Please, thanks

Over the holidays musician friends on Facebook played with ChatGPT’s Lego AI, generating hilarious representation of Western classical composers. My favorite is this one of Paul Hindemith, with enraged, screamy performers burning the candle presumably at both ends, and a French horn looking like a desk fan. You can feel this image multiple ways. Hindemith as […]

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The Colo(u)r of Things

We painted our 120 year old Edwardian hallway turquoise, a firm upward finger to the pandemic fashions of “neutral” grays and taupes. Our painter confessed he was initially horrified (only knowing clients who were nervous about ahistorical paint jobs), but that he ultimately loved it.  He found this color comforting and enlivening, a color that […]

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Great Conjunctions

Bones always conjure a kind of cultural seriousness. Without them we are floopy sacks of water, gristle and glop, and some would argue, we don’t seem to be more than that. Bones are associated astrologically with the planet Saturn, which had that rare “great conjunction” with Jupiter in December 2020. Those planets are symbols, respectively, […]

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