Montag, Februar 27
FALLING DOWN TO BE NOTICED
Samstag, Februar 25
7 Colors and 7 Sacraments
Amongst her amazing early performance work, Linda dedicated life to her art in a concentrated manner. She spent 14 years as living art, devoting a year to the 7 colors of the 7 chakras. Her work is well documented on her website .
The last book I was able to add to my travel library was Practical Color Magick by Ray Buckland. It is a wonderful little book full of methods to produce change (magick) through the subtle yet accessible forces of nature. “You can use the power of color to bring success, love and spiritual fulfillment to your life.” The book contains some great experiments, many of which I’ve performed in the studio (with fantastic results!) and many left to be unveiled.
The color magick introduced to me in Buckland’s book had a lot of correspondences to Linda’s work. I had previous e-mail communications with Linda over the summer. I’d initially written to her to say hello and get her informed opinion on a personal inquiry. I had been pondering the possibilities of a room (specifically a room in a gallery) that could generate energy. I thought about energy vibration through color and through actions taking place within the room to charge it. I’m still running this over in my brain.
In those previous correspondences Linda told me she did believe a room could be made to generate energy and mentioned Yves Klein doing Judo in an empty room and allowing people to enter afterwards.
I recently emailed Linda to say hello and talk about my recent research. Linda wrote back to tell me that since becoming a practicing Roman Catholic, everything had changed and that she was now doing really conservative art. Much of her full embracement of Roman Catholicism is detailed in her recent book Letters from Linda, and also is mentioned on her website.
The idea of Linda embracing Roman Catholicism made me think about the Gospel of Thomas. I had been meaning to read it and finally did. The G of T is a collection of 114 sayings attributed to Jesus. Some of the sayings resemble those found in the Four Canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) whereas other sayings run directly counter to the message of the 4 Gospels. Being Heretical and an emphasis on individual spirituality apart from the church are two of the many potential reasons why the G of T wasn’t included.
My favorite verse turned out to be verse 36, which states:
Jesus said, "Don't fret, from morning to evening and from evening to morning, about what you're going to wear.”
MORE MARBLE FAUN!
LEE CAN SEE YOU.
MAKING A POINT AS IF JUST WOKEN UP
Then I learned TD Jakes is a major contemporary Dallas evangelist who is descended from the Igbo people of what is now Nigeria, is a proponent of Oneness Pentecostal views (which monotheistically deny the existence of a trinity) and a few other things which are so bring me to wasted tears boring compared to the amazing ness that is YVES KLEIN and his workings with Rosicrucian philosophy!
Montag, Februar 20
DESPITE THE ISOLATION OF YOUTH
CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE
Sonntag, Februar 19
WEEKENDS IN NORWAY
Serena Maneesh played Friday at a local student entertainment megaplex. Their music and performance is a successful 3 guitar hybrid of great things like My Bloody Valentine, an appeal for tambourines, reverb, feedback, silk scarf headband, leather jacket on during whole performance, not being obvious and predictable, a difficult to produce live studio sound, Nico look alike bass player, great energy, and a short set. I’ve always been a fan of short sets.
Annie, or DJ Annie, was playing a post midnight set in a subterranean bar. My admiration for Annie only grows after watching and listening to her DJ. Her set was stellar and consistent (mostly tracks on from her DJ-KICKS release). An amazing sound system inside a weird cave stand in the corner listen to Alan Vega’s Jukebox Babe, drink beer talk to a few people but doesn’t even matter because I could be anywhere and nowhere at once. Crowded streets at 3:30 am with all bars closing at once and the sidewalks are like walking on massive moon ice cube.
GETS REPEATED IN PRIVATES
THE LIGHT BURNS
Donnerstag, Februar 16
Mittwoch, Februar 15
Dienstag, Februar 14
THEE MARBLE FAUN!!!!!!!
I landed a seat near the back and got comfortable when the man next to me asked if I had seen the film. Of course was my answer followed by how big a fan I was...
He then replied, pointing next to him" Well this is Jerry, from the film!"
Next to him was sitting Jerry, THE MARBLE FAUN! Here he was, in my midst, extending his hand to mine. I really didn't know what to say except hello and that I didn't really know what to say. And that it was a major pleasure to meet him.
Prior to the performance, Jerry, Wayne and I talked about living with the Beales, the house getting hosed down *when the health department came in), their recent visit to the house, and little Edie's cabaret performance post Grey Garden's.
The Marble Faun lives in Queens and has been a cab driver for some time. He mentioned an upcoming GG DVD with extended footage and how Mr Maysles was sending him some cut footage as well. He even invited me over to come see it.
I mention all this because I finally emailed Jerry. And I received a really warm and fantastic email back from him. The Marble Faun exudes warmth and kindness. I think I can go so far as saying that The Marble Faun is a new friend of mine. Meeting Jerry is easily the best celebrity experience I've had in NY. And I definitely let him know this.
About the musical, I feel really mixed. Act 1 is set in the 40's. Much of the scenes foreshadow the future (the era of the film) amidst the backdrop of Little Edie's engagement to Joe Kennedy. It felt like it could be any musical to me with Grey Gardens hints here and there.
Act 2 redeems the whole enterprise and is the sole reason to go. In act 2 Christine Ebersole does such fantastic rendition of Little Edie, with the outfit and mannerisms done to near perfection. Whoever is playing Big Eide wasn't there, but Jerry says she is reallyy wonderful. And the songs, like The Revolutionary Outfit, gave me serious chills. This was all a preview though. It costs 65 dollars.
But did I mention that I met The Marble Faun?