america knows what it puts in its mouth
telepolice, warlocks, stuffed peppers
grape stems can be saved and used as mood altering jewelry
this little kid holds a shovel up to me and says "i shit myself"
i invite him to garden organically next time
favorites. it depends on the moment. this is not algebra class! things change!
it is not a lie that is the story about a tree growing in a man's lung
living things are, really, everywhere.
where are these huge pipes going? why do they have dials on them? why so much dust?
not even cobwebs creep me out anymore.
not even mummified mice.
just people's problems, because of society.
if you are the guy who has a tree growing in your lung, don't think i mean you.
i think that tree in the lung problem is natural, not societal. uncreepy.
most of the tomatoes are slop now. so far gone that they explode the second you try to pick them up.
their skins just rupture and burst, heavy insides outside now
all over my apron, i stagger back into a stack of broccoli.
some professor i vaguely recognize is shopping carefully carefully.
there are maggots in the walnut skins out at Prairie Hill, and a girl calls them "manics".
"AAAAAAAAAAHH!HHHHHHH!H!H!! TEAL!! MANICS!!!!! IN MY HAND!!!!!!!"
THE TRICK IS THAT YOU, AFTER MOVING IN SEQUENCE, MUST FORGET THE SEQUENCE TO MOVE
07 August 2009
The caption which accompanied these two images reads "The diagram was used to teach music to the natives"... A statement which, when couched within the original context, (these photos being of Mission San Antonio- in California) passively suggests that the natives had not yet discovered music until the missionaries arrived, laden with culture with which to "educate" the native populations. Music that is unique to individual cultures is unspeakably valuable. So much original, truly unique music that was made by cultures that are now extinct has been lost; traditional songs and rhythms replaced by songs distributed by missionaries, passed down from hymnals, no longer reflective of the unique experience of being particular people with their own mythologies, histories, languages, etc.
*While I am in disagreement about the arrangement of fruits on this plane, I do think that it is a nice way of organizing comparisons. From:
I wasn't able to watch this with sound at first, which was an interesting limitation. Want to play around with this:
David Byrne at his SECCA Installation in 2003:
His book: Arboretum was at Emily's house on the Victorian Looking Couch.
And finally, a website that deals with "Music Mapping" in a blog post. Mapping, sequencing, organizing things visually is so interesting to me!http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2002/05/musics_rich_fac.html
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