May 20th, 2010

Mad Men KRAD

busy busy busy

Today started with a lengthy phone call with someone who may put me on the Biography Channel. I also did my daily Census work, wrote 1000 words of the D&D novel, did some cleanup in preparation for two more people moving into the apartment this weekend, went to karate class, and did some last-minute stuff for "Otherworld Art" -- which has its opening at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art on Friday.

And yet I feel like I didn't accomplish anything today. Sigh.

To bed.....
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    "Ballad of a Thin Man" by Bob Dylan
stupid history

Stupid History 19 May 2010

Auguste Rodin's famous bronze sculpture referred to as The Thinker wasn't what the artist was thinking about. Rodin originally called his sculpture The Poet, as it depicts Dante Alighieri, the author of The Divine Comedy, sitting in front of the gates of hell contemplating his greatest poem. An unknown art critic who was unfamiliar with Dante's work referred to the statue as The Thinker and the name caught on.
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    "So Far Away" by Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris