Monday, August 23, 2010

The Return Of FEELINGS to Toronto...with prizes: Thurs, Aug 26

Nice to be doing this again...
The Ossington, 61 Ossington, 9 pm to laterish
With D.J. Body Beautiful and a midnight candlelight night recitation by Robert Dayton, Junior
NO LONGER EVERY WEEK! NO ONE KNOWS WHEN WE'LL STRIKE AGAIN! September? No, I'm busy exploring other cultures (ie. performing in L.A.) giving lavender to the needy that month.
So come to this Thursday, August 26th....we have everything to give and nothing to lose because we've lost everything.
We have been asked to return from our sojourn.... We are rested. During this time of reflecting upon our time of reflection called FEELINGS.
Have you experienced loss?
We are your gain.

(our new sponsor EYESORE CINEMA has provided us with PRIIIZES!!!! and projections (astral)).

I do this for you, there is nothing else like this, the mood of the room is shaped by what I provide, I am so honed like a beam of light that the Midnight Candlelight Recitation will be intensely fashioned and crafted going to` places unexpected. I will make love to you with my voice and soul and musical selections, I don't care who you are, NO COVER but the cover of night.
Your life energies need us, this is a nice city but a tad stiff, it needs a massage, my hands can do that, lower, lower, lower, lower....
My Midnight Candlelight recitation is always a hit with the people! What are recitations? Intense spoken reflections of the soul in a romantic manner. We are here to help you get through this mortal life. Have a request? I will fulfill you in a voice that has been trained and honed from the deepest core of my being. Close your eyes? Is this a record? No, it's me talking to you right now, there'll be records after. And before.

Bask in them....

With DJ Body Beautiful plus guests

FEELINGS is a special night where we spin music that you probably won’t normally hear. A boutique mix of :
With a midnight candlelight night recitation by Robert Dayton, Junior

This will be ...special.

To Hurting People

Since we are struggling with pain, even at this moment, we have first hand knowledge of what it is like to experience the silence of God. Sometimes the immense loneliness of pain-whether physical, mental or emotional-is completely overwhelming!
As you listen to us spin, let the music wash over your brokenness as great healing waves of God’s merciful love until you hear the music once again.

From our hearts to yours,
D.J. Body Beautiful...and our new special friend -----Eyesore Cinema

Thursday, August 19, 2010


"For The Ladies" new works by Robert Dayton, Junior.
So the opening happened, the art show is up until September 5th...
If you haven't seen it yet, c'mon down...
Gallery Hours: Wed -Sun (1- 6pm)
It isn't listed in any press or blogs or anything so feel free to tell your pals. I'd love for people to see it, maybe even buy a piece or ten! Whoah! Yeahhhhh, believe it or not, the work actually looks sellable (documentation up soon).
For those who've seen it, the response has been good, it may be some of my more resolved work, ten full colour pieces. As usual, it's overly ambitious, leading to post-partum but don't let that taint the joy of the work itself.

50 Gladstone Avenue
...Toronto, M6J 3K6


Monday, August 9, 2010

"For The Ladies": New Works by Robert Dayton

Gahhh, got the work done, very stoked, please come if ya can!!!

"For The Ladies" by Robert Dayton
Opening Reception - Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 2 - 6 pm
8/11/2010 - 9/5/2010
50 Gladstone Avenue
...Toronto, M6J 3K6
Gallery Hours: Wed -Sun (1- 6pm)

With "For The Ladies" I conducted a public survey where I asked anyone- no matter their gender or if gender- who identifies as a lady: "What would you, as a lady, like to see depicted in my art (or, more simply, art in general)?"
I then proceeded to make work based on as many of those responses as I could muster, sometimes even combining a few responses into one piece. What were the responses? You'll just have to find out for yourself!
My intent was to make art as an active form of communication.
I wanted to make work that is hopefully without any form of posturing of machismo. I have a personal dissatisfaction with some elements of masculine culture. See, I do not readily identify with certain masculine tropes- are we binary? Can one dwell in the grey areas between feminine and masculine tropes? Admittedly, once one gets into gender issues, it gets thorny. Is gender dying? I am straightish whiteish maleish but how often do I feel that way? Do I feel like a lady? Should I be more conscious of my identity in the world? LOADED! Let's keep it light.

This show has a playful tone, my work is playful.
I also wanted to bring out some of the more romantic elements of my work. Utilizing the responses I received, these works on paper use my standard tools of pen and ink and water colours. I've been pretty deeply affected by the early 70s glam revival of art deco and have used that palette in this show and in many aspects of my life.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hey folks, wrote a slew of comix reviews- a lot of really great stuff!- over at Roctober.
The link is here:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

MIXED FEELINGS with MYTHS tuesday Aug 4th,

The Ossington (61 Ossington, Toronto)
Tuesday, August 4th...
A special Mixed FEELINGS with
From Vancouver: MYTHS
Midnight Candlelight recitation by Robert Dayton, Junior
DJ Body Beautiful will spin sounds before and in-between.
NO COVER but the cover of night (but a hat will be passed as they are from out of town)...
MYTHS is on at Ten PM

Check em oot:


As it'snot really a FEELINGS nite my selections may be more, er, erratic in keeping with theme of our touring performers....