Week 3 musical inspiration 2 – 11.02.20

Week 3 musical inspiration 2 – 11.02.20

I feel like I am loosing my way. Maybe it is because of the work I am experimenting with this module, (I have no workable images yet as I am trying to create some tableaux and this is a huge amount of production , planning and research I have discovered ) . Maybe it’s because I truly am a documenter at heart, and this is all so alien to me. Never have I listened to this first song below, and felt I was ticky tacky. Am I doing this exploration because I am growing, evaluating, looking, and learning? Or have I started to mould myself into something else, I am learning loads, but am I taking on too many aspects of all the practitioners I am looking at. Maybe I am trying too hard, and is that a good thing or bad thing?

I may just spend tomorrow doing some documentary of the children to help heal my heart a little.

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Musical inspiration and reference to alternative education, lifestyles, and ‘the system’ in contemporary arts culture.

I have been specifically looking for musical pieces I have come across in the past to look back over them, and keep them on record for if I choose to use any of them as inspiration for some images. They are also great for showing the arguments on you tube in favour of student led education, or for a reworking of how our school system works, or indeed for alternative lifestyles in general. They are really interesting, and being on you tube garner hundreds of thousands, in some cases millions and millions of views, being consumed by all sorts of people of all ages, sexes, demographics & locations .

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You tube. Little Boxes Performed by Pete Seeger. Written by Malivina Reynolds. Viewed 47,545 times. 

LYRICS.

Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes
Little boxes
Little boxes all the same
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same
And the people in the houses all go to the university
And they all get put in boxes, little boxes all the same
And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers
And business executives
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same
And they all play on the golf course and drink their martini dry
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
And they all get put in boxes, and they all come out the same
And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
And they all get put in boxes, little boxes all the same
There’s a green one, and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same
Here’s another thought provoking, but scarily accurate sum up of the world it seems.

Pete Seeger. What did you earn in school today?  Live in Australia (according to the video) around the early 1960′s. available HERE . Performed by Seeger, written by Tom Paxton. Viewed 86,757 times.

REFERENCES
Video – Seeger. Pete. 1968. Little boxes. Live in Sweden 1968. Available on you tube at https://youtu.be/I_FB9bwyp6M (Accessed 11.02.20)
Video – Seeger, Pete. 1960′s . What did you learn in school today. Available on your tube at https://youtu.be/tHI5NIlD6aU (Accessed 11.02.20)
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