Art From the Dark Side

As I was searching the internet the other day for prison bar pics (for my web job), I came across this interesting little graphic.

I had no idea there were that many designs just for bars! Look at them all!
And then I came across a post-modern design, yes just for prison bars!
Can you imagine?
Just another place art is part of everyday life. And how important it is to society.

Well Isn’t that Just Twitterifiic!?

Twitter this, twitter that….will our lives ever be normal again? Um, apparently no.

I’m still holding out – the world does not need to know my every thought. Ironic ain’t it since this is my blog!

Just because it’s there doesn’t mean I need to do it. I was taught to be self-reliant and to think for myself (which still occasionally gets me in trouble.)

I’m also learning through the media that every time just the word twitter is mentioned everyone goes crazy.

In fact, an article I about this online craze is now ranked #2 on I originally saw it a little more than 24 hours ago.

I will admit its fun to read other’s thoughts; I just don’t need to if you bit your tongue or if you’re having a mental tug-of-war between buying flip-flops or eating ice cream.

Who cares?! Not even your mother cares!

I can see the need when it’s actually useful like for when real news breaks or something similar.

But it just seems more people are following it just to be part of the in crowd.

Wait a few weeks – there’ll be something new to follow I promise. In fact, why don’t you be a trendsetter and search the interwebs right now so you can tweet it to all your friends!

82nd Annual Academy Awards Will Air in March

The Oscars will be presented a little later in 2010.

Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will air live March 7 on ABC television from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

This year’s telecast aired Feb. 22.

The sleeper hit “Slumdog Millionaire” won best picture, Sean Penn won best actor and Kate Winslet scored the trophy for best actress.

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Really!? Now My Life is Complete!

(CNN) — “Why do I find it hard to write the next line?” If you recognize the lyric then brace yourself for some good news.

Spandau ballet, pictured aboard HMS Belfast, on Wednesday.

Spandau ballet, pictured aboard HMS Belfast, on Wednesday.

Twenty years since their acrimonious split, Spandau Ballet — the pin-up boys who helped shaped the sound of 1980s glam pop — have announced the first dates of what band members say will be a full world tour.

The fronted by Tony Hadley-fronted band, who enjoyed worldwide success with hits such as “True” and “Gold,” will launch their comeback in Dublin, Ireland, on October 13 before playing seven dates across the UK.

Wednesday’s announcement took place onboard HMS Belfast, a retired Royal Navy moored in the Thames that was the scene of a key early gig by the band in 1980 that launched them on the road to global stardom.

“It is impossible to stress too highly how achingly fashionable Spandau Ballet were in the winter of 1979 and the summer of 1980,” GQ magazine editor Dylan Jones writes in a biography of the band.

Formed at a London school in 1979, Spandau Ballet went on to sell 25 million records worldwide, emerging out of the post-punk “New Romantic” music scene.

Along with fellow British band Duran Duran, their sound, style and attitude came to define an era dominated by ostentatious glamour, gold lame suits and big hair.

“Not only did their albums sell by the millions, but their look and style impacted on the fashion world and beyond,” said a press release, summing up the band’s influence on the decade.

“They created their own style, combining creativity with entrepreneurship and the ‘can do’ spirit of early 80s youth at a time of crisis and upheaval eerily reminiscent of 2009. Spandau Ballet are both commercially and culturally enormous.”

Following the band’s split in 1989, several members including Hadley unsuccessfully sued main songwriter Gary Kemp for a larger share of songwriting royalties.

Since then, Hadley has appeared in the London production of the hit musical “Chicago” and also won an 80s revivalist reality TV show “Reborn in the USA.” Several other members of the band have carved out moderately successful acting careers.