Days of Art #39: I Cannot Dizzle upon Mah Toes

I cannot dizzle upon mah Toes by Emily Cold-Ass Dickinson and Gizzoogle.net I cannot dizzle upon mah Toes– No Man instructed mah crazy ass– But oftentimes, among mah mind, A Glee possesseth me, That had I Ballet knowledge– Would put itself abroad In Pirouette ta blanch a Troupe– Or lay a Prima, mad, And though…

International Womens’ Day: “All I Do”

Today’s Musical Minute: Did you know that “All I Do,” written and popularized by Stevie Wonder was originally recorded by the late, great Tammi Terrell? In 1966, then-sixteen year old Stevie helped write the song, and Tammi recorded it. Berry Gordy wanted Diana Ross and the Supremes to record the song, but Stevie wanted Tammi.…

Days of Art – #37: Harmony

Contrary to what may seem to be the case over the last week or so, this is not a photography blog. Instead, this is about art. Or more correctly, it’s about loving art, living art, finding the art within. Some time ago, we featured 100 Days of Art, but stopped after 36 days, primarily because…

Wherefore ‘Art’ Thou?

Art for me is something that evokes a visceral response, and as such, everything in my world therefore can be considered an expression of art. The following piece I posted originally on my poetry and introspection blog, but as it is, I thought it might make a good introductory post. The piece was sparked by…

You Don’t Play Right

Were I still doing my 100 Days of Art Series (and I am, only I’m not posting anything) this would be Day 45. I started thinking, looking at a blogger’s post on Hendrix, that some just don’t play right. You know the type, when you and your mates are playing a friendly game of football,…

100 Days of Art – Day Last: Time Long Past

Due to lack of interest, given the time it takes to put these posts together, I have decided to end this series at Day 36.  Thanks to all who stopped by. Time Lost Past by Percy Bysshe Shelley Like the ghost of a dear friend dead           Is Time long past. A tone which is…

100 Days of Art – Day 35: Noir Detectives

The Maltese Falcon (1941) 100 min – Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery – 18 October 1941 (USA) IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 from 91,265 users Reviews: 304 user | 145 critic Director: John Huston Writers: John Huston (screenplay), Dashiell Hammett (based upon the novel by) Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George A private detective (Humphrey Bogart)…

100 Days of Art – Day 34: Ode to Joy

The final movement from Ludwig von Beethoven’s 9th and final symphony ranks among my and the rest of the world’s favorite pieces of music. The fact that he composed this in his head, while totally deaf, explains how music and art really works with the artist. Senses aren’t required, because the artist is the art.…

100 Days of Art – Day 31: Old School

My blog, my Top 5. Feel free to share yours in the Comments. 🙂 “Juice” — Eric B. & Rakim “The Message” — Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “Dear Mama” — 2Pac “Mama Said Knock You Out” — Ladies Love Cool James Smith “My Adidas” — Run DMC And as a Bonus, the Top…