Warning: I am currently living out a Led Zeppelin revival. So for the next two weeks I might just drop random facts about Led Zeppelin, and subject you all to Zeppelin MP3's.
So anyway, a couple of days ago I typed that I thought Peter Jackson should play Zeppelin's the Battle of Evermore during the credits. Low and behold - I just found this website about the comparisons between Zeppelin and Tolkien!!! Thrilling. Read up.
My current favorite song is Over The Hills And Far Away(Page/Plant) (4:42) I was reading around and some nerd said that the Lady reference in this song is actually a direct refrence to the Ring in LOTR.
Hey lady- you got the love I need
oh Maybe- more than enough
oh Darling Darling walk a while with me
- oh you've got so much-
Many times I loved
Many times been bitten
Many times I've gazed
Along the open road.
Many times I've lied
Many times I've listened
Many times I've wondered
How much there is to know.
Many dreams come true
And some have silver linings
I live for my dream
And a pocketful of gold.
Mellow is the man
Who knows what he's been missing
Many many men
Can't see the open road.
Many is a word
That only leaves you guessing
Guessing 'bout a thing
You really ought to know
You really ought to know
Felicia makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
While I was in Liverpool, I had the opportunity to attend the opening reception for the "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" show at the Tate Gallery. The show was absolutely captivating - showing famous works by some of my favorite artists Yves Klein, and Joseph Beuys.
Anyway. Yoko Ono had an installation there called "imagine peace." Basically she covered a white room with various maps from around the world. In the center of the room are stamp pads on a pedestal with stamps that read "imagine peace". I diligently stamped Kenai, Alaska.
Before you enter the room there is a table with a bucket full of white "imagine peace" pins, and three documents:
1. "Imagine Peace" by Yoko Ono
2. "Document of Nutopia" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
3. "Peace Event for John Lennon" by Yoko Ono.
The third document is scheduled for February 18th, so I will write more on that when the time nears.
So. Since today is the company Thanksgiving lunch, I was thinking it would be a good idea to spread the word. So I apporpriately dressed in black, and am wearing a fun "imagine peace" pin. For those of you that work with me - I have made copies of the first two documents, and they are at my desk if anyone is interested in picking up a copy for themselves.
CORRECTION: You can submit your comments on the designs by clicking here: www.imagineny.org.
I would like to urge everyone to please check out the World Trade Center Memorial finalists now showing their work downtown at The Winter Gardens at the World Financial Center. I don’t see any place for the general public to vote – but it would still be cool to at least see what is up for consideration. So far, my favorite is “Passages of Light,” the cloud representing a tear in the sky – however I highly doubt that will win the competition. I predict that “Reflecting Absensce” with 30ft deep pools will win the competition.
Here are images from my Favorite:
I am excited to watch "Dreamers". I once ran into Michael Pitt in Times Square. I turned to him and said "I never do this, but I just wanted to tell you that you were amazing in Hedwig."
Because he was.
He looked at me. His girlfriend scowled.
I walked away.
Is it strange to anyone else that money from McDonalds is now funding NPR? I guess I am okay with that. As long as they don't start advertising for McDonalds or anything vile like that.
THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. Sarah Vowell should be at the top of every list. This week, she will be reading her short stories here. Ho Hum. If only Ira Glass were there as well.
2. Apparently this week is Print Week New York 2003. The deal benefits my fave place - Printed Matter - so it's gonna cost yah 25 smackers...
3. Fans of Wim Wenders should go here.
4. An exhibition just opened on the first, called Fast Forward: Twenty Years of White Rooms. No, it has nothing to do with Emily Dickenson's white phase. It has to do with the fab gallery White Columns. Ya'll should skip over and check it out cuz it features one of my fave artists Mr. John Currin. Add it to the list, Santa.
On a side note, I think every girl goes through a white phase of some sort. I have my theory as to why. The bulk of that theory having to do with her state of virginity. I also wonder at about what age the white phase typically happens?
I have always wanted to start a short story with the following sentence:
One year ago she was loosing her virginity.
The Disney movie Brother Bear was released this week. I am excited about this because one of the characters in the movie is named after my hometown!!!! KENAI!!!! Joaquin Phoenix is the voice. This means that if the movie is successful - I will no longer have to explain my town name - I will just say "Kenai, like in Brother Bear" and everyone will understand the pronunciation, and stop looking at me and my third eye. I will finally fit in with the rest of Pop Culture. People will think I am cool. Everyone will go to my parties. I will receive 100 hits a day on my website. I will have 8 nicknames. I will have three dates per week. And last but not least - I will win the Customer Care award at work.