Last Week Delight 1/10/2022

It’s time for my/your weekly delights. Let’s get to it.

  • You may recall the salt box art I’ve written about here before. The same woman who is the artist behind that has now expanded her guerilla art in the city with phone booth art. There are still a lot of empty pay phone booths scattered around the city. Some of them have broken phones still in them. Some are just the shell. She has started placing artwork inside of them. My most favorite one so far is this one of Lionel Richie saying Hello.
  • I was talking last week about hashtags or intentions for the year with some friends from church. I was struggling to come up with a short word or phrase that was actually an intention and not something like stuck or hopeless, which is pretty much what I feel going into this year since it’s unlikely anything is really going to change from the state we’re in. Then I saw someone online somewhere share Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s from 1943. The whole list is pretty advice, but based on how I’m feeling I connected with number 19, “Keep hoping machine running”. If you don’t already have the hope, do what you can to find it I guess.
  • I was on my way to work the other day and stopped at a stoplight. Someone on the cross street drove by me in a DeLorean. I wonder if they were headed back to the future. I’ll see myself out.
  • I saw a really cool hawk flying around on my normal walking route the other day, which is not something I normally see.
  • I’m trying to take more advantage of the art we have in this city, especially since several of our museums are free. I walked over to the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday morning to check out their current paid exhibit, “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration”. It wasn’t my most favorite exhibit. There were a few cool pieces of art, but there was way too much video art for my taste. I just have never been able to connect with most video art. I did really like the Omar Ba: Political Animals exhibit. Ba is from Senegal, and I believe if I’m remembering correctly that this is his first major U.S. exhibit.
  • And now for your musical delight I have the Choir! Choir! Choir! version of the Tears for Fears song “Shout”.

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