Posted by Joke at 9:22 PM
MsCellania posted at 12:43 AM, May 07, 2006
WOW Layzell is young - I've never heard of him, but we haven't purchased any art for quite a while. I've been eyeing the huge Elephant Charge by Neiman but my gosh, it's gotten outta sight.
And a church with BONGOS? Only in a bad Guitar Mass. I remember when the priests turned around and faced the congretation, and soon thereafter they decided to let the hippies bring in guitars and tambourines I swear to keep us all awake. Bad combination. And that shaking of hands and saying 'Peace be with you' - ACK! HATE IT!
Sorry for your BIL that the meal was a disappointment. They woulda been better off doing potluck. When do children do Confirmations these days?
Gad, I'm sitting here wtih the windows open and it's Prom Night tonight. Lots of big limos tooling around the development, and lots of cars speeding by too. Lots of hooting and honking. I hope all these chilluns make it home safe...
Joke posted at 7:56 AM, May 07, 2006
Layzell is a biggish deal in "motor art." He has other stuff, but I like his pop-art type of stuff.
And, sadly, bongos-and-tambourines are far closer to being the norm than chant-y stuff.
Not crazy about the hand shaking thing, either.
Joke posted at 7:59 AM, May 07, 2006
P.S. As re. art, I love getting lithographs by Carl Barks (seeing as how his oils--when they sell--go for mid-six figs) but after he died at age 96 (!) things that would sell for $125-$150 now run $700-$800. Frankly, I have trouble justifying that kinda coin for Donald Duck & Uncle Scrooge.
Poppy Buxom posted at 10:02 AM, May 07, 2006
Hey, when did that whole Peace thing start? I get confused because until my confirmation, I didn't stay for the entire service. I don't remember it from when I was a kid, but when did it start?
Poppy Buxom posted at 10:06 AM, May 07, 2006
No wonder you guys have Anglican Use parishes. There is NO WAY you're going to get my people to convert if they're going to have to listen to bongos. Or guitars. We would rather spend more time in Purgatory in the next life than spend a single second listening to bongos in this.
MsCellania posted at 11:15 AM, May 07, 2006
I think they've been doing that hand-shaking shite for at least 20 years. I remember being in Europe and going to Mass, and thinking "Oh thank god they don't do that peace-be-with-you crap here" But the lighting of the votives? Ohmygosh - and there was always some black-scarved crone 'in charge' of the candles and lighting sticks and whatnot. I got my hand slapped in Athens while lighting a candle for my Irish gran. The crone hissed at me too! Seems I hadn't put down enough bakshish - well, I was confused which coin was what!
Every time I see the guitars come out at Mass I think of the guitar-toting nun in that 1980s movie Airplane. And bust out laughing.
And J - I have a Real Hard time with the prices of Pop Art. Like it passing by in a gallery or museum, but at home? Everyday? Nah. It would have to be priced to change out often.
Joke posted at 11:33 AM, May 07, 2006
Yeh, they had a nun like that but IRL these nuns are invariably unhabited.
As re. the Carl Barks lithographs, I'm fortunate to have picked up 2 large and 2 small ones before he died. I thought they were sorta steep then, but now they are ridiculous. The Layzell stuff is still reasonable especially on eBay.
Poppy, an Anglican Use RC would suit me so well, I'd freak out.
Poppy Buxom posted at 4:05 PM, May 07, 2006
Yeah, you'd freak. The nuns at the church I went to today wear habits and don't smack you for not putting enough money down for the candles. And the music is good. The Mary statues had crowns of flowers, and we sang "Salve Regina."
You'd have felt right at home.