Never thought I’d be writing this note to all of you.
The feeling that my creative capacity could be halted, when I was just feeling that it was all coming together is a tough pill to swallow. My life experiences all coming together has made each painting or word express the full experiences that brought me here. So, I’m pissed off that now, I might not have the chance to do more.
I had such other experimenting plans for these shots, but here you are and there you haven’t had it. Stylize it,. Modifi it. Have a good time of it.
Driving flashbacks of these fantastical worlds from a kid obsessed with puppets.
FILMED IN SUPERMARIONATION
A feature documentary about the history of the Supermarionation shows. Lady Penelope, Parker and a host of original cast and crew take us on a two-hour journey about the history of Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and others. The documentary premiered at the BFI in October 2014. LINK
Following the deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, investigators – professional and otherwise – turned to the internet in search of answers. What they found was a troubling trail of digital activity, from memes to TikToks to music videos, that traced back to the suspect. The 21-year-old, who performed as a rapper under the stage name “Awake,” had a notable YouTube presence and more than 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. He also hosted a Discord server (which is essentially a chat room) on which he shared nihilistic political memes. According to NPR, “extremism researchers say his digital footprint fits into a new and emerging extremist profile.”
In the New Yorker, David Remnick recounts the time he spent with Mavis Staples in her Chicago home base.
At 82, she shares her history as a part of a family band that brought gospel to the masses and emerged as an important voice in the civil rights movement.
As an early teen, I was introduced to The Staple Singers’ and their song “I’ll Take You There” on Soul Train. At the weekly post-show Teen Center visit, the song was on heavy rotation as well as the politically charged “Respect Yourself. “
I was lucky enough to see her open for Bonnie Raitt a few years ago. As a regular touring partner, Raitt says, “She’s never cranky. She has an abiding belief in God and His plan and believes the world is moving toward a higher and more loving world.”