|*we got a call, made a plan, and then it fell through at the last minute (economic reasons, ironically). we'll make it happen sometime somewhere, but we loved christopher robbins's essay so much we couldn't resist:|
|Another B.I.G. Econmy**** Show|
'Let's be honest.
this show is basically and advert for B.I.G. (Build it Green, NYC, address,
phone #) B.I.G. is this amazing place in which people who are dead or
else merely rich give up their kitchens and televisions and soft-cover
books and LP-records -
- wait -
And their Conan O'Brien bitching about Jay Leno set ($300) and their door from School of Rock (1/8" thick - $200), and their collection of fake carcasses from that movei with Angelina Jole and Brad Pitt that no-one knew existed* ($200 each) and their long, wooden bar with no particular provenance that is impressive in its own right ($1500).
And it's not just the stories
attached to the stuff that gets lost and sold and sorted and bought and
moved and loved and forgotten or regretted and forgotten or used and forgotten
or (really merely taken for granted which isn't the same thing but feels
just as devalue-ing) and then lost and remembered or remembered and sold
and moved and -
It's the fact that after all we can't really explain why the economy works any more than we can gravity. Sure, sure, sure: Nine meters per second per second. By why does stuff that is not touching want to touch? Remember: gravity is not down, it is towards the most attractive thing around us. Or really- it is the struggle between the different attractive things around us: the sun and the moon and the earth all work together to make that feather fall.
*you know, that one.
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