Walton Ford, ‘Sensations of an Infant Heart’ 1999 (detail)
“When John James Audubon was a young boy, his stepmother’s pet monkey strangled Audubon’s favorite pet parrot. The monkey was kept chained after the incident. Later Audubon would write that the “sensations of my infant heart at this cruel sight were agony to me” and that the painful memory may have been one of the reasons he painted birds.”
The original July 4th pyrotechnic display. Happy Crab Nebula Day, everyone!
I’ve had this stuck in my head all morning. I think it’s the 80’s sexy sax break that does it for me. Did you know that L.A. Law is still insanely popular in Finland? I’ve never been to Finland, but I’m pretty sure that’s true. I’m also pretty sure everyone in Finland has Harry Hamlin hair.
Random earworm of the day. I can’t believe this song is 20 years old. Tim and Laetitia introduce the video with barley contained ennui.
From All Song Considered,
Five Songs For Sharks That Like AC/DC