Well, this is it. The last day of 2008 and the last morning Sift that you'll get this year. Enjoy it.
A- Vote for the Second Annual Best Looking Office Holder in Miami-Dade at Eye on Miami.
Here are the finalists in the Second Annual Best Looking Office Holder in Miami-Dade award. In order of appearance: Mayor Carlos Alvarez, FL Rep. Erik Fresen, School Board Member Ana Rivas Logan, FL Rep. Oscar Braynon, Jr., FL Rep. Yolly Roberson and Mayor Manny Diaz.B- If you're still not sure of what your plans are for tonight, Miami Beach 411 can help out with a few links and suggestions.
C- Artlurker discusses the new Federico Nessi and Dino Felipe mural at Sweat Records, among other things.
The mural itself, which looks somewhat like a party monster vomited on wall is admittedly garish, ill conceived and apparently stifled by an inability to reconcile its opposing worlds of a chaotic energy and obsessive-compulsive order or disorder. Nevertheless, what is interesting and even validating about it is that like the performance work of Psychic Youth, Inc, it is completely free of intention and feeds not on a preconceived notion of communicating or achieving something, but rather simply on the audience’s reactions– or in the case of this piece, which was completed in solitude, what the artists imagined those reactions to be.D- Bark Bark Woof Woof makes his predictions for the coming year.
- Jeb Bush will run for the Senate here in Florida and win in 2010. But he will become the Ted Kennedy of the Bush family; the Senate is as far as he will ever go in national politics; the only way he would ever get beyond that is if he changed his name to John Ellis Obama.