific area on the USS Passumpsic. After the war, he opened his practice on 3 Second Ave. where his wife, Jeanne Amlicke Audet. M.D, and his brother, Charles H. Audet. Tr. M.D. shared their offices. A rare medical family, there was a time when all the Drs. Audet, "Doc" Charles Sr., Charles Jr. (who died in 1991), Robert Sr., and Jeanne and later Robert Jr. worked at Saint Mary's Hospital.

Dr. Robert enjoyed a very satisfactory and successful 40-year practice in OB-GYN, surgery and family practice (He was a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice) until his retirement in 1990. His patients and staff were a loyal and devoted group. Babies that he delivered had their own babies and he had quite a collection of pictures to show for the families of two and three generations.

Having attended schools in Canada, he was fluent in French therefore able to communicate with the large French Canadian population in Waterbury. He established great rapport with humor to put them at ease, and quietly comforted them in times of sorrow. Dr. Robert always maintained that the patient's care came first. Those were the days when house calls were made. Many became friends and kept in touch with him for years.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Country Club of Waterbury. He won two of the top tournaments including the Arnold Cup and the Husband and Wife Tournament. He also loved to fish. A true fly-casting sportsman for the Quebec Rouge Trout, he had a special ability to cast the fly rod with pinpoint accuracy. His wife, his mother and father, friends and children made many trips to Canada with him. He also traveled to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Somehow, he always found golf courses to play. Another side of Dr. Bob was that he learned to fly a plane at Mount Tobe when just a teenager. He often spoke fondly of his adventures in the air.

He and his wife retired to Hilton Head Island, S.C., in 1991. They were immediately active in the founding of the now well-known clinic, Volunteers in Medicine (V.I.M.), inspired by Dr. Jack McConnell; VIM is considered a national health clinic model winning many awards. He joined Dolphin Head Golf Club on Hilton Head Plantation where he also continued to win tournaments and trophies. In retirement, he found time to return to painting and hooking beautiful rugs.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, and love of everything French including music and conversations with his French friends and dancing – especially the waltz. Most of all, he will be remembered for his wonderful diagnostic skills and surgery, learned from his father.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Jeanne Amlicke Audet, and their four children, his sister, Antoinette (Kiki) Perreault of Jacksonville, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Denise Audet, and his brother, Charles Henry Audet Jr. M.D.

A private burial service was held at Saint Francis by the Sea Church on Hilton Head Island.

Donations may be made to Volunteers in Medicine, Northridge Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; or Hospice Care of the Low Country, 119 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910.

The Island Funeral Home and Crematory of Hilton Head Island, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Black and White
Scissor Sisters
Land of 1000 Words [acoustic]

Another constellation dies
Do what you want 'cause it's your own sky
Just call me when the phone stops ringing
Thanks for coming by
I'm just glad I'm on your good side
Where it's smoldering or freezing
It's never all that easy to decide

This is the land of a thousand words
But it seems so few are worth the breath to say
Except I'll be looking after my own world
And you just keep on saving the day
I'll try to stay but it's in vain when you're far
I'm on the run to wherever you are

And that's the nature of the chase
You fall so far behind you end in first place
Pass the torch this time we're running to each's own regret
There's no harm in playing hard to get
Boundlessness deceives me
Baby you may turn the corner yet

This is the land of a thousand words
But it seems so few are worth the breath to say
Except I'll be looking after my own world
And you just keep on saving the day
I'll try to stay but it's in vain when you're far
I'm on the run to wherever you are

I'm a gonna do everything I say
Tried to stay but time's running out
But now I'm on my way

Black and White
Scissor Sisters
Kiss You Off!!!

You say you see what's under me
That the gloss has washed away
But you're the one whose colour's gone
From love to dirty grey
Questions come alive in the middle of the day
Over and over again
Watch me start a fire in the middle of your shade
That's why I'm telling you I'm gonna

Kiss you off my lips
I don't need another tube of that dime store lipstick
Well I think I'm gonna buy me a brand new shade of man
Kiss you off my lips
It's standing room only for a piece of my pigment
So excuse me a minute while I supply demand
Kiss you off these lips of mine
Kiss you off for a custom shine
Pissed yours truly off this time
It's why I ain't just kissin' you I'm kissin' you off

Spare this child your sideways smile
That crack in your veneer
Some blue broad will spoil your rod
It just takes patience dear
They rush you for your life
But you'll never beat the game
Older and older you get
Crush you like a gyre
But the gimble's all the same
Oh no I think it's happening

Kiss you off my lips
I don't need another tube of that dime store lipstick
Well I think I'm gonna buy me a brand new shade of man
Kiss you off my lips
It's standing room only for a piece of my pigment
So excuse me a minute while I supply demand
Kiss you off these lips of mine
Kiss you off for a custom shine
Pissed yours truly off this time
It's why I ain't just kissin' you I'm kissin' you off

Back to School
Required Viewing
Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah!
Scissor Sisters

Black and White
Elton John
I've Seen the Saucers [Caribou]

Tune in, wouldn't it be something
Rumours spreading into panic
I've seen movements in the clearing
Someone sent you something satanic
I have to leave you, radar's calling
Outside somebody landed
Crazy wavelengths leave you helpless
Oh don't forget me I'm so stranded
I wouldn't fool you but I've seen the saucers
So many times I'm almost in tune
Watching them flying in formation
Thinking how I could be so immune
I've seen them I've been there with them
I can tell you all you want to know
Something touched me and I was only sleeping
Wouldn't you, wouldn't you like to go
Stars climbing into their planets
Systems won, controlled from birth
Empty living on this highway
Can you see me mother earth
It's so endless whirling onwards
Wonder what's cooking at home tonight
Maybe if I promise not to say a word
They can get me back before the morning light

Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
Piano: Elton John
Bass: Dee Murray
Drums: Nigel Olsson
Electric guitars: Davey Johnstone
Congas, watergong and vibes: Ray Cooper
Tambourines: Ray Cooper, Gus Dudgeon
Backing vocals: Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson

Shamus Ian Fatzinger, photographer

Untitled, Passaic, NJ
Photograph ©2010
Shamus Ian Fatzinger
Location: Washington DC & The World

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Required Viewing | Art & Copy


Black and White
John Davis and the Monster Orchestra
Love Magic

Listen! Can you hear me?
There's somethin' in the air
Hold me, get listenin'
There's music everywhere.

Touch me, I'm on fire
I think I've lost control
Warmin' deep inside me,
Burnin' in my soul

Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen
Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen to you

Danger when you're near me,
A feelin' I don't know
Warmin' I confide in,
Now I don't want to go

Hold me til the mornin',
I need to feel your love
Make it last forever,
Tonight is not enough

Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen
Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen to you


Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen
Love magic, Love magic
Don't fight the feelin', Just let it happen to you

Natal Chart + Transits > Now.
Moon Conjunct Mercury

Fortune Cookie
Dad @ China Dragon
Friday, 27 August 2010

You will enjoy razor-sharp
spiritual vision today.

Born this day in 1939
William Friedkin, director
The Boys in the Band
The Exorcist

Born this day in 1969 | Jason Priestley

Fuck Glenn Beck!
MLK: I Have A Dream