8/18/20

Climbing rocks and losing money.

I Can’t thank the best partners, John Bell and Jake Smith, enough for this summer of granite. Climbing with Jake at Woodson (our personal sandbagged training center, just how we like it) and with John on long missions in the Sierra has been the best silver lining of these end times. Thanks boys.

I finally sent Jaws, a technical 5.11a finger crack, at Woodson. I feel justified in a sense, perhaps the time spent fiddling around on rocks instead of zombie mode in front of my computer might go somewhere. I did not rope up once while working on this one, hoping to make Brad and Dean proud (they wouldn’t give two shits).

John and I on the Summit of Mt. Whitney


8/16/20

I met a girl from Venus, her insides were lined in gold. She did what she did, said “how was it kid?” She was politely told “pretty good, not bad, I can’t complain.”
– John Prine




8/14/20

Steeped in hard luck and doomed to roam.
– Jakob Dylan



8/14/20

I would like to live out the rest of my life on an unambiguous, not necessarily picturesque, beach. I would like to die of health complications I am not acutely aware of.



8/12/20

weezer lyric: I’m alive like you


8/7/20

Sometimes, usually when im alone in my car listening to music in the nebulous country, a poignant lyric or pretty melody will strike me. I’ll think about it all in an instant, like borges aleph with less scope (circulated on my own worldview). With wet eyes I’ll break into a real smile. I think of my aliments, the ones I don’t tell anyone about, i think of the nature, and the beauty. Often, I can’t help but cry. It’s all too beautiful. How else could it be... Acoustic Dead: Harpur College, 1970



8/6/20

tattoos to get: Old black hen, realistic, fairly large
Bat out of hell (skull)
The Blues
Owl
Floating large boulder
Turtle



8/6/20

I’m in love with the girl in my mind.



8/6/20

heart of gold band staff shirt



8/6/20

D-I-E
T-I-E
L-O-G
D-O-G
– Waylon Jennings



8/3/20

You might as well be yourself, though you believe you are so alien. It’s the only way that won’t hurt as bad. We have all this energy, to what end will we spend it for.



Print

Dog is God
The Subsection of the Eagle
Little Flashes of Sun on the
    Surface of a Cold Dark Sea

Lonesome Geography


Internet

Herman Ostrow School
    of Dentistry of USC coming soon 
Sonic Elixirs new
Workshop 5001
USC Architecture 


Image

 Selected Photography
 Vibrant Matter

Autobodies


Brand

Keto Provisions

Foster the People


Video

Charlie

Continuum

Night Drive


Other

Chaparral Ideas

Journal updated 9/2/20

 Notes updated 8/30/20
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Chandler Abbey  — Descr.

Do-it-all contemporary creative working in an array of media from graphics to user interface, user experience, digital photography, video, and exhibition design. Design practice conceptually centers around the question of how to live, functional beauty, and minimalist aesthetics.
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