Feist performs her hit single “1,2,3,4” on Sesame Street’s 39th season. There’s a bunch of new lyrics in this version which teach children to count to four. I realise the song was already called “1,2,3,4” but this is a perfect example of how dumbed down television is now! We used to learn to count to 20.
When all is said and done, I respect Sesame Street for still trying to make learning fun. I just really really miss the old Sesame Street. If anyone needs me I’ll be in my trailer writing a hit song called “1”. I will also be writing a second version for Sesame Street that teaches children how to count all the way up to one, and in a few years time I’m sure that song will have to be replaced with an even shorter version.
More proof that Sesame Street (the original series) was the greatest show EVER. In 1979, famed-composer Philip Glass wrote a series of pieces for the show called “Geometry of Circles”.
Kids these days aren’t getting the visual education they need! So many of today’s designers were being taught design principles at an early age by shows like Sesame Street.
Photo by Luna Park
Almost immediately after artist David Choe completed his giant mural on New York City’s famed Bowery wall (located at the corner of Houston Street and Bowery), the artwork was defaced.
Goldman Global Arts, curators of the Bowery wall, made a very controversial decision to select David Choe for the wall despite his bragging about predatory sexual behaviour on his own podcast a few years ago (if you’re unaware: further reading). Last week Hyperallergic wrote about the Bowery mural and its part in the normalisation of rape culture.