Monday, August 27, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
...and these songs keep getting stuck in my head. Oh Yoko!
If you wait until the last 2 minutes of the 2nd video there's a classic joke re-enacted by John and Yoko, one I remember doing with friends all the way through sophomore year of college, and never knowing it was a John+Yoko reference (I mean, sheesh, how many folks had seen this video before YouTube?).
There are awful comments about Yoko with both these videos. And, I have to admit, she's hard for me to watch. But she must have a great sense of humor. John certainly did. I wish people hadn't felt the need to take the Beatles so seriously, because they had such a capacity for joviality- to me the most important of qualities. Help! and Hard Days Night are both great comic films.
oh yo o o ko... oh yo o o ko... my love... will...turn...you...ah-on...
vids taken by Rory after I had left Portland today, and Em Space yesterday. Super Duper. The first one is so beautifully jaggedy, and the last one is just so funny. It will never cease to amaze me how other people's documentation of my work shows me so much more about it than my own. Here's to excellent friends,
Monday, August 13, 2012
One of my new assignments is to come up with two paragraphs to describe my process. Part of it will have to be about shopping, which I find hilarious. But often I find that a big part of what I do has to do with availability of inspiring materials. That probably makes me shallow. Nonetheless, it's true.
As I was leaving, the owner of the fixed gear bicycle featured in the last photo came out to unlock his bike. I watched from inside my truck, surreptitious. He looked, walked around the post, and then got out his iphone and shot pictures of the small sculpture. Made me feel extremely happy. And motivated to go read more about conceptual art.