Sun, 30 July 2006
Duncan interviews Marc LeBlanc, Texas checks in led by Laura Lark and Jeff Ward. Richard is moving and unhappy.
Mon, 24 July 2006
Industry of the Ordinary, Matthew Wilson and Adam Brooks talk about football (soccer to us yanks), their projects and FIGHT NIGHT!!! We here at Bad at Sports can't wait to take all comers in the ring! Also our new book advocate Terri Griffith talks about Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) and his new book Rhythm Science.Bad At Sports Podcast
Industry of the Ordinary
DJ Spooky's, Rhythm Science
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
The England Soccer Team
Hyde Park Art Center
Performing Arts Chicago
Judge Roy Moore
Jonathan Rhodes and Shannon Stratton with Three Walls
William S. Burroughs
Sun, 16 July 2006
Kat Parker and Katie Rashid tell us about Duchess, their new gallery. Brian Andrews does his own dramatic interpretation of Matthew Barney's recent radio Q&A as his publicist didn't think we were important enough to interview him.
Brian's brilliant dramatics really pull Bad at Sports in a whole new direction, changing our trajectory forever. Wow.
Who could ask for more?!?
Show note and links to follow when Duncan gets a minute.
Tue, 11 July 2006
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 10:23pm EST
Sun, 9 July 2006
So, this week we try and get a handle on WTF is going on in Chicago and LA today.
Lynne Warren Talks about the work of Robert Heinecken and the hole left by his passing. Brian tells us that LA is still crummby and then sites his case studies. Amanda and Duncan hit Polvo, The Cultural Center, and the Museum of Contermporary Photography.
Also Please note on the http://badatsport.libsyn.com blog for the time and place of the Robert Heinecken Memorial in your area.
Next week... Something. Something good.
Sat, 8 July 2006
We don't know what prize we will offer to you in exchange for this sacrifice but, we will think of something.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST
Fri, 7 July 2006
Check out this week's Chicago Journal
Find a copy, it's free, and there is a picture of Bad at Sports doing the play by play.
Megin Wardle didn’t plan to play kickball last Saturday. All she was going to do was cheer for the West Town Banditos in the inaugural ArtLeague Kickball Tournament.
"I am so bad I would make you cry," said Wardle. But when the Banditos needed another player, they called on Wardle, who played two games in a blue cheerleading skirt.
Organized by Caroline Picard, the volunteer coordinator at ThreeWalls gallery in the West Loop, the tournament was originally intended to bring together different neighborhoods with discrete art scenes.
"Everybody here has something to do with the arts," said Picard.
The tournament kicked off exactly at 1:13 p.m., with the West Town Banditos kicking against the Mullet Heads, who jumped to a quick lead in the bottom of the first thanks to a three-run homer by abstract painter Nevin Tomlinson and a grand slam by sound artist Philip Von Zweck. Sadly, the Banditos couldn’t recover, eventually losing 9-1.
"We had a bad first inning and that was it," said Elanor Leskiw, a trombonist for the Astounding Punk Rock Circus marching band, of the Banditos’ defeat. "We’re just hoping to walk away the biggest losers," added Leskiw’s teammate, Cynthia Castiglione.
Game two was dominated by the Record Players, who outdistanced the Flying Pigs 8-4, advancing to the championship round against the Mullet Heads.
"I don’t see a challenge, honestly," said ThreeWalls Executive Director Jonathan Rhodes of the Record Players after the game. The West Town Banditos dominated the third-round game, but fell apart in the fourth and fifth innings, eventually losing to the Flying Pigs 11-5.
"We just fell apart, basically," said Castiglione, and actress. "We’re proud being the biggest losers."
The championship round started as a defensive battle. The Record Players held the Mullet Heads scoreless through three innings until the bottom of the fourth. The bottom of the fifth was the last chance for the Mullet Heads. With one out, Brian Taylor, who was too hungover to make the first game, singled. But line-outs by David Roman and Von Zweck gave the Record Players the title.
"It was a really good experience," said the Record Players’ Britton Bertran, curator for Gallery 40000 in West Town, who said the secret to the victory was "finesse and the play of one Mr. Jason Smith," who made several impressive catches in the outfield.
Taylor thinks that next year, he’ll better prepare for the tournament so he doesn’t miss a game.
"I think instead of the beer and margaritas, I’ll just have a lot of vitamin water and coffee," Taylor said.
The Mullet Heads, despite the loss, seemed in good spirits after the game.
"We kept it in there," said Roman. "It’s fun. It’s the only time I’ll get a tan in the summer, right?"
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 8:05am EST
Sun, 2 July 2006
Chicago art legend, radio personality, poet, actor, boxer, and all around nice guy Tony Fitzpatrick talks about Tattoo history, Chicago's art world, the working class mode of being an artist and why this is a kick-ass time and place to be.
Richard, Duncan, and Amanda bob their heads along as this legendary Chicagoan story teller entrances us with yarns of Al Capone, Nixon's stolen election, Amanda Browder's mom, and yes, perhaps a little ribbing of your friends to the North. (No, not Milwaukee)
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