Filmed by the Galassi Brothers.
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My finding of the Galassi Brothers is a trophy etched with fortune,
oddity, beauty, and space. Hailing from just outside Petersburg,
Illinois, these two Otherworld siblings and I diligently forged a friendship
unbreakable by many large bears. In the Fall of 2004 I was in our
attic, looking through a box of pride, when I found their heads. I
posted two different listings in the Greensheet for their bodies,
carefully jarring and preserving the heads in a concoction of ice and
Gogurt. The ice represented the brothers' solidarity, composure and
calmness, and the Gogurt represented a type of yogurt that is eaten
on-the-go. After seven weeks, Blue Man Group contacted me, stating
that they had the matching bodies in good condition. A union and
meeting place was agreed upon to reassemble the components. Boomer
and Adam, in their newfound and at the same time, original conditions,
immediately went on to artistic victory, writing and creating films
such as Troubadours and Salt Creek County.
There were more conduits, though.
In 2006, I found Tahmus Rounds on the sepia-drenched, cooling dusk of
a late September sunset. Bossman and I had driven some nineteen hours
from Texas in a Nissan, and he greeted us at the steps of an early
1970's A-frame home. He was without a shirt, but wearing decorated
wings. We embraced, agreeing upon common connections while two
Springer Spaniels played at the base of the steps. The sun went down,
the quadrant was complete, and we quietly made inner blood pacts to
create things whenever time allowed.
Under a ceiling of Hurricane Isaac's spinoff storms, we recently spent
an afternoon flirting with the ambiguous but tender relationship
between two individuals, and taking advantage of access to a fully
charged golf cart.
- Will Johnson / September 2012