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Have you ever shown someone your art and they directed you to go straight to hell? Did you mother ever weep after you drew her a picture on her birthday? POST GRATUITOUS ART AND EVENTS HERE. We embrace your unnatural gratuity.See More
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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN, 2011: LIVERPOOL UK.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN, 2011: LIVERPOOL UK.Howdy folks,Our collab with Ras Moshe heads to Liverpool for the April 27th FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN opening! Check it out:moves11: INTERSECTIONSFilming Across Culture & TechnologyLiverpool & the UK27 April - 1 May 2011onscreen |…See More
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THE MANIFESTO

Art does not love you and cares not your opinion of it. Art hates the rising of mercury and the clear sense of purpose. Art is a winding boa forever unable to tie itself in a bow tie, but always aware of the smell in the room.

That smell is audience. Parasitic by nature, wise like a lemming, blind as a thrown stone on the surface of a lake.

The lake, that polluted body of undrinkable water, sends its odors from Hollywood all the way to Jerusalem.

We choose grains of sand to stand in for time because we know the weight of timeless things.

We throw pianos from the moon because we believe in abrupt endings.

We use women like chopsticks, and chopsticks like women because we know that neither is perfect to eat food with and that is why we must make films because films will not unmake us. If they could we would all have video wills buried in the brains of automobile gods strung across garbage fields of dreams.
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SANTA IS COMING. HIDE YOUR CHILDREN.

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PEEPSHOW 2011 AT SQUEAY WHEEL IN BUFFALO.

 

 

Will be featuring our remix of “The Happiest Day” by Edgar Allen Poe.

PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated is the fourth edition of Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party and extravaganza, to be held at the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center on Saturday, February 26th, 2011. The event boasts a wide array of entertainment, from curated artist installations, videos, and performances to a fancy art auction and the opportunity for everyone to participate in an evening-long performance of fun while tackling a dense equation of questions, parameters, and answers that yield a deafening blank stare when TMI (Too Much Information!!!) has been revealed. Whether it’s the way that slick-looking minimalist masterpiece runs from a tangled, incomprehensible mess of hidden wires or the reason your lover won’t let you hold their hand in public, we understand – IT’S COMPLICATED!

 

Artists of all kinds (media, installation, sculpture, performance) were invited to interpret this year’s theme  – an often-apologetic preface when entering hearty deliberations about world politics, globalization or economic policies; a notorious description for defending the inherently complex dynamics of personal relationships, gender, or sexuality; and sometimes the dreaded top notch of a difficulty rating system for various “how-to’s” in the realm of vegan cooking, furniture assembly, or home-improvement. *** Stay tuned for the complete list of over 30 artists and performers that will take over all three floors of the beautiful DNIPRO Ukrainian Center. There will be live music, burlesque troupes, belly dancing and so much more – We can’t wait to share what we have in store for you! ***WHERE IS THE DNIPRO?

The DNIPRO Ukrainian Center is located on the East Side of Buffalo, more specifically, at 562 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. Please take a gander at the Google Map, which conveniently has a picture that features the signature green doors of this venue. Speaking of convenience, there is also a parking lot next to this building where you can saddle up your gas-or-hybrid horse!

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets will be available starting February 1st at the following locations: Cafe Taza, Sweetness 7, Talking Leaves, and online at www.squeaky.org. Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 ($15 for students with a valid ID) at the door, 18+.

TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Make it a full-on-date night with the Hampton Inn & Suites King Jacuzzi / PEEPSHOW Special, only $99 plus applicable tax!!! The Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Buffalo – Downtown, NY – is just minutes from the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center and will make it easy to stay the night. Book your room today by calling 716.855.223 and ask for the PEEPSHOW Block!

WHAT IF I AM TOO EXCITED TO EAT DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW?
No worries! The DNIPRO will offer a variety of Ukrainian foods and bar foods available for purchase. After 10pm, there will be an extra special trip from LLOYD’S TACO TRUCK, (http://whereslloyd.com), the first and ONLY taco truck in Buffalo, NY. Who says you can’t have perogies and burritos all in the same night?!!?

 

 

DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous! See what the drive of determination can create or destroy!

