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Thursday, March 31, 2011

My New hat

I have known about these Dead hats for a while. I am not sure when I first saw one of these hats on Anton Newcombe, but he was in Iceland I am sure. The hats are made of Icelandic wool. This hat is an art piece by Nonni Dead from Dead Skeletons. Here is a connection to their Dead Mantra on Youtube.

The phrase being said over and over is 'those who fear death can not enjoy life.'

I went to the Vancouver International Airport to meet Spliffriff when she was flying back to Germany. She gave me a Blue Angel Lounge LP # 255 out of 300 and I gave her a print of one of my photos of Anton Newcombe. We had talked on Anton's ustream show, Deadtv and this was the first time we met, only the 2nd person from that art project I have ever met, not counting Anton himself.

This is link to Anton's art project Deadtv

This is a link to Anton and I talking

This is a link of me and Spliffriff doing a Deadtv ad at the airport

When you look at this video you will see me wearing a white with black skulls Dead hat. This is the first time I was ever able to touch one of these soft excellent hats. I got to wear this wonderful hat. I decided to get one as soon as possible. This is me tonight, it came in the mail from Iceland yesterday.

In Canada we call this a toque.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Time goes by slowly when you look at it

I have not wrote here for a long time.

Time seems slow to me.

I lost my Grinder The Cat to cancer in January.

My friend Anton was very kind to me and keep in touch and helped raise my spirits.

Grinder became ill very quickly, thought it was dental, vet said either an ear infection or worse. It was worse.

He became very sick, but never lost his appetite, ate like a horse he did.

I blocked off the house so that he would not go off to die.

He slept his last 3 nights in my arms heart to heart. Deadtv playing in the background, and skyped messages.

I took him to the vet on a Thursday, I have blocked out the date.

He did not die in my arms. He was given a small shot to go to sleep naturally, and then he was put on the table to be given the

lethal shot.

I have his ashes, in a little white earn. He sits on the shelf with things that belonged to my friend Keith who died Jul 2007 and I

blocked that date too.

This is the last photo session Grinder the Cat posed for. I took no further photos of him, I miss him with all my broken heart.