This is only my second message on my new blog, and I’m realizing it’s not so easy to follow Super Bowl Flash subject matter.
Maybe this is as good a time as any for me to promote the enjoyment and propagation of dandelions. I don’t spray them or weed n’ feed them, or even dig them up. And, every Spring my lawn is sprinkled with beautiful dandelion sunshine. Being of a generous nature, I freely share those dandelions with my neighbors. The wind takes care of delivery, and soon enough, others get to enjoy the flowers too.
For some strange reason, I keep thinking about the shouting choir from Finland. (In filmmaking, such a seemingly abrupt shift would be called a jump cut.) There’s a story about it and a sound clip of their performance on the BBC News website.
I wonder how one goes about starting a shouting choir.
How would you sell it?
“Hey, we’ve got a new group here.”
“Oh yeah, what do they do?”
“They yell in unison.”
Art, performance and otherwise, is getting curiouser and curiouser, frills around islands, photographing hundreds of people in the nude all lying down like sardines in public places, guy hanging in a cage from a bridge.
Shouting Finns seems to fit right in and add an auditory element to the curiouser and curiouser landscape. And shouting has to be cheaper and less dangerous than a lot of it. I am concerned about their vocal chords and hearing, though. Is there a cumulative effect? What decibel level do they reach in performance and practice? Do they ever need amplification? I doubt it.
I’m wondering how one could start a dandelion appreciation society.
How would one sell it?
“I’ve got loads of an undervalued flower.”
“Oh yeah, what one is that.”
Plentiful, beautiful, sunny, free and effortless. My kind of plant, art or not. They never shout, but they do make their presence known.