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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 40]

2014 [continued] The big Bowie news for 2014 was that the David Bowie Is Victoria + Albert exhibition that had begun a year earlier with record breaking popularity in the UK and abroad, was coming to The States for a … Continue reading

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Body of Work: David Bowie Is @ MCA Chicago [part 4]

There is a screening room in the exhibit where clips from Bowie’s iconic film appearances are screened in a 12-15 minute loop. While, yes, “Labyrinth” makes an appearance next to tonier fare like “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” “The Man Who … Continue reading

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Body of Work: David Bowie Is @ MCA Chicago [part 3]

Of course Bowie’s notebooks were grist for the curator’s mill with all  manner of scribbled notes and lyrics given a public airing. More visually intriguing were his many sketches that showed the way forward for the sleeve designers and stage … Continue reading

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Body of Work: David Bowie Is @ MCA Chicago [part 2]

The exhibition here is unique in that it represents a life as art, but there are few people that can pull off such a conceit as well as David Bowie. His childhood development was covered with the requisite baby pictures … Continue reading

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Body of Work: David Bowie Is @ MCA Chicago [part 1]

It’s hard to believe, but 72 hours ago, I was in Chicago, at the tail end of a fortnight-length vacation soaking up the David Bowie Is show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Ever since I returned from … Continue reading

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Bryan Ferry Speaks… And Releases “Avonmore” Nov 17

The trip to Chicago was an excellent quick jaunt full of art, fellowship, and Mr. Ferry in a rare casual moment as the catalyst. After flying into Chicago [special thanks to Soft Cell and… Led Zeppelin for making this possible], … Continue reading

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Bryan Ferry Speaks @ MCA Chicago in 28.74 hours

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 … Continue reading

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