Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

CBC’s Q

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

From my northern location I am surprised to discover that I cannot access my usual crack dose of web version TV episodes. Lost, for one, blocks those of us attempting to peek from non-American soil.

Speaking of Lost and obsession – if I wasn’t speaking about it I was certainly thinking about it – check out Lostpedia (spoiler warning).

While surfing to the tune of other distractions, I happily came across CBC radio’s archived Q podcasts, hosted by the smooth-voiced Jian Ghomeshi. Billed as “your daily dose of arts and culture”, Q is a boisterous programme. Contemporary art, music, sports, food, tv, pop-culture, science, books, design, sex – it’s chock full of all the good stuff. I dare you to listen to just one.

Squeezing in Nick Cave

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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Between a long train ride to Baltimore’s MICA yesterday, and today’s fog-delayed flight to Chicago where I’m working at Three Walls Gallery, Beckley and I saw Nick Cave perform last night in New York. After a week of 5:30am risings, and on the eve of another, I literally dragged myself to the event, but Cave’s performance was rousing and super fun. Nick’s sporting a 70′s moustache these days, which you can see in the stunning detail rendered by my cellphone. In the photo the spectacle looks like Niagara Falls at night – both astonishing forces even after all these years.

Billy Bob stage act

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Billy Bob

I really hope BB is playing the role of a Vegas performer and isn’t on the Las Vegas circuit himself. I’m not sure what to make of this photo, grabbed from the interwebs, it’s too disturbing.

>>update, February 24: This is a photo of Billy Bob in his new band The Boxmasters which in live performance conjures television variety shows and electric hillbilly music.

Bitmap: as Good as New

Monday, November 19th, 2007

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Marcin Ramocki curated a show titled B I T M A P: as Good as New for vertexList gallery opening Saturday Nov 24. It sounds great, I am making a minimal animation for the show (yes still), image above. It’ll scare the pants off you!

“B I T M A P: as good as new” is proud to feature: Cory Arcangel, Chris Ashley, Mike Beradino, Mauro Ceolin, Petra Cortright, Paul Davis, DELAWARE, Notendo (Jeff Donaldson), Eteam, Dragan Espenschied, Christine Gedeon, Kimberley Hart, Daniel Iglesia, JODI, Olia Lialina, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, David Mauro, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Aron Namenwirth, Mark Napier, Nullsleep, Marisa Olson, Will Papenheimer, Prize Budget for Boys, Jim Punk, Akiko Sakaizumi, Paul Slocum, Eddo Stern and CJ Yeh.

Sun Suckers in the final days of summer

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

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Writes Ken Gregory, “Sun Suckers feed by sitting in the sun light and sucking up rays of light with their skin out stretched…They don’t bite…Sun Suckers are notorious singers…Sun Suckers communicate with other Sun Suckers using a sort of complex telepathy that uses high frequency sound waves which humans can not hear.” Sun suckers are non-native, non-invasive, machines introduced to the banks of the Red River by Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory. Read more at his website cheapmeat.net.

Billy Bob’s band on tour!

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

The tour is under way but you can still catch him in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Portland or in 3 Canadian cities – Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatoon. I’m a little disappointed he didn’t invite me on tour for one of our famous duets. There are no New York dates on the tour – I wonder if he’s avoiding me…

click for full tour schedule