The Human Animal by Desmond Morris – The Language of the Body could be an invaluable aid to you if you plan to travel the world for sourcing or for leisure. If you have six minutes, take a look – it could save your life.
If you have a few extra minutes, in this version of The Language of the Body, around seven minutes into the film, you can see the confusion that can arise from head nodding or shaking.
This post also accidentally became a post about youth and aging. Click on and you will see what we mean. Well, it does happen to ALL of us — aging is one of our inescapable realities as any kind of animal.
The Human Animal – Beyond Survival is one of the best references we can find for learning about us. We have watched it for years in Fashion History. This version varies somewhat but all of the key points are still made.
A later version of Desmond Morris introducing The Artistic Ape
If you would like to see Desmond himself when he was younger, look at this interview with Kate Bush “back in the day”.
And keeping on the Kate Bush bandwagon, you may want to spend some time getting to know her history. You may better understand the nature of music history and influence. The Kate Bush Story (2014 BBC Documentary) takes us back to 1978. At least watch the first ten minutes, then IF you can stop, turn it off. Elton John is just one of the people who talks about Kate. If you make it to to 12:02 you will get to see the last performance of Ziggy Stardust. And if you make it all the way to 14:58, you will see how important it could be to get over shyness. Eighteen minutes in you get to the analogy of the voice as fabric. Hmmm, it all comes around. And if you make it twenty minutes into the documentary, you may begin to wonder how much Kate may have influenced even the Cirque du Soleil. At 27:00 Babooshka may give you an early Gaga moment. 43:22 tells us, “Creativity comes from the freedom to fail and the freedom to fail comes from experimentation and that is what gives something its individuality.” Oh… just a few moments more and you can hear Kate with Peter Gabriel and, wow, even hear how Elton John’s life was changed by Kate. And PLEASE get to 45:14 to hear that others believe in the power of the classics of literature — Wuthering Heights and James Joyce’s Ulysses. Go ahead, watch all the way to the 59:00 mark and perhaps you will go on to be your own artist, inspired by inspiration itself.
Kate Bush BBC Documentary 1979 – The Tour of Life
Kate Bush – The Kick Inside – full album
If you go off and read Wuthering Heights, come back and listen to this version Man sings “Wuthering Heights” in original key
Kate Bush – The Whole Story (19 videos)
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting (which could lead you to Wilhelm Reich)“Out on the winding, windy moors We’d roll and fall in green You had a temper like my jealousy Too hot, too greedy How could you leave me When I needed to possess you? I hated you. I loved you, too Bad dreams in the night You told me I was going to lose the fight Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering Wuthering heights Heathcliff, it’s me, Oh Cathy I’ve come home, I’m so cold! Let me in-a-your window
Official Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
Because words have always meant so much; because dolls and ghouls have had their influence for hundreds of years; and, because A Monster High Fashion Show let’s us know that Freaky Just Got Fabulous