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7501. wonkers2 - 3/27/2004 5:13:14 AM

Here's 'Blessed Orphan" by Henry Munyaradzi, probably the most highly regarded of the modern Zimbabwean sculptors.

7502. PelleNilsson - 3/27/2004 3:11:17 PM

No, they are not old. They are made from soapstone by local artisans. I'm speculating about the Vandals who ended up in North Africa after having sacked Rome. But can a style survive for 1,400 years? Perhaps.

7503. jayackroyd - 3/27/2004 5:34:43 PM

7494

Janis Ian's website used to (I haven't been there in a while) have very interesting material on intellectual property, copyright law and record company contracts for artists like her, who sell in relatively low numbers, but sell enough (and are cheap enough to produce) to continue to make releases.

For some reason, I thought that she was way out of the closet, but she could well be straight. I can't keep this kind of thing, if you'll excuse me, straight.

Although a guy I know (gay) who has worked for one of the entertainment tv shows as a writer who says that there is no question about Tom Cruise's sexual preference. He says, and he's been reliable in the past, that Cruise signs contracts with his beards. And he predicted the demise of the Cruz marriage at the end of three years, which is the standard contract length.

7504. jayackroyd - 3/27/2004 5:35:51 PM

Nope, Boston is the only US stop.



I saw a major Gaugin exhibit at the Met here, a year or so ago. Banks, would you remember?

7505. wabbit - 3/27/2004 11:34:53 PM

Jay,

Is this the Gauguin show you saw?

7506. jayackroyd - 3/28/2004 12:05:09 AM

yes.

7507. arkymalarky - 3/28/2004 12:15:33 AM

I thought Janis Ian was openly lesbian.

On the subject of her essay, Korn has managed to blow that argument open with "Y'all Want a Single," which displays a number of interesting facts about the music industry in the video (I'm not a fan, just happened to see the video), and Howard Stern, who didn't seem bothered by all this monopoly business until he got his wrist slapped--not that it should have been slapped, but he should have been concerned before now--has taken it up as his anthem. This could get interesting.

7508. anomie - 3/28/2004 9:41:31 AM

"...I still have the taste of you in my mouth".

Zowie, talk about coming out iof the closet! Must be timed for the gay wedding set.

Really? I don't see why that couldn't work in a hetero way, too. ;-)

Judith: You're ruining my fantasy here!

But you're right, of course

7509. anomie - 3/28/2004 10:39:31 AM

Arky, You're right and you're right. Janis Ian has been open for years. So much for my fantasy when i heard the lyrics.

And yes. The hypocracy is amusing. Stern and Limbaugh in the same club?

7510. rdbrewer - 4/4/2004 4:25:26 AM

I saw Three Dog Night on a local public television special the other night. It was great. Those guys have incredible voices. Just amazing. They sounded as good or better live than on the albums, an unusual feat.

The last time I saw them, I was a kid, and I was watching something like Midnight Special. Back then, they looked like they were made up for Halloween. I remember big, freaky hair and, I think, brightly colored dusters.

They were backed this time by an orchestra, which has its good points and bad. Sometimes the orchestra filled in parts that used to be played by an old fashioned organ hooked up to a Leslie. I missed that warbling Leslie sound. At other times, the orchestra rounded out the sound very well. Ultimately, however, for this band, I think the orchestra was unnecessary. They didn't write for orchestra backup originally in the way the Moody Blues did, for example.

When I switched over to the channel, I didn't intend to watch the whole show. I was going to see what they looked like and then watch something else. I know all the songs anyway. But the pure singing talent grabbed me and kept me there. Watch it, if you get a chance.

7511. rdbrewer - 4/4/2004 4:34:16 AM

I saw Three Dog Night on a local public television special the other night. It was great. Those guys have incredible voices. Just amazing. They sounded as good or better live than on the albums, an unusual feat.

The last time I saw them, I was a kid, and I was watching something like Midnight Special. Back then, they looked like they were made up for Halloween. I remember big, freaky hair and, I think, brightly colored dusters.

They were backed this time by an orchestra, which has its good points and bad. Sometimes the orchestra filled in parts that used to be played by an old fashioned organ hooked up to a Leslie. I missed that warbling Leslie sound. At other times, the orchestra rounded out the sound very well. Ultimately, however, for this band, I think the orchestra was unnecessary. They didn't write for orchestra backup originally in the way the Moody Blues did, for example.

When I switched over to the channel, I didn't intend to watch the whole show. I was going to see what they looked like and then watch something else. I know all the songs anyway. But the pure singing talent grabbed me and kept me there. Watch it, if you get a chance.

7512. KuligintheHooligan - 4/19/2004 11:39:44 AM

Well, I don't feel so bad now. I can't stand this song, but always thought that for some odd reason it was a well liked one overall.
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"We Built This City is the single worst single ever constructed, according to Blender's ranking of reeking tunes.

The magazine's list of "The 50 Worst Songs Ever," which hits newsstands Tuesday in New York and Los Angeles and April 27 nationwide, distills the lamest popular rock-era records into one sonic landfill.

Starship's 1985 anthem, the runaway No. 1 stinker, "seems to inspire the most virulent feelings of outrage," editor Craig Marks says. "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of '80s corporate-rock commercialism. It's a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the '80s."

Also sealing the song's fate were Starship's steep fall from grace as the admired Jefferson Airplane and "the sheer dumbness of the lyrics," Marks says."

7513. KuligintheHooligan - 4/19/2004 11:41:04 AM

pelle, a very nice family photo there in #7495. Thanks for sharing it with us.

7514. arkymalarky - 4/20/2004 7:09:53 AM

I don't like that song, but I can think of half a dozen off the bat that I detest a lot more. I don't like listing the worst songs. They invariably get stuck in my head for days. In fact, Bob used to like to entertain himself at my expense by humming a very few notes of the ones I most hated. "I've Been to Paradise (But I've Never Been to Me)" is the number one all time most revolting and annoying tune ever, imo.

And of course now I'll have it in my head for days.

And it's all your fault, Kuligin.

7515. wabbit - 4/20/2004 7:27:11 AM

hahaha! I'm with Kuligan, We Built This City is nasty, but I think I'd have to put the song in the #2 position ahead of it for being pure sludge. Achy Breaky Heart induces heartburn. Horrible song.

7516. wabbit - 4/20/2004 7:29:10 AM

Another fun list to have a look at:

Top five songs NOT to play while driving:

  1. “Ride of the Valkyries”, Wagner
  2. “Dies Irae” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”
  3. “Firestarter” by Prodigy
  4. “Red Alert” by Basement Jaxx
  5. “Insomnia” by Faithless
I prefer to have these kinds of songs on when I'm driving, especially if I'm driving any distance. Perhaps not when I'm driving in Boston, though...

7517. judithathome - 4/20/2004 8:06:29 AM

I like music like 1 and 2 while I'm driving, too. I'd add Carmina Burana to my own personal list.

7518. wonkers2 - 4/20/2004 8:09:10 AM

Cap'n Dirty sez, "I ain't no opry fan, but CArmina Burana's right up my alley. I sing that one in the shower! Oh! Oh! Totus floreo, totus ardeo, etc."

7519. KuligintheHooligan - 4/20/2004 12:20:52 PM

Adding to wabbit's list in #7516:

Tchaikovski's 1812 Overture

7520. arkymalarky - 4/20/2004 6:06:24 PM

I think Disturbed is my favorite when I drive. I like the thought of squirrels sitting on the side of the road holding their paws over their ears. I'm generally just a station-flipper, though. Bob hates the flipping and the stations I stop on. I hate talk radio. The year we commuted together this was a very serious marital issue.

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