I have always been drawn to the worn, dilapidated, decaying and broken. I find beauty in corrosion- in the colors and textures of rust and peeling paint. I find it consoling that Nature can so readily reclaim structures that we naïve humans think will be permanent. With this series I tried to capture that transformation of the mundane into the beautiful.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I love this picture of my Dad (middle). I was showing it to my friend Mish and she suggested we try to figure out where it was taken. It turns out it was taken at Sammy's Bowery Follies, which had quite the reputation.
Here's a link to a great blog that describes the beauty of the Follies:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
In fact, listening to the large roster of INXS hits reminds me of how versatile they were and how easily he was able to adapt his voice to various musical styles.
Never Tear Us Apart- Aspen CO 1997. So effortlessly cool.
Never Tear Us Apart- stripped down version- MTV 1994. Wow. Just Wow.
Never Tear Us Apart- another stripped down version- Later with Jools- 1994. Possibly more amazing than the MTV version!
Never Tear Us Apart- Hard Rock 1988!
Never Tear Us Apart- Wembley UK 1991. Love the drama inherent in this version.
Never Tear Us Apart- Loreley Festival, GER 1997.
Just a Man- VH1. I believe this is from 1997.
Just a Man- Loreley Festival, GER 1997.
Need You Tonight- Original Video- back when MTV actually showed videos and the videos were cool.
Need You Tonight- Wembley UK 1991.
Need You Tonight- TFI show 1997. He starts singing about 6 minutes in.
Need You Tonight- Aspen CO 1997 I believe. I love the way he slithers all over the stage.
Need You Tonight / Mediate- Japan 1994. Love the drums!
Devil Inside- TopPop tv 1988.
Disappear- Orig Video ~1990.
Mystify- nice sneak peek into how an INXS song was born.
Mystify- Live Australia 1992.
Mystify- Hard Rock Live 1992.
What You Need- MTV Awards 1986. Was he always such a snazzy dresser?
Don't Change- early INXS video ~1982.
The One Thing- early INXS video ~1982.
Not Enough Time- Orig. Video ~1992.
Original Sin/ ETC- OZ for Africa special 1985.
After Michael died, INXS kept going. They were touring up until ~2012.
Here's a poignant version of Don't Change by Andrew Farris and Kirk Pengilly.
Dammit but you are missed Michael Hutchence!