As it was Fleet Week these past few days in my beloved NYC and as it is Memorial Day, I felt that this was a fairly appropriate image to post. Modeled after the famous image above, "V-J Day in Times Square", "The Kiss" statue stands next to the USS Midway in San Diego as an icon of the end of World War II as well as a testament to classic romanticism.
There is much discrepancy as to the legitimacy of the photograph, but to those skeptics, I say "A pish posh to you, Good Sir!"
Who cares if it was posed? Who cares if it was manipulated? Who cares if this unsuspecting nurse did or did not slap the young sailor post-shutter? Sure, I'm as big an advocate of a photo with a story as probably anyone, but it's what this image symbolizes that's the important part - which has, in turn, because the root of it's popularity. I'll be damned if something like this moment can't exist.
More to come soon. I'm on a train heading to Boston and I need to put the headphones on and look out the window for a while...**
** (5.27.09) On second and third thought... I'm just going to leave it this way. I will, however, link you to the wiki article on this photograph. Not that wikipedia is credible on most occasions, but this is an interesting read. Good history, folks, good history.
PHOTO: "The Kiss" Statue in the lovely San Diego. Despite the May Gray in the background, I was lucky enough to have the sun graze the faces for a few minutes while I found my angle. I love it.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Skull vomiting octopus tentacles a good look for me? I think so.
This, as I wrote about a few months ago, was the main piece for Lovesac's "Dads and Grads" campaign. While it might not make total sense, bottom line was that they still were going to paint my back. And that's awesome.
My experience is now hanging in store windows across the country, which, I think is pretty cool too.
Oh and also, this ad has managed to start a discussion about sexism, which is pretty hilarious:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Sunday, May 03, 2009
Had I not face-planted into my computer 5 minutes after I started writing, the following would have been posted last night:
When you can't sleep, what's the best thing for you to do?
Well, according to my Grandma, it would involve a few apples, a pound of dough and the oven on 400˚- but alas I have no apples. I do, however, have a pile of whites, some gnarly eyebrows and... a blog.
With the Pete Seeger event approaching in a few hours, I thought I'd share a brief highlight of my day yesterday at the Garden while running around dressing rooms to prep for the show tonight.
"Pete Seeger. Check. Dave Matthews. Check. Bruce Springsteen. Check. Ben Harper. Check. Warren Haynes. Check. John Mellencamp. Check. Oscar the Grouch. Che--?!"
Yep, you read it right. Oscar the Grouch has a dressing room! Obviously that lead to various jokes about his rider, but we won't get into that.