ai weiwei and old guy energy


Sunday night I watched “Never Sorry” a documentary on the artist, Ai Weiwei. I quite enjoyed it. It’s on Netflix.

I especially liked his Tate Modern show of sunflower seeds.

Apparently he and many others made millions of these little ceramic seeds and spread them on the floor at the Tate. Very cool.


He released this video in May of last year. I’m not too impressed with the music, but at the end of the video it looks like his son shaves his head and he goes cross dressed.

I mention this because I understand that people are shaving their heads to show solidarity with the Honk Kong protesters.

I wondered if there was a connection. Probably not, but still I know that Ai Weiwei is hugely popular world wide.

Yesterday I managed to swap out my old Comcast modems for a single new unit. So far it seems to work okay.

I also spent a good portion of the day prepping for this evening’s first choir rehearsal of the season. I am wondering how my jetlag energy will hold up. I know I’m gradually getting my groove back, but unfortunately it’s my 63 year old type groove which is unpredictable to me in its consistency especially when I compare it to my unrealistic expectations

Ah well.

I think it’s going to be fine.

For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong –

Good synoptic over view with informative side bars. I put it on a friend’s Facebook feed after we talked yesterday and he had little idea of the history and what’s happening in Honk Kong.

Of course it could all change today and not in a good way. The first thing I did this morning was check news for what’s happening in Hong Kong. I couldn’t find anything on Google News, NPR ¬†or BBC so I turned to twitter. Much better updates but of course not terribly reliable unless it links in to other stuff.

Toolmaking May Have Risen Independently –

This kind of research always fascinates me.

Delayed Justice for the Navajos –

The story of native americans is so disheartening. How does one do compensation for systematic genocide?


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