hoos hits up the jersey shore!
-new interpol album out next tues. i haven’t been able to snag it yet, but i'm sure i will soon enough. i've read some mixed reviews on it so far, but i’ll decide for myself how i feel about it. haha. i've always enjoyed their stuff so i'm sure i won't have much trouble getting into this new record. http://www.interpolnyc.com/
-film school released a new record, “fission,” that apparently came out today (tho their website said it came out 7/20…not sure) i really liked their early work and saw them twice in 2006, both of which were great shows. after the departure of 3 of their members (guitarist nyles lannon, drummer donny newenhouse, and bassist justin labo-who in particular was awesome to watch perform) between their self titled album and 2007’s “hideout” i kind of lost interest...well really due to the fact that “hideout” wasn’t all that great compared to their previous work. i just found out about “fission” so i suppose i should give it a listen to see what its about…maybe it’ll be better than their last record….hmmm….anyway…this is a shot from them in early 2006 at maxwell’s in hoboken, nj http://www.filmschoolmusic.com/
-posting these old band photos makes me miss…well, the old days! haha. i used to live at shows and took some great photos along the way. its just been hard the past few years given the hours i work, but i try to make it out when i can. i really need to get a book together of my old work and get some new shit in there. srsly!
-ke$sha…such a guilty pleasure. hahahahahaha. its true. and while i'm at it "california gurls," by katy perry is also a pretty bad guilty pleasure. hahaha.
-its been all kool-aid, all the way in my house the past few days. hell yeah suckazzz!
-i'm about to hit the 16,000 song mark on my ipod. i need to do another shuffalump...i had one all done and written down but i was a dumbass and didn't post it. given that i've added a few hundred more tracks to my library since then, i figure i should redo it. and on that note, i just put together a playlist for the people on my crew at work. it was pretty fun and def interesting what some of them requested. i scored about 30 tracks that i didn't previously have and as well was introduced to some artists i previously wasn't all that familiar with so i take that as a plus. we're going to do a second installment of it soon which i'm sure will reap more goodies for me!
the TEA PARTY SHOW!!!! is happening THIS saturday 1-9pm at the 4th and jackson art garden (332 jackson st, hoboken nj). here is the blurb about the show on the facebook invite
For those who don't know, musician/art advocate Roland Ramos has just opened a new gallery space and adjacent sculpture garden, "4th & Jackson" in Hoboken. I will be acting as co-curator for the next show titled "The Tea Party". Some of the featured artists so far are, Kaliptus, Daniela Puliti, Anibal, Gizem Bacaz, & Aghori Christ, amongst others...The space itself was intended to revitalize what was once neglected, abused, and later forgotten. In the same spirit of resurgence, I proposed this project. Inspired by Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" I have asked each artist to procure a chair. Suggestions included: an armchair, wooden chair, metal chair, camping chair, bar stool, basically any object intended to be sat upon. Ideally this chair should be one that has been discarded or deemed worthless. The point was to scour the local junk yards, attics, basements, garage sales, thrift stores, and curb stores to bring back life to these objects for the sake of art. One person's trash is another's treasure. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/dinner_party/
After obtaining this chair, artists were asked to transform it in the direction of their artistic vision. For instance, if you are a painter, you can paint it. If you are a sculptor, you can utilize it sculpturally. If you are a writer, you can write on it. If you are a conceptual artist, you can leave it as be, reminiscent of a Duchamp "readymade". The goal was to be distinctive and eclectic. The chairs will line the space and become the sculptures. Tea and coffee will be served. Patrons are asked to bring their own mugs to again cut down on waste. Please pass this along to your fellow artists. We are trying to improve a community...one chair at a time.
my chair is almost done…its painted…but i'm thinking i might stencil it or tag it up hoos style…we shall see. i'm giving it the good “stare” as in when i just stare at something i’ve recently made to see if it needs more and what more i can give it. i’ll post pics when i feel its done. i’m working the morning of the show, so steve will be bringing my chair down for me and i’ll be along as soon after that as i can