Yesterday afternoon I went to check out David Byrne’s latest installation, “Tight Spot,” at the Pace Gallery’s new lot beneath the Highline. Having seen preview photos of Byne’s “squished” planet Earth floating around the Internet, I assumed I’d be able to wander through Chelsea guided by the sight of a massive blue orb that would be my final destination. Alas, the work is not so immediately apparent, tucked away in a relatively small space that’s invisible to surrounding streets, and so I wandered aimlessly for twenty minutes. The take away: be ye not so stupid.
Article: Album covers and architecture
Inspired by a TED talk by Talking Heads singer and RISD alumnus David Byrne on the role and relationship between architecture and music, Architizer has an interesting short read on album covers that highlight this connection. It includes one of my favorite albums, Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot cover art which features Bertrand Goldberg’s “corn cob”…
Article: David Byrne's perfect city
It’s odd to me that I am linking to two Wall Street Journal stories in as many days but I just ran across this funny little video they did accompanying David Byrne, he of Talking Heads fame, to Brookyn via bikes. Byrne was a judge in a citywide competition to design new bike racks for New York City. He was so into the project that he designed his own. Included are giant shoes, dollar signs (for the Wall Street area natch) and dogs. The video is cute.
With all the new summer music events vying for your attention, we understand if you’ve got festival announcement burnout. Consider adding ACL to your wish list, though, as they’ve just announced a ton of great bands who’ll be visiting Zilker Park 9/26-9/28. Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…