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They had the Danish punk band Dansk Floede perform at the opening, as well as Stumblebum Brass Band. Stumblebum came in the middle of the opening and performed a solid set. They opened with a cover of Nirvana's Smell Like Teen Spirit. The only other jazz band I know that have covered that song is The Bad Plus. They did it well over a decade ago now I believe on their first album, These Are The Vistas. I search on YouTube for more performances from Stumblebum Brass Band, and all I could find were videos of them on subway platforms and birthday parties. That's what I call street cred.
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I went out there Thursday to represent Finishing School in a couple of shows. I got off the plane not too long ago. My flight was canceled from its original departure on Sunday because of the thunder storm. Even this morning there was an hour delay because of the weather. So I am going to try to get some much needed rest. But I have a bunch of things from New York to share. From the opening at ABC NO RIO, where we currently have some pieces up, to a couple of video footage of some incredible bands playing out there. I have not looked at the video themselves yet so I need to find out about the audio quality. But I am hoping to start posting some up late tonight or maybe tomorrow.
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Tags: The Submarines, Castledoor, The Echo
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Finishing School has begun the first of many phases of our new project, Little Pharma. It is an inter-disciplinary investigation of alternative medicine as a viable antidote to some of the Big Pharma pathologies. We started a blog as a way to begin the dialog on the subject. We would like to welcome all of you to join the discussion by posting comments on it. The Little Pharma blog can be found at little-pharma.blogspot.com.
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This is where I'll be Tuesday night.
Conversations with Artists: Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Tuesday, June 10 | 7:00 pm
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Because We Forget are ongoing tactical actions that deploy marginalized, overlooked, and forgotten ideas, narratives, and objects back into public space where they can confront, question, and memorialize. Each BWF action has a web component that can be viewed at www.becauseweforget.net. This is an excerpt from Veterans Day TV, 2004.
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You know, I don't understand why everyone and their cousins now want to draw in the manga style. I am a huge fan of manga, having been a reader since I was a child living in Thailand. There were nothing else to read but manga. However, a lot of these drawings have no originality in style whatsoever. They are all copy of a copy.
Well, maybe I should not be too quick to judge. I have become a practitioner of this kind of inking now, I guess, when I do illustrations and handdrawn typography. Going away from the brush and ink technique that I used to do. But this is mainly because it is a quick way for me to get the drawings into Illustrator and color them. I almost never bother with the drawing tools in Illustrator anymore when I have to draw something by hand. I simply cheat with Live Trace. And I can get super thin lines with something like a Uniball. Not to say that I no longer use the Illustrator toolsets when I need to.
But you know what? If a pen is good enough for Robert Crumb, then it should be good enough for me.
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From a few mumbled words, a phone sex operator must weave a bespoken and finely detailed fantasy encounter. It requires a vivid imagination, acting ability, and above all, a deep understanging of the human appetite. What do we crave? What words have the maximum yield? What tone will most effectively reach into a man's trousers? When to be gentle, and when to demand fealty.Phone-sex is theatre. An artificial passion-play in real-time, directed by a skilled verbal fantasist, with only one possible conclusion.
via Cool Hunting
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