Saturday, March 10, 2007

Friday / Saturday

The Taschen books are here, and I am overwhelmed. I'll skip the details of the UPS ride out to Canarsie at 9pm and the 100 angry people standing in line ahead of me and the $65.00 car service fee and me having to carry 70 lbs. of paper up four flights - I guess those ARE the details...

OK, had the guy been here when I was, I woulda had to do the stairs thing anyway...

Eric and Dian did a fantastic job. The layout is exquisite. The choice of work is visionary. And the fucker is heavy, man. Like you could kill a man with it.

I am so honored to be included in the company of so many people I admire; some close friends and some damn famous people.

On another note, my best friend in all the world's Mother passed away last night. So I'm off to Georgia. I grew up with his family as my "substitute family" - between the years of 1975 and 1982, and along with my family, she took very good care of me, fed me, tolerated me and encouraged me.


She is an extremely important person in my life. It's a sad, sad day.


Chip Willis said...

How similar the things that happen between us.

I am sorry for your loss.... I know all to well what you are going thru.

Be strong brutha.

BT Charles said...


So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Lets talk soon

Iris Dassault said...

James - this must feel very bitter sweet in the context of the book coming out. I am really sorry about your loss - I can really relate to what you must be going through.

As far as the book is concerned - I browsed through it and I have to agree it's one of the most amazing compillations I've laid my eyes on thus far). I also have to say - you, Chip and bt totally belong in there.

themadamefiles said...

My deepest sympathies James. Loss is never an easy thing, and it will take time to heal the pain. Stay strong.