Eden Batki’s Top List for 2007
1. quinoa, growing it and harvesting my first half of a handful from five plants.
2. amaranth, discovering it and eating it. smaller, shinier and crunchier than quinoa.
3. pigweed, relative to quinoa, identifying it in the cracks of the concrete in los angeles and other cities.
4. purslane, highest level of omega-3’s in a plant, grows wild in bad dirt.
5. ashland mines‘ mix c.d., he deejays at moustache mondays in los angeles.
6. edie fake’s zine “unisex”
7. dewayne slightweight’s beautiful large zine ” i want to know the habits of other girls”
9. yampah vapor steam caves, glenwood springs, colorado
10. morro de sao paolo island off of salvador, brazil. there are no cars allowed.
11. sichuan hot pot
12. timbaland, “timbaland presents shock value”
13. electrelane, “no shouts, no calls”
14. jeff burton’s “the other place”
Eden Batki is a great photographer, a sparkling human being and a regular contributor to Arthur. Her work has appeared on the covers of Arthur Nos. 22 (Growing), 23 (Brightblack Morning Light), 24 (Ethan Miller of Comets on Fire and Howlin Rain) and 25 (Joanna Newsom). Plus she photographed Yoko Ono for Arthur No. 26 and Tim Dundon for No. 27. Ridiculous!