Blog archive October 2005
i keep passing this banksy on the way to get a sandwich at lunchtime, so i finally gave in and snapped it. makes great phone wallpaper.
y'know, banksy is so prolific and well-known his work is in danger of becoming an official part of the london streetscape. i doubt anyone in shoreditch or camden would remove his artwork. that would be vandalism. how long before the guidebook entries? how long before the walking tours?
why does the thought of revival scare me? isn't it what christians are supposed to be praying for, that our society should turn to god? the problem is, all the images in my head are creepy. religious mania. weeping and wailing in the streets. censorship. rigidity and punishment. zealous preachers. fear god and cast out the sinners. enforced niceness.
how come 'revival' never means good coffee and free wifi, everywhere? really challenging and confrontational art? the development of cheap sustainable technology? an end to greed and overwork? a good wage for the [formerly] poor? what would a holy, as opposed to religious, society look like?
i've been working for the last few months on the interiors of unilever house. today unilever took the construction team karting at kings cross. i haven't driven for about five years, and had not done karting, so i was slow anyhow - but the heat and the vibration made me car-sick so i had to give up before i threw up. it probably wasn't the best day to do it, i was tired and hadn't had much to eat the day before. and my previous vehicle was a camper van - which you don't drive fast into corners if you want to live. i got a bottle of champagne for being last. we then went for a huge meal in islington which helped me recover, but i'm still pretty wiped out from the week's work and am heading to bed.
i've decided i don't do fast. my brain works very fast sometimes, verbally, intellectually, but fast sensory input eg fast driving and i can feel the processor struggling - whoa, slow down. just let me go away and digest that...