Musea Readers, before I start, I have two more brand new videos to show you this week.
34. BOX OFFICE CONCERTS: Short video about my box office concerts with photos by Uday K Photography. 35. MEDIA DECENCY PLEDGE: Video is all about Musea’s Media Decency Pledge of July 2005 and who signed and who didn’t.
My hometown Dallas has a reputation as being a very conservative town. This applies to the arts and media. Our daily newspaper and our weekly alt magazine have proven histories of being extremely conservative when it comes to new arts. That’s why I have some hope for the PBS outlet, KERA Blog. We will see. As of now they have not covered anything progressive in the arts.
I sent the following e-mail. It sets up arguments FOR the fair coverage of progressive art developments. See what you think.
KERA, Arts And Seek Blog, For the new arts blog to succeed, it must not only cover art that is classic, safe, and sanitized; but art that is new, innovative, and challenging. As a Dallas musician, painter, writer, and editor of an arts/media zine for the last 15 years: I’ve found a general conservativeness, in Dallas arts that sends most accomplished artists fleeing the city. I encourage you to take Dallas beyond its provincial past and at the least acknowledge the progressive arts in the city. Someday I would hope that the city would be known for even supporting progressive arts – yet that time seems far away.
For example. This group of youtube videos (all on the video site of hunkasaurus.com. Also all on youtube.com) suggest multiple progressive ideas blended with high quality. Each deserves its own blog entry – though from past experience I am doubtful that the innovation involved will even be understood.
Note: Each entry suggest a major new art development and can stand on its own. Each art innovation is from DALLAS (one wonders if people in Dallas can accept progressive art that doesn’t originate from NYC, LA, or London?). And each was posted within the short span of the last few months. I encourage your most progressive thinkers to take a look, and if bewildered by the innovative art, ask questions, do research, work at learning what new art can be. It will support your new blog, and Dallas, and help Dallas get out of this provincial stigma that it has now.
FIVE DOORS TO THE ART REVOLUTION: Series of FIVE videos that gives a summary of the main points of the Art Revolution in music, art, lit, art reviews, and art center as developed IN DALLAS over the last 15 years.
SNAKE OIL: A video presentation of a conceptual art work that uses video and conceptual art to challenge the abuses of conceptual art and pave the way for the new POST MODERN ART as outlined in the zine, Musea.
POEM VIDEOS: A new type of video, where each video is a short film that spotlights not one song, like music videos, but one short poem – POEM VIDEOS. Sample videos include: ‘FLY AWAY’, ‘THE THIEF STOLE’, ‘POOR LITTLE URCHIN’ and THE SPACE BETWEEN THE MOON AND EARTH’.
BOX OFFICE CONCERTS: The world’s first and only box office concerts give music lovers a new way to hear music. And hopefully it will – like a monk’s swat to the head – give an inkling of how much fun and excitement new, progressive, and POST-BANDS music can be.
MEDIA DECENCY PLEDGE: Challenge for all media to rein in the gore reports – issued in 2005. In the three years since its inception, there have been no signers from any mainstream media source. Progressive new arts are a key to the vitality of all the arts.