Diane Keys and the Birth of the Soupy Starchild

I received this petri dish from the Diane Keys Family (I'm presuming it was a family affair because of the team effort implied in the sentence, "We grew a baby 4u: David Jr." I have learned from past experience with Diane's work that it is not a good idea to rush into the opening of packages lest spring-loaded trashpo bounty escape across the floor. So for the moment David Jr. remains in his dish. The dish itself began to look like a bowl of some exotic asian soup, hence the chopsticks. Likewise the rocket in lower lefthand corner: David Jr. began looking like the starchild in orbit so I gave him the spaceship. Hey, I spoil my kids....so sue me. Thank you Diane and helpmates. This little plastic baby will surely come in handy down the line. He sings:

This little plastic baby came to me in a petri dish

He didn't have penicillin, he didn't have loaves or fish

Sometimes when I worry about this big ol' world of mine

I think this little plastic baby will surely come in handy down the line.

Chorus: Down the Line! Down the Line! (A real shouter!)

Down the Line Down the Line (Hands Clapping)

Though we lose our money and our honey and our minds

We won't know when we're gone if we're under daisies or under lawn

But that little plastic baby will surely come in handy down the line.

 Repeat as needed.

Views: 105


You need to be a member of International Union of Mail-Artists to add comments!

Join International Union of Mail-Artists

Comment by David Stafford on October 15, 2015 at 4:56pm

Thank you, both...Yes, I need to start including video on these blogs. To that end I have been negotiating with the Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir who have agreed to work for scale.

Comment by Thom Courcelle on October 15, 2015 at 4:05pm

I think your next blog entry should be a YouTube video of a live performance of this song. Just sayin'.

Smart to keep the lid on the petri dish and open carefully. Did I ever tell you about the time DK sent me some roadkill skunk fur? I tried not to take it personally as a message that my mail art stank. It's one of my most treasured archive pieces.

Comment by vizma bruns on October 15, 2015 at 5:53am

Two thumbs up on this blog!



Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-jan-2021.   If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.










© 2020   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service