The Bonzo Dog Band (Colour Me Pop)

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The Bonzo Dog Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) are a satirical rock band which formed in 1962 in London, England.

Their hilarious song, “Mr. Apollo” – is a strong criticism of pop culture.
This song appears on the album Tadpoles (1969) and on the album The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band (1990).

Watch “Mr Apollo by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band” on YouTube
I have seen Mr. Apollo
Uproot trees with his bare hands
I have seen Mr. Apollo’s
Body-building plan

He’s the strongest man
The world has ever seen
And if you take his courses
He’ll make you big and rough
And…and you can beat up bullies
Till they cry “Oh, lor’, oh crikey,
Let go, you rotter! Don’t punish me!”

When you’re tough (You’re very fit)
Your voice is gruff (It sounds like grit)
You are so strong (And proud of it)
Thanks to Mr. Apollo

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows he’s the greatest benefactor of mankind
Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows that a healthy body makes a healthy mind

You know! You know!
He’s the strongest man
The world has ever seen
And if you take his courses
He’ll make you big and rough
And…And you can kick the sand
Right back in their faces!
Kick! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

When you’re tough (You’re very fit)
Your voice is gruff (It sounds like grit)
You are so strong (And proud of it)
Thanks to Mr. Apollo

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows he’s the greatest benefactor of mankind
Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows that a healthy body makes a healthy mind

Yes, just give me ten years of your life
And I’ll trade in that puny flab for living muscle
A physique you deserve!
Strong!
Chest and shoulders to hold your shirt up!

(He can do it for you!)

Five years ago I was a four-stone apology…
Today I am two separate gorillas!

No tiresome exercises!
No tricks!
No unpleasant bending!
Wrestle poodles and win!
Play beach ball!
Shave your legs! (He can do it for you!)
Lope over walls!
Tease people!
Brush them aside as though they were matchsticks!
Impress your friends!

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows he’s the greatest benefactor of mankind
Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows that a healthy body makes a healthy mind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows he’s the greatest benefactor of mankind
Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows that a healthy body makes a healthy mind
………
Here is my intrpretation about this song in a fast ans simple sketch.
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“The House is Black” – Forough Farrokhzad (1962)

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Forough Farrokhzad, the remarkable and groundbreaking Iranian woman poet, studied to be a filmmaker but only directed one short film, The House is Black (Khaneh Syah Ast, 1962), before her tragic early death at the age of thirty-two. But that 22-minute film by itself stands as a fitting monument to her unique expressiveness – on this occasion in cinematic form.
The film is a look at life and suffering in a leper colony and focuses on the human condition and the beauty of creation. It is spliced with Farrokhzad’s narration of quotes from the Old Testament, the Koran and her own poetry.
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“To wipe out this ugliness and to relieve the victims is the motive of this film and the hope of the filmmakers”

“I will sing your name, O Lord.
I will sing your name with the 10-string lute.
For I have been made in a strange and frightening shape.
My bones were not hidden from you when I was being created.
I was molded in the bowels of the earth.
In your book all my parts have been written . . .
. . And your eyes, O Lord, have seen my fetus.
I won’t see the spring.
These lines are all that will remain.
As the heavens circles, I fell into the bedlam.
I’m gone.
My heart is filled with sorrow.
O Muslims, I am sad tonight.”

Infrared photography

Infrared, or “IR” photography, offers photographers of all abilities and budgets the opportunity to explore a new world – the world of the unseen. Why “unseen”? Because our eyes literally cannot see IR light, as it lies just beyond what is classified as the “visible” spectrum – that which human eyesight can detect. When we take photographs using infrared-equipped film or cameras, we are exposed to the world that can often look very different from that we are accustomed to seeing. Colors, textures, leaves and plants, human skin, and all other manner of objects can reflect IR light in unique and interesting ways, ones that cannot be mimicked with tools such as Photoshop (yes – there are limits to what Photoshop can do!)

The photographer Niri Arieli ‘ with its Inframen series reveals the imperfection of ballet dancers .
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Everybody wants to be a photographer…

From early Greeks to present day humans have long demonstrated to be egeocentric. As far back as ancient self-portraits ordered by people of wealth and power, to the new era of selfies posted in social networks.
As the number and frequency of selfies increase we become more and more over-obsessed with glorification of fake faces rather than engaging with reality.
Nonetheless Lee Jeffries is a photographer who captures more than just pictures. He photographs life , particularly of the homeless.
The homeless who doesn’t have a narcissistic sensation to pose for selfies and then adding effects to them to live up to the standards of public taste.


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A Darwinian theory of beauty

What, exactly, is beauty? This question has been occupying the minds of philosophers, anthropologists, art critics and ordinary people alike for centuries of human history. Denis Laurence Dutton (1944 – 2010) was a philosopher of art, web entrepreneur, and media activist presenting a provocative Darwinian theory of beauty in his excellent TED talk ,In his book The Art Instinct (2010) Dutton opposes the view that art appreciation is culturally learned, claiming instead that art appreciation stems from evolutionary adaptions made during the Pleistocene.

So the next time you shout Wow! For seeing something lets say beautifull! don’t be so sure it’s just your culture or mass media influencing you. perhaps our gaze is layered with a kind of ancestral remembrance.

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