Today is a day of more pictures and fewer words.
Featured Image – Some more juxtaposition from “The little book of Chaos” and “The little book of Calm”
Title Song – Captain Everything – Picture of You – These guys were just one of my favourite live bands, such fun silly punk! Perfect for dance and a laugh. The band were really top lads to who always used to hang out with fans after they had played.
I have just finished watching season 2 of the Fargo TV series. Towards the end of the final episode, they talked about the subject of language. How one of the characters had realised that miscommunication had led to many wars and conflict. He was working on a new language, made of symbols and images that was singular and universal. Avoiding confusion and misinterpretation.
“You draw a box with a triangle on top, people know it is a house. My 6-year-old granddaughter draws a heart, people know it means love”
As a film maker I was often told to show the audience instead of tell them. We are fundamentally instinctual and we have better awareness when it comes to images that words. Obviously because they are more universal so you can show a silent image to anyone on the planet, where as a word may not be understood by all.
For those who follow my Instagram, I post a lot of pictures of myself. I can show my pride, my pain and my determination through one picture so much more clearly than 1000 words. So here is some of my pictures. I have randomly selected them, no story to them, just images for you to take what you want from.
Picture of You
This song hits a nice chord with me now. 12 or so years ago when I would listen to this song it was a catchy fun, exciting dancy song. Now it actually seems biographical for my depression. There are hundreds of thousands of smaller bands like this, sharing a message, creating a picture and generating memories. This for me is a symbol of the world. Many voices singing out to be heard and share their passion.
These boys were all about getting up and rocking out. they would encourage the crowds on stage with them, they wanted to share what they had made with people. So to truly enjoy this, you have to turn it up as loud as you can tolerate and dance as best as you are able. Let the music take over and most importantly Enjoy!