February 2009 Archives

Subway pianist




I only had my iPhone with me, so these aren't the greatest photos. This guy was in the West 4th Street subway. The top was removed to give more volume, and it sounded like a honky-tonk piano, but his playing was quite good, ranging from "Hey Jude" to Chopin. No one else was with him so I don't know if he managed to get the piano down there via the station elevator by himself. Having just been to a great concert of experimental music, this was a nice subway surprise.

Update: Olympia Lambert already posted about him in early February. He is Colin Huggins (aka The Crazy Piano Guy). He is also the music director of the Joffrey Ballet!

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Ben Jones and the evolution of Kay Nine

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Kay Nine installation view at Deitch Proejcts

This is an installation shot from Ben Jones's current show at Deitch Projects, titled "The New Dark Age." As someone who has followed Ben's work (via Paper Rad and solo projects) for years, I had to note that Kay Nine has gone from being fabricated from painted wood to now being made of marble and brass! A good reflection of our current times. Here is a photo of mine (and related post) from his 2005 show at Foxy Production:

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Kay Nine's Lament, 2005
DVD, Commodore 64, and sculpture

I also really love his ladders:



The right-wing U.S. News and World Report graces us with a quiz:

If you had a choice of four daycare centers run separately by Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi, which would you choose for your kids?

via Media Matters

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Tribute Album for Tom Cora

We just listened to this amazing 2 CD set titled Hallelujah, Anyway: Remembering Tom Cora. It's an album created as a tribute to the musician Tom Cora after his death in 1998, on John Zorn's Tzadik label.

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If I can't marry my boyfriend...

if i can't marry my boyfriend

I can't get a bigger image thanks to the flickr settings on this photo, but click on it to see a larger version. The drawings in the style of Keith Haring at the bottom are a nice touch. Via the lovely and talented Jeff Simmermon.

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My apologies for holding my camera a bit crookedly. I'm no James Kalm.

Vlatka Horvat, Birds Shelf, 2009
Modified wood table top, 13 photo-sensitive bird figurines

You can see her show, along with Sarah Greenberg Rafferty's at The Kitchen through March 7.

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Richard Oliver Wilson installation

Currently running at Jack the Pelican Presents through February 9. From the press release:

Have a cup of tea, sit back on the couch and escape into the spectacular musings of the quaintly naughty Mr. Benn. The timely anachronism of Richard Wilson's mechanistic renderings of super-tech ideas points to Britain in an era when unassuming people lived in modest circumstances. ...It's a remarkably different world than our own. ...Or is it?

Visit Wikipedia for more on Mr. Benn.

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