Friday, September 26, 2008

Christmas lights

I was just thinking how much christmas lights make any street look friendlier.
Lights of the xmas market

not even ones this fancy. I wonder - does the electricity have to come from the city? Or could each store put up lights?

I was also thinking about moss graffiti.

And St. Louis Flags.

St. Louis flag
I felt like I needed to fill you in. It's been a while.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday Night

How's about a little street culture, St. Louis?

everyone loves balloons

at Fort Gondo


I think it's time to stop thinking of the mistakes others made in the past, or make in the present - as far as our city, infill, knocking down this, burning up that, building this Staduim there, blah blah blah.

We have no control over that. We can protest, track history, complain, cry, take picures, blog. All of that's fine and even good, but in the end - we have no control over some things going on.

But we do have control over other things. So...what do we have control over, and how can we make that better? What's already good, and how can we make THAT even more powerfully great? And I'm not talking about flipping a house.

These are the things I am concerned with.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


"you can't get to wonderful without passing through alright."
-Bill Withers

Wisdom the book.

I like the video.

I also LOVE that they got Bill Withers!!!! His song, Lean on me, changed the world as much as Ted Kennedy, and don't tell me any different.

hat tip to the blake, inspiring mere hours after returning from NOLA evacuation (impressed)

Boing! Crazy lights and free solar powered ice cream.

There's so much internet on the internet!

I just submitted this about the Light Project (receptoin today 6-9!) to Boing Boing --- will it get submitted?

Who cares! I live here! I get to go, and not just look at it on a computer. Bonus for me.

Saw your article about the death of bohemia in the West Village, and thought you might be interested in it's rebirth in the Saint Louis.

Light-inspired art in a burgeoning art district in North Downtown St. Louis.

It's a collaboration between a lot of artists, art galleries and all things artsy. Many of your readers may be surprised/delighted/shocked to find such cool things going on in the 2nd most dangerous city in the USA. Being from St. Louis, I for one am not surprised, but I am delighted!

For pretty visuals, Check out the lit up buckets in scaffolding "Untitled" by Jason Peters

and the church roof (the church's roof was destroyed when it caught fire in a electrical storm and has been left vacant for years) colorfully and vibrantly reconstructed from donated lamps by Ranier Kehres and Sebastian Hungerer

"The initiative is motivated by a commitment to the arts and an interest in social and urban revitalization, beginning with our own...neighborhood..."

It starts today.

Also, free ice cream made by solar power until October for folks visiting the projects in the afternoon.
cool, huh?

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