Sun, 28 January 2007
While you the Bad at Sports listener only get a taste of it,
the interview portion of this week’s show demonstrates precisely why Richard
needs to be present to be a jerk for these things or they devolve into chaos.
Luckily our cut rate production staff pulled it together and it sounds
something akin to coherent. This week Duncan, Amanda and Chris Walla, talk to,
or at least try to talk to Steve Lacy, Anthony Elms and Philip von Zweck about
Steve’s show at VONZWECK, Academy Records, and lots of other stuff..
Emily Heath and Christian Kuras from Bad at Sports London
Mike Benedetto reviews Goundhog Day in time for Groundhog Day.
The BAS video of the week: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pj66XgK3NvE
Mon, 22 January 2007
Sun, 14 January 2007
This week, The Bad at Sports Staff Meeting intro! Michael Velliquette joins Amanda and Duncan in review shows galore, heck maybe even yours. Don't miss it.
We are doing a show from CAA, if you are interviewing, being interviewed, presenting, or just there for the non-stop action and fun, we are looking to get brief reviews of the experience from you! E-mail us and we will set up a meeting place at CAA to record.
Sun, 7 January 2007
Holy guacamole fun times! This week Kathryn Born interviews
Natalie van Straaten. Mark Staff Brandl talks about Jeff Hoke's kickass
Natalie van Straaten has been a professional writer on arts subjects for more than 30 years and founded Chicago Gallery News in 1983. A curator, educator, administrator and organizer, she serves on various arts advisory boards and is a frequent juror in art competitions. She served as Executive Director of the Chicago Coalition for Arts in Education (1983-1986), and co-directed an art gallery for fourteen years.
Shamelessly and apologetically lifted from Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Every now and then, a book comes
along that's almost impossible to categorize, like Hoke's beautifully
illustrated gem, a strange marriage of alchemical lore and psychology, science
and "wonder." Hoke, an artist and a senior exhibition designer at
California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, writes that the eclectic museums and
curiosity cabinets of the 1600s inspired him, and that he wants to return us to
a time before "science became a belief system unto itself," a time
when artist-alchemist-scientists were able to search for inner truth via
mystical experiences and experiments without being ridiculed. Guided by the
Greek muses and lured by his lovely color illustrations, readers are beckoned
into seven "exhibition halls," named for the stages of alchemical
transformation from base matter to divinely inspired knowledge. Each exhibit
also includes a pull-out interactive paper model, such as a
"Do-It-Yourself Model of the Universe" in chapter one, where Hoke
playfully addresses various creation myths. The chapter on dream states,
visions and hypnosis is particularly fascinating. This is a book to linger
over; it gradually reveals itself as a sly philosophical meditation on human
consciousness, bringing in concepts from Tibetan Buddhism and quantum physics.