Bryan Ferry Speaks @ MCA Chicago in 28.74 hours

Bryan Ferry © Neil Kirk

Bryan Ferry © Neil Kirk

For once, an Organ Auction Live Event previously thought untouchable will be attended by yours truly. Thanks to the timely sales of some musical chaff of relative value and the generosity of friends, I will be zooming upwards to Chicago to see the talk being given at The Museum Of Contemporary Art tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. It helped immensely that intercontinental travel was not involved! Due to our imminent trip West occurring next month, where we will visit the Shrines of Amoeba® for the first time ever, we are foregoing the usual hustle and bustle of music shopping while traveling to cosmopolitan cities in order to experience higher culture for a change.

Anish Kapoor's 'Cloud Gate' a.k.a. 'The Bean' © Wayne Wendal

Anish Kapoor’s ‘Cloud Gate’ a.k.a. ‘The Bean’ © Wayne Wendal

As jazzed as I am at hearing the normally reticent Ferry with moderator Michael Bracewell wax eloquent about his art and processes, I have to admit that I am equally thrilled at experiencing Anish Kapoor’s mammoth public sculpture ‘Cloud Gate’ while tooling around the art sights downtown. For a change it will be good to soak up the contents of The Art Institute of Chicago [A-listing a René Magritte show, The Mystery of the Ordinary: 1926-1938, currently] instead of dusty record bins. It’s true. How many times have I gone to Washington D.C. and though I have shopped for records many times*, my sole trip to the Smithsonian was a hasty under 60 minute jaunt prior to my flight back home. I’ll try to have some oldies but goodies posted in my absence due to the hectic, lunch hour-free  schedule that I’ve been under lately that’s seen the blog grow moss. For that, my apologies. I’ll report back on the Ferry event hopefully later.

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* Okay, so one of those times was better than any museum…!

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8 Responses to Bryan Ferry Speaks @ MCA Chicago in 28.74 hours

  1. Sounds like a great plan for Chicago! Great city — I love it there, and in the summer/fall it is particularly swell! My next visit is around US Thanksgiving, so I’ll probably get to “enjoy” the “winter” version! :)

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  2. Echorich says:

    Tell Bryan I will see him with the London/Newcastle contingent in NYC on October 1st – lol. If given the opportunity, I would love to know just what went on during the Horoscope sessions that ended up with Mamouna being the release. Enjoy America’s Second City, I always do!

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  3. Simon H says:

    Very jealous, we cursed our timing when on holiday there in late May both for missing Bryan and Magritte! Really liked Chicago.
    There’s a Reckless Records not far from the Art Institute – a long way from the wonder of Amoeba but I picked up a couple of ridiculously cheap CDs there.
    Agree re finding out the story behind Horoscope, not to mention Alphaville!

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  4. Simon H says:

    Hah! The Bowie exhibition is amazing by the way.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Simon H – Now it’s my turn to be jealous. David Bowie Is at MCA doesn’t open until the week after Ferry’s talk, so I missed it. My wife has talked about visiting during the xmas break so we’ll see.

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  5. Simon H says:

    Sorry, misread the details…I was hugely impressed with it, quite an experience. It’s potentially a half to whole day thing if you do it justice. He seems to have kept everything! The accompanying book is well worth having as well.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Simon H – I was planning to get the catalogue right up front, but the cash has gone into a year of travel and concerts instead. After our West Coast Tour in October, that will eat up a year of vacation, so I’ll have no choice but to buy music related merchandise with my spare change for all of 2015.

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