|Thinking Blogger Meme
||[May. 22nd, 2007|06:18 pm]
Rabbits, Toyen, and so forthMy internet friend Karla, a surrealist scholar and lover of rabbits, has nominated me as a thinking blogger. Have a look at her blog |
These are the rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award
And here are my five choices in no particular order
Robert Reich is a former member of Clinton's cabinet who speaks to the heart of many economic problems and foolish political currents in the current preelection run-up. Plus he likes to post little video comments sometimes. A proto vlogger, as it where. I discovered him recently through the great BBC documentaries of Adam Curtis .. look on google video
Speedguru Kawabata Makoto from Acid Mother Temple is not the most erudite, but as a psychonauit of the outer reaches of the aural universe, his cosmic knowledge on obscure psychfolk and medieval troubadour records is bar none. I trip through his pages seeking musical guidance, then logon to soulseek and try to grab the goodies. Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes the guru is so advanced, no disciple can follow.
I know Giornale Nuovo has been nominated many times before, but it really is an amazing visual resource. The post today on Samuel Palmer's sketchbook of 1824 took my breath away. I think this is a book I might have to splurge on, as I've loved Samuel Palmer since my BFA days in Indiana. Great art and writing with huge pictures makes this site a treasure on the internet. Someone needs to catalogue it and print it as a book.
The muse should put down her gun and pick up a wand or some other less threatening phallic object like a feather, but she still blows me away with her musings on the hermetic and the psychology of architecture. She's also deeply involved in the beauty and wonder of the world and people around her and leaves me feeling both personally lazy yet inspired. She almost closed down recently, but luckily she's back. She's plugged into something, tune in on her wavelength.
And finally Momus the prolific and obsessed blogger who doesn't do anything halfway. Sometimes I think he must have a wifi butt plug as he seems to be online continuously. As a minter of memes, Momus has come up with some good ones: "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 people" or his concept of Cute Formalism. As a Timelord, Momus is on a crusade - whether it is to live the slow life in a treehouse, or to be continously circulating on his own jet between Paris, Tokyo, New York and Berlin, no one is quite certain, especially Mr. Currie himself.