Friday, October 3, 2008

Gone Art Ranching

We're off today to the Colorado Art Ranch Artposium to learn "What's So Funny About Art?"

Speakers include artist/comedian Bill Amundson, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, poet laureates Marj Hahne and Chris Ransick, columnist and novelist Particia Marx, author Brady Udall.... more more more!

The DM will be providing ambiance at the receptions both tonight and tomorrow, featuring an appropriately funny-looking instrument, the Chapman Stick. (It looks like a big, wide fretboard... sort of like a guitar and bass mashed together, but with no body.) This little event did spur him to put a couple of audio clips back up on the website... CD still at large.

Hopefully when we get back my new veiner tool will be waiting for me. Limping along with wounded gear just isn't making me a happy camper. See you then!


  1. There's a nice tone on that funny-looking thing!

  2. The invitation was done by a fellow named Bill Amundson ( It's a funny piece called "Self Portrait with Suburban Development," I think. I mailed all my invitations to other people and of course didn't save one for me. :-)

  3. Oh wait! You meant the Stick! Yeah, it's a nice sound... really quite a full sound for one little instrument.