At my bus stop by the Hurt Building, the traffic version of an incipient heart attack. Tracks will I hope be in by next week, freeing up Peachtree Center Avenue to go about its business. (at Downtown Atlanta)
Peachtree Center Ave has never looked so good to my eyes.
Another William Etheridge piece. Love his work. Just picked it up.
Who knew how much research is needed to buy this LP?
Beware the left channel dropout in Happiness is a Warm Gun.
Beware the mid-range compression in the 2012 release.
And on & on.
One of my favorite aspects of winter style is the ability to, in effect, wear 2 outfits at a time. Bold outerwear is easier to wear and style without becoming “that guy in that coat” for 2 main reasons.
1. You take it off. If you’re not carrying on a conversation in the street (and why are you…
Good advice here. Might want to follow this blog.
I live in an art gallery/museum
I am very lucky. I’m married to an artist, so not only is her art around, but so are a lot of other artist’s works.
Here are some of the pieces. I’ll try to tag the artist’s names to them soon.
I have a few Sex Pistols 45s as well.
This is ‘Pretty Vacant’ backed with Iggy Pop’s (and the Stooges) ‘No Fun’, Sex Pistols version, which is actually great fun.
Another 45 RPM treat
The B side is Mongoloid (or is that the A side?).
At any rate, these don’t sound like the versions on the album. But I don’t have the LP. They are a bit raw, and lots of fun, though they seem a bit tense performing for this recording session, but that might just be my imagination.
This really is a pretty awesome album. Don’t let the cover fool you.
Happy Birthday sir!
If you don’t know about John Fahey, well, you really should.
Along with being a great guitarist, he was an avid collector of old ’78s, and did so much to bring these forgotten artists back to life. Revenants are what he called them. Ghosts long forgotten.
Geeshie Wiley, the Nugrape Twins, Homer Quincy Smith…
There is now a documentary out there. Check it out: “In Search of Blind Joe Death”
I hope I passed the audition.
When I don’t have much time to dig through a thrift store, I let the items talk to me. This piece called to me—buried among myriad worthless tchotchkes. Turns out it’s by Gabriel Bien-Aimé, a world-renowned Haitian artist specializing in iron art.
A quick blurb about the artist:
Born 1951 in the village of Croix des Bouquets, now known as the “cradle of 20th century Haitian metal sculpture”. Croix des Bouquets nurtured such great Haitian sculptors as the late Georges Liautaud and Murat Brierre, the brothers Louisjuste, and Serge Jolimeau. Bien-Aimé worked as an auto mechanic for several years before apprenticing to sculptor Janvier Louis-Juste. Working on his own, he has become one of Haiti’s two leading sculptors. Bien-Aimé’s work has been exhibited internationally and is published in Where Art is Joy (Rodman, 1988), Forgerons duVodou/ Voodoo Blacksmiths (Foubert, 1990), Magiciens de Terre and A Haitian Celebration: Art and Culture (Stebich, 1992).
Playing my old 45s tonight. Sex Pistols, The Clash, REM, The Ramones. And this record: Joy Division, and what a great recording it is! Very clean, begs to be played loud. Probably my favorite 7”.
Visited Atlanta’s Fantasyland Records today.
Could have spent the day there, and could have spent $$$ too (if I had $$$).
I did get two great pieces of vinyl, both by analog purists, bless them!
First is a single by the White Stripes, recorded right there on Ferdinand St in Detroit - my birthplace (the city, not Ferdinand St) . Lots of great music has come out of, and is still coming out of that city.
And then there’s the latest by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Wonderful music, it’ll make you want to dance (and I never dance). Recorded at Bushwick, NY on 8 tracks.
The louder the better with both of these, but mind the neighbors.