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Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 09:42 am
Pregnant beauty

In my last week here in the States my schedule, like the weather, has hotted up. I'm flip-flopping around at twice the speed, seeing twice as many people. Lunch with my ex-wife Shazna yesterday was followed by a visit to the offices of Artforum magazine, where I met publisher Knight Landesman, re-met production editor Ella Christopherson, and went for tea with Samara and David, who runs the magazine's website (there's a possibility I'll be writing Critics' Picks reviews for them of Berlin art shows).



This was followed by a visit to a friend's painting studio in Long Island City, a converted sausage factory right around the corner from Takashi Murakami's own sausage factory, Kaikai Kiki (I got a glimpse of some minions in an aircraft hangar-sized space "producing superflat" for the master). After dinner with painter Jing Yu at Supercore and a good old browse at the fantastic Spoonbill and Sugartown (one of the world's best bookshops) I hooked up with Roddy Schrock and headed to Monkey Town to see Twi Humble Feather, a trio of guitarists and singers who don't like to be compared to Animal Collective, but inevitably are.




Video visuals were by Nobuko Hori (the musical partner of our good Berlin friend Kyoka) who's seven-and-a-half months pregnant and looks great on it, wearing a top of thin op art stripes which emphasizes her belly and zings your eyes as you follow the pinstripes over the bulge. I didn't think the day could contain any more "pregnant beauty", but when I got home an email awaited me from Tomoko Miyata, eight months pregnant. Attached was a gorgeous photo by her boyfriend Luc of Tomoko naked on the beach at Naoshima, on Japan's Inland Sea.

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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)

妊娠って10ヶ月間、you have to carry a baby in your tammy.
よし。がんばって、大至急、ルイスのbabyを産もう。


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)

"Tammy" is seriously one of my favourite words!

But I take your point -- pregnancy is obviously a lot more than an aesthetic pleasure for observers.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)

When are you going to get Hisae pregnant? It's what she really wants, you know.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)

Momus has said many times that he doesn't want children. Personally, I find it a bit sad that Hisae will remain childless because she fell in love with Momus, but I guess we're all responsible for our own decisions.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

Having children or not is obviously people's own private concern, but since you've decided against, I wonder how Hisae feels about you appreciatively posting in a public forum about the sexy naked pics of your pregnant friends... a lot of women would feel that's a bit tone deaf, but maybe Japanese women are different...


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)

...not to mention mentions of dinners with ex-wives, Hisae must be a paragon of saint-like tolerance!


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)

Have never understood the taboo of meeting or spending times with an ex. I mean, you were involved with them. The person you are that your current partner enjoys has a part of the ex in their makeup. I just don't get it, it's like what I'd expect to see in an episode of Friends or something, but intelligent people? Dinner doesn't automatically mean flirting to frottage to a quickie on the kitchen surface. Again Friends'ish, no?


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)

oh sure, but look at it in the context, going on about pregnant women, and where's Hisae while all this is going on? Sitting in Berlin remotely watching Momus bleating about what a great time he's having maybe? I'm just digging the click soap operatic potential.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)

Fair enough. I can dig soap, so please dig on and lather up. There's plenty of readily available walking talking unshaved manboy art material here in Berlin for Hisae to meet and greet, should she wish to even anything out.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)

This is such a non-issue. If you're a civilized person you see your ex-wife when you're in town. You can also say "a pregnant woman is beautiful". If these things are problematical for you, I guess that's two more good reasons why my girlfriend is called Hisae and not Anon!


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(Anonymous)
Mon, May. 25th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)

Indeed. It's a bit insulting to Hisae to presume that she isn't having fun of her own, anyway. If only these Anons could see how insecure their comments make them look.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
babie babie babie

calm down the lot of you.remember momus did once sing about"his majesty the baby"


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(Anonymous)
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)

Momus, what do you think of Scratch Pet Land?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)

Love 'em! Google and you'll find stuff I wrote about them!


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)

Sorry, Kuma, I deleted your comment by mistake.


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endoftheseason
endoftheseason
Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)

Vaguely disturbing . . . .


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pay_option07
pay_option07
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
K-9 Animal Collective

First dog I have ever seen dreaming wide awake!
Maybe it was a sofa or someones knee.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)

I'm onto you !
you're prepping up a "yanmama" entry !


Alex P.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)

Oh, that's been well covered elsewhere!


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