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.
~William Faulkner

 

Howdy folks, we’ll be a part of this show opening this Friday at an old pie factory in Phoenix, AZ. We can only they have whip cream readily available for emergencies. Check it out if you are in the area.

http://art.asu.edu/calendar/viewevent.php?eid=834

Feb 4, 2011 – Feb 25, 2011
Friday
Location: Other
Cost: Free
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 5:49–6:16 p.m., 6:19–7:43 p.m., 7:44–8:46 p.m., 8:51–9:01 p.m., 9:05–9:59 p.m., 10:01–10:03 p.m., 10:05–10:07 p.m., 10:09–10:59 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 18, 6:01–7:31 p.m., 7:37–8:23 p.m., 8:24–9:47 p.m., 9:50–9:54 p.m., 9:55–9:58 p.m., 9:59–10:11 p.m., 10:13–10:20 p.m., 10:24–10:28 p.m., 10:30–10:40 p.m., 10:44–10:45 p.m., 10:48–10:57 p.m.
Hosted in Phoenix’s Bragg’s Pie Factory, Dangerous and Hard to See is a juried group exhibition featuring work of all media, from artists throughout the United States. Curated by Ryan Peter Miller, work in the exhibition questions traditional modes of presentation and function. Through videos, conceptual work, installations, fibers, sculpture and more, participating artists challenge the tropes of gallery exhibition. The exhibition’s aim is to undermine the platitudes of display while acknowledging the system through which commercial art is exhibited.
Artists in the exhibition include William Andrews, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Peter Bugg, Robert Derr, Peter Emerick, Gratuitous Art Productions, Dana Hemenway, Elizabeth Morisette, Aaron Nicholson, Laura Pawson, Evan Pomerantz, Marco Rosichelli, Thomas Sturgill, Dan Szymanowski, Matthew Wilson, and Katherine Worel.
Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007. For more information, become friends with Bragg’s Pie Factory on Facebook.
Show Tilte/Logo, Credit: Ryan Peter Miller

 

  Santa is coming. Hide your Children.

The Stranger, 1957: http://www.archive.org/details/Strang...
A Visit to Santa, 1963: http://www.archive.org/details/Visitt...



Final Musical Interlude!

An apocalyptic look at bubbles, the destruction they cause and the cities they clean.
Bubble City: Featuring Andy Lachance
“Edgar’s Theme” from The Cabin Sessions by Andy Lachance.
Music and photography by Andy Lachance.
Animated and mixed by Cat Gilbert.

http://www.flickr.com/people/alachance/ http://www.catgilbert.com/

Musical Interludes: The Tunnel featuring Sxip Shirey.

 

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey

Musical Interlude number 2! Music very kindly lent by harmonica aficionado Sxip Shirey, animation and gratuity provided by Cat Gilbert and some badly abused footage of 1950s volcanoes. Result? Eruption of gratuity!

Original Song: http://sxip.bandcamp.com/track/a-young-man-walks-in-brooklyn

Original Footage: http://www.archive.org/details/volcanoes http://www.sxipshirey.com/music http://www.catgilbert.com/ http://gratuitousart.com/

After Jeff worked his fingers to the skeletal core on Halloween we’ve given him a little breather to finish up a exciting and long anticipated feature film. However, that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t keep on coming! We’ve got three new pieces featuring some terrific musicians accompanied by our visual interpretations ! First up a goody from Halloween featuring Ras Moshe and others!

Time, that elusive saint, waits for no man and little more for women. Let it tick, you won’t sway it’s stance as it’s chimes out the eternal hidden noise.

Ras Moshe-Arrangement Shayna Dulberger-Bass Dave Ross-Guitar Charles Downs-Drums

http://www.myspace.com/rasmoshe

BEWARE OF THE BLOB!! Residual Halloween Mashup matter rises up to symbolize the looming national debt! Happy Election Week! OCTOBER 30TH AT SURREAL ESTATE! We've built a delightful monster of a film and will be building a purgatorial hideaway for him to inhabit. COME CHECK IT OUT AND GET YOUR CONTRITION ON! Surreal Estate 15 Thames St Brooklyn http://surrealestatenyc.wordpress.com/ THIS WEEK IN GRATUITY!! Did you miss the gratuity at The International Film Festival in Chicago? Did it catch the 3:39 back to New York? Well don't worry you can check out the fine work of Cinegraphic and ourselves here: Meanwhile GAF is off for a jaunt in Germany at the UMAO Festival. This festival looks like a big ol’ bomb of nerd art meets DJ fantasy complete with sound workshops and a final art battle on the closing night and hell yes….we wish we could be there. However, we are currently in the trenches mixing up a cauldron of madness for a super spectacular night at Surreal Estate this Halloween! Look out for the trailer at the end of the week! Here’s a sneak peak at UMAO Fest from last year: http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=video Check out the full line up here: http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=uamo-2010 CHECK OUT GAF AT VIDEO DUMBO 2010! Horsepower at 2pm Saturday, September 25th in the Collision Course section! http://www.videodumbo.org/10-festival-program.html

EPIC EMERGENCY THIS SATURDAY! WATCH THE TRAILER!!! PERFORMANCY FORUM AT PANOPLY LAB!

