Old Man || Neil Young
On this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage - Kathy Mattea, Kathleen Edwards, Kim Richey, Bonnie Bishop, and Shovels & Rope.
Shovels and Rope - Lay Low
Perfect music as far as my ears are concerned.
Oh how I love Michael & Cary Ann.
|—||Shauna Niequist (via chasing-equilibrium)|
When you hear the words “social network” you probably think of Facebook or Twitter. But years before either of those websites — when most of us weren’t using the Internet at all — a smaller, stranger community was emerging around something called WheresGeorge.com, a 15-year-old subculture that’s dedicated to the $1 bill.
Photo: Prince Roy/Flickr
Anybody seen one of these? — tanya b.
WheresGeorge.com I love entering bills that come through my drawer at the bank. Wish more people would enter these when they find them!
Things are Queer (1973) by Duane Michals
This piece by Duane Michals comprises nine photographs, each one a detail of the one that follows. The first shot shows a bog-standard bathroom. Then the camera pulls back to reveal what is either an oversized man, or an undersized bathroom: the man’s foot is the size of the lavatory-bowl. During the ensuing sequence, it emerges that the photograph of the man in the tiny bathroom is itself a picture in a book being read by another man in an alley. Then it turns out that the man reading the book in the alley is also a picture of a picture in a frame which is hanging on a wall. The final twist in this circuitous tale is the revelation that this picture of the man reading the book in the alley is itself a picture hanging on the original bathroom wall. Things are Queer neatly challenges the viewer’s assumptions about the photographic version of reality. The sequence taken as a whole has a cheeky intrigue - at no point can we actually identify the perspective of the camera, the reality of each shot is superseded by the next.
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ― Martin Luther King Jr
|—||Thich Nhat Hanh (via modernhepburn)|