Wednesday, May 11, 2022

deep empathy in the art of Kendrick Lamar

Lost in Vegas (Ryan+George) review The Heart Part V


This is the song+video and it's just super.  

In the video, Kendrick disappears into other people's faces, which is how I feel about faces too, what love can do, what unity can do, what artists really do.  Deepfakes were scary but applications like this almost make media technologies worth it.  

Black or White was one level of multimedia eloquence with its unforgettable world-famous humanity-healing face-morphing video - "if you're thinkin' of being my baby it don't matter if you're black or white  🎸paah-ran-paah-rann" you can't leave out that wicked guitar and, still on the topic of uniting, do we understand that it took a lot of people to make this great event so it probably shouldn't be called just a Michael Jackson thing.   

The Heart Part V is a next level, completing a mediumistic vision that has motivated Kendrick all this time in all his art.  Advancing the vision - he's not done yet but this is such an advancement and so wonderfully executed.  You see why he doesn't want you to get enamored with the particularities of his own face - he is one of, he feels a part of, he says it right at the beginning: I am All of Us.  

You know what's coming up next?  Kendrick Lamar's next album: Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers.   I look at it as so much homework now to get through finding more reactions, experiencing the album drop when it comes, embracing all of this as a people, well, as an English-listening people, kumbaya my Lord kumbayaa, mmmm mmm mmm.  

Don't rush it.  

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Sunday, May 01, 2022

May babies

Yaayyy, birthdayyy, 
and also Workers' Day.  





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Sunday, April 24, 2022

A lot of learning.

1. 
Keep reading, and one day you'll read something that explains a lot, 
explains for example, why people write/read the way they do.   



2.  
Keep reading, and one day it'll happen again - you'll read something like this and learn a lot again.    
The vision collector: the man who used dreams and premonitions to predict the future.


3.
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Sunday, April 10, 2022

tip-toe

I'm not on tik-tok (yet?) just saw this tik-tok popular cleaning video and oh, that reminds me, let me try dropping some baking soda in the toilet maybe that will clean the rust colour away.  
@thep00lguy #thep00lguy #hollayaboy #satisfying #cleantok #asmr #learnontiktok ♬ original sound - thepoolguyml


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Saturday, March 05, 2022

More personality theories

I'm re-reading (sorta half-browsed it before, like 20 years ago) this superpopular book about Phleg, Sang, Chol, Mel temperaments.  I needed the education, for real.  (I was going to write more but maybe it's boring for the reader when I do all these ... I'm just assuming ... ok, maybe I'll put it in the comments.)  

I think I get what the four are now.  In this picture I just sketched, 
What is 'suga'?  I don't know, it's like 'highs' like just think of sugar-happiness for example

Another picture you may like - remember the updated Kolb Learning Style Inventory?  Sooo useful.  



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