“Memo to President Obama, from the arts world: This is not what we had in mind. During the campaign, candidate Obama raised high hopes among artists and arts institutions: He “got” their importance, even publishing an arts-policy statement. After the election, Quincy Jones fueled expectations
So now that I’ve discovered flyover i’m starting to get addicted. my original vision for Culturebot was to have this site be a portal/aggregator for a series of regional blogs (like the Gothamist family of blogs) but I’ve never been able to get the funding
Just got this email: People – Would you take a minute to sign in support of Quincy Jones’ brilliant idea for a US Secretary of the Arts? Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While
So I was thinking about the financial industry bailout and the auto industry bailout and the subcontracting of the War in Iraq to companies like Blackwater. And I was thinking about Madoff and his scam and corporations and media manipulation and box stores like Walmart
The Future of Music Coalition (Hey Jean and Kristin!) has a thoughtful overview of the implications of the new administration vis-a-vis the arts which includes the following: Towards Sustainable Local Cultural Economies Taking a broader view, FMC believes that the Obama administration will more generally
Okay so a quick wrap-up of the week that was: Monday – Columbus Day, I have no idea what I did. No idea. Worked. Tuesday – ETHEL’s Truck Stop at BAM – pretty good. Not amazing, but enjoyable. Wednesday – WOYZECK at BAM – eh.
In case, for some reason, last night’s debate didn’t firmly entrench you in the “McCain is a dangerously out of touch old man on the verge of keeling over and Sarah Palin is an extreme rightwing evangelical christian nutbag” camp, then maybe this, as a
Don’t forget: Don’t forget that Lehman execs were getting payouts at the same time they were begging the Gov’t to bail them out. Don’t forget that most of these guys that got bailed out were Republicans! Rich White Welfare Queens.
Just got an email from Rachel Chavkin, thought I’d pass along: TEAM performer Frank Boyd and a friend of Frank’s and I went down to South Philly yesterday to volunteer for the Obama campaign and I have to say the experience was unbelievable. Truly. The