Tonight we share a quick civic note for the most dedicated denizens of the discourse and our blog community who can (usually) always understand the big picture.
To wit . . .
A pet peeve regarding local cultural life . . .
KANSAS CITY USES TAXPAYER MONEY TO PAY OFF MEDIOCRE PROGRESSIVE ARTISTS!!!
Here's one of many ways the 1% for the arts and other efforts are "directed" to our progressive creative class in order to fund their busy schedule of protesting and casual drug use.
"This year marks the ninth year for the Art in the Loop Project and includes artwork based on photography, painting, digitized illustrations and paintings, and more. The Art in the Loop Project is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks performances presented in partnership with the KC Streetcar Authority. Artists responded to the 2022 theme of “Sustainable” and addressed questions about how one defines sustainability, what are the intersections between art and sustainability and what does a sustainable Downtown Kansas City look like?"
Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we don't begrudge any artist a chance to make a bit of money.
The only real solution . . .
It's lamentable that any taxpayer cash is directed toward this garbage but at the very least we want to help "spread the love" amongst our fellow creatives.
Accordingly, the artsy world inspires our playlist tonight . . .
An artsy video from a few years back to start . . .
A few of our favorite 90s artists . . .
Classic rock tune about wasted youth . . .
An iconic & controversial hip-hop song wherein Jay-Z brags about his multi-million dollar art collection:
A saturday night classic tune once again for our sign-off . . .
As always, thanks for reading and have a safe & Saturday night.