Saturday, August 27, 2011

Glory Days

26 years ago today, the newly married me saw Springsteen at the old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. The concert lives on as a bootleg. Pretty sure I have a copy on tape somewhere.

Set list:
Born in the USA
Out in the Street
Johnny 99
Darkness on the Edge of Town
The River
Working on the Highway
Darlington County
Glory Days
My Hometown
Thunder Road
Cover Me
Dancing in the Dark
Hungry Heart
Cadillac Ranch
Downbound Train
I'm on Fire
Growin' Up
Bobby Jean
Can't Help Falling in Love
Born to Run
Twist and Shout
Do You Love Me?
Sherry Darling


Los Lobos has existed with the same line-up since the mid-seventies (the lone exception is Steve Berlin, who offically joined the band in 1984). Maybe more impressive - they're all still married to their first wives. An under appreciated, hard working band. I've been a fan for a long time.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stillspotting NYC

'To a Great City' is a self-guided tour exploring the relationship between space and sound, the collaborative work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and New York City and Oslo -based architecture and design firm, Snøhetta. Organized for the Manhattan edition of the Guggenheim's Stillspotting NYC program, the project offers visitors the opportunity to visit five quiet spaces throughout Manhattan, curated by Snøhetta and ranging from the Battery Conservancy to an underground chamber at Governors Island National Monument to normally inaccessible interior rooms of skyscrapers.

More info (including the music) here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cold Stations

Nice series of gas station photos, all taken at night, in winter. The photographer is Matt Barnes.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Alastair Mackie

Alastair Mackie is a U.K. artist who uses samples and specimens from nature (mouse skulls for instance) to create some pretty remarkable pieces.