...I'll just come right out and say it...  I've got nothing today....

...I framed another one of the Bert Krak prints... maybe I'll take a photo of them once they're hung on our walls...

I guess the most exciting news of the day came via the mighty Facebook when my absolute favorite band, who has been fairly inactive for the last few years, announced they are all in the same city and starting to write for a new album as of tonight.  Really exciting news for an instrumental nerd like me.

So... yea... new Mercury Program... maybe coming soon...

I want to see this band live more than I can even explain.  I love this band and the music they create more than I could ever explain.  I'm actually considering trying to figure out a way to get down to Florida in July to make this dream a reality.  Seriously....

If this music interests you, be sure to watch the whole video.  Double vibraphone ending... unreal...


I didn't edit any photos today... I used my day off, as a day off.  Crazy concept.

I did however get an amazing package in the mail today from Mr Bert Krak.  Here are 2 of the prints he sent me... I have another 3 to frame, and they're as big as the parrots.  Thanks Bert!  They're unreal!


Awesome day today, because I had 90% of it off.  I went in to the shop to do touch ups on my friend Dave's arm, and there was literally only one small spot that needed touching up.  It maybe took all of 60 seconds...  so we snapped a few photos which I'll edit tomorrow.  Dave is part of a wine club and brought a few bottles of wine as a present.  Thanks Dave!
To end my work week,  Teagan and I went and saw Timber Timbre play tonight,  amazing...


I was almost to tired to make an actual blog post tonight... but since I only have one photo of today's doings... the show must go on...

Nick's stomach is almost done.  One more session of touch ups, adding a bit of line work to the falling money, and even out the edges.  Nick's been a champ through out the whole tattoo. 
I also worked on my friend Rodney's sleeve today... but completely forgot to take photos.
from: Victor H. Mair
to: Tian
date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:30 PM
subject: smatter

Hanzi Smatter circa 1700


A friend of Dr. Mair sent him a
photograph of Dutch chinoiserie tile panel from the late 17th-early 18th century, and asked him to help her identify some of the curious scenes represented on it. Dr. Mair, however, was immediately drawn to the cartouche in the upper left corner.

Here is what happened...
from: Fryeda K.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM
subject: Tattoo

This idiot went to get "his name", but now gets "lots of laughs in Chinese restaurants".

So, the question is, what does it really say?


Although top character is , however it would not make any sense combining with .

Most likely it was a typo and intended tattoo is 精神, or spirit.
from: John C.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM
subject Tattoo Translation

Hi there,

I got a tattoo a few years back saw the image in a shop alongside a few others, and decided to get it. It is supposed to be Outlaw, though someone I used to game online with from China told me it actually directly translates to Out of the Law. I can live with that if that is true. Though now that it is time to get my tattoos touched up due to fading, I want to double check before I get a new coat of ink put on it. Here is the attached image from when it was still freshly done.



躲藏 means "[in] hiding" and is "criminal".

However the translation of 躲藏犯 is equivalent of "snitch" or "rat". It is associated with someone has betrayed his duty and honor to exchange for freedom but in a life of hiding. Definitely not glamorous in either law enforcement or crime syndicates' eyes.

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