Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Nice people loud people chatty just to be chatty people scumbag pimps, born agains, hobo derelict, prostitute feind, mexicans blacks elderly disabled, drugs all around, mentally labeled.. it's a melting pot on the bus...after the last few months it is me....not like in the beginning when I was just another foreign optimist,
little girl transplanted with her sunshine and a smile,
inevitably the dirt adds up, incredibly this scumy bench fuZz and the fast fuckin talkers only an idiot would trust, (I've been that idiot more than 100xs)
I've had enough already to fill these sandbags,
making walls like locks out of memory blocks,
now stacked all around I'm learning how to survive this town,
descending on the metro, no other choice, drag me down into the smell where they only offer rags, a place with all the other's, lifeless and gagged...
raising my fist taking off my make-up, that fraudulent fake-up, i'm a city girl now so I guess I'll have to adjust... But I don't know if I want to be, am I really going to let this place become me, please los angeles don't drag me down with all those plastered plastic frowns, and the trekky corner clowns:please don't follow me home today, please don't let this place brake me... if your not helping you're hurting...
Friday, November 20, 2009
OCCULT SYMBOLISM IN CORPORATE LOGOS (AND WHY SYMBOLS ARE POWER ELEMENTS): "'Symbols instill beliefs and shape attitudes that underpin social structures. The binding force of culture, by and large, is a web of symbols that enables people to control and make sense out of experience in patterned ways. We should have learned from the history of colonialism, slavery, and Nazi eugenics that the way one group in power sees and imagines another group of people can set the stage for violent action. A democratic society does well to attend to the dominant images it puts into mass circulation, particularly media representations of vulnerable groups. Images and symbolic representations drive public policy.' - Dwight Conquergood, Chairman of the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University’s School of Speech. http://www.uic.edu/orgs/kbc/Features/Power.htm"
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
CALL FOR ARTISTS: STOKED SESSIONS LA 2009
Stoked Mentoring just announced a call for artists for its annual Stoked Sessions LA event.
Stoked Sessions is an art show and fundraiser for Stoked Mentoring, a non-profit organization for at-risk youth.
Stoked is looking for a variety of artists who identify with the West Coast, Southern California, or Los Angeles, as this year’s theme is “I ‘heart’ LA.” Stoked is specifically looking for artists whose creative expression is inspired by surf, skate, or snow, but the main objective is to receive original submissions from artists with dimensions that are 10” x 10” in a variety of mediums and materials.
The deadline for a submission is April 25th, 2009. The Stoked Sessions LA show will go down Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2009 at Upper Playground in Downtown LA. Details on Stoked Sessions LA here.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Esperanto, an artificial language introduced in 1887 and intended by its inventor, Dr. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859-1917), a Polish oculist and linguist, to ease communication between speakers of different languages. In the 20th cent. it has been taught in schools and universities throughout the world but has not received wide acceptance as an international language. Its grammar and lexicon are relatively unfamiliar to users who do not know other Indo-European languages; its syntax, spelling, and pronunciation are influenced especially by Slavonic