Before I get back to murals, a quick interjection with BMW’s new art car by Jeff Koons. Some of his stuff is so wacky that I didn’t know what to think when I first saw the heads up about this some time ago but I like it. It’s rather understated in comparison to his other work. Maybe that ‘s why I like it.
Getting away from modern for a moment, here are some charming old time car murals, reminding me of neighborhood parades, small towns and Rockwell days gone by from Just a Car Guy and this gets us back to murals.
We’ll go for the change [in times] theme to Playing for Change’s Version of the classic, Stand By Me to Kick Start the Weekend. This is a great video that will take you all over the world. Be sure to visit the website, http://www.playingforchange.com/journey/introduction. This is a fantastic way to give talented musicians a chance to get noticed and be a part of a larger effort and community.
If you’re looking for a way to make a change and help in the Gulf Coast Aid effort, here are two sources:
1) This is a newly released song, It Ain’t My Fault, for Gulf Coast aid, from a most improbable group of musicians: Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty and Tim Robbins, who paired up to for this effort.
2) Go to Slipcovers for your Walls blog and vote for what you want to include in a mural where proceeds will go toward helping efforts in the Gulf Coast.