Friday, November 21, 2008

guns and roses chinese democracy

Of all the retreads and comebacks lately--Metallica sucked, Motorhead was good, but GNR is utterly awesome. I know that I'm a classic case. Watch my disenchanted face...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

golden age tv on the radio

i adore chris martin

Martin: I know what you mean. I feel the air on the back of my neck, I become aware of my blood pressure. I hear the sounds in the room… Years ago Joseph Beuys had a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. I was obsessed with Beuys, but I didn’t understand it. There was a sculpture of about five or six tree branches covered by layers of felt. The branches stuck out at either end. I looked very carefully at this sculpture and I heard a sound. It wasn’t a hallucination. I really heard a sound that I knew from my childhood in the Catskill Mountains. It was the sound of a bunch of snow falling off a tree, the heavy thump of snow falling in the forest. I remember looking around to see if something had made this sound. There was a guard. I asked him if he had heard it. I went up to the sculpture and it was called “Snowfall.” It filled me with wonder. It had a tremendous impact on me to have that experience. I realized that art could reach deep into one’s psyche, deep into one’s core, and that this could be communicated through objects. It was a very spooky thing…

learning to teach teaching to learn

Mary Catherine Bateson: A whole series of relationships are becoming two-way streets: The boss has to listen to the employee, the manufacturer has to listen to the customer, the professor has to listen to the student, and the political leader who doesn't listen is likely to be out of a job. Change means that the nature of authority also is changing all over the world.

america in rehab?

The truth is that i've been tramatized by the last 8 years. i've dissociated myself from america. can america be rehabilitated? i'll be watching.