As the days shorten I've noticed that many of the poets (not all) who were quiet throughout late summer have started to write more. The decline in light perhaps triggers a creative urge? Ineluctable I would bet.
This song works because of the melody and the simple single note lead. It could be remixed into many contexts sped up slowed down, lyrics turned to nonsense and it would still work. Melody is king. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtbubciUHDU
Hank Williams III in an interview shows the nature of a true artist, finding his own way irrespective of outcome. The true artists, one could say, have outcome independence; they don't despise fame or accolades as that is part of human nature but they only welcome it if arrives as result of their faithful expression … Continue reading Hank 3: The Nature of the Artist
This is performance art, really. It's performance art because they say so. The central actor is off stage. One other thought why isn't anyone reading Jean Genet in French.
Here is a good example of what happens when we love the art and try to follow that admiration back to the man. We are sure to be disappointed.
Over the years artistic expression has been celebrated for its challenge of various orthodoxies whether those were, religious, gender based, sexual or long standing cultural norms. Who can forget the artist Andre Serarano's photograph Piss Christ where the artist submerged a crucifix in a jar of his own urine all with US taxpayer money. It … Continue reading Art as Challenge to Orthodoxy
A great blog post on the importance of creative pursuits as their own end (h/t the shape of everything). She states the following: There are plenty of reasons to engage in creative activity that has no possibility of being professionalized and won't receive external validation. We paint because it’s therapeutic. We paint because it gives … Continue reading Amateur Pursuits