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A group for reflective, vague and oblique observations on art, people, culture, and society.

Website: http://mailto:poorpillowhead@gmail.com
Location: Pasadena+Boston
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Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2012

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Comment by Backstreet Becky on November 26, 2008 at 3:41
Oh good. I killed the conversation, and luckily isnt a zombie thats going to come alive and eat us.
Comment by Backstreet Becky on August 22, 2008 at 6:20
Oops, did I just fall into a bucket of fussypantses?
If art is inherently optimistic, then this chat bloog is pooping all up in it.
I concur with about fifty percent of Nicoles comment, assuming its meant in a general sense. Many people in the herd look to the superstars to figure out how to live their lives. How about we spend less time fussing over rich people, and more time creating accessability to art for the people. Everyone has the right to participate! Tommorow, I am going to give 5 prints to 6 different people.
PS. If upper society is "crust", I feel sorry for them. NO ONE likes crust on pies. All dry and crummy. Im the sweet sweet juicy tarty cherries right in the friggen middle, gettin the juices all up in your face.
pps. Its better to not talk about day jobs, or where I got that sweet wad!
Comment by Robert Tombs on August 21, 2008 at 16:16
This is a global discussion so we're not talking about one society– we are talking about many societies. As for the problem of money and power, so-called 'evils' that they might be, human interaction is essentially power-based and communities organize themselves according to perceived pecking order. People with money tend to peck higher. It's not the way it should be but it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon.
Comment by Kenny Cole on August 14, 2008 at 0:33
Jared is missing a lot of important art that gets made everyday and will always get made...stuff that are not the playthings of the rich. You have to work at it to find it and the internet has great potential to expose it. Does it seriously influence society? Yes, but that influence can happen without us even noticing!
Comment by Robert Tombs on August 13, 2008 at 18:33
I concur with Jared Martin below. Then there's the internet. Not sure whether the web has the power to upset the apple cart of world order. It seems truly democratic (as long as you have technology) but also has troubling aspects, invasion of privacy maybe being one.
Comment by Backstreet Becky on August 13, 2008 at 2:45
My street name would be TAFFY. My taffy brings the art to the yard.
It is currently my impression that the term "artist" is thrown around too loosely. Any person in the year 2008 is able to create something and them deem themselves an 'artist'.
How does this effect society as a whole?
I cant just listen to a heartbeat and become a doctor, just as much as I cant pour a beer and call myself a bartender.
Comment by baltazar castillo on August 13, 2008 at 1:11
Well ive been jotting observations down for years.
Now I've found the outlet. In the meantime drop in on my page ...Baltazar
Comment by Jared Martin on August 12, 2008 at 21:29
My vague observations on art and society aren't worth passing on, my reflective views would take too long and involve personal storytelling I don't have time to type out. Culture is the plaything of the rich and if anyone thinks they've become an artist to do anything more than aim to be accepted in the cultural upper-crust that determine how the money gets spent, then they had best look again. As for society it is too preoccupied with war and economy and trivial entertainment. The last time art seriously influenced society was the 1830's, the first decade before WW1 and the abstract expressionists in the 1950's.
Comment by Derek on August 12, 2008 at 20:40
Sometimes street drugs have nicknames: such as toot and soapers. If you were a street drug what would you want your name to be. I'll go first. Chinese Yogurt.

Best!
Derek
Comment by A.Nasser AMER on August 12, 2008 at 17:19
hi
Derek
tanks for ur invition me
 

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