“The Avant-Garde: Subtle, Cerebral, Elusive”
Time magazine, Nov. 22nd 1968, showing (from left to right) artists Keith Sonnier, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Bill Bollinger, Robert Morris, Richard Tuttle, and David Lee
On this day in music history: December 26, 1967 - “Magical Mystery Tour”, starring The Beatles airs on BBC1 in the UK. An hour long film directed by the band shows them on charabanc bus trip with numerous friends and other odd characters around the English countryside. The original idea for the film comes from Paul McCartney after a recent trip to the US. He creates an outline for his ideas on a sheet of paper, drawing a circle, and sketching out what should happen during a particular segment. When filming begins in September of 1967, it is largely unscripted, with the group simply driving around, and letting the cameras roll and hoping to capture any spontaneous moments. The band spent two weeks filming, and then eleven weeks in the editing room paring the ten hours of footage shot into the finished film. Though it is shot in color, the initial broadcast by the BBC is in black & white, greatly diminishing the film’s visual impact. When it is aired to a large UK viewing audience on Boxing Day, it is so poorly received by fans and critics, that plans for it to be aired on US TV by NBC are immediately withdrawn. However, the LP and double EP set containing music from the film is highly successful. Over the years, the film takes on cult status among Beatles fans. “Magical Mystery Tour” is fully restored and released on DVD and Blu-ray disc in 2012, nearly forty five years after its original broadcast.
INFPs do not dress to flaunt their bodies, their status, or their money. Rather, Tieger has noted that INFPs prefer clothing, hairstyles and accessories that express their unique, individual self. The emphasis on “unique” and “individual” implies that it will pretty much not be normal. INFP garb may seem a bit eccentric, offbeat or avante garde; they may wear clothing with curious patterns or dress with a “60s” flavor. If you ask an INFP about the meaning behind their clothes, you may find out about some unexpected symbolism, i.e. “This blue scarf represents warmth and comfort for sadness." Tieger further notes that INFPs may wear tokens of the causes they support, i.e. a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, or a "Save the Children” pin. Presumably an INFP car will feature similar bumper stickers.
A website that must remain nameless thanks to its disappearance from Google’s radar has suggested that INFPs may be likely to wear black as a sign of inner unhappiness. (Given the college depression that INFPs are prone to, this is not unlikely.)
As Perceivers, INFPs tend to dress casually and comfortably. They “let their hair down” and are not too particular about getting everything right.
One further identifying mark Tieger has suggested for INFPs is lack of outer awareness due to inner preoccupation. Because of their dreaminess, they may be come across as something of a clutz (“oops, I didn’t see that there”) or absent-minded. In literature, many NF heroines are berated for their “clumsiness.”