shopmidnightrider:

"Humans can’t live in the present like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So, it’s a veil of tears, man. And I don’t know anything that’s going to benefit me more than love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap"

Townes Van Zandt          March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997

magictransistor:

Alan Lomax. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter. 1935.

magictransistor:

Alan Lomax. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter. 1935.

There are only 3 things that the Joker truly loves:
Chaos
Trumping the Batman
Baseball

There are only 3 things that the Joker truly loves:

  1. Chaos
  2. Trumping the Batman
  3. Baseball

Ben Nichols & Rick Steff - When You Decided to Leave (WNRN Radio, Virginia; 2010)

Eating chilli squid flavoured grilled seaweed and watching 60s Batman. I live a good life.

Eating chilli squid flavoured grilled seaweed and watching 60s Batman. I live a good life.

The Nightwatchman
Boys Next Door

Boys Next Door - The Nightwatchmen (Live at Storey Hall RMIT, Melbourne; 1978)

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the LOVE statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  In this event, artist activists staged a scene where Kieth A. Wallace, an Actor, pretended to be dead for an hour in front of the statue while others took turns holding a sign with “Call Us By Our Names” written on it.  

To see more photos from this performance, check out #CallUsByOurNames on Facebook. 

I am not a journalist, I am merely a friend of the artists involved.  I was not at this event.      

As the photos show, the social experiment and silent protest highlighted the peoples reaction in the foreground of the photo. In this context the people become the performance art, and the faux dead body becomes a backdrop.  As an artist, I don’t want to give you my interpretation of the art of these photos. They should speak for themselves.  But I did talk to Lee Edward Colston II, an actor, who was involved in the event.  

Here are some of his observations of the social interactions he witnessed: 

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

#CallUsByOurNames

martymcflyinthefuture:

Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

martymcflyinthefuture:

Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

Phillip Island, Victoria

Monkey Man
Toots And The Maytals

bigfloatinghead:

Artist: Toots And The Maytals

Track: Monkey Man

Album: Monkey Man
(Repost due to broken link)

tastefullyoffensive:

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

Rob Snarski & J.P. Shilo - I Can’t Find You (The Vanguard, Sydney; 2014)