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Written by Gabe Ramos   
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 12:50
The new Calexico album "Carried To Dust" - Justice @The Treasure Island Music Festival - Young Jeezy "The Recession".
Hello. It has been quite some time since I have been given the opportunity to get up on the Fecal Face blog, but it's finally happening! I hope you're excited, as I have an earful.


Calexico - "Carried To Dust"

51431.carriedtodust.jpgAwhile ago now I was saddled with the task of reviewing the new Calexico album "Carried To Dust". Honestly I'm not a fan, in that I have always been initially turned off by their album art work alone, but this just means I have never really listened to their music. I do, however have the vague recollection that they are an adult contemporary outfit with a Latin flavor (Latin flavor denoted by aforementioned low rider style "I got an air brushed/puffy paint t-shirt at the county fair" album covers). I listened to the album a few times and it turns out that Calexico are indeed an adult contemporary band with a Latin flavor (that is, there is a brass section and they intermittently sing in Spanish). This is really not my bag at all but I imagine (with the risk of sounding too presumptuous) that anyone who has already established him/herself as a fan will not be disappointed by this offering, conversely I don't think Calexico will be winning any new fans either. If they do, I foresee the make-up of proposed crowd as persons who have just given up trying to dig for more interesting stuff and are content to be pleasantly serenaded as they sip their after work glass of white wine (is that the quintessential facet of adult contemporary?).


Young Jeezy "The Recession"

Moving on, when asked to do this review I coincidentally had other items of new and old stuff in mind I wanted to write up as well, so I did.

Young_Jeezy_-_The_Recession.jpgFirst off is the new Young Jeezy "The Recession". Too be entirely honest I have been waiting for this disc since his last one "The Inspiration" came out in 2006. Jeezy had not been on my radar after the 2005 single "Do It For My Hood" because it reminded me too much of T.I.'s "Rubberband Man" which confusingly enough I think is a great song. The similarity was the actual track, which is rife with an upbeat major scale which I have little tolerance for in hip hop. Jeezy got it right though on his second offering "The Inspiration", with it's continuous anthemic horns and strings being firmly held down by double time and triple time shuffling hi-hats coupled with an unabashed utilization of 80s throw back toms and kicks. Also, if I recall correctly, there are no smooth hip hop/r & b crossover fuck ballads on the disc which is the second thing I have no time for in hip hop. In the same re-hash style of the Calexico album, 2008's "The Recession" is a continuation of "The Inspiration" with it's like-minded production. I doubt it will convert any new fans but will for sure satisfy the old ones. One differentiating mark to "The Recession" however, is that Jeezy attempts some mildly political themes (title denoting said motivation), that is to say that 1) at the beginning of "Crazy World" he chuckles and says "y'all better vote for Barrack O'drama, a black president and shit", hmm...yes 2) the actual CD is a grainy black and white picture of an American Flag as well as Jeezy being draped with one himself on the cover and 3) the tray art has a grizzled hand held out with an assortment of loose change. A photo poignantly indicating the idea of a recession? I suppose. It's no Dead Prez or anything but cooking up a grilled cheese to this record gets you super pumped about eating a grilled cheese, so I would imagine weighing bricks of cocaine to this record probably gets you pumped about selling cocaine, and that's all Young Jeezy's really trying to do right?


Lora Logic's solo album "Pedigree Charm"

Moving on, if you happen to be one of those people who keeps a running list of records to be on the look out for, I have two more candidates for you:

One, Lora Logic's solo album "Pedigree Charm" on Rough Trade circa 1982. This record took me a couple listens to dig but it is well worth it. Lora Logic was the sax player for X-ray Spex briefly, left that band and started her own project Essential Logic who only recorded one album before dissolving. "Pedigree Charm" followed and it's a super solid strangely orchestrated funk/punk record with Bat mitzvah sax and Logic's syrupy crooning all over it. It gets music nerd bonus points for including Charles Hayward of ridiculously fantastic British experimental post- punk band This Heat drumming on the majority of the songs as well. I also read (who wikipedia'd Lora Logic?) that an early incarnation of Essential Logic included William Bennett of Whitehouse (whom all the kids seem to throw their friends down the stairs over) on guitar. Believe me, this record needs to be owned by you. Although, if you just need the actual songs and not the fetishized 12" long player, Kill Rock Stars released a 2 CD collection of Logic's recordings which includes "Pedigree Charm", the Essential Logic album and newer songs demos etc. I'm sure that's fairly awesome too.

