Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Waiting for the sun to shine.

Reading a completely stupid review of Julian Dashper’s exhibition at Sue Crockford’s by T J McNamara this morning, and watching Taxi Driver last night, reminded us that we had Julian Dashper’s old taxi driver’s ID in a file somewhere. And here it is. In the early eighties, Julian would take us for amazing rides through Auckland at night pointing out strange and unlikely landmarks. It was like being in the opening sequence of Fellini’s Roma. As you can guess from the ID, Julian was a great fan of the Martin Scorsese film and even made a work Are You Talkin’ to me…? - a sticker printed with the famous phrase. As for T J McNamara, it's hard to know why he bothers. By our count, this is his 34th negative review in a row for Julian. Er, we get it TJ - you don’t like the work. Ok, breathe in, breathe out. It’s time to move on.