I really don't understand how people get to my flickr photos. Some photos that I haven't posted anywhere get a few new hits a day where others that I have posted all over the place get hardly a notice. I also really don't understand the "most interesting" list they generate. I have absolutely no idea how one photo is determined to be more interesting than another. I thought it had to do with views, comments and who marked it as a favorite but the ranking doesn't really seem to conform to that logic. Here's a drawing that I posted to flickr a long time ago that I think is good and yet it doesn't rate very high on the interesting scale and it's only been viewed 9 times. This one needs more promotion.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
I'm not sure if I should stop going to Fairway in the middle of the night or go every day. I just had a 10 minute conversation that someone started with me. Unfortunately I can't encapsulate the conversation as well as the one about the color of the moon. Basically, I was on line behind some guy at Fairway and he proceeded to start and continue a conversation with me from Fairway all the way to the subway a few blocks away. Note that practically my entire input into the conversation was nodding my head. I have seen this guy on the subway before having conversations with other people. He's hard to miss. Einstein type gray curly thinning hair all over the place and a large lump on his foread just over his left eye. My guess is that he's some sort of professor. He looks the part. Here are some highlights of the conversation.
- Did you see the guy in here just now? He's one of the best dancers of the American ballet. I spoke to him. He's like a regular guy. I told him he was like Barishnikov but I didn't mean that he was a primadonna. Barishnikov I think is a nice guy too.
- Have you heard of Anna Nakobief? Maybe I'm not pronouncing her name right. I always mispronounce her name. She's a great singer from Russia. She was discovered while mopping the floor.
- I make my own art and music but I can't afford to go to see the opera all the time.
- Do you know composers? I just saw this event where they played the music from films. John Williams was there. Steven Spielberg was there. He (Steven Spielberg) hasn't been feeling well. He just had a kidney operation. Are you a Jew? Steven Spielberg is a good Jew. He said his favorite movie he ever made was "Shindler's List". I saw "Munich" it wasn't very good. How can people hate like that?
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
So if you haven't heard of the 700 Hoboes Project, here's the skinny. Basically some humorous guy named John Hodgman wrote a book called The Areas of My Expertise. Part of this book involves a list of 700 hobo names. I first heard about it through the audio version of the list which also featured my new favorite song writer Jonathan Coulton. Some time ago it was suggested that various artists should go through and put a face to the hobo names. Here is my entry for number 175 "Commodore Sixty-Four". To bad that someone just beat me by posting their own Commodore Sixty-Four a few days earlier but then again they don't frown on duplicate entries. Not my best work but it's pretty good. I'll probably add some more hoboes to the project in the future.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 6:03 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Old Lady: Excuse me. Excuse me.
Old Lady: Do you see that moon. (pointing to full moon)
Old Lady: Is that a dark yellow? I just wrote it down on my piece of paper.
Evan: No, I wouldn't say dark yellow. Maybe a light yellow.
Old Lady: A light yellow..... OK. Thank You.
The full moon does strange things.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 5:00 PM