Wonder Wednesday

There is a new full-length documentary out on Halyx, the “space rock band” that Disney created for Tomorrowland in 1981, and it is amazing (both the band and the documentary):

If you want more, the user Bangoe has been posting on his channel recordings of the band’s performance that he himself recorded as a guest at Disneyland in 1981.

And for those of you who are not familiar with Defunctland, the Youtube channel who made this, the above is only the tip of the iceberg of the great videos they make not only about old and removed rides and attractions (the ‘defunct’ part of their name), but also deep dives into Disney and general theme park history, old children’s TV shows, an incredible multi-part series on the life and art of Jim Henson, and more.  If any of that piques your interest, I highly, highly recommend a subscribe!

Wonder Wednesday

Oh how happy this Art Assignment makes me!

My favourite running joke for the past two decades has been to interject – in an absurd and usually non-sequitur way – “It’s made of meat.” And here we go! Books made out of meat. So perfect. I love it.

(Plus, the video has the great and completely understated line, “Meat is just like fingers.” The delight just keeps coming…)

Wonder Wednesday, Zoids Edition

“Sure, it’s been over a decade since we managed to acquire this Zoid,” stated Kannik, head of this particular Zoids stable, “but fortunately, like wine, Zoids only improve with aging.  It may have taken a long time to get around to it, but we are beyond excited to have our newest member finally join the team.”

One of the most foundational of Zoids, Command Wolves are some of the most versatile and well varied models.  While not large in stature, the Command Wolf (Irvine Custom) is one capable machine, with its large turreted cannon being the prime draw.  “That sucker packs a wallop, with good range and accuracy to boot.  And while Command Wolves are no feline, it’s agile enough to keep up with the rest of the pride.  It expecially makes a great compliment to the shorter-ranged focus of the Blade Liger.”

“And it’s a good looker!” continued Kannik.  With its rich tones of deep green with some red flair, and the hyper detail that comes from the Highend Model Master line, most in the crowd seemed to agree.

With 11 Zoids now operating within the team, is there more to come?  “Oh my yes.  I’ve got three more that have been aging on the shelf, and I may, er, just have purchased our first flying Zoid.  It’s currently stuck in a quarantine hold, but it’ll be on its way over soon enough.”

It will only be a matter of finding time enough to get them all up and running.

Art Friday

This is an artwork by artist Sonya Clark, named Gold Coast Journey.  Finished in 2016.  It is 5,000 inches of gold wire spun around an ebony spool.  Clark carefully wrapped the wire as a way to measure and try to grasp (and perhaps symbolize) the 5,000 mile distance between Richmond, VA — which was both the seat of the Confederacy and the second largest port for human trafficking, as well as her home at the time — and the Cape Coast of Ghana, also known as the Gold Coast, were millions of people were captured, bought, and brought across the Atlantic Ocean to be sold, abused, and ultimately enslaved into forced hard labour throughout the Americas.

Additional works by Sonya Clark here

Her webpage click here