A Friend, A Song and Fabulous Football

While watching the Falcons/Saints footbal game this afternoon - Geaux Saints – a video was brought to my attention by a friend…New Noise, by Refused, a late 90’s punk song I had completely forgotten about.

I listened to the lyrics…

Great words won't cover ugly actions.
Good frames won't save bad paintings.
We lack the motion to move to the new beat.

We lack motion.

How can we expect anyone to listen if we're using the same old voice?
We need new noise.
New art for the real people.

Reflecting, I thought, “My hometown's professional sport collective is engaged in another ground acquistion contest. Their acts of focused and deliberate maneuvers ensure a glorious triumph.” Victory prevailed and the Saints are 13-0.

No lack of motion and definitely not the same voice, as the Saints are “the noise” and Drew Brees’ skills are “ the art” which have boosted the morale of a city that is still in recovery from the devastation of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

The Fates are smiling, the Saints are winning - the thirteenth game, played on the thirteenth day, at the thirteenth hour…victory and 13-0 – hence, fabulous football played.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.