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Sorry, it might be a she.
posted by josher71 at 10:31 AM on September 29, 2010


I'm pretty sure it is a he.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:34 AM on September 29, 2010


Not sure if it's serendipity or planning, but this post plays well with the FPP below it.
posted by bionic.junkie at 10:39 AM on September 29, 2010


Twas purely accidental. They certainly do represent pretty distant ends of the same world though!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:49 AM on September 29, 2010


Love the little cursor-tracking ???s. Very 1998.
posted by chavenet at 10:50 AM on September 29, 2010


Twas purely accidental. They certainly do represent pretty distant ends of the same world though!

I meant that they worked as sort of call and response.

Three Question Marks: the photo/story/painting blog of artist "merkley???"

Answer: Apparently, some pretty damn cool art.

Guess I should have said as much in my post.

At first I was kind of meh on the photos, but even though they're posed, there is a weird candidness to them. Also the coloring and lighting gives them an almost HDR feel. The more I look at them the more captivating and compelling they are.
posted by bionic.junkie at 11:00 AM on September 29, 2010


Picture of merkley???

Acquaintance of Gwen Stefani too
posted by so_ at 11:01 AM on September 29, 2010


I've gone through this guy's photostream before, and I thought it was interesting. Unfortunately, our local newsweekly plastered this on their cover a few weeks ago, and I hated it.
posted by redsparkler at 11:19 AM on September 29, 2010


This guy looks like he has much more fun in life than I do.

Fucking hipsters.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 12:09 PM on September 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh, man, Merkley. That brings back some memories. Crazy what he's become. The first time I met Merkley was, I think, 1990 at a ska show in Provo, Utah. It's interesting how common the Provo-->San Francisco life path is. Even back then, you could tell Merkley was destined for crazy and great things.
posted by The World Famous at 12:41 PM on September 29, 2010


I used to live with Merkley in Provo. He was my roommate for a couple of years. Insanely talented and insane. He managed my band, Swim Herschel Swim. He was best at promotion. Not so good with the $$$. :-). I've said as much to his face, so this isn't meant as a dig.

flickr stream definitely worth checking out.

Ironically, he was more Mormon than I was in 1989 and then he swung hard the other way around the same time I did. So happy to see him sharing his talent with the world. I was always angry he didn't do more with his multitude of skills.
posted by blurb at 2:08 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


blurb, it was your band's show that I was at when I met Merkley in '90 (or maybe it was '91). It was Swim and the Toasters, I think. Crazy.
posted by The World Famous at 2:26 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


One of my first Flickr 'contacts' so I could keep up with what he was doing. I really like his stuff. He just recently started posting again. 'Doods' this time. I wanted to buy his book but couldn't afford it.
posted by bdave at 3:43 PM on September 29, 2010


One of my favorite flickr streams for as long as I can remember.
posted by shoepal at 4:38 PM on September 29, 2010


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