Tag Archive | 2008

Dollar Sign Bike Rack By David Byrne, Wall Street

Bike Rack By David Byrne
Photos By Gail

Any weekday that I walk south on Wall Street towards Water Street to catch a bus home, I pass by this otherwise unremarkable Dollar Sign-Shaped Bike Rack, which not everyone knows was designed by Talking Heads frontman, Fine Artist and Avid Bicyclist David Byrne. Until some time last year (I didn’t pay attention to exactly when this changed) there was an inverted paper coffee up — which no one would stop long enough to remove –covering the upward end of the ‘S’ shape. The cup was there for about two years: I swear I am not even exaggerating that point.

DB Bike Rack

The Wall Street Dollar Sign is one of nine custom Bike Racks created by Byrne in 2008, whose shapes pay homage to specific NYC neighborhoods. You can read more about them at This Link.

Horological Promenade II By Pablo Bronstein

Horological Promenade Clocks
All Photos By Gail (Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail)

Pablo Bronstein (Born 1977) is an Argentine artist based in London, who specializes in architectural sketches in ink and gouache, set in ornate frames and depicting imagined buildings incorporating styles from 18th century France and the 1980s. His Horological Promenade II (2008) installation consists of two ornate clocks, displayed on tall on plinths, and a framed drawing of those two clocks.

Horological Promenade Drawing

Horological Promenade II is part of the collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, on exhibit at The Whitney Museum through March 6th, 2016.

Paul Insect’s Baby Head Stickers

Paul Insects Baby Heads
Photo By Gail

The Baby Head is Back, Bitches! Artist Paul Insect has been rocking the iconic Baby Head since around 2008, and I spotted these two stickers — Eyeball Baby Head and Microchip Baby Head, respectively – displayed on a sidewalk Mail Box right outside Jonathan LeVine’s temporary Pop Up