MMA April 4, 2011

Playlist:

Theme song : Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place – “Monday Paracetamol

The National – The Boxer – “Brainy”

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – “1901”

Delorean – Subiza – “Stay Close”

Brian Eno and John Cale – Wrong Way Up – “Spinning Away”

Margo’s Weather Observation #1

The Green Planet Monitor : Warm Wet Planet, Fourth Transmission … Change

By Dave Kattenburg, April 13, 2006

Sabrina’s Secret Stash on The Bird and The Bee :
Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Darryl Hall and John Oates [Bluenote Records, 2010]

One of the best cover albums, I’ve heard in a long while🙂 Plus, I just can’t get enough of the infectious sounds of Philadelphia duo, Hall & Oates still going strong since 1969, and the soothing sounds of LA duo, The Bird and The Bee.

“I Can’t Go For That,” “One on One,” “Maneater featuring Shirley Manson,” “Heard It On The Radio,” “Kiss On My List,” and “Private Eyes”

Democracy Now Headlines

Zoreen’s Cricket Report

Margo’s Weather Observation #2

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement – “My Mistakes Were Made for You”

Hercule and Love Affair – Blue Songs – “My House”

Nicolas’ Bike Report

Interview with photographer, Art Perry by Liz Pieries

“HIP! Portraits of Cool by ART PERRY – forty years of counterculture icons

@ Galerie Rye (1331A Ste. Catherine Est. Montreal QC H2L 2H4 ~ 514 795 6352 ~ galerierye@gmail.com)– April 1 to may 3

What’s hip?

Ask Lou. When yet another velveteen interviewer attempted to question Lou Reed about the meaning of cool he answered: ‘I know your type. … If you weren’t a journalist you’d never be invited to anything hip.’ Ouch. And double ouch.

Today’s nu-hipsters have shamelessly kidnapped hip. Let’s set the record straight: the term hip goes way back to the 1700s and gained its modern cachet when used by the original Bebop jazz hipsters in the 1940s … long before Vice mag, Holga cameras and vintage one-speed CCM bikes. Hip comes from the African verb hepi (to see) or hipi (to open one’s eyes.) In other words it means enlightenment. How hip’s that?

So this gets us to the heart o’ hip … it’s not only about style but about awareness. You can’t just pose and be hip. That’s faux-hip or hipsterama. To be truly hip you have to be cool (that’s a given) but also be enlightening. You must give the world something amazingly creative along with your ‘look.’

As a photographer Art Perry has engaged the ‘look’ in his portraits of people who’ve been offbeat or innovative iconoclasts.

The cultural icons in this exhibition run from Rudolf Nurveyev to Devendra Banhart. They’re the real goods carrying authenticity and artistry, the twin handmaidens of hip. Yes Lou’s here. So are Dizzy Gillespie, Patti Smith, Werner Herzog, Joe Strummer, Allen Ginsberg, Max von Sydow, Laurie Anderson, Leon Golub, William Klein, Nick Cave, Philip Glass, Louise Bourgeois, Antony Hegarty, Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes), The Handsome Family and Lady Diana … What? She’s hip? Sure is. C’mon she took on the English monarchy, showed compassion for AIDS and cluster bomb victims and in utter hippness said: ‘Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. … I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.’

Galerie Rye’s HIP! portraits of cool exhibition is the first time Art Perry’s counterculture portraits have been shown all together. His images are as honest as his subjects. Never a studio photographer Perry has taken these portraits over the past forty years with a handheld camera and fast film in hotel rooms, backstage, backyards, street corners, cafes and studios. Always the intimacy and spontaneity of the moment are revealed in a naked truth. This is the history of hip.

ART PERRY bio:

Art Perry is not only one of Canada’s best kept underground secrets; he’s also a bona-fide bohemian guru. For forty years Perry’s life has engaged, befriended, supported, taught and documented the often-marginal cultural figures he admires.

Best known for his Penguin Putnam publication THE TIBETANS: photographs – the result of five years travel throughout Himalayan Buddhist and nomadic communities – Perry has paralleled this photographing and writing about oppressed world communities with his ongoing religious belief in and valuing of the holiness within outsider culture … culture that goes counter to the mainstream.

An associate professor in cultural studies at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Art Perry teaches the marriage of art and life. In his lectures on the Beat Generation he continues to practice what he preaches: art, poetry, music come from the extremes of living. As a result Perry’s silver print portraits of counterculture icons carry an empathy and deep passionate commitment to creative bohemian outlaws.”

Death Cab For Cutie – Plans – “Soul Meets Body”

*Side note check out this survey by Bsides:

Bsides [the radio show] presents:
The Competition of the Bryans/Brians: Ferry vs. Eno

Who would YOU choose???

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