After three tries this year (rain and tardiness thwarted my first two visits) i was finally successful in reaching the roof of the Met to mingle with this masterpiece of plumbing by a favorite of mine, Mr. Roxy Paine
I'm late, but i'm back with a new hero.
Last night Jeffrey (on Paul Jacobsen's urging and jealousy) obtained free tickets to Spectacle, Elvis Costello's TV show, about songwriting. Its filmed in the famous Apollo theater of Harlem. The following clip is just for an example the interviewing that went on in addition to the concerts (i did not see the police).
The line up: JOHN PRINE - LYLE LOVETT - RAY LaMONTAGNE
Theme: one man (singer/songwriter) alone in the spotlight.
This song blew me away.
Lyle, always the gentleman, looked very sharp and complimented others sincerely profusely.
Mr. LaMontange, possibly even shyer than Michael Stipe (was).
All four legends kept talking about this one legend:
Townes Van Zandt, maybe my next hero.
That Punky Brewster post is a nice segue into this next love of my eighties youth: M.U.S.C.L.E.s. The characters in Collin's latest video are the very ones i collected as a 3rd and 4th grader in Ann Arbor Michigan with Alex Bigelow. We coveted that "Hand" character so i'm glad he made the cut. Thanks to Collin who just started grad school yesterday at Bowling Green, OH working on a degree in eighties toy animation.
its the last half hour of soleil moon fry's birthday. the significant detail to note is that my boyhood crush on punky brewster has been legitimized by the fact that we have been the same age this whole time!
if you are a seventy-sixer (and i know who some of you are) email me a first grade photo and i shall put you up here next to me and my girl punky.
BLACK & WHITE GALLERY is pleased to host COMMUNE – group exhibition organized by the independent curator and critic Dominique Nahas.
Curated by Dominique Nahas
May 21 - June 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 6-8pm
COMMUNE brings together twenty-two nationally and internationally recognized artists whose diverse and surprising works examine networks of forces brought to bear by exchange through the social bond, be it through family, fellowship of friends, lovers, school affiliations, secular and religious organizations, class structures, collectives, and nations.
NORIKO AMBE, OSVALDO BUDET, BRIAN BRESS, CAROLINA CAYCEDO, JARED CLARK, BLANE DE ST. CROIX, OANA FARCAS, CAOIMHGHIM O FRAITHILE, CHARLEY FRIEDMAN, CHITRA GANESH, ISHII HIDENORI, ODED HIRSCH, STEVE KEISTER, JULIA KUNIN, OLIVER LUTZ, MAURIZIO PELLEGRIN, JOHN POWERS, MICHAEL REES, PETER ROSTOVSKY, JULIANNE SWARTZ, JACQUES LOUIS VIDAL, ROBERTO VISANI
The Studio I've been sharing with Alexis Semtner to make work for the show