This confused me, one night, when I went out with a friend from film school to see Nico Vega – a cool girl-fronted band, at Roxy’s.
The 2012 version. Vague. A-political. Not terribly dangerous. Fenced off. Discovered during a break from the LA music club's endless queues. I came across it not knowing what it was until I heard a program on NPR talking about its origins. By the Mark di Suvero. I really think that the worst thing, the very worst thing, you can do as an artist is "mellow".
Getty.com "In February 1966, Mark di Suvero, with the help of Lloyd Hamrol, Ed Bereal, Mel Edwards, Judy Chicago, and several other artists, built the six-story-tall Peace Tower. Also known as Artists’ Tower of Protest, the construction was prominently located on Sunset Boulevard, not far from Gallery Row. The whole effort was the first large-scale artist-led protest of the Vietnam War in the U.S.".
(Yes, that was all safe for work. The next photo isn’t.)
Of course, the reason I find things like this and find out about them is that I like rooting around in dark corners. It’s where life hides the best stories, the ones that make us feel, and often the funniest. One of the best dark corners in the USA is Craiglist’s “rants and raves” section. It’s the refuge of sexually frustrated men, guys who miss newsgroups, racists, crazy women who have nobody to talk to, and people who… well… what IS this exactly? I googled it and found nothing.
I see a couple of white chicks with body make up. And then possibly a photo from a reed dance, taken by some creepy tourist probably. Not that the whole thing isn't super creepy, making Swaziland what it is: Hilarious.
While sometimes, signs make things more confusing, and then I blog them, this is a clear case of something requiring a caption, an explanation, a step by step breakdown. Can somebody explain?