Thursday, December 19, 2019

we might have to operate

As conditions intensify into winter, the body struggled to adapt His body felt visceral as winter took over. We might have to operate.

Monday, December 16, 2019

edge of sunrise

Montreal snow season began in November. Lohbado proposes a toast to winter.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

pure silliness

During morning walk, Lohbado made another attempt to tell the story of his life.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

what is philosophy

In a book called What is Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari present philosophy as the activity of making concepts. Philosophical concepts are distinguished from concepts in art or science. A philosophical concept involves a process of teaching and learning. Concepts in the western tradition are played out by friends, or characters associated with concepts, for example Descartes and cogito, or Leibniz and monads.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


Lohbado read a passage over breakfast from MIlle Plateaux by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and reflected on it during morning walk. It's a poetic/philosophical text with images of the mind and thinking. The book begins with a famous section about rhizome image of knowledge, an open network of infinite exploration in contrast to the older tree model in which everything refers back to a central dominating reference point, a tree trunk, with branches of knowledge. The discussion of mind reflect a dynamic play of forces, for example, structure and form, material and expression.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lohbado is a Confusionist

Lohbado comes out of the closet and admits his status as a Confusionist. Confusionism is a practice of noticing confusion or ignorance whenever possible in one's own mind in order to not let it hold one back from exploring life.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

moronovian metaphysics

Moronovian metaphysics is about trying to understand what may or may not be happening. The method involves contemplation. As expression, it uses all of the senses, word, music, image, motion.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

urge to dominate

Urge to dominate could lead to delusional states in which one sets oneself up as an authority on reality, to the point of feeling one knows just about everything. Sometimes one has an attitude of "I think therefore it's true." The antidote to the urge to dominate is to acknowledge one's limitations. One could aspire to learn and to question one's assumptions and strong emotions.

Monday, October 14, 2019

power of nature

Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal, Lohbado thought of his grandmother who spent her final years living in an old wooden house in the forest. He often visited her during the 1960ies.

Friday, October 4, 2019


Creative inspiration could be enhanced with an open mind and friendly attitude. Open mind means an ability to question or go beyond preconceived notions. Friendly attitude means to explore without being moralistic towards oneself or others.

Monday, September 2, 2019

the fountain of great joy

Pain happens, physical, mental. It's not pleasant to listen to someone complain, therefore, places of lamentation exist. Lohbado liked to pour his heart out to holes in the ground, or to spill his guts into cracks in the pavement, then to let it all go. Let water from the fountain flow into his mind and wash away sorrow. Let water from the fountain fill you with great joy.

Monday, August 19, 2019

a musical story

A Lohbado story about a conversation with Leo Comet in a room at the Bleak Hotel in the town of Mosod overlooking the Toxic Sea. This futuristic story took place after the Apocalyptic War. Lohbado remembered most the warmth of friendliness during conversation.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

hernia operation

Kenneth talks about a hernia operation, which began after an ulcer operation scar opened. He waited until retirement to have the operation done.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

very hot summer

A very hot summer began as humid heat hit hard in July and August. One finds ways to adapt. It's a powerful force affecting body and mind. During morning walk, memories and images flowed through Lohbado's mind as he contemplated the human condition.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

morning of living lohbado

In the tradition of Hans Holbein's Dance of Death, Lohbado contemplated mortality and concluded a good approach to the unknown is to open the mind, be friendly and imaginative. No point being miserable over vain concerns.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

radiation reflection

A science fiction audio video painting about Lohbado's reflections on identity during three months of isolation in a warehouse.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bob the Happy Cat

Bob de Happy Cat preparing for cat olympics. He's able to pull strings and is an expert at safely crossing busy streets.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

clouds of smoke

A mini story came to Lohbado in a dream, of years ago when he lived on the 5th floor of a warehouse and slept on a slab of foam on a wooden palate.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

it's ok to have fun

At what point did winter end and spring begin? Lohbado rode around contemplating various mysteries and realized it's ok to have fun. One is not obligated to feel miserable. It's even ok to enjoy your life sometimes.

In making videos, or any creative project, Lohbado's approach is to let the project take over, rather than trying to impose preconceived limits. A huge obstacle to creativity is not recognizing one's mental horizon. Everyone has a limit, or a point at which one says: enough is enough. This can be useful, but it could also be a nuisance. A rough analogy is antibodies. The immune system protects the body by reducing viral infections. But what happens when the immune system gets carried away and starts attacking the body?

Similarly, in the art studio, for example, suddenly everything feels dumb, boring, repetitive. One experiences creative block. That could be a point of breakthrough. When old tricks don't work anymore, then it's time to open up and see what happens. Lohbado noticed the tension and uptightness in his mind and in noticing it, was able to relax a little and keep going, to learn, explore, to see what happens. Instead of imposing his will, he relaxed and began to learn from what was going on and to let the project tell him what to do.

Monday, May 6, 2019

immune system struggle

Lohbado dreamed of living in an old building, chemical spill, a virus rising from the asphalt. His throat burned as his immune system struggled to overcome the virus.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

winter is over

after a few false starts, spring is here for sure and winter appears to be over. grass turned green. ducks came back. snow melted. lots of rain in Montreal

Saturday, April 20, 2019

gorgeous, beautiful

Lohbado went for a morning ride and passed by an area of rapid development. Montreal has undergone a lot of change in the past few years. Lohbado dreamed of one day living in a condominium as an expression of progress, into the future, a concrete situation. When riding, it's best to take side streets, as many traffic arteries could be dangerous for bicyclists.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

old umbrella

this winter in Montreal involved frequent alternations between rain and snow, dark and sunny, windy and mild. Lohbado recorded various weather conditions while walking, riding a bike and relaxing.

Friday, March 15, 2019

yearning for spring

During an evening walk, Lohbado sat on a bench to enjoy sights and sounds, while yearning for spring.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

super dooper winter Montreal

a super dooper winter in Montreal, lots of snow, ice, sometimes very cold, winter is expected to last until the onset of spring

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Montreal winter 2019

January had a bit of thaw, then freeze, making icy streets and treacherous walking conditions. Lohbado also had a knee operation in January, due to complex tearing of the meniscus.

Monday, January 14, 2019

working for the Lord

An electronic music video made mostly with voice samples and a few tapping sounds. One of the source files was brother Tim reciting a gospel tune, working for the Lord by the King Louis Narcisse, who does a beautiful performance. It's on youtube.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

guitar story

Guitar, bicycle, stories to cope with anxiety and loneliness