Kids away for the weekend with their Father - we're cruising, alone, through the cleaning contracts on the Saturday to rev up the digestive system for an onslaught of pizza as a reward. Overeating, falling into bed too late - the stuff we are not made of.
KiteFest on the Sunday sees us over at the Park - but this time sharing it with about 20, 000 other people - an event crying out for a TypeRadio
type of set up, alas, not to be, at least not to be while the same outfit put it on.
Still, a good display of static kites - which become as exciting as watching paint dry after about 10 minutes.
was in evidence, situated, as it is, directly across the road from the park,doing business, spreading the word.
The buggy didn't make it out of the car - the sensibilities of the locals may well have been offended with the sight of something that not only flew, but propelled as well. No sense getting them all fired up.
From what I can tell here, on the other side of the World from Berlin, the TypeRadio
gig was a huge success, running flat out, non stop for the two days promised, straight to air on the lower fm band, and webcast at the same time for them that couldn't get a signal.
It's these things that need to be initiated from here - we should be identifying bland and executing it publicly - as a warning to broadcasters everywhere.
But, alas, I suspect the fires of self expression may well be a bit on the damp side here, in apathyville
On the subject of mass communication, have you all done your duty and been to BalloonSender
to send a message to some random recipient? If not go there this instant, assuming it still lives, (it was a college project for a guy in the UK), and do your bit for global communication.
On the same subject Benetton
had a video link set up in many of their shops round January - someone go check if they're still in action, we don't rate a Benetton shop here where we are. The concept is the same as BalloonSender, but does it with video.
The more you people concentrate on getting to know people all over the place, the less time you're going to have to be bitching at each other.
Seems that one who didn't get the idea is the great white hope - Prez Bush, a man who doesn't seem to have a lot going for him right now, and really needs some good press before November. Help him - write him a reference.
Anyone having a nervous breakdown about security would do well to download the Zoetrope PGP
key and attach it to their keyring