Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you. This week I am also joining in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Memorable Events.
I think some of the most memorable events in our personal history are those with which we have an emotional attachment, eg. having a baby, seeing your favourite band, winning a contest, producing something you love, etc. Bringing a new piece of art into the world is like giving birth. The arrival of every piece is a memorable event. The Lens Artists Memorable Event theme seemed a perfect time to reveal my latest work but I have a couple of days work left on it. She is going to be beautiful, that is, as beautiful as a piece of climate change protest art can be. Serious stuff. When I reveal it in a few days, I would like to know whether you would like its back story? Or would you rather I let the artwork do the talking? Let me know in the comments below.
Now back to the challenge and the music. Let’s look at a baby photo of a piece I did 3 years ago.
Speaking of procreation, here is my artist mum. But who is that serious looking child with her?
My mum didn’t become an actual artist until later in life. Now she’s gone a bit loco for the animals.
Which brings me to this week’s song. It is actually the most popular song of 2021 by a long trunk, the winner of the Triple J’s 2021 Hottest 100 – the Wiggles performing a cover of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”. For adults and kids alike. [Perhaps search for the original if you are unable to access the Wiggles cover.]
Stay safe, stay sane, everyone. If that’s not possible, stay wiggly.
Triple J is the national youth broadcaster for young Australians. Every January, Triple J runs the Hottest 100 countdown. Rankings are determined by popular vote.