Video: “In The Name Of Love” live by Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins

Posted by The G on August 22, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Videos | Be the First to Comment

HD Video, Pix and Words by G.

Tom Bailey 2014

Tom Bailey 2014

It has been 27 years since Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins has performed his classic songs, and as a huge fan of Thompson Twins, I am still in disbelief (and gratitude) that I can finally say that I’ve seen Tom Bailey perform!  Headlining the Retro Futura Tour, which included sets from 1980s music titans Katrina and the Waves, China Crisis, Midge Ure and Howard Jones, Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins paid that long awaited visit to the New York stage at Best Buy Theater on August 21, 2014.  Looking and sounding great, Tom played for about an hour and we were treated to the first live performances of nine classic Thompson Twins songs in almost three decades!  It was worth the wait as Tom played “Lies,” “Hold Me Now,” “You Take Me Up,” “Doctor! Doctor” “”King For A Day” (in a new, slower arrangement),  “Love on Your Side,” “Sister of Mercy,” “If You Were Here” and the hit that started it all, “In The Name Of Love,” which you are about to see a video of.  The intro, if you will, was an instrumental snatch from another classic, “We Are Detective,” and the show certainly whet our appetites for more live appearances from Tom Bailey as there was not time to hear classic songs such as “The Gap,” “Nothing In Common,” “Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream,” “Get That Love,” “Watching,” “Lay Your Hands on Me,” or anything from the two under-rated 1990s Thompson Twins albums “Big Trash” and “Queer.”  I met Tom and I asked if he was going to be coming back and he said he was uncertain, so please make sure you support this tour so we don’t have to wait another 27 years to see Tom Bailey perform!

And now…. “In The Name Of Love”…. YEAH!

Enjoy!  I sure did!!!

 

Tom Bailey and Geoffrey Dicker

Tom Bailey and Geoffrey Dicker

Great to meet you Tom!  I really hope I get to see you again!

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Video: “No One Is To Blame” live by Howard Jones at the Retro Futura Tour

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Howard Jones 2014

Howard Jones 2014

Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Hey According2g.com readers!  I know it’s been a minute since we’ve seen each other.  I’ve been exploring other projects and I’ll be sharing the details of my latest book (or how I spent my summer break) very soon, so please stay tuned.  But let’s get back to the matter at hand which was the Retro Futura Tour, which made a stop in New York on August 21, 2014 at the Best Buy Theater.  We were treated to sets by 1980s music titans Katrina and the Waves, China Crisis and Midge Ure before Howard Jones (and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins – more on Tom coming soon) took the stage.  Decked out in a fabulous orange suit, Howard played a bunch of his hits including “Everlasting Love,” “What Is Love?” “Like To Get To Know You Well,” “The Prisoner,” “New Song,” “Things Can Only Get Better” (and after he played the version we all know and love from the 80s, he played a dance version of it, which was thumpin!) as well as the video you are about to see “No One Is To Blame.” The set showed that Howard has so many other great songs that there was not time to play (read: come back soon Howard!) including “Look Mama,” “Life in One Day,” “You Know I Love You… Don’t You” and more recent songs such as “Tomorrow Is Now” and  “Let The People Have Their Say.”  If you get the chance to see the Retro Futura Tour, I recommend it as you’ll have many flashbacks to our beloved 80s and you’ll see how great these bands and their music have aged.

And now, the mega-hit “No One Is To Blame.”

Enjoy, dear readers!  I know I did!

Howard Jones and Geoffrey Dicker 2014.  Photo by Joe.

Howard Jones and Geoffrey Dicker 2014. Photo by Joe.

Thanks again, Howard!  Great seeing you again!

“RRRGGHH!!!” by Jerry Kearns at Mike Weiss Gallery

Posted by The G on July 5, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jerry Kearns.

Jerry Kearns

Jerry Kearns

Even if you don’t like his art (but as you can see above and below, it’s awesome!), you will surely agree that Jerry Kearns’ latest exhibit “RRRGGHH!!!” will be the best name for an exhibit that takes place in 2014.  The show is a combination of paintings and murals featuring comic book like narratives of good versus evil that feature characters from cowboys to Jesus Christ.  Jinkies!!!!  You must see this show!

Jerry Kearns

Jerry Kearns

“RRRGGHH!!!” by Jerry Kearns is showing at Mike Weiss Gallery (located at 520 West 24th Street) through August 23, 2014.

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“Tête de Femme” by Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin

Posted by The G on July 3, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Mickalene Thomas.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

New York’s own Mickalene Thomas has a new exhibit at Lehmann Maupin in her home city.  Entitled, “Tête de Femme,” the show features Thomas exploring the intricacies of a woman’s beauty via collage.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

The title “Tête de Femme” means “head of a woman” when translated into English.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

“Tête de Femme” by Mickalene Thomas is showing at Lehmann Maupin (located at 540 West 26th Street) until August 8, 2014.  Learn more about the show here.

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“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery

Posted by The G on July 2, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos of Andy Freeberg’s photos by G.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York is so great!  When I first saw his works, I thought they were set up, which would have still made me love this exhibit, but after speaking with the artist at the opening night reception, I learned that he caught these amazing scenes as they happened.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Freeberg attended major art fares and was able to capture gallerists, art aficionados and workers in intimate moments setting up their shows, or in most cases – completely ignoring everything except their cell phones!  SO GOOD!!!!    Of course, it would be better if it weren’t this way, but it is and nobody wants to admit it.  But lucky there are people out there like Andy Freeberg who exposes it and shows the world how ridiculous it looks to be in an iPhone coma, especially when you are surrounded by gorgeous works of art.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Do not miss this great show!  “Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg is showing at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York (located at 534 West 24th Street) through August 8, 2014.

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