My last post was an audioboo about this graphic, done by my friend Brad Eigen for an assignment when he was going to nursing school some years ago.
I must say it is an odd document at which to look, inasmuch I am its subject. The piece has evolved over the years. I think this is the third revision.
I met Brad in my last year of drinking. I was managing an AlphaGraphics print/copy shop in Emeryville and he was a customer, working as a graphic designer for Farallon Computing.
I took a trip on a Gemini Spaceship … wait … that’s a Legendary Stardust Cowboy song (also covered by David Bowie, the other Stardust) … I took a trip to the north California Coast to listen to the silent forest and to watch the rocks breathe.
I intended to work on music and to write, but I ended up mostly taking pictures and apping them on my iPhone. I thought I took a lot more!
But I think you will get an idea, a notion, of how serene and magical the weekend getaway was for this old hippie …