Stuff I Enjoyed Recently (10.13.2021)
- Instagram Account
- NITCH takes the crown as my favorite Instagram account. Every day they post a quote and a grayscaled photo of a famous artist.
- Canadian Artist
- Bistyek also known as the Canadian Basquiat. The Basquiat Influence is clear from the style of his paintings, the childish font, and the crown motif.
How Sun Ra Taught Us to Believe in the Impossible - Hua Hsu
- New Yorker Profile (8min)
- Sun Ra’s a great musician and quite the character. This opening paragraph from his profile gives a glimpse on what I mean:
When the aliens came for Sun Ra, they explained that he had been selected for his “perfect discipline.” Not every human was fit for space travel, but he, with his expert control over his mind and body, could survive the journey. According to Ra, this encounter happened in the nineteen-thirties, when he was enrolled in a teachers’-training course at a college in Huntsville, Alabama. The aliens, who had little antennas growing above their eyes and on their ears, recognized in Ra a kindred spirit. They beamed him to Saturn and told him that a more meaningful path than teaching awaited him. They shared knowledge with him that freed him from the limits of the human imagination. They instructed him to wait until life on Earth seemed most hopeless; then he could finally speak, imparting to the world the “equations” for transcending human reality.