Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weekly Wrap: Wednesday Night #13

Michael Jackson's Thriller: A "Danse Macabre" for the 1980s

Fourteen posts. If I were a capable poet, I'd write a sonnet. ;-)

I'm satisfied with the production and quality of this week's posts. There was a good mix of topics, although there was a bit too much Classical Music in the mix for a "general audience" blog. I hit my scheduled targets, three art gallery posts, Friday Flowers, and even Spooky Sunday.

I'd like to work in some more cinema and television posts, but not at the expense of my primary interests of art, music, and literature. I'm also thinking of doing a post dedicated to a single poem once a week, perhaps something like Sonnet Sunday. I know that there is a weekly poem in the Friday Flowers, but the focus is definitely on the flowers in those posts.

Anyways, I'm happy with the way things are going. We'll see what develops over the next few months. It'll be fun. ;-)

Day Dream (2011) by Audrey Kawasaki

So, we had five music posts. We celebrated the birth dates of the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, the early American choral composer William Billings, the French organist and composer Louis Vierne, and the jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Additionally, we celebrated the birth date of Camille Saint-Saens by studying his Danse Macabre as part of Spooky Sunday. Fun stuff!!!

We visited three art gallery shows. The Kopeikin Gallery was exhibiting Moby's photographs in "Destroyed." The Richard Heller Gallery was showcasing David Jien's "The Plight of the Who." Finally, Thinkspace Gallery opened a group show in "In the Wake of Dreams." Additionally, we checked out Otis College's exhibition on Feminist art in Los Angeles during the 1970s in "Doin' It in Public." Great shows!!!

We had two advertising posts this week. First, we mocked the Jagermeister candle bowls and enjoyed some European ads. Then, we ranted about ketchup and looked at the history of Heinz marketing campaigns.

After months of promising to show more flowers from the many botanical shows that I attended over the Summer, Friday Flowers finally paid off the debt. Here's your flowers!!! Here's your stinkin' flowers!!! ;-)

And we checked out two very different buildings. First, we admired the Punch Card building, Ahmanson Hall, at Otis College. Then, we attended the opening of Mysterious Galaxy, an independent bookstore specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery fiction.

And a good time was had by all. Now, here's our weekly weird image.

Mean Beanz hates Heinz bottles too!!! (Photo by Howard McAlpine)


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