“The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become ‘somebody,’ and frankly, I don’t have the least ambition to become anybody.” - Frida Kahlo
In 1930, when Diego Rivera received several commissions to paint murals in the United States, the couple packed their bags and headed north. At the end of four years, Diego remained content in his American surroundings, but Frida was homesick and miserable. Her experience living in “Gringolandia” inspired the painting, Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States.
We’ve all done it: You have the most insane dream where your Dad is an alien viking, working at a hotdog stand in the mall. But the mall is actually a UFO dealership on Pluto! And HOLY CRAP! Your dog just walked up, bought a footlong hotdog with extra crab sauce…
I contributed a piece! Mine manipulates a cell phone recording of an informal Shantih Shantih vocal practice layered over sleepy white noise of van travel en route to a show at The Jinx in Savannah, Ga., recorded while everyone was mutually falling asleep, in keeping with this month’s theme. Dream.
This podcast rules and is run by really excellent, intelligent and engaged friends. They are cutting into new collaborative terrain. It rules and I’m proud to be a part of it.