while i was doing this, i was listening to the top 100 heavy rock songs on vh1 classic and loving it. i am almost 50 and am still just as much in love with the music as i was at 18. fun flashbacks- the kinks (a total revelation- i went with older friends who were psyched to see the kinks. i went to see the pretenders, who were opening for them. loved both, decided i wanted to be chrissie hynde when i grew up. i still do.) billy squier- saw him a few times- he did rock! the clash.... i may have to keep watching the damn thing! and i was so happy that they had the donnas talking about the music.
i do need to remember (which i finally did today) how much of an impact music can have on my energy level and mood. throw some ramones (the kills, brmc, etc) on at 3 pm when that energy slump kicks in...dance around a bit, ready to go again!
anyway- to the sort of art that i am capable of-
we're having an inversion, which is why i need that shot of energy. it is gray and nasty out. but it was beautiful to walk in the foothills this morning- probably feeling introverted (it DOES happen), but it was like being wrapped in a cocoon- sounds are dulled, everything is monochromatic, very peaceful. besides birds i'm into the tree against the sky thing. back to the music interlude (tho not hard rock) i kept hearing the very old fleetwood mac (pre stevie, even) song bare trees (gray light, oh yeah it was a cold night- no one said it was great literature, but somehow with the music it works).
my hubcap showed up- woo hoo! in case you missed it, i was invited to participate in this project. http://www.landfillart.org/ i am very excited about this- looking forward to having inspiration strike. i keep thinking road trip.
lastly, thoughts for the piece i started last night and some of those birds. and i found a fortune in my misc stuff envelope reading "you will travel far and wide". how perfect is that for a piece with a map as its basis?