Other Voices, Other Rooms…

From the MASS MoCA Blog: “Instructions for Building a White Box Gallery,” Dante Birch’s fascinating account about the creation of MASS MoCA’s new gallery to house the sprawling Anselm Kiefer exhibition, which opens on Friday, September 27.

From The Times Union: Steve Barnes’ remembrances of The Times Union’s chief editorial writer Jim McGrath, who died of a heart attack on Wednesday (September 4)…

From Filter: Honus Honus of the band Man Man – who headline Rest Fest in Troy on Saturday – serves up a pretty nifty fill-in-the-blanks bio of the band.

From Pitchfork: Speaking of Man Man, their new album On Oni Pond isn’t slated for release until Tuesday (September 10), but you can stream it in advance right here

From Facebook: Libby Thomas’ video of the reunited Plague – Nick Miller, JP, Michael Eck and George Lipscomb with special guest vocalists Jim Gallagher and Joe Pasko, as well as Solid Gold dancer GG Roberts – at Scumfest II last weekend playing their hit, “Bag Lady,” as Eck warms up for the Capital District Scottish Games’ caber toss…

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From Chuck Miller: Local 518 artist-music writer-cultural-maven-about-town Chuck Miller has been posting (at least) daily since 2009 on his Times Union-sponsored blog, and he recently tallied up the numbers to reveal “The 30 Most Popular Chuck Miller Blog Posts, 2009-2013.” Among the top-post topics were Wild Windy Bill McKay, the 2012 J.B. Scott’s reunion concert, photography with 55-year-old film and Erin Davies’ Fagbug. Keep it comin’, Chuck…

From The New York Times: Paul Vitello’s obituary for Louisa Jo Killen (formerly veteran British folksinger Lou Killen), who died last month at the age of 79.

From Brain Pickings: Remembering author Elmore Leonard – who died last month – with his “10 Rules of Writing.” Our favorite? No. 10: “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”

From Funniest Short Videos: Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise watches Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs…

From the Jazz Session: Revisit Jason Crane’s 2007 interview podcast with Nippertown sax man-about-town Brian Patneaude, who leads his quartet at the free Jazz at the Lake fest at Shepard Park in Lake George on Saturday, September 14.

From Notes From the Grid: Rob Caldwell – musician and proprietor of Hudson’s fab music store Musica – wrotes a heart-stirring remembrance about the passing of local multi-talented musician/poet/Renaissance man Peter Dufault

From YouTube: An hour-long talk about conceptualism – in art, writing and music – by Gage McWeeny and David Lang from MASS MoCA, 7/18/13

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