It’s Friday in Santa Monica. Fellow ‘moeb cats, Sara and Charles and I are on a mini-trip. Sara and I know each other from our Rocket Video days. She works with me on the mezzanine. Charles divides his time between the Mezz and the Jazz room. Sara loves Social Distortion and wants to marry lead singer Mike Ness. Charles hates Social Distortion with a passion. Sara loves The Clash. The only thing Charles hates more than Social distortion is The Clash. Charles loves Ornette Coleman. Sara couldn’t care less about free jazz. Charles thinks Abba is perfect pop music. Sara thinks Abba crawled out of hell. They both have long hair.
However, we all agree that Ashes And Snow, the Gregory Colbert exhibit in the Nomadic Museum, is one of the cooler things we’ve seen in a while. It’s there through May. It’ll re-structure your perception of the world and remind you that we’re not alone on this planet, that we’ve lost touch with the animals around us, that we’ve forgotten a wondrous, mythical time that used to be our reality. Either that, or it’ll make you want to swim with an elephant.
If you haven’t gone, check it out. After May, the museum will be gone. Literally. It’s a Nomadic Museum. It’s gonna wander off in search of a new watering hole.