For a while now I’ve had this outlook on life, “to always strive for continuous improvement in all areas” but I’ve never really explored in any great detail what it means to me, and what with the subjects of continuous improvement and self development being so vast and practised by so many, I want my philosophy to be more defined.
Following the recent passing of the much revered American singer-songwriter Lou Reed, this post pays tribute in a slightly non-linear way by taking a closer look at the famous banana image by Andy Warhol that was used as the cover design for The Velvet Underground’s debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, rated by Rolling Stone magazine as the 13th greatest album of all time, with the folklore that everybody who listened to it ended up forming a band.
I have recently started an evening class in creative writing to bolster up my writing skills and add a touch more imagination to my work. A recent exercise set by the teacher which I enjoyed very much was to choose an image from a selection she brought in and to write up a character sketch based on it, so here is the image I chose together with my writing effort albeit a slightly surreal one!
I really like the art of Jeff Koons and I quite like the music of Lady Gaga too, so when it was announced that Koons will be doing the cover art for Gaga’s new album ARTPOP, I was excited to know what the end result would look like, and on the unveiling of her new album cover, Lady Gaga tweeted “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me!”, also a line from Applause, her first single from the upcoming album. Continue reading
So, looks like I’ve missed the opportunity to prove I have my finger on the pulse by not writing an “in the moment” blogpost about Apple’s recent iOS 7 software update. But come the release date, I had forgotten it was due anyway and only realized the next day when everyone was ranting and raving about spending hours on failed downloads and the like.