Other Voices, Other Rooms…

From Kickstarter: We don’t usually write about Kickstarter campaigns, but then again a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Marina Abramovic is hardly usual. So to help draw attention to her Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her proposed Marina Abramović Institute in Hudson, there’s a new video filmed at a three-day retreat in upstate New York of Ms. Gaga practicing the Abramović Method, described as “a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.” And, yes, just to be sure that Lady Gaga stirs up enough clicks, she is naked in portions of the video (so it’s probably NSFW)…

From The New York Times: Jesse McKinley’s review of the current art exhibition, “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will be published in Sunday’s NYT newspaper (August 11), but you can read it now online…

From WAMC-FM: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes’ Weekend Music Picks With Brian Shields for August: M.R. Poulopoulos, Dave Maswick, Johnny Rabb, Dean Batstone & the Jim Kweskin Jug Band…

From The New Yorker: Gary Shteyngart’s story about Google Glass Explorers features Proctors’ art director Aray Montalvan.

From Metroland: A handful of writers, musicians and writer-musicians – including John Brodeur, Mike Hotter, Ann Morrow, Josh Potter, Erin Pihlaja, E.S. Cormac and even editor Steve Leonwax nostalgic about the legacy of Valentine’s Music Hall, in the wake of the club’s impending-but-nobody-knows-when demise…

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From Foss Forward: Sara Foss also weighs in on Valentine’s and the art of saying goodbye.

From Jukebox: Michael Hochanadel adds his two cents to the hot topic of Valentine’s reminisces, too…

From The Buzz Business News: Later this month, The Times Union will begin printing Troy’s The Record, The Saratogian and Kingston’s The Daily Freeman

From Shouts & Murmurs: Seth Kaufman – former guitarist with Mambo-X, Local 518 faves of the late ’80s – makes his debut at NewYorker.com’s humor blog.

From MASS MoCA: A video of the artist talk by Roger Shimomura at MASS MoCA on Thursday, July 11…

From CRUMBS Blog: Andrew Gregory has complied his quarterly Local Music Report, lsiting the videos and recording of Local 518 musicians during the second quarter of 2013…

From Mental Floss: Bill DeMain reveals the “Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers”

One Response to “Other Voices, Other Rooms…”

  1. Hey! Very much appreciate the mention of the quarterly report! It’s good to know the creative Capital Region musicians, bands, and artists looking to have their works seen & heard have another avenue for people to find them.

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