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WHAT TO DO?

“The Calamity of the Caucasian Male” Fred Vee, 2019

I’m still alive and kicking for better or worse. It’s been a long hiatus from this blog and I’m up in the air about whether to continue doin this or not.

I’ve about had it with social media and the internet in general. During the last month I realized how much time I waste online. I don’t even do social media really, but admittedly get caught up in Reddit and Tumblr, not to mention YouTube. I feel stupid being a 53 year old dude reading goofy arguments, collecting pictures of artists I like and watching videos just to be distracted most of the time. Plus, posting here feels weird as well.

I’ve been living in Japan for 8 years plus now and I’m still illiterate in Japanese. I started making a real effort a few weeks ago to change that. It’s ridiculous I can’t read or write worth a shit and I feel this is where my energy and focus should be from now on.

I’m still creating stuff and enjoying myself while I do and I do want a place to share what I’m doing. I think I’m just gonna post once a week here. Not sure what day but Monday’s sound pretty good. Probably gonna strip this site down to as minimalistic as possible. Web sites feel like graveyards to me.

Anyway, I’ll figure it out. If ya got any suggestions drop me a line.

FV

 

FALLING BEHIND

Ah man, I knew it would happen. The days are breezing by, it's getting warm and I'm falling asleep at the computer half the time. All that to say I'm a shitty blogger, which I did say in my first post here.

I've been like a hamster on the wheel, busy at getting not much done. At least it feels that way. Hoping to have a productive weekend and do a new print. Don't know for sure though as we're planning a rather ambitious exhibit / event for July and a lot of my energy (mentally) is going to that presently.

Anyway, here's some crazy, way out there chicks busting moves...just for you.

FV

 

 

WHAT THE HELL IS "bläg22"?!?

Personally, I am completely burnt out on social media. It gives me agita to be honest. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp...all and any of it makes me want to bash my head against a brick wall.

Like everyone else I use it. I have to for business reasons and to see what's going on as far as events and stuff go. But, I honestly can't keep up and don't want to. The algorithms they have these days make "keeping up" nearly impossible. That's the point, right? They want your eyeballs for hours and hours.

So, I've more or less quit. "Well, who gives a fuck?", you might ask. Fair question. The answer: nobody. "So why are you doing this 'blog', if you're so above it all man?", you might also ask. Another fair question. The answer: I don't know. I guess I wanna be recognized just as much as the next anon and show off all the shit I think is clever and cool. I'm just tired of doing it with all the screaming and yelling going on around me.

I've started and stopped blogs probably a dozen times over the last 15 years. I'm not good at it. But I plan to give it a proper go this time around. I'm looking at it like this is my house and if you wanna stop by, you're always welcome. Can't guarantee I'll be home or if I am, that I'll have anything interesting to offer. However, I'll be grateful if ya check in now and then to see how I'm doing.

FV