Gmork: Foolish boy. Don’t you know anything about Fantasia? It’s the world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries. Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying, then? Gmork: Because people have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams. So the Nothing grows stronger. Atreyu: What is the Nothing? Gmork: It’s the emptiness that’s left. It’s like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it. Atreyu: But why? Gmork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control… has the power
He is up there as an innovator in my my mind with the likes of Grace Jones
I know Madonna and Lady Gaga will live well beyond their time with us with such constant renewal and reinvention.
And it makes me also think of Elvis Presley of course. But I really don’t remember.
David Byrne describing creativity and the difficulty of diversity
How did I get here?
David and so many of these other artists were such a huge influence on me and I’m not even a musician. Mr. David Bowie – your talent will be remembered and your creativity will continue to inspire. I hope they play this one at your funeral because this is how I prefer to imagine your life-after my friend.
Applause Applause Indeed to you Mr. Bowie. And as you did so many times, I give credit to the people you influenced. The people who carry your legacy on.
There is nothing wrong with those that want the “normal” life. Or is there? I can’t say I “miss it” as I’m not sure what a “normal life” looks like.
Here is what I do know. I may be crazy, and you may have been crazy, but I’d rather live life to it’s fullest with or without applause, but definitely a life without regrets. I’ve failed brilliantly and publicly many times. So you reinvented, and I learned that from the few, the rare, the audacious artists who were told “you can’t fly silly little man” and you said “fuck you, fly to keep up with me or we aren’t in the same flock.”
I don’t think I’m in your league in any way with my humble accomplishments, but I give you credit and I give you applause from another talent inspired by creative giants like yourself.
BRATS: Our Journey Home is the first feature-length documentary, narrated by singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson,
about a hidden American subculture – a lost tribe of at least fifteen million people from
widely diverse backgrounds, raised on military bases around the world,
whose shared experiences have shaped their lives so powerfully,
they are forever different from their fellow Americans. (more)
So you mean others don’t go to camp outs with a deuce and a half carrying their camping gear? Sheeesh.
The picture on the top right is from the brats site and was provided (to them) courtesy of The Musil Family.
I came home yesterday to a house full of kids. Kids who did NOT want to go to the movies. They actually chose going to Target over going to the movies. When exactly did going to the movies become such a downer to the youth? Are they just tired of parents saying "no, actually you can’t have an $10 bucket of popcorn"?
The LA times, as picked up by every blogger and slashdot, is running an article entitled "This Just in: Flops Caused Box Office Slump" which points out that crappy movies keep people away from the theatres. But the boys, ages 8, 12 and 11 (the last one not being mine) didn’t even know what was showing. You can’t say that they didn’t like any of the movies; the conversation never got that far. They classified going to the movies with bowling, which they also turned down. Skateboarding – that still rocks. Target, yes the store, was a second choice. Times are a changing.
I concluded with the thought that as an adult I decide if I want to go to the movies, and then check what is playing (typically at least). Kids appear to choose the movie first and consider the location secondary. The theatrical presence of the theater has no value, only the entertainment and they probably want it to be a few nanometers north of crappy for the amount of parental grief they put up with during the process. The process of going to the movies.