Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 25: James B Hunt

My name is NXOEED, or James. Call me whatever you want. I paint. I don't have a reason for doing it. It's just what I've been doing for as long as I can remember. I've done shows and participated in things, but so has everybody else. Those things are not very interesting to read about.

Probably the most interesting thing about me is that there's this person I don't know who keeps buying me shoes and leaving them in places for me to find. I think it's because of the art hunts I've been doing for the past 15-20 years. Maybe they found a painting once and felt compelled to return the favor. But it keeps happening. Every time my shoes begin to fall apart, I find a note on my bike, usually when it's parked at The Lost Leaf, telling me where to go. When I get there, I find a box of new, size 13 shoes. It's interesting. It's gotta be someone who knows I'd never actually go out and buy shoes, and also someone who gets a good look at my feet from time to time. Thanks, shoe person, whoever you are.

The second most interesting thing about me might be that I've pulled several of my own teeth, all molars. My front teeth are somehow still intact. You should not read this and become inspired to pull your own teeth. It sucks. Life becomes hard. There's no going back.

The third most interesting thing about me could be that I build antennas and monitor my shortwave radios and frequency scanners for unusual activity. People usually hear that and say, "you mean like ghosts?", to which I reply, "not necessarily". I have decades of recordings of meaningless sounds that basically go nowhere and never get listened to. I built a studio in my backyard that basically serves as a radio shack.

Painting is the least interesting thing about me.

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