Cooperation

jazz club and record albums morioka japan
Johnny’s Jazz Cafe. Morioka, Iwate, Japan. ジャズカフェ, 盛岡市, 日本.

Hoard jazz records.

Because cooperation and improvisation is a good evolved skill to have, and then make available to others. That’s if we’re applying intelligent Darwinism, within its proper sphere.

Once this storm passes, and it will, survivors  – odds are you will be one of them – may see exclusion based on lifestyle, area code, or politics as an absurd anarchronism. Instead, it may simply base on who is cooperative or not? Reputation will matter, again.

By the way, these records will have more value than TP before long, which can be subbed with a bidet, anyway (or a shower). For paper towells the smart money substitutes with Sham Wow’s, which are reusable.

Get bent, savage imbeciles.

Pouring Cold Water on Your Hot Coffee

cup of coffee with ceiling fan reflected and ice water
Alternative process album cover concept. Zen Robot series.

Hot coffee for a cold night respite in Morioka, Japan. Then I saw the ceiling fan reflection in it, and couldn’t resist an image capture.

Having only low film speed loaded in my camera, I decided to use my phone instead. One of the things I like about instant photography and mobility is odd, serendipitous perspectives.

If I’m lucky and in form, an image such as this becomes an album or book cover concept. I’m feeling jazz when I look at this, but hope viewers conjure up their own melody.

Patience

coffee vendor sits in his van waiting for customers
Coffee vendor waits for customers. Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan. Nikon FE2 and Silberra 50 Orta black and white film. November 2019.

Devotion to craft and service. Making a lot out of small spaces. Do one or a few simple things right. There is much to learn from how small business makes its way in Japan.