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65a3K197ZF0

http://gratuitousartproductions.com/press-event/upcoming-events/

http://www.panoplylab.org/performancy.php

EPIC EMERGENCY_V1: THE EPIC-EST EPIC TO EVER EPIC AN EPIC. SEPTEMBER 4TH AT PERFORMANCY FORUM.

Presenting the work of:

Brian Rady
Hyatt Michaels
Mariana Valencia
…Meghann Snow
Gratuitous Art Films

Join us Saturday, September 4th at 8pm as we explore intersections in contemporary performance practices, facilitate informal peer feedback on works in progress, and work to create a community of conscious, post-product-based working artists.

Suggested donation of $5 at the door
BYOB or $2 PBR (proceeds to the arts and activism collective and performance space, Surreal Estate).

This PERFORMANCY FORUM, the fifth curated by the Panoply Performance Laboratory’s Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle at Surreal Estate, includes hybrid performance art and video works.

http://gratuitousartproductions.com/press-event/upcoming-events/

http://www.panoplylab.org/performancy.php

It's Sunday Edison moving time again, growing up and becoming a real boy. It will take all the wizard's forces to please the mother of invention.
GAF AT VIDEOHOLICA 2010 If you are in Bulgaria and who isn't? Check out Videoholica 2010! (August 10th-17th)Many amazing videos including our own! http://www.videoholica.org/ VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization based in Varna, Bulgaria working in the organization, realization, support, establishment and development of diverse contemporary art and cultural interventions in Bulgaria and abroad trough the collaboration with local, national and international cultural partners. Bringing together and collaborating with artists, curators, art critics and other art professionals from all around the world, VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION becomes a medium, where art-involved people, institutions and initiatives communicate and exchange ideas and experience. The main activity of the VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION covers the organization and realization of the VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival. VIDEOHOLICA festival is designed as video art forum with international participation to present to the audience of Varna a remarkable and highly valuable programme of video art works. VIDEOHOLICA festival is an initiative driven by Videoholica Association with involvement of experienced European video and film operators (commercial and non-commercial) providing wide range of audio-visual services and operating on international basis. Each has a unique role and experience to bring to the partnership realization. VIDEOHOLICA festival includes organization and presentation of a series of video art projections and exhibitions as well as discussions and workshops concerning video art topics in traditional gallery spaces in Varna and also in nontraditional outdoor public spaces, virgin for contemporary art environment, or where it is less known. The festival addresses the professional public as well as that auditorium, which has had no contact with contemporary art until now, and provokes both audiences through organized art activities to look for new meaning and identity amidst creative environment unknown to them so far. VIDEOHOLICA festival presents art works by well-known artists as well as renders opportunity to young artists, who are working in the field of contemporary art and are pursuing innovative practices in a professional manner, to manifest their works distinguished for their original creative language.

GAF AT VIRION.

Check out all the work at Virion from Brisbane, AU including a couple of our own!

If your in the area see the attached invite for opening night festivities!
http://virion2010.com.au/" target="_blank">
http://virion2010.com.au/

Also if you’d like to insert your own ego check out their “rave” site where you can critique submitted work: http://virion2010.tumblr.com/

PAM AT BABELGUM, NEW VIDEO ART: A Light at the End of the Tunnel videos
will also be premiering on the internet at www.babelgum.com/newvideoart. A new initiative in...collaboration with the Scope Foundation,
Babelgum and PAM.

NEW FILM FROM GAF. BUGS!! INVASION NEVER LOOKED LIKE SO MUCH FUN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWW5vq3wZjs

Check out The Red Shrimp at the 2010 Digit Fest Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance!

http://www.artsalliancesite.org/programs/digit.html

“There’s a certain irony of holding a digital festival in a rural town like Narrowsburg where cell phones still receive only spotty reception,” states Tina Spangler of the organizing committee for DIGIT. “But, this quiet atmosphere creates a comfortable environment in which local residents and visiting artists alike can come together to examine the ways digital technology impacts our everyday lives.”

The seventh annual DIGIT digital media exposition kicks off Friday, June 18 from 7–9 p.m. with a double opening reception of Conrad Gleber’s video installation “Four Walls / Four Seasons” at Alliance Gallery and “Alternate Reality” video screenings and installations in Loft Gallery at 37 Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY. Both exhibitions will remain on display through July 10.

