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 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.
If you were looking forward to this post being all about camels then I’m really sorry to disappoint you but it’s not. This post is actually about the camel pose as practised in Bikram yoga, or Ustrasana to give the posture its Sanskrit name, being a combination of Ushtra meaning camel and Asana for posture or seat.
In the year 2000 the average attention span was 12 seconds and in the present day its now down to around the 7 seconds mark. To put this into context a goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds, and to add further context it means you wont even make it to the end of this paragraph!