Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything

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To: Brent Busby <brent@...>
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Date: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:56 am

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On Aug 18, 2013 2:04 AM, "Brent Busby" wrote:

subculture ever, the psychedelic period in the 60's, was very political,
and happened in an evironment that's very similar to where we are now --
questionable foreign wars, questionable executive branch practices (from
both parties), massive popular disapproval of the US government. Except
this time, music and art is strangely silent about it all. One would think
in times like these, artists would not need to be coaxed to make a
statement.

I just chanced across a quote that seems relevant:

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/18/212609212/a-dystopian-view-of-americas-fal...
-suburbs

~~
On what [Patrick Flanery] wants readers to take away from Fallen Land

"I wanted the book to speak to a kind of crisis in neighborliness, and
thinking about the ways in which people are becoming so inward-looking, and
the ways in which it's incredibly easy =97 I think in part because of
technology =97 not to think about what's happening around us. And that's no=
t
just thinking about security but thinking about who needs help. So it's
almost about a crisis of empathy with the people that we should be looking
out for but who we fail to look out for in fairly fundamental ways."
~~

... inward-looking... it's incredibly easy not to think about what's
happening around us...

I'm guilty of that myself.

hjh

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On Aug 18, 2013 2:04 AM, "Brent Busby" <brent@keycorner.org> wrote:

ture ever, the psychedelic period in the 60's, was very political, and =
happened in an evironment that's very similar to where we are now -- qu=
estionable foreign wars, questionable executive branch practices (from both=
parties), massive popular disapproval of the US government. Except this ti=
me, music and art is strangely silent about it all. =A0One would think in t=
imes like these, artists would not need to be coaxed to make a statement.

I just chanced across a quote that seems relevant:
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/18/212609212=
/a-dystopian-view-of-americas-fallen-suburbs

~~
On what [Patrick Flanery] wants readers to take away from Fallen Land
"I wanted the book to speak to a kind of crisis in neig=
hborliness, and thinking about the ways in which people are becoming so inw=
ard-looking, and the ways in which it's incredibly easy =97 I think in =
part because of technology =97 not to think about what's happening arou=
nd us. And that's not just thinking about security but thinking about w=
ho needs help. So it's almost about a crisis of empathy with the people=
that we should be looking out for but who we fail to look out for in fairl=
y fundamental ways."

~~
... inward-looking... it's incredibly easy not to think =
about what's happening around us...
I'm guilty of that myself.
hjh

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[LAU] Art's suitability for anything, James Harkins, (Sat Aug 17, 5:19 am)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, david, (Sat Aug 17, 9:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Aug 17, 9:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Brent Busby, (Sat Aug 17, 6:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, James Harkins, (Mon Aug 19, 5:56 am)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sat Aug 17, 7:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Aug 17, 7:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Charles Z Henry, (Mon Aug 19, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Neil, (Sat Aug 17, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Brent Busby, (Sat Aug 17, 7:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Len Ovens, (Sat Aug 17, 6:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Aug 17, 7:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Aug 17, 9:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Art's suitability for anything, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Aug 17, 10:05 am)