Friday, January 25, 2013

ann hamilton. the event of the thread



here's a video I came across. it's an installation by ann hamilton entitled the event of the thread. in her talk about the project ann says that this piece was inspired by her childhood memory of being read to by her grandmother, by being close and cozy, distanced from the world and being part of the world at the same time. the silk fabric responds to the movement of the swings below. the audience are invited to use them.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

song of the day



heard this on my 8.y.o.'s favourite radio station on the way to school this morning...

love this song - the folksy sound, the sarcasm...

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make 'em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

Sometimes I think sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I'm clocking that game
Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame
Bona fide hustler making my name

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bombs
Running when we hit 'em
Lethal poison for the system

No one on the corner has swagger like us
Hit me on my Burner prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already going hell just pumping that gas

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

M.I.A.
Third world democracy
Yeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.
So, uh, no funny business

Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go
Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money