Friday, November 5, 2010
Testing... Testing... Is this thing even on?
Microphone stands are pretty basic, they are just a stick on a stand, and little more. Ok, ok, there is also a spot to hold the microphone and there are places to adjust the height of the microphone. But the aesthetic is generally very technical and utilitarian. I'm not bashing that aesthetic, because a lone microphone on stage lit up with a soft yellow light in a dark auditorium with the tension of the audience right before a folk musician strums his first chord is an extremely beautiful moment. But sometimes there comes along a visionary artist. And that's what this picture is about:
That microphone was the dream of h.r. giger, a visionary surrealist, whose work heavily influenced the aesthetic of the "Alien" movie series. The microphone was made for the way-past-their-hayday-band Korn.
That was all a red herring
... If you have read this far and are interested... then please continue!
After a little over a week of this blog's introduction to our class, there has been a flurry of posts, and what appears to be a lot of participation. However, upon closer examination, we find that the quantity of critical and thoughtful comments to be lacking. With all the posts being thrown up, I wonder how many of them are being read by fellow classmates, and thought about critically, and responded to... critically. With that, if you've got this far then I implore you to comment so that we can find out how many people are actually reading the posts. This is a sort of experiment, a test. Like in the title, I want to know that in the age of me, that there are still people who are listening, and reading, and watching, and most importantly, thinking, about what everyone else has to say. ;)