Happy Summer Solstice 2017

May the Sun of Summer warm your Soul!


Didn’t look so good…

At 12:00 Noon.
It was coming down pretty heavy.

Parade started at 1:00 pm – rain or shine.
Apparently Mermaids don’t melt.
At 4:00 pm?
Gorgeous…


In honor of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Water

by Robert Lowell
 It was a Maine lobster town—
each morning boatloads of hands
pushed off for granite
quarries on the islands,

and left dozens of bleak 
white frame houses stuck
like oyster shells
on a hill of rock,

and below us, the sea lapped
the raw little match-stick 
mazes of a weir,
where the fish for bait were trapped.

Remember? We sat on a slab of rock.
From this distance in time
it seems the color
of iris, rotting and turning purpler,

but it was only 
the usual gray rock
turning the usual green
when drenched by the sea.

The sea drenched the rock
at our feet all day,
and kept tearing away 
flake after flake.

One night you dreamed
you were a mermaid clinging to a wharf-pile,
and trying to pull
off the barnacles with your hands.

We wished our two souls 
might return like gulls
to the rock.
 In the end, 
the water was too cold for us.

Coney Island Parade Information

 


Glitter in interesting places


This could be interesting for presentation or an absolute disaster…
Does it hit the “top” for my GLITTER GLAMOURS?!?!
Apparently it is in the 2017 Music Festival clothing kit~
(is it like sand? does it get in weird places?)

Disco Tits are a Music Festival Dream


Choose one:

Holidays for Thursday, June 1st, 2017:

  • Dare Day,
  • Dinosaur Day,
  • Don’t Give Up The Ship Day,
  • Flip a Coin Day,
  • Global Day of Parents,
  • International Children’s Day,
  • Heimlich Maneuver Day,
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day,
  • National Moonshine Day,
  • Say Something Nice Day,
  • Stand For Children Day,
  • Oscar the Grouch Day,
  • New Year’s Resolution Re-Commitment Day,
  • Wear a Dress Day, 
  • World Milk Day,
  • National Go Barefoot Day

Even though dievca’s favorite character on Sesame Street is Oscar the Grouch:

(don’t ask where dievca found this photo…ok, here.)

she could celebrate World Milk day.

She’s going to go barefoot and wear a dress for June 1st:

Which Holiday are you going to Celebrate, today?


Doin’ Disney~

A risqué illustration featuring 64 Disney characters showed up in Paul Krassner’s satirical US publication, The Realist, 50 years ago.

Originally published out of the offices of Mad, The Realist lays serious claim to being the world’s first and longest surviving underground magazine, running from 1958 to 2001.

In 2007, Krassner recounted to The Guardian how he was inspired to commission the drawing by Disney’s death in 1966:
“I decided to visit Disneyland for the first time. I asked the head of security if there was any special ceremony to mark his death.

“‘No,’ he replied. ‘We kept the park open. We felt that Mr Disney would have wanted it that way.’ This was the moment I realised that, although Disney had served as the Intelligent Designer for a whole stable of imaginary characters – repressing their libidos in the process – they were now mourning for him in a state of suspended animation.

“When I got home, I called Wally Wood, a staff artist for Mad magazine, and assigned him to create a black-and-white montage for the middle two pages of the May 1967 issue.”<

The artwork inspired irreverent t-shirts with Snow White and “the Sir Punks”, plus Minnie and Mickey going at it  selling at Seditionaries.  This was one of a number of graphics introduced into the historic store at 430 King’s Road early in 1978 by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!


…wash away your troubles with some bubbles…

You can often wash your troubles away with the right kind of bath.
Throw everything you have into the tub:
bubble gels,
bubble oils,
bubble powders,
bubble gum.

~Henry Beard

Photo: dievca London 04/2017