by carl wilson

Welcome to Art Class
(And Yes, It Does Involve Shaking Your Ass)

The Power Plant gallery at Harbourfront in Toronto is starting a new summer series in which from 5-8 pm every Saturday they have music in their outdoor courtyard programmed by a guest. They nicely asked me to kick it off today, and since I was one of the only non-visual-artists they asked, I suggested we meta it up and I do a set of music about visual art and/or by artists. Of course, that was more work than I expected - 3 hours = 55 songs! - but I think the results are fun; to hear for yourself, head down there in the late afternoon. Local artists in the playlist include Michael Snow, Ninja High School, Barcelona Pavilion, Final Fantasy, Brian Joseph Davis (who's curating another afternoon this summer) and the Nihilist Spasm Band. Others range from Prince to Superchunk (source of this entry's title) to UJ3RK5. The full list will show up here tomorrow - at which point you'll see some of the stretches caused by the shortage of songs about visual art that aren't by white urbanite herky-jerky punk bands. Before you ask, no, there's no Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) by Don Maclean. Not that I never sighed at 10 years old to the great wisdom, "But they should have told you, Vincent/ this world was never made for one as beautiful as you." It's just that it's bullshit.

| Posted by zoilus on Saturday, July 01 at 3:12 AM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)

 

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ya know, it's just been the story of my life the last cpl of years...

i miss ONE day on the net and look what i miss


noted for the future, though :)

Posted by Rob on July 1, 2006 9:34 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson