Monday, June 23, 2008

The World Dances

This is the latest video from Matt of Where The Hell Is Matt? . Spectacular and uplifting.

Monday, June 09, 2008

O Yeah

Photo originally posted at Barack Obama Santa Fe Arts District

Can Do It Conduit

The reality of Obama's nomination has been slowly sinking in, the implication for change almost too much to absorb. Can this be as good as it feels or am I just so tired of the depravity that I'll pin my hopes on the first decent thing that seems to stand a chance? Maybe I'm so sick of war and corruption and despicable actions that a bit of basic decency shines like a beacon. So thirsty for honesty and action and remedy that I'll gulp any promise with the ring of sincerity. Could be but I don't think so. It's more than a desperate grasping. The desolation of these past years is exactly what has made Obama possible. He embodies a new strain of politician, finally unfurling from the last tenacious roots left after heavy hacking, a network grown strong in the hidden crevices of a caustic climate. Honesty and decency didn't die out these last seven years, they just went underground. Obama has an energy around him that transcends politics because he is about more than himself. He is us. Speaking out, healing rifts, building bridges, taking a stand, demanding an end to the madness and doing it with integrity.

I just read Mark Morford's piece "Is Obama An Enlightened Being". He nailed it when he wrote:

"There's a vast amount of positive energy swirling about that's been held back by the armies of BushCo darkness, and this energy has now found a conduit, a lightning rod, is now effortlessly self-organizing around Obama's candidacy. People and emotions and ideas of high and positive vibration are automatically drawn to him. It's exactly like how Bush was a magnet for the low vibrational energies of fear and war and oppression and aggression, but, you know, completely reversed. And different. And far, far better."


I watch this video of him speaking to his campaign staffers after the win and I am truly moved. He understands that each of us contributing our best to a common task is the new way, the only way we will make it. He is us, the ones we have been waiting for. We the People.

Photo by Alain Briot

Saturday, June 07, 2008

M.C. Escher

Here's an Escher montage set to anti-folk guy Jeffrey Lewis' hypnotic "Springtime" with some great pictures by the great Maurits Cornelis and various other Escher related stuff. Also check out Jeffrey Lewis video Acid Song. I love his Rules for Tripping. (Thanks, Molly!)