Share Your World for 18 Apr 2022

Melanie, who’s learned the best reason for using 24-hour time woth WordPress, gives us the questions and I come back with a few snappy answers punctuated by clever visuals, i.e. GIF’s from Giphy. Without further ado…

In your opinion, what do you buy way more of than most people? Probably MP3 music. I have a pretty big selection of it in Apple Music (the new name for iTunes), and I listen to it a lot on Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, and other music outlets.

Remember little records with big holes? Those were the best…

Which workers have the worst jobs? Probably veterinary assistants, who get bitten and clawed at by the patients and can’t fight back.

Opinion: John Cage is a composer who composed a piece named 4’33” for any instrument. The performance are instructed not to play their instrument for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. Is this music or is this art? A combination of the two? Neither, it’s stupid. Your opinion? He must have been applying for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, who might just be dumb enough to give it to him.

This received a $10,000 NEA grant.

How good are you at drawing? I’m not, and probably never was. That should be worth a few thousand in an NEA grant.

That’s all for this week!

15 thoughts on “Share Your World for 18 Apr 2022

  1. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… You always leave me laughing! Thanks for that and for Sharing Your World, John! Amazing GIFs as per usual, and where does one apply to get money for really down grading the finer points of ‘art’. It might be subjective, but some stuff is blatantly bad (says my snobby inner artist). If they’ll pay for THAT, they ought to pay for my scribbles. Hmmmm πŸ€” Not enough tranq for that tiger I’d say. If you’re going to give a great big cat, with great big claws and paws a shot, make sure the thing is well out of it and fast asleep seems a really good rule to operate by. Have a great week!!

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    1. I don’t know who told them not to knock the tiger out before they did anything. If they tried it on their own, I’d fire them for being stupid.

      The National Endowment for the Arts gets a big ol’ chunk of taxpayer dollars every year and looks for people with absolutely no talent to give it to. They gave several thousand dollars to some guy who wrote a “poem” with one word: “Lighght.” There’s a guy named Matthew Lesko who I’m sure you’ve seen on TV (he prances around in a suit with question marks on it, kind of like a deranged Riddler) who writes books about Federal programs that hand out money to people. Damn books are like telephone directories. If I were elected to Congress, I’d buy one of those books and work to shut every one of those programs down. That’s not why we pay taxes…

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  2. That is not art…I hate that arrogant art thing. It made me think of Christo who came to a couples’ apart apartment and nailed a piece of small rope to their wall low to the ground. WTF? Ughhh. I love art not pretentious crap.
    I buy a lot of stamping stuff and paper etc…plus DVDs.
    Bad jobs…septic tank cleaners. Toilet cleaners..anything having to do with cleaning up poo.
    I do like to draw and have been told I am pretty good even though I never took a class in my life. I am beat when I look at another drawing and work from that. I never trace.

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    1. I’d have been furious if I had gone to a concert and paid good money to see some idiot sitting at a piano reading National Geographic for four and a half minutes.

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  3. I don’t buy too much of any particular thing these days other than food and not all that much of that either. One one time I probably bought way more recorded music than most people, but no longer.

    4’33” if anything might be considered performance art, but mostly it’s a gimmick to get attention. No music involved in this. 1’33” would be a chore to sit through let alone four plus minutes of shared silence. It’s equivalent to presenting a blank canvas as a painting of art. I’d say that has already been done by someone somewhere.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I go in spurts, where I won’t buy any for a few months, then buy three or four albums. Some of the bands I follow on YouTube I buy whenever they have a new release, more to support them. That’s my favorite place to find new music these days.

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