Friday, December 19, 2014

Wanna be a member?

The manikin in the top photo looks tired. She put her hair down. A sign indicates specials. She seems to be asking, "What do they want?"

It seems people want several things: first, to have sex with you. If that doesn't work, the person wants to convert you to his or her religion. If that doesn't work, the person wants you to join their cause, become a member. There's a cool Betty Boop cartoon "Wanna be a member..." Then of course, there's the evangelist, who suddenly had an insight and wants to share it with the world. The evangelist feels an almost manic compulsion to share the insight with the world, because the insight would help people find happiness, health and prosperity. It's so exhausting to endure such trips.  Sometimes Lohbado felt like reaching out and giving the person a pinch to find out if the person is for real, or just a bad dream.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kangirsuk to Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

Here's a video of a trip in December 2007, an Air Inuit flight on a Dash-8 from Kangirsuk to Nunavik.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday morning walk in Cote des Neiges

Jewish General Hospital

Cote Sainte Catherine
Rue Cote des Neiges

After a couple days of deep wet snow, Lohbado finally went out for a walk. Plows had cleared sidewalks, making it easier to move about.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

sony camcorder malfunction

sony hdr-hc3
The cassette compartment suddenly won't close. I went on Internet. Many owners of this sony camcorder had the same problem. I tried without success to fix it myself. It's a shame that an expensive unit has to be shelved because of a simple mechanical problem. Also, another problem which many owners of this model encountered was a malfunction with the viewfinder. I used it for years without the touch screen or viewfinder, because the screen went blank. I would rewind the tape on the computer and record looking through the optical viewfinder.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

empty building

view from Place des Arts Metro
Lohbado paused before entering Metro Place des Arts in September to enjoy the visual texture of an old building in Montreal. He stood there for a while and contemplated the nature of existence and the strangeness of hurrying from one moment to the next. The dilapidated building mirrored a feeling in his aging body. The body is a type of container, with various compartments. One exists for a while because one seems to have been born.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

it's taking over your mind
Club Morono presents It's Taking Over Your Mind, a new video starring Seth. After sitting down to relax, the buzzer rings. Someone delivered a brief case containing a doll... this unleashes a sequence of mental events.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

beyond himself

a Lohbado decoration

The Chief Nomroh, an individual made up of various fetish objects, concerns and rituals, reached the threshold of consciousness. He tried to go beyond his self, which is impossible. Reaching the threshold made him aware of his limitations. He hoped to be able to talk about what lay beyond himself. His talk remained within the experience of thoughts, sensations, memories. He could dream or speculate about beyond the threshold. Lohbado nearly drove himself crazy repeating what he knew or had experienced, repetition within the familiar. He put away the game and laughed at his own foolishness.