7.05.2005

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO HAVE FRIENDS

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so i spent the fourth of july by myself on the waterfront people watching. . . i couldn't find any of my friends to save my life and people weren't picking up their cell phones. kind of ended up to be a weird night to say the least. and the business with shutting down all bridges to pedestrian/bicycle traffic all night? what the hell was up with that? so if you want to cross the river, you better cough up your $2 for a metrocard. . . otherwise tough shit for you (apparently).

BUT i have been slaving away all day and night (for a while) for THIS:

SWOON
July 07, 2005 — August 13, 2005
76 Grand Street, New York
Opening July 7th, 6-9 pm

We are very pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition by SWOON. Turning the 76 Grand Street gallery into a ramshackle labyrinthine city of paper and paint, SWOON will be producing her most ambitious installation to date.

SWOON’s worlds are often populated by realistically rendered-- and evocatively cut-out- street people, often her friends and family. Riding bikes, talking on a stoop, going grocery shopping-- these people traverse a cityscape of her own unique invention. Bridges, fire escapes, water towers and street signs create crisscrossing shadows and spaces through which her figures move. Inspired by both art historical and folk sources, ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints to Indonesian shadow puppets, SWOON is a master of using cut paper to play with positive and negative space in a conceptually driven exploration of the experience of the streets.

*possible performances by Japanther, Matt & Kim, and The Goddamn Rattlesnake + Poor Boy Johnson.

don't miss it so i don't have to pity you like the fool that you are.

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MP3:

everyone has been sweating this band big time. they are good, definitely. but i find i am more attracted to the singer's strange delivery and constantly repeated themes (hoodrats, christianity, being on the lam of sorts, betrayal, etc.) than much else. and they have some of the best lines/lyrics i have heard in a long time. enjoy.

• The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend


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4 comments:

  1. thank you for posting this.
    the hold steady are my life.

    I've woken up in ybor city to things I don't remember far too many times...

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  2. dont forget the rest of teh world as you frolick in dreamvisionsof someone else's future-present

    http://news.infoshop.org/

    http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm
    id=739212005

    http://scotland.indymedia.org/

    i could go on and on...

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  3. kevin's so weird when he waxes poetic state smashing.

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  4. no pics from the opening yet?

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