Epilepsy is Dancing: Jethro Tull meets Elvis, Morriseys and Buckley

Nick Knight

Antony and the Johnsons | photo: Nick Knight

I received another great email from fellow artist Lena Potapova today and I’m always so pleased to read them.  There is something personal, unique and at times fun(ny) about her writing, which you can see for yourself here on her blog and you can join her newsletter at http://www.reverbnation.com/lena

In her recent newsletter, she shared about an artist that sounds – at least to me – like a mix between Jethro Tull, Elvis, Morrissey, and Jeff Buckley (in a very good way).   Antony and the Johnsons is the artris and the first song on the Myspace profile is called “Epilepsy is Dancing!”   Clever. Yes, No?

Petition President Barack Obama to support the Arts

AP photo of Barack Obama on Foxforum.files.wordpress.com

AP photo of Barack Obama on Foxforum.files.wordpress.com

I received this announcement from Moses Avalon’s newsletter and thought it was well worth sharing.  If those who participate (creators and appreciators) in the Arts would sign this petition and share it with friends, could turn out well for all concerned!

“Announcement:

Dear Friends,
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts.  While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position.  We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever.  Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html