Other Voices, Other Rooms


Feeling anxiety? High anxiety? Whether you’re being pressured by the holiday season, Wikileaks or whatever the hell is happening on (READERS’ CHOICE: “The Biggest Loser,” “Survivor” or “Glee”), you can delve deeper into the unpeaceful, queasy feeling of emotional turmoil right here, as various philosophers, cultural theorists, artists and who-knows-who blog on the prevalence of anxiety, in conjunction with EMPAC at RPI’s exhibition, “Uncertain Spectator.”

Is that a photo of Nipper shot on Agfa Scala black and white slide film? Oh yes, I think it is. And if you want to read THE HEARTWARMING STORY OF THE WEEK, check out Chuck’s secret agenda for his photography…

We were bummed out that we couldn’t make it down to the Athens Cultural Center last weekend to catch the Yuko Kishimoto Trio in concert, presented by Planet Arts. Then we read J Hunter’s review and saw Rudy Lu’s photographs (both at AlbanyJazz.com), and we were doubly bummed to have missed it. (On the other hand, we were quite delighted to hear the pianist offering her stellar interpretations of classic holiday carols and hymns in the lobby of Capital Repertory Theatre as the opening night pre-show entertainment of “A Christmas Story.”)

The latest review from David Brickman at Get Visual is a rave for “Not Just Another Pretty Place: The Landscape of New York” at the New York State Museum in Albany. He rates it a “must see.”

Over at All Over Albany, Jessica Pasko gives a big shout-out to Run, We Must, the environmentally conscious clothing line run by fab Nippertown indie popster Ben Karis Nix.

Much to our dismay, we also weren’t able to catch “Cold Spring” at EMPAC in Troy that same night, either. But Gail M. Burns gave us a pretty illuminating report at GailSez.org. Still puzzled? Try Larry Murray’s review at BerkshireOnStage.com or Joseph Dalton’s review at MyBigGayEars.com.

At IndieAlbany, J. Eric Smith lists his top 25 Albums of 2010.. The thing about J. Eric is he’s always insightful and always good for a treasure trove of new tunage.

Is that Kevin Marshall running in the Santa Speedo Sprint? Oh yes, I think it is.

Sebastien covers the cross-country unicycle race last September in Schenectady’s Central Park. Yep. Cross-country unicycle. What could possibly go wrong?

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  1. JES says

    Awwwww, you make me blush! Thank you! And thanks too, as always, for your support of our little guerrilla media action over at Indie Albany . . . I remain amazed and humbled by the quality of writing that our other contributors are putting up on a regular basis there . . .

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