Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Craggy Molecules design
 "I the broken plastic Snoopy swing sit
  in the garbage, I was once a source 
  of pleasure for about five minutes
  but I didn't last long. I got broken.
  Why? that's why.

  I, the thing that the donuts go on,
  am a yellow cone called I don't know
  I got unscrewed from my base & found I was used
  as a drinking cup by children
  because I was hollow.

  I am loud, I am the radio
  that plays "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head."
  The rain and the rainbow & the one sleeping
  with the frog are on me and the one sleeping with
  the other girls sharing yellow are on me.
  I was stolen from a playgroup in Massachusetts
  and have lasted a long time. I have notes on me."

  excerpt from Toy Epigrams, by Bernadette Mayer

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

At thirty-eight she changed the stones in each piece from black to red.
"Dress rehearsal was a disaster. One of the chorus girls sprained an ankle, a costume in the 'Electricity' number short-circuited, Chiquita (Baker's pet leopard), unnerved by the general tension, chewed a hole in a dancer's trousers and the wind machine broke down."

-Josephine Baker, description of the days leading up to the premiere of Paris qui Remue, which opened at Le Casino de Paris on September 26, 1930.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009