Wednesday, February 25, 2009

YouTube - Laurie Anderson - O Superman

YouTube - Laurie Anderson - O Superman O Superman, O Laurie. Performance artist Laurie Anderson in this song O Superman uses her arm and hand throughout this video at times to represent the shape of Cape Cod as the Cape is often represented as an outstretched flexed arm with the arm being held at a 90 degree angle. Cape residents sometimes perform this pose and then point where on the arm they approximately live.

The talented Laurie Anderson has invented a couple of instruments. She developed a tape bow violin in 1977 which uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head for the bridge. She also worked to develop a six foot "talking stick" which can access and replicate any sound.

Laurie still performs. She lives in New York City and married Lou Reed on April 12, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado.

Way to go Laurie. Keep up the good work and "representing" the Cape even if you do this unintentionally.