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February 15th, 2005

A Call to the Kids @ 05:22 am

Current Mood: naïve
Current Music: No Cars Go-The Arcade Fire-"us kids know"

No Cars Go
"

We know a place where no planes go
We know a place where no ships go

(Hey!) No cars go
(Hey!) No cars go
Where we know

We know a place no space ships go
We know a place where no subs go

(Hey!) No cars go
(Hey!) No cars go
Where we know

(Hey!)
(Hey!)
(Cars go!)

(Hey!) Us kids know
(Hey!) No cars go
Where we know

Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream

(I don’t want any pushing, and I don’t want any shoving.
We’re gonna do this in an orderly manner.
Women and children!
Women and children!
Women and children, let’s go!
Old folks, let’s go!
Babies needing cribs, let’s go!)

"

to me
this song is Epic
but simple, like yr eye...
it took me a few listenings to understand it
but
is there someone out there that feels like they understand it?

i wanna make sure there are people who know how to get out of their cars...

i was looking at the sky yesterday
or... was that a hallucination?
was that a dream?

everything seemed strange
twisted

so few of us deal with three dimensions in this society
2D: paper, books, TV, computer
stare at all the time
i've been staring at the computer screen

but out there is a world to walk around in
smell
taste
get bruised on
leave yr mark on
scuff your feet
take a piss
plant a house
build a tree

"light a candle for the kids!
Jesus Christ! Don't keep it hid!"

----arcade fire

"coz nothing's hid!
from us kids!"
 
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From:dominicvine
Date:February 16th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
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i had big plans for "cyberspace" in my early teens
it doesn't seem that that's moved anywhere...

i loved the idea of complete "artifice" where the "viewer" could walk INTO the reality i was creating
every aspect controlled
it would be insane
but so... Thorough...

unfortunately
it is the 2D that is really artistic
it's hard to rival shit like the grand canyon
or even a forest
wild
natural
infinitely expressive
answering all questions.

but if we're in the business of telling stories
drawing people from their reality into another one
just to give them the experience of moving...

back to what i believe:
those who really want more Life
... go out and find it.
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From:fritterfae
Date:February 15th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)

Origami

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If I've learned anything from Origami, it's that anything 2 dimensional can be made into something 3 dimensional in the hands of a creative person.
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From:dominicvine
Date:February 16th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)

Re: Origami

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HAI!
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From:lewdicrus
Date:February 15th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a car. Don't drive, ever. Where i live there's no public transportation. It's a bitch. And folks who don't have a car are treated like criminals where I live.
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From:dominicvine
Date:February 16th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
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well, where ARE you?

i know that in LA or Phoenix people think you're fucking insane if you actually walk around

i grew up in rural indiana
similarily car culture: i'm not a sidewalk boy
i wandered the back roads late at night...
walked the 4+ miles into town
later using a [pedal] bike
sometimes not...

but fuck the cars
bodies are so much more amazing
and walking somewhere is so much more worth while...
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From:lewdicrus
Date:February 18th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
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I'm in Nebraska. Nowhere. I tried to volunteer to work the presidential election, and they were ecstatic because they can't find enough democrats in this area to work the polls. But as soon as they found out I don't own a car, they refused my offer. I can't volunteer at the hospital w/o a car and it's only a few blocks away. Even the library bookstore refused me. This is simple discrimination.

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