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.
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…!