Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Peace Tree


I posted at The Peace Tree today on the photo exhibit Wounded Soldiers and Marines by American portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield Sanders.

A Smoking Duo...

Loretta Lynn and Jack White.

I can't blog about another thing again until I've posted this video to share with you. I saw it at Sherry's and was totally blown away. Doncha love Loretta's Glinda dress. You'll want to turn it up for this one.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Blogs of Note and an Award from Sylvia


I was given this lovely blog award from Sylvia from Over The Hill. I personally can't turn down an award. I enjoy getting them and displaying them, greeting card style on my sidebar and I'm always genuinely surprised that people think of my blog when they want to pass an award along.

As per rules of the Sisterhood Award, I'm passing this on to a handful of new blogs I've recently discovered. Whether you want to pick up the award and feature it on your blog or not depends on your blogging style and interests. What matters more to me is that I get to link to your blogs so others will discover what you have to offer. Thank you for making blogging interesting, honest, beautiful and courageous.

Angela

Small Fish in the Big Taco (Mexico City by way of London)


Catherine

The Solitary Panda (west coast; not sure)

Floreta


Kay

Flor Larios Art - (Miami by way of Nicaragua)

Flor

The Five of Us (Paris,France)

Catherine

Jonathan Richmand and The Modern Lovers

I was thinking today on my commute to work about the music I listened to in various decades. These thoughts prompted by my 1990's musical choice for gluttony, the third installment in Kay's Seven Deadly Sins meme.

Okay, so... I went all the way back to the 70's; 1976, to be exact. I was seventeen. And it really was a lot like Dazed and Confused, though in our town there was a lot more of an ethnic mix. And a lot more drugs. In fact, it was out of control. But that's a post for another time. If I can bear it. :-)

If you've seen that movie you'll probably want to ask me which character represented the likes of Pagan in '76. But I'm not gonna tell ya. You'll have to guess. ;-) Shouldn't be too hard...

But this isn't about a movie. It's about a quintessentially Massachusetts song about a very peculiar decade to be a kid.

Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.

one two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner




Artist of the Week

Frida Khalo

Self-portraits



Roots

Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill
1951



The Two Fridas



Some Interesting Frida Khalo links:

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
Frida Khalo

A link to the exhibit I saw at the Tate in 2005
Tate Modern
Explore The Blue House by either clicking on the text or the blue house


Archival film of Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera
Tate Modern

Photographs of Frida Khalo and Diego Riveira


Still-Lifes

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

Kay's Seven Deadly Sins meme tempts me this week with Gluttony.

From the Australian band Crowded House comes their interpretation of American excess from 1991. They seemed to think that if our national gluttony is to be named after a cake, it had to be chocolate. Oh, the 90's.

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