Posted by: Graham Greene | March 10, 2010

“Nights in White Satin” (The Moody Blues) lyrics

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,

Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send.

Beauty I’d always missed with these eyes before.

Just what the truth is, I can’t say anymore.

‘Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love you.

Gazing at people, some hand in hand,

Just what I’m going through they can’t understand.

Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,

Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

And I love you, yes I love you,

Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,

Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send.

Beauty I’ve always missed, with these eyes before.

Just what the truth is, I can’t say anymore.

‘Cos I love you, yes I love you,

Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

‘Cos I love you, yes I love you,

Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

Breath deep

The gathering gloom

Watch lights fade

From every room

Bedsitter people

Look back and lament

Another day’s useless

penny is spent

Impassioned lovers

Wrestle as one

Lonely man cries for love

And has none

New mother picks up

And suckles her son

Senior citizens

Wish they were young

Cold hearted orb

That rules the night

Removes the colours

From our sight

Red is gray and

Yellow white

But we decide

Which is right

And

Which is an Illusion

This is a powerful song to me because I feel everyone can relate to its message because it heralds universal themes. It stresses how everyone views life uniquely; everyone has his or her own perspective that makes them different. For example, the songs mentions “impassioned lovers wrestle as one” and “lonely man cries for love and has none.” It also relates the night to a “cold hearted orb,” which I can easily picture in my mind and gives the night a tangible quality. Lastly, I really like the end of the song and its statement that “red is gray and yellow white but we decide which is right and which is an illusion.” This song is powerful to me because it questions reality itself and views humanity with an outsider’s perspective.

Posted by: Graham Greene | February 11, 2010

Kehinde Wiley

These pieces are very visually appealing. The colors are very 

striking and stimulating. I feel like he is in a different world; 

he is very adept at incorporating unique settings. I think he is

trying to glorify the everyday person and put a unique spin

on contemporary society.

Posted by: Graham Greene | February 3, 2010

Reaction to Bansky

I am kind of confused by his pieces. They are thought-provoking and intriguing, but I’m not sure what signify. Possibly, Bansky is trying to be anti-establishment. The piece with the girl and the balloons is meant to show the freedom and innocence of childhood. Bansky is championing childhood here. In the piece with the flower and the median line, I think he is promoting individuality and free-thinking. I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with his pieces, rather  I think they are interesting and thought-provoking. I think making art public is important and healthy for both the artist and the observers of the art. It stimulates thought and discussion.

Graffiti is art. I don’t think it’s appropriate to vandalize buildings, but I think graffiti is an artistic expression. Artists use pen names for several reasons. Primarily, they don’t want people to know their true identity. Also, they feel they can unleash their creativity better by assuming a different identity; it excites them to re-invent themselves.

Posted by: Graham Greene | January 28, 2010

Hello world!

This is a house that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is called “Falling Water,” and it is interesting to me. It’s a unique architectural design, and it it seems like a very tranquil and beautiful place to me.

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