NYC! Check out these cool exhibits that are running throughout the month of September 2012.
Awesome digital prints in an exhibit called “Blue Jean Blues” by Kim Joon at Sundaram Tagore Gallery (547 West 27th Street) through October 6, 2012.
Bacanales Tropicales by Omar Chacon at Margaret Thatcher Projects.
The amazing acrylic ovals in trippy patters and colorful designs in the exhibit “Bacanales Tropicales” by Omar Chacon is showing at Margaret Thatcher Projects (located at 539 West 23rd Street) through October 20, 2012.
Erik Parker at Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The psychedelic paintings of Eric Parker in an exhibit called “Bye Bye Babylon” at Paul Kasmin Gallery (located at 293 Tenth Ave) through October 13, 2012.
Rock god Roger Waters was born today. I never got the chance to see Pink Floyd perform, which breaks my heart because I love them so much, but I did get to see Roger Waters perform the entire Wall album! Though the absence of the other members of the Floyd was very noticeable, the visuals that Roger Waters used were some of the best I’ve ever seen in my entire concert going life. That’s saying a lot! I am sure a DVD of the performance will be released, so I recommend you check it out if that day comes to pass. When you see the colors on “Comfortably Numb,” you just might be transported into another world. Happy birthday, Roger!
You’ve seen “In The Flesh (Part 1).” Since I know nobody clicks on the links I go out of my way to provide, you can search the archives if you want to see a spectacular video of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd opening his full performance of the legendary album “The Wall.”
As you know from the album, “In The Flesh (Part 2)” is from the second act (towards the middle). The floating pig makes a cameo in this video as well! Doubleplusgood.
Seeing Roger Waters of Pink Floyd perform the entire “Wall” album is an experience that can hardly be described in words, other than to say it was epic and one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. This is how the show started… Forgive the shakiness of the video in a few parts. I was dodging latecomers getting to their seats and as the entire Madison Square Garden was filled with pot smoke (as rightly it should be at a Pink Floyd concert), so perhaps I was just a little high.
November 6, 2010 is a day I won’t be forgetting for the rest of my life! It’s the day I saw Roger Waters of Pink Floyd perform “The Wall” in its entirety at Madison Square Garden in New York. The best way I can describe the show is to say that it was both epic and life changing. The visuals were some of the best I’ve ever seen at ANY concert I’ve ever attended (and I’ve seen easily over 1000 shows in my life) and hearing the entire Garden sing along to the whole Wall album gives me chills even after the show. A partially built wall went across the entire stage and bricks were filled in as the show went on. Once the entire wall was built, some of the trippiest projections I’ve ever seen were shown on the wall as the band performed in front of it and at the very end of the show, the wall came down.
Is there anybody out there?
The ticket said the show would begin promptly at 8 pm and it began right at 8:20. From the opening notes of “In The Flesh (Part 1)” the show started on a spectacular note. A video of the song will be coming soon, so stay tuned for that. The song had fireworks (indoors!), cool visuals and an airplane crash with a real explosion! It just got better from there. I remember reading that Roger Waters got in trouble with some religious groups over some of the imagery in his show, and though I don’t think (and hope he didn’t) change the show, one of the strongest impressions was a scene of an animated airplane dropping crucifixes like bombs over a city. It then changed to Jewish Stars and then it changed to the Mercedes Logo. If you think for a second that religious or status propagnada isn’t dropped over our heads like bombs, you are delusional! In these horrible global times we are in, seeing and hearing the messages in “The Wall,” which was written over 30 years ago, ring more true today than ever.
The absence of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright (RIP) were definitely felt, but to quote the song, “the show must go on.” Roger Waters sounded great and I was very impressed that he performed “Empty Spaces” the same way as in the movie and the demo version (that has different lyrics than the regular album version). During the song “Mother,” when the lyric “Mother, should I trust the government?” was sung, the wall lit up with the words… (see picture below)
Mother, should I trust the government? No Fucking Way!
When the words “No Fucking Way” were illuminated, possibly the biggest cheers of the night were heard across the Garden. It was really amazing. By the end of the first act, the entire wall was built and during the intermission, pictures of people who’ve died in wars were projected onto the wall.