Did you ever think you’d ever hear a live version of “Pop Goes The World” by 1980s gods Men Without Hats? I felt the same way – until I saw them in concert! Men Without Hats opened for The Human League at the Best Buy Theatre in New York on Sepember 23, 2011 and I was there to catch all the action. Apparently, this song is about mescaline. YES!
I never thought I’d ever get to see Men Without Hats in concert, but I was proven wrong on September 23, 2011. The Canadian new wave band, comprised of original lead singer Ivan Doroschuck and three new members opened for Human League at the Best Buy Theater in New York. In addition to playing their worldwide smash hits “Safety Dance” and “Pop Goes The World,” (which Ivan said was written about mescaline), they also played lesser known hits such as “Living In China,” “Antarctica,” and “Where Do The Boys Go?” Ivan was extremely animated and danced all over the stage. It was a really fun show and perhaps if you so desire, I’ll post a video of either “Pop Goes The World” or “Safety Dance.” Leave a comment in the comments section and let us know!
Pop Goes The World at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. Now through August 13, 2010
A change is gonna come – whether we like it or not. Since we all know that life imitates art, big change is just around the corner. The “Pop Goes the World” exhibit at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York is inspiring as it sobering as it shows how the world has really transformed from a planet of brotherly love to a place of commercialism and greed. The exhibit features 21 artists whose works reveal a darker side of the world, but in a playful way. I enjoyed this exhibit a lot and I think you will too. The Pavel Zoubok Gallery is located at 533 West 23rd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue) in New York. “Pop Goes the World” runs until August 13, 2010. Don’t miss it!