Category Archives: Photos

I Haven’t Been Posting Cuz I’m Traveling Around Russia Playing Music/Teaching

It’s a pretty lame excuse and all, but at some point I sorta forgot this blog existed. And then I remembered but I was busy and I didn’t post anything. And then I had a good idea and started writing a post but then I had to leave on this current month long trip I’m […]

PICTURE AS PROOF

RUSSIA TURNED ON ITS SIDE LOOKS LIKE A PHILLY PHANATIC CLUB-FOOTED IF THAT’S WHAT A CLUBFOOT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS HOW I FEEL HERE OR AT LEAST THE BEST I COULD COMMUNICATE BUT AFTERWARDS I MAY FEEL DIFFERENTLY

To Berlin: Westward via Pole and Deutsche

part four in a potentially complete documentation of Keith Birthday’s travels in January: part 1, part 2, part 3 linked respectively I had taken the tram to the outskirts of Krakow. Like many European cities I have been to, the outer edge of this city resembled American strip mall suburbs. Large stores surrounded me on […]

Taiga

I got out of the train, stepped out into the evening cold. I was in ‘Taiga’, the city named after the forest, or perhaps vice versa. This city connects Tomsk with the Trans-Siberian line. I had two hours. I walked up onto the overhead crossing in order to snap a few shots with my cameraphone […]

An Excerpt From ‘Слякоть’

From my current project Siberia, a collection of essays, poems, songs, and photos. II. on the one hand I hate all the ice/slush my feet being wet but then there is some meltwater makes its way through icesheets carves a canyon or maybe a gorge also then the cacophony of slush so many wet bristles […]

Poland II: Plz Throw Bottles Out The Window/Whoa Foxes are Big/Smoking Krakow/’Conchume’/Kinda Don’t Want to Leave

part three in a surprisingly still continuing series by Keith Birthday. who knew he would have made it past part two? I wonder if people who lived in Europe this winter will tell their children/grandchildren about the ‘great blizzard of 2010’. Although it seemed like a relatively reasonable amount of snow to me/my travel companion […]

Siberia Is Really White/Random French Photographer I Met on the Street

This photograph was successfully taken after walking through waist-deep snow in order to reach the river bank where the snow was actually somewhat packed and therefore easier to walk upon. I had ended up at this place because I had recently found Ljubisa on the street. Found? I was walking home from work one day […]

Poland I: Warsaw/Beatbox Maracas/Wait We Understand Polish?/Where the Milk Bars at?

part two in an apparently ongoing series about Keith Birthday’s recent travels through Europe. part one here It was probably the most absurd thing that I had seen/heard in a while, the ‘DJ’ in this Warsaw basement bar was making a ‘shicka-shicka’ sound into the microphone in rhythm to the music, in what appeared a […]

Photos found when typing ‘.jpg’ into spotlight

I was looking for photos that may or may not have been lost in the great ibook meltdown of 2009. Specifically these pictures were taken by me a little more than a year ago when I first visited Seattle meaning to write an article about it, a travel narrative. That didn’t work out; the article […]