This is trippy--Department of Eagles with help from Patrick Daughters and Marcel Dzama
I am beginning a new class today: Theology and Culture--we will be looking at the intersections between those two elements through a series of artifacts--theology+body, work, media, arts, religion, politics, economics etc. Will begin with a little meditation on coming to class with a 'beginner's mind'--a bit about apophatic theology, and a look at some of the work of New York-based artist, Mark Tansey. It's quite a large class, almost 70 at last count, which makes interaction difficult at times, but we'll work it out I'm sure.
Mick Jones, former Clash guitarist, Bid Audio Dynamite-r and now part of Carbon Silicon has put his considerable collection of memorabilia on display at Chelsea Space, at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Jones, who has been a collector since his teens, has called it the Rock nd Roll Public Librabry, and the sheer volume of stuff borders on the packrat/OCD, but it also looks really cool. So if you want to see what one of the architects of punk collected over the years, pay a visit and see for yourself--have a felling you won't be disappointed.
Oh the agony!! My hard drive crashed yesterday, and things are not looking too good. I have an appointment with a Mac Genius to see if anything can be salvaged...ouch! Luckily I had a lot of stuff back up, but not all of it, especially the most recent things I have been doing, including an entire new syllabus for a class that starts on Monday (guess what I'll be doing this weekend?!). It's an ugly feeling, a deep sense of loss. I did lose a lot of music that didn't somehow make onto the backup disk in a proper form--and I got rid of all my cds, of which there were legion!! Time to be very Zen about possessions and practice detachment, but I am feeling quite bereft. I'll report back, perhaps I should have bought one of those computer milagros I saw in Albuquerque!
It's the Spring Equinox I believe--the seasons are shifting and light is expanding across the horizon in new ways--hard to tell in California where it's sunny most of the time, but the lengthening of days is felt even more than the changes in temperature perhaps. Maybe the changes in the heavens will be reflected in the conversations over the next couple of days in Albuquerque...