Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
We’ll sing it again
Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

-- The Neville Brothers - "Sister Rosa Parks"

Sunday, October 23, 2005

More gigs, you lucky people

From the O.G. in GST
"...[1st set - Tim Kaiser]
Duluth based sonic performance artist Tim Kaiser
returns to the Acadia. Kaiser's compelling and
ethereal soundscapes are created on unique instruments
that he designs and builds.

For more about Kaiser's work, go to:

[2nd set - AntiGravity]
- Dean Granros (guitar)
- Pat O'keefe (winds)
- Steve Goldstein (laptop)
- Scott Fultz (saxophone)
- Jacqeline Ferrier (cello)..."

And for your GBV fans and/or lovers of superior photorealistic painting:
"...Creative Electric Studios presents paintings
and sculpture by Tobin Sprout,
Guided by Voices guitarist, songwriter and

Opening reception (with Tobin Sprout present):
tomorrow October 21st,

Show runs through Nov. 11th..."

Me and the mister blew in for a minute on Friday, and saw a well-curated exhibit of some of Sprout's best work. But didn't see Mister Sprout his own self. And we didn't have $6000 lying around so we could purchase the brilliant "White Villa". So we consoled ourselves with Shrunken Skulls at Psycho Suzies.

Here's a few images of Kaiser's homemade instruments from earlier this year.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Michael Yonkers show 10/28 cancelled

From the man himself:

"...the gig at the Hat Trick Lounge
october 28th (friday)...
has been CANCELED by the booker for the club.

the reason given is that, they did not believe we could draw enough
people, and ..." i am not sure that yonker's music is well matched to the Hat Trick format and audience". he may be correct on that.
too bad though. nice venue. nice people..."

Paul Metzger on WFMU

Paul Metzger appeared on WFMU's Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker in early October when he was touring the East Coast. Haven't had the time to sit down with the audio stream, but L. Ouch tells me there's some nice interview segments at the one hour and ninety minute marks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Stupid AOL Headline of the Day

"Oy Vey! Rabbis Angry About New Madonna Song"

AOL headlines give respectful credence to extremist Christian viewpoints on every topic, no matter how addled. Why is it when Jewish scholars have substantial beefs (well except for the part about predicting heavenly revenge against her) against La Ciccone's commercialization of the Kabbalah, it's turned into some kind of Borscht Belt joke?

Quit with the stupid gags, AOL. Or go all out. Let's see how
"Achtung! New Pope tells Priests To Get In Line" plays with Middle America.

Fair's fair, man.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005



Peter Brotzmann / Nasheet Waits Duo

concert at the Minneapolis College of Art + Design
2nd Floor College Center
Oct 13, 2005 / 9:30 pm
$10 / free for MCAD students
2501 Stevens Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404

Michael Yonkers at the Hat Trick Lounge October 8 and October 28

Cleophone show
by Dave Krejci: Acadia Cafe
Tuesday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.

And...from Terry Eason:

"...the return of Agents Of Fortune, the Twin Cities BEST Blue Oyster Cult tribute band! It'll Black and Blue at the Uptown Bar Friday October 28 with Dumpster Juice doing Sabbath..."

Eason will also be playing with Paul Metzger at Creative Electric Studios November 4th at Creative Electric Studios in Nordeast Minneanapolis.

Screw "best new band". Old dudes rock

Diana Watters

I am so very, very sorry to hear about the passing of Diana Watters. Although I'd never met her, I had enjoyed her work so much over the years.

Our paths crossed once indirectly - she did the great photo that accompanied an article I did on Michael Yonkers about three and a half years ago.

I shoulda said this much earlier, but thanks Diana.