After a series of condescending, unhelpful and disrespectful emails exchanged with a gallery curator, I have been reassessing my view of art. The result is, that this view is valid.
She got my 22 seconds of attention.. and now I’ve gone back to actually good music (food stomping, body bumping) and musicians:
Aloe Blaac: I need a dollar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFZP8zQ5kzk
Avett Brothers: Kick Drum Heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxIl4zGrFBA
Avicii: Levels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovdm2yX4MA (I just love the video
Joel Plaskett: You’re Mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoVn9O2GOk0
Peter Gabriel: Solsbury Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO2PuGz-H8
So about this “Saint Mary’s” chant making headlines:
While the origins of the chant remain a mystery and its lyrics horribly misguided and offensive - the whole “media storm” about this speaks more to our conscious or unconscious mistrust and insecurity in this group of youths and how we’ve (I’m speaking generally here) raised this generation. It is the mere suggestion that perhaps the blame lies not with solely the short-sighted students but is shared with ourselves and our own embellishment…
During a discussion I took part in today at another university - this was reviewed at length and let me share some thoughts…
Below is a list of things I don’t understand (in no particular order). If you can explain them to me - please do!
Adults routinely dressing like anime characters in public
Jogging hands (why do runners suddenly become a human T-Rex?)
Racist tattoos (ex: Dude w/”white pride” on his knuckles taking public transit filled with other races)
Tattoos poorly designed and in bad places
Tattoos in a foreign language you don’t speak
Poorly alluded personalized license plates (k8iezcar) (YAUST8)
The fad that was Crocs
Humble-bragging on the back of your car (stick families, etc)
Crappy decaf coffee
Wall mounted, minuscule, hotel hair dryers
The popularity of the following:
2. Vampire-human love stories,
3. Sudoku and pre-ripped jeans (aka used but labelled brand new),
4. Miley Cyrus (just… ever)
People being rude when asking for help
People being rude when being given free food, gifts, etc.
People teaching something they have never done
Deep fried ice cream, “re-fried” anything
Painful facial piercings (eye lids, cheeks)
Cars shaped as cubes
People who are over 60 in bikinis
Men wearing a spaghetti strap tank tops
High waist jeans/pants/shorts
Cats (and I own one)
Children between the ages of 7-11
Interest in the Kardashian Family
Why I don’t have a reality show - they seem to be giving them away!
LSATs, MCATs - that’s purely a money grab
Private school - what better way to make your kid turn out to be an pompuous jerk and tell them they are better than others than to separate them from society…
Canadian Healthcare (me and Americans remain in awe)
The loss of the sincerity in the word “Thank you”
Entitlement to gifts, discounts and freebies not necessarily yours to begin with
Being outwardly rude
Wedding/Baby showers and wedding presents of extravagance (and anger when they aren’t received)
Presents for events of strangers you are not invited to or cannot attend
The loss of appreciation of a dinner w/o cellphones on a table
Being served but conducting a phone call conversation at the same time…
A practical as well as a theoretical knowledge of the public relations practice are two keys vital to the study and instruction of modern-day communications. Keeping current concerning cultural trends is essential to provide relevant counsel.
But there is always something that has bothered me… whats the recipe for success… How do you make your company, “the company.” There is a very artful role that has to be considered - one that I think is often overlooked but absolutely essential to your success… I want to address this.
i-got-you-forever-army asked: What do u like about the country the most?
I’d have to say - and it’ll sound cheesy - but the fresh air. There is nothing like the air outside of the city. The breeze, the wind and even the rain - It is simply divine and truthfully has its own scent. It’s basically the smell of uninterrupted and unabashed purity. Does that make sense?