Monday, June 28, 2010

Summertime....and the Blogging is Lazy...

I have now officially spent two hours starting about 4 different blog posts, just to get a few paragraphs into them and then call it quits. Each seemed too involved or redundant or irrelevant to the reason people read here (do you really care what my feelings about the oil spill in the gulf are...aren't we all watching it like some colossal train wreck in slow motion...feeling as horrified as we do helpless? Yes, we can protest and beat up on BP, but will that stop the flow? Ugh...)

Besides, the mercury in my thermometer is supposed to be edging up near the 100-degree mark today.

I'm pleading a severe case of MBS (melted brain syndrome) and rather than work my way diplomatically through some complex issue, I think I'll be super lazy today... here's a soft, slow favorite that sums up my central disposition today: "I don't want to talk about it" by Everything But the Girl. Please share your favorite lazy songs (if you like).

Regular blogging will resume tomorrow.

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Anonymous Gam said...

Not sure if its a lazy song but my vote goes to

If this was the last night of the world, what would I do that was different? I try to recall that for every painting I start. Would I recall treasured memories or go to for an unknown journey?

While you have a quite blogging day - thanks for the 2 hours of effort! I'll raise a question for you.
... whats your opinion of formal versus informal critiques? I'm thinking of Disney's usage of surveys to "refine" his animation storylines, or some recent museums efforts to "refine" their labeling on the walls to be more 'understandable' with similar group surveys.

Is this group survey a form of criticism? Is it just marketing? What happens if an artist applies such a strategy? Does it move out of art and into design or propaganda? What is criticsm's role in art creation? Does it have a role? Or is critique-criticism valid only after the fact of art creation?

6/28/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

"Blue in Green," Miles Davis, because lazy and melancholy go well together.

6/28/2010 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say Morrissey, The Lazy Sunbathers.


6/28/2010 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Dalton, Blues Jumped the Rabbit.


6/28/2010 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Cedric C said...

Kevin Drumm - Just Lay Down And Forget It

(an hour-long drone piece, aerial)

There is an extract here:

Cedric C

(PS: we can shout against BP, but this concerns us all, an opportunity to address our problem of petrol consumption, which is terribly leading us to our doom, faster than you imagine)

6/28/2010 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Takes me waaaaay back to 1988

(the official video is somehow is banned on youtube)


6/28/2010 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot Fun in the Summertime/Sly and the Family Stone

-----ondine nyc

6/28/2010 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mungo Jerry

In the Summertime.

6/28/2010 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger angela simione said...

what the eff!! sitting on the dock of the bay!

wastin time.


6/28/2010 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Timja said...

Yeah, lots of new songs I've never heard of... my best lazy song is - This must be the place with Talking Heads!!

Take care in the sun!

7/01/2010 01:13:00 PM  

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