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Polyphonic Size

Secondly, In accordance with all this 80s French synth and dark-wave material that is slowly being re-released on various collections I would like to throw in my two cents: Polyphonic Size (Size silly, not Spree). They are sorely absent from these aforementioned collections, namely because (I believe) they are Belgian not French, though they sing in French and English but are by far a better example of the scene these comps (that is "Bippp", "So Young But So Cold", "Des Jeunes Gens Modernes" etc.) attempt to conjure up than a lot of their actual offerings. ps_live_for_each_moment.jpgIt appears most PS records were produced by Stranglers bassist JJ Burnel (whose solo track "Euroman" was a stand out on the "So Young but So Cold" comp (and his entire record "Euroman Cometh" is pretty much perfect)); the tracks perhaps shine brighter due to this man's hands at the controls. Polyphonic Size's album "Live For Each Moment" or "Vivre Pour Chaque Instant" is a brilliant submission in the international new wave/experimental genre. Disaffected male and female vocals trade off over steady melancholy synths and bare bones drum patterns. There is literally not a bad moment contained within as you will flip the record over once to the B side and then upon it's conclusion flip it back over to the A, and repeat. It's kind of like washing your hair, but only if you dance like a robot, get caught dancing like a robot, which in turn gives way to you being mistakenly ridiculed for practicing a new mime routine and not just dancing like a robot all the while you still have suds on your scalp which are slowly dripping down your forehead and making a break for your eyes. Your eyes begin to sting but the propulsion of Polyphonic Size's beat won't let you halt your herky jerky gyrations, and there you are dancing like a robot with a hair and face full of soap. Pretty awesome, right?


Treasure Island Music Fest

In the present world that isn't flooded with the early 80s but is sometimes flooded with sequencers and the like, I was able to get some tickets to the Treasure Island Music Fest that took place a few weeks ago. It was probably the best experience I have had at an outdoor music festival for the following reasons:
1) free tickets, free ride, free parking pass
2) the timing could not have been more perfect in that my friends and I arrived right before Justice played, who were the only band I was really interested in seeing
3) Justice were great

Taking in the crowd was a whole other experience all together though. As I stated before we arrived about 8:30 pm, most of us having just come from work. The majority of the people I saw however, had shuttled over there around noon (when the event actually started), and appeared from this time on to have been taking liberal advantage of the outdoor/unsupervised aspect with healthy doses of drugs and booze. I swear looking around during one of the many climaxes of Justice's set that the crowd encircling me were all peaking on acid, ecstasy, assortments of pills or maybe a little bit of all of the above as I witnessed many eyes rolling into the backs of skulls. Somehow I doubt it was the euphoric sonic peaks and valleys being poured out of that giant P.A. system, that's for sure. Just to my right a very intoxicated couple were trying to coax each other into migrating back to the bus which was taking folks back to San Francisco post festival. The only thing being accomplished however, was the boyfriend making his best attempts to prop his girlfriend up as she continuously slithered through his arms, and then cursing her for getting too high. Now multiply this small scenario by I don't know, two thousand and then add in raining glow sticks from the sky coupled with intoxicated rave dancing and that is exactly what that night was like. Here are some photos Carlos Arrieta took:

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V.I.P. parking area

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This man is driving you home tonight.

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Don't get on their bad side.

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A "green"-minded music festival. Between performances one of the staff members would get on the mic and implore people to pick up their trash. "No can-do, I think I've just achieved the perfect high underneath my drug rug".

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Justice moves the crowd completely equipped with 9 by 9 stacks of hollowed out under-lit Marshall cabinets.

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Long wait home for some.

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Return to the V.I.P. parking Random stuff:

Clarion Alley Mural Project Block Party is upon us yet again next Saturday October 25th. A bunch of bands are playing and other types of hip revelry are to be had. It starts at noon and goes until early night (9/10 pm-ish?), plus it's free!

Also:

My house-mate John Dwyer, and I did an interview for L.A. Record a month ago so check that out. {moscomment}

Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.


Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...


Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.


Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


NYCHOS @Fifty24SF

Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.


Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?


Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net


ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.


AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.


Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.


Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.


John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.


FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners


Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.


Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.


Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.


NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.


Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding


"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle


Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.


Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.


Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.


The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.


The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.



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Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading

 

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Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details

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NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
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The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

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Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.


Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...


Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.


Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


NYCHOS @Fifty24SF

Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.


Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?


Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net


ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.


AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.


Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.


Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.


John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.


FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners


Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.


Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.


Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.


NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.


Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding


"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle


Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.


Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.


Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.


The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.


The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.


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