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Gordy Grundy

Finding the Fine Arts Dialogue in Hawai'i

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Hawaii
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Hello art lovers. As everyone knows, Hawai'i is a fertile land for artists. I cannot think of a better place to make art. The rampant growth and renewal parallels an equally aggressive death and decay; both unrelenting actions are inspirations that make great art

Gutted: A Story of a Good Old Dog

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Good News
Gordy Grundy

The multi-billion dollar dog care industry tends to focus their advertising on the cute puppy or the canine middle-aged best friend. They don't tell you about living with an old dog. It's not easy. It's a lotta work. But I can now say I'm an expert in carpet care.

How Do We Define Our Times? We Are All Gen F

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
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My scribbled notes read, "We are now one, whether you like it or not. We are all Generation F." I needed to find an angle or a summary. How do we defi...

PechaKucha Light Shines Bright at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Ideas can be sexy, especially on a warm night in Hawai'i with the winds gently gusting after a soft rain. In the lee of the majestic Honolulu Museum of Art School, an outdoor auditorium had been created with an inflatable screen.

Speed and Passion Highlight This National Filmmaking Challenge: Showdown In Chinatown

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
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The text message was terse but it explained everything. "Been awake for 50 + hrs." Filmmaker Samuel Ali had just completed his first entry for this ye...

Content Before Celebrity, Sun Valley Film Festival Serves an Eclectic Menu

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
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The Sun Valley Film Festival is young, with an attitude that is reflective of the city. The programming offers a preference for content over tinsel. The third annual film festival is presented this March 13-16.

Pussy Riot Superstar

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
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Ladies and gentlemen, fresh from Russia's harsh gulags, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot are free and ready for the world stage.

UnHung Hero: The Last Word On Penis Size

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
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UnHung Hero, directed by Brian Spitz, follows Moote through his humiliation, confusion and eventual enlightenment. Penis size is a very touchy subject for most males. Worldwide, over fifty percent fear their schlong is too short.

Decision Points for Your Business Marketing: Advertise, Promote or Publicize?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
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All businesses, large and small, share basic commonalities. One of them is "How much bang for how little buck?" How to market your business requires a careful study. Where do you spend your money? Advertising? Promotion? Public relations?

Inside The Artist's Studio, Vol. V: Haun, Wayne, Rojany, Wimbley

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
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Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question "What are you working on right now? What are you making?" The artist answers...

On the Film Fest Circuit: BendFilm of Bend, Oregon

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
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Film festivals are fun for all involved. They are like a circuit party for interesting and talented people. The citizenry can soak in the glamour and star power.

Swedish Pop Saved My Life

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
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For several years now, the best American pop music has been coming from Sweden. These happy Europeans make me want to grow a beard. I want to look at blades of grass for hours on end. I don't have a care in the world. I may even wanna get a girlfriend again.

VIAL 023: AIDS and the Slaughter of the American Hemophiliac

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
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The hard battle to end AIDS is far from over. As victories are made, the disease remains vicious and unrelenting. The uneasy topic is still taboo. The...

Inside the Artist's Studio, Volume IV: Cryptic, Russell, Ausgang, Griffith

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
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Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question, 'What are you working on right now? What are you making?' The artist answers: 'I paint mostly psychedelic cats floating around or doing everyday human things.'

Inside The Artist's Studio, Vol. III

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question "What are you working on right now? What are you making?" The artist answers.

Naughty Newport

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Books
Gordy Grundy

Several ugly reality shows have bronzed the excess of "The OC." Naughty Newport takes us back to a kinder, more gentle time when the city was losing ground as a port town and finding new life as a resort.

Guerrilla Tactics, Strategies and Survival Skills For The Fine Artist

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
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My Design for Living is constantly being amended and it shall never be perfected, but I believe the basic structure shall benefit my fellow artists everywhere. Following is a list of survival skills, in order of greatest importance.

Salt Water + Gasoline: Kustom Kulture II Celebrates, Canonizes and Eulogizes An Art Movement

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
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Through the heart of every true Southern Californian, there flows a passionate mixture of blood, salt water and gasoline. Kustom Kulture II is a celebration of this Life and Style.

New Documentary, Downloaded, Tells the True Tale of Napster and the Impact on Our New Digital World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
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Alex Winter's new documentary Downloaded reconstructs the collapse of the music industry as consumers and high tech innovation blow out the foundation of the bloated behemoth. A little dorm room start up, Napster, caused a tsunami of trouble.

Passion and Fearlessness Take Center Stage As Viggo Mortensen Receives The Dennis Hopper Award At The AMFM Fest

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
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Mortensen appeared truly grateful for the award. He even confessed to being a little nervous. The award and Dennis Hopper meant a lot to him.

Exclusive: The Greatest Michael Jackson Photo Unveils at AMFM Fest

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
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Every photographer waits for the moment. In 1990, photographer Scott Christopher saw an opportunity. He knew what he wanted. The position. The angle. He took a risk and hoped for the moment. By chance, it happened.

New Arts Festival, AMFM, Debuts in Coachella and Viggo Mortensen and I Are In It

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Los Angeles
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Instead of 40 nights in the desert, the AMFM Fest needs only four. A new festival of art, music, film and more, is debuting June 13-16 in the Coachella Valley with a heavy hitting and very promising line up.

Seeing Red: The Maturity of Artistic Impulses

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
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I've got a horse but I still think of him as a pony. He certainly acts like it. Red, named for his sorrel color, is no longer young and he's far from old. That's part of the problem. He's getting too old to train, but he's too young to saddle.

Who Painted Over Ed Ruscha's Avant-Garde Masterpiece?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

I was grinding pencil lead and burning paper as I furiously wrote down her confession. The perp was speaking softly, her voice dulled with regret. An art world mystery of half a century has been solved and I have the confession!

A Junkie for Art: Finding a Fix

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
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In this artist's life, I have endured hardships and made many sacrifices to experience the sensual and revelatory pleasures of making art. All artists have. And now I must make a few more. I shudder, for I fear the stakes are graver than ever before.