Posts tagged tribute
Posts tagged tribute
Atari by Hollis Brown Thornton
Artist Hollis Brown Thornton is borne back ceaselessly into our digital past. “The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges,” says Thornton.
Do you have fond memories of playing these games? Are any of the cartridges still in your possession?
Prints of this edition begin at $60.
“There comes a time in every great man’s life when he must be cast in wax — if only to remove unwanted body hair.” - Stephen Colbert
This year’s WFMU fund-raising marathon starts February 20th, and as an enticement, the station’s d.j. Michael Shelley has created a special tribute album in which contemporary rock and pop artists cover their favorite Top 40 hits from the seventies. All songs were recorded for the compilation only. It’s not available in stores, physical or digital. The only way to get it is to make a pledge to the station.Click to listen to Yo La Tengo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light.” For three more exclusive previews, Ben Greenman’s take on each, and the full album list: http://nyr.kr/y6gbq8
(Source: newyorker.com / The New Yorker)
It’s September 1st. While that makes me rather sad, it also means we’re that much closer to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Wait, that makes me sad, too. I iz old!
September 24th sees Jon Stewart interview the remaining members of Nirvana, plus Butch Vig, about the album and the band’s legacy. Don’t have SiriusXM? Me either. But our beloved internet will be sure to provide for us. Right? Yeah.
According to Pitchfork,
“SiriusXM Town Hall With Nirvana” will air at 8pm Estern on SiriusXM’s channel 34, the aptly named Lithium Channel. The broadcast follows a tribute album, a reissue and a box set, and a tribute show, among other Nevermind anniversary commemorations.
I’d like to say this is a bunch of overblown, money-grubbing hullabaloo. Oh wait, just did. But the tribute show is also benefitting a Seattle woman fighting cancer. Plus, Nirvana are so vital and influential, it’s hard to get all judgey. And, Stewart is a great interviewer and Foos fan. So? This might be fun. MIGHT.