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A FEW MORE BLOCKS is the personal blog of artist / musician Gary Llama. Since 2011, it has been a meditative part of Garys life.

This is our river…

…foundation of the city…

…and american industry…

…both calming and birthing.

It’s been a while since I set up my own space. The process relies on reaching into a grounded self, and placing things around in a way that balances everything. Balanced around the direction I am aimed in. In this way, the enviroment becomes support and reaffirming.

A good environment is crucial.

Went down to Grace st, stopped by this place…

…my first first time there I was playing a show. I was 14…

…so many memories. I saw punk rock change in that club. From seeing bands like Inquisition in the 90s, with kids going insane, to later walking by in 2003 and hearing Against Me! get the same response. And a bunch of stuff in between. AF. The Business. Good Riddance. Some great shows. Hope something keeps the tradition alive.

I was so stoked when I found punk rock…

…because of the inclusiveness, the culture, the energy…

…sharing inspiration and information…

…and I felt like I’d never be alone again.

But over the years, something changed, and I found myself feeling very alone, even among a ton of people…

…so I realized I’d have to make for myself, what I couldn’t find elsewhere…

…and that is what I do.

a walk…

Wanted to go out for a walk with Bear this morning…

…so we went out to the Mid-Lothian Mines park…

…I love walking through the woods…

…good for the heart and anxiety…

…Madison spent the time asking about all the animals that were hibernating…

…and I took in the views. I love these creeks, I grew up playing in them and enjoy experiencing them again.

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Llamatism is a collection of things, a cabinet of curiosities, and reports from explorations on things, by Gary Llama.

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