Monthly Archives: September 2012

‘Five Tables At A Cafe’

(If it means anything to anyone, I snapped these photos in rabid succession while reading about the minimalist and eclectic Robert Wilson, a piece in the recent The New Yorker by Hilton Als, especially “Einstein On The Beach”. The … Continue reading

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Burghers, bridges, and blessings

Four snaps on the theme of thread of public works, public art, chance encounters, history and such. A tad quotidian, admits. First, as I strolled campus on a mid-day break, I noted the incoming freshman (2016) in team-building, social-media-intensive yet … Continue reading

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Cube^2 or hypercube by Andrzej Sekula

I am not sure how I got here but I am compelled to post this short video, rarely seen (66 views), of a 2002 film “Cube2” or hypercube by Andrzej Sekula, a Polish cinematographer and director. It reminds of: “The … Continue reading

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Sayles as Lardner

I and I caught “Eight Men Out” on cable tv, and then captured this still of John Sayles, as Ring Lardner, singing a parody of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (by Burr and Campbell, 1919, Tin Pan Alley thing): I’m forever … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay street music movie

Nellie Mckay and at least four other fellow travelers play street music and concert music, in a film, and perhaps appearing nearby and soon, like in San Jo, maybe or maybe not part of ZERO1, and someday, or in a … Continue reading

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Ava Mendoza Trio shreds Smith-Andersen art show and party

Ava Mendoza, Dominique Leone and Nick Tamburro crushed it like so many pomegranates going POM Saturday at the opening party at Smith-Andersen Gallery in Palo Alto. They played three short sets over two hours, then rushed up to Berkeley for … Continue reading

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Thomas lifts giant boulder at LACMA

A two-hundred-foot-tall anthropomorphic being descended on LACMA recently and examined the nut part of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” with his two fingers. He said his name was Thomas and had studied art in other galaxies.

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Recipe for Cherry Colgado Pie

Recipe for Cherry Colgado Pie 1. While in Minneapolis, near or at the Walker Art Center and Walker Sculpture Garden, do not fail to notice the giant Cherry on a Spoon, by Claes Oldenburg. Take a picture, or get your … Continue reading

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Charlie Hunter new duo cd and interview in LA Times

LOS ANGELES TIMES INTERVIEW Guitarist Charlie Hunter talks ‘jam bands,’ jazz and going it alone After nearly 20 years of recording, it’s remarkable how much ground Charlie Hunter has covered. Rising out of the Bay Area jazz scene with a … Continue reading

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Anna Fermin in Los Angeles

The Cohen Brothers and I caught Anna Fermin at Genghis Cohen’s in Los Angeles this summer. It was part of Anna’s West Coast debut, venturing this way from Chicago, as my family did in 1968 (Anna was on tour; we … Continue reading

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