Photos by G. Art by David Byrne.
Partial View of "Tight Spot" by David Byrne. On display at the Pace Gallery in NYC through October 1, 2011
To celebrate the expansion of The Pace Gallery in New York, musician and artist David Byrne is displaying a 2-week only site specific installation called “Tight Spot.” A 48 by 20 foot inflatable globe is underneath the High Line at 508 West 25th Street. The statement that David Byrne is making is so important for the times we are living in as the world is under massive constraints and is also expanding so fast – who knows what is going to happen?! A planet and the people contained within it can only take so much pressure before a massive change happens. The possibilities for good and bad are equally as likely. Inside the globe are low frequency vibrations created by David Byrne (and made with his voice instead of instruments). I found “Tight Spot” to be very inspirational serving as yet another wake up call to the people on this planet. David was in attendance for the opening night reception and he was extremely nice when I spoke with him. Below is a picture of David Byrne with some friends at the opening of “Tight Spot.” This exhibit is only on display until October 1, 2011 so you need to act fast to make sure you see it.
David Byrne (center) in front of "Tight Spot"
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I don’t know what the chances are that I could run into former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne on the streets of New York with a bicycle (looking fantastic, by the way) and then get an email from Exit Art several hours later with information on how to win a bicycle stylized by David Byrne! Whoa!
As I mentioned above, you can win a bike stylized by David Byrne in a raffle from Exit Art. You can purchase tickets here at this link. All proceeds from ticket sales go to support the programs of Exit Art Gallery. Tickets are $20 each or six (6) for $100. All raffle ticket buyers will be invited to an exclusive Terrace Party in New York City on July 14, 2011, and the drawing will be held live at the party. You don’t have to be present to win.
Find out more and purchase tickets on their official website.
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David Byrne and Geoffrey Dicker
I love David Byrne! My sense of great timing worked it once again when I met former lead singer of Talking Heads, David Byrne. I was at the Anna Calvi concert the other night at Bowery Ballroom and I was talking to the band Cuckoo Chaos when I looked over my shoulder and saw the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. I am not sure if he was amused by witnessing me taking photos of me and the band (with my hand, of course) or if he admired my “Legalize Lohan” shirt by Insurgency Inc. (that almost everyone I encountered that day commented on) but either way, he was super cool when I spoke to him. What an honor to meet someone whose music has been such a big part of my life! Thanks so much David!
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At the stroke of 11 pm on May 25, 2011 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, British singer Anna Calvi emerged from a cloud of fog, strapped on her guitar and started rocking. She started off with a guitar solo that would have made Jimi Hendrix smile. Vocally, the indie rock singer has a voice that at times is reminiscent of Siouxsie Sioux but then would be smooth and mellow like a crooner out of the 1950s. Her stage presence is sexually charged and she really knows how to keep an audience entertained. She covered Elvis Presley’s ”Surrender” as well as “Jezebel,” a song made famous by Edith Piaf during her 40 minute set. Her voice is a power house and on the mellow moments, you could hear a pin drop in the Bowery Ballroom because obviously, nobody wanted to miss a note. You shouldn’t miss a note either. Anna Calvi rocks!
Spotted in the crowd: David Byrne (former lead singer of Talking Heads). See a spy photo of him, the set list as well as a photo of my encounter with Anna Calvi after the jump.
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David Byrne - Appearing at MOMA on April 13, 2010.
David Byrne from the Talking Heads will be at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on April 13, 2010 to sign copies of his latest CD “Here Lies Love,” a 2-CD oddessy that was composed with DJ Fatboy Slim and is about former Phillipines first lady Imelda Marcos. Byrne will not be signing other memorabilia, so if you want to get that stuff signed, be sneaky! Read more about the event here.