DIGIT is proud to host several visiting artists and their innovative works, including Thomas Zummo’s digital art displays revealing brand new technologies such as augmented reality and laser graffiti; Ivan Martinez’s “Running Man” projections from a flatbed truck on Main Street; Mat Rappaport’s video and Morse code over the Delaware River titled “currents,” Owen Mundy’s projected installation “The Consequence of Scale,” and “Beloved River: The Portal Form” by DIGit founder Patrick Carullo.

Narrowsburg Roasters will once again host “Java with the Geniuses” an open and free discussion for anyone to ask technical questions—from how to download a picture to how to start a website—on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Next door at the Arts Center, a series of workshops will explore topics including Conrad Gleber’s “Using Microsoft’s Photosynth” and Ron Littke’s “Videotoons” animation workshops for kids 3–12 years old.

The “Quick and Gritty” video slam returns, inviting artists of all skill levels to make their own 3-minute digital movie. In what has become a festival favorite event, the short videos are screened on Sunday, June 20 at 12 p.m, at “video slam” at the Tusten Theatre. A jury of judges will award a $500 grand prize.

Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, DIGIT encourages creative and technical excellence and experimentation among individual artists and small groups working with digital tools. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information, call (845) 252-7576.

THIS SATURDAY, ARTS IN BUSHWICK. ISLAND ARTSPACE.
http://gratuitousartproductions.com/press-event/upcoming-events/

Gratuitous Art Films Presents, JACK LONDON GOES TO WAR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjeM9wJObPc

Man versus nature may sound familiar but like a black jack game in Tallahassee the dealer has nothing on you. This time or the next, or the one soon after, I can tell you are a winner! I smell the chance and there are so many angles to choose from.

Music track provided by Rolan Vega and Andy LaChance
http://www.community-library.net/artist_rolanvega.htm

Find out more about Gratuitous Art Films at http://gratuitousartproductions.com/

GAF IN SONIC JUKEBOX AT SOUNDFJORD, LONDON

The soundtrack from our film “Primitive Earth: Volcanoes” has been sucked into a grand jukebox that will send it’s sonic vibrations throughout London!!

If you live in the UK way, check out the sonic jukebox at Soundfjord, the UK’s first Sonic Art Dedicated Gallery!

www.soundfjord.org

http://soundfjord.webs.com/liveshowsperformance.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAsk_YVpNPo


GAF AT 6X6 MEDIA ART IN ATHENS, GEORGIA, JUNE 2nd.

Check out Thor’s Lullaby at 6X6 media, located in Cat's hometown!

6X6 is a monthly media arts event in Athens, Georgia, a cross between an art show and a film festival, first Wednesday of the month at Ciné Lab.
...
Six curated short video, film, performance, sound, or other time-based combination works.

Ciné
234 West Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601
706.353.7377

http://athenscine.com/intro.php

http://hexadic.blogspot.com/

ARTS IN BUSHWICK: GAF AT ISLAND at ISLAND ARTspace
June 5, 2010 at 8pm-12

Time: June 5, 2010 at 8pm to June 6, 2010 at 12am
Location: ISLAND ARTspace
Street: 36 Wyckoff Ave
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f
Event Type: opening/concert/madcap, fun
Organized By: ISLAND ARTspace
Latest Activity: May 18

Check out our films at ARTS IN BUSHWICK: ISLAND ARTspace. They will be sprinkled in like so much pepper amongst the music and images.

ISLAND is an ARTspace located in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY
Smother Party, YONDERVERSE, UNIVERSE and others will be sharing art and sound with you Saturday June 5th, 7pm-12am on this kaleidoscopic evening of fun and sensation. BANDS GO ON AT 8pm-12am

http://bos2010.artsinbushwick.org/directory/?listing=988

http://bos2010.artsinbushwick.org/

http://gratuitousartproductions.com/

GLITCH GENERATION VIDEO SCREENING AT BAC GALLERY, 6pm
A Glitch Video Screening will feature works by Gratuitous Art Films, Anna Pinkas and Kennedy James. Following the screening is a performance by R.G.B.A. This event will be held from 6:30-8:30pm during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk in conjunction with the group exhibition Glitch Generation, now on-view in BAC Gallery.

VIDEO PROGRAM

Gratuitous Art Films
Glitch, 2009, video, 6:07 min

Glitch is an experiment in mistakes. It is charming speedboat ride down the rabbit hole created by manipulating and looping archival footage with audio created by Andy LaChance and Jeff Burns. It is a piecemeal composite that relies on it's inconsistencies. Utilizing the giving nature of archival footage already littered with "glitches" we chose to enhance, distort or create our own foibles at will. Also, we think dental health is an important.

