Tuesday, September 12, 2006

post-thought

So I'm still finding myself somewhat washed out today. Distracted, thinking back still and wondering where "this" is all heading. Watching the lights last night with a friend of mine we couldn't help but wonder aloud and slander basically everyone in leadership - friend or foe - for being such incompetent, selfish and hateful men. So I thought I would link to this excellent commentary by Keith Olbermann. Also John Schaefer of NPR had an interesting program yesterday regarding the state of the arts and the response to disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Here's the discussion at Soundcheck. This is obviously a music slant but it applies to the visual arts.



4 comments:

Steven LaRose said...

Are you washed out from applying the "half-empty" approach?


I've been trying to come up with a post that scratches at human's need to organize thoughts as sophisticatedly empty or naively full.


Thanks for the links. I actually heard Schaefer yesterday as NPR is my only source of knowledge lately (that and BBC radio). I have become very self-conscious of how I start all my conversations with "Did you hear that report. . ." I am self conscious because of all the blank stares I receive. Why does the other 50% seem so huge?

highlowbetween said...

Yes the half empty approach is tough to sidestep. Probably mostly empty is the feeling too often when examining the news. You should do that post. I want to listen to that again because there is a bigger discussion there I think that we all would like to dig into a bit. Because it is huge. But you know, people are slow in general but I still believe that the position of the 50% is largely the result of a lack of the facts.

Art Powerlines said...

great links hlib, thanks.
and also great to finally talk with you today.

fisher6000 said...

It's hard not to think of things as "bad" when they are not "good"...

...but binary thinking is constrictive. Seconding HL, Steven, I am looking forward to your post as well.