‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’

Skimming through the New York Times this morning, came across this article, Art of the Internet, which lead me to Karmagrrrl’s blog.

Watch the video she made with Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”

And another story, this one about art and New Orleans.

September 22, 2005
Fine Old Plasterwork and Water Don’t Mix

CYPRESS, Tex. — Water is the enemy of plaster. Earl A. Barthé, the 83-year-old master plasterer of New Orleans, knows this deep in his heart. And so he waits.

For more than 150 years the Barthé family – like generations of other highly skilled plasterers, lathers, blacksmiths, masons, carpenters and contractors – has tended to its city’s architectural soul. In an age of drywall, New Orleans is largely handmade, a city where louvered cypress shutters and filigree iron galleries greet the morning.

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