Thistle, 2009, video, 8:12 min

Thistle is the story of a walk in the forest. A young boy's journey and discovery of something forbidden. The roil of emotions as he battles with the nature of what he has seen. The wonderment, the fear, the growth…the armadillo. One wonders, can you come back again once you have seen the vulture?

Anna Pinkas
Bronx Golem, 2009, hand drawn animation, music, radio documentary excerpt, 2:00 min

Eddie Carmel was once billed as the Tallest Man on Earth by the Ringling Brothers Circus, but it is Diane Arbus’ 1970 picture, “A Jewish Giant at Home with his Parents in the Bronx, NY” that remains in the public mind. The memories he left to those who met him are as lasting and vivid as if he had, in fact, been a heroic and tragic Golem from a Jewish folk story

Kennedy James
The Fortune Cookie, 2006, video, 8:32 min

The Fortune Cookie is a video work about cinematic narration, the superposition of the American and French soundtracks of the original film.

PERFORMANCE by R.G.B.A.
R.G.B.A. will feature the project “Synchroma”, a video and sound instrument developed by DRAW. The project Synchroma derives imagery entirely from sound, via analog-digital conversion hardware/software whereby each color channel is driven by a separate audio stream: red, green and blue. Extremes of frequency are used, varying from 0.013 to 43,000 Hz, to produce variations in palette, tempo, shape, direction and pattern. Once harvested, the synthesized color fields become the basis for improvisations set to multiple vibrant scores. Among this array of hardware/software, a core device is the 'Synchronator' developed by Gert-Jan Prins and Bas van Koolwijk during a video and audio research residency at Impakt 2006, currently distributed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Gratuitous Art Films is a collaborative effort between artists Jeff Burns and Cat Gilbert. Jeff is
the editor, co-founder and contributor for "When History Attacks" and Talkie 21 Studios. Cat is multi-media artist who makes books, drawings and otherwise.
Kennedy James, previously working under the name of Jimmy Owenns lives and works between New York City and Paris, France. Since 1998, James’ work has taken a clear direction towards notions about the splitting of the perception, narration or psyche and the search for identity.
Anna Pinkas was born in 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. Working primarily in animation and drawing, Anna investigates narratives-personal and historical, uncovering and conjuring up our constant search for linear, comprehensive and resolved stories. While she was raised in a family with a long migration history, her own departure from Europe to the United States was integral in triggering the set of inquiries that form the core of her art practice today. Pinkas currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
R.G.B.A. is a live video audio performance collaboration between duo DRAW (Nisi Jacobs and Michael Schumacher)and Sarah Bernstein and Stuart Popejoy. DRAW's compositions form the basis for improvisations involving processed video, algorithmically generated sound and live musicians. Through experimentation and dialogue, they explore in depth the relation between sound and image. Their practice involves a number of strategies, such as coupling specific sound and image sequences, using multi-channel setups for video + sound, role-switching, and exploring notational techniques. Sarah Bernstein and Stuart Popejoy create sonic work exploring liminal spaces: between pitch and timbre, speech and music, development and repetition, lucidity and opacity. Bernstein combines acoustic violin performance with live-processed spoken word and vocalization; Popejoy uses the Nord Modular G2 synthesizer to create generative compositions and complex sound processing environments; finally, the violin and voice signals are selectively further processed live in the Nord synthesizer. Compositional elements – motives, texts, strategies, patches – are integrated with live improvisation through the techniques of feedback, generational development, [de]emphasis of textual signification, and interplay of “pure” musical elements with non- and extra-musical elements.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN, 2011: LIVERPOOL UK.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN, 2011: LIVERPOOL UK.

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Our collab with Ras Moshe heads to Liverpool for the April 27th FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN opening! Check it out:…



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DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous!

DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous! See what the drive of determination can create or destroy!

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.

~William…

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SANTA IS COMING. HIDE YOUR CHILDREN.

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Santa is coming. Hide your Children    

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Gratuitous Art Productions, Many Happy Returns and wishing you all the best on your Birthday, From Janey Godley

At 4:22pm on July 7, 2010, Gratuitous Art Productions said…
Thanks. Per our gratuitous nature we have decided to age 2 years instead of one this time.
At 11:45am on July 7, 2010, Janey_Godley said…
Many Happy Returns and wishing you all the best on your Birthday, From Janey Godley

 
 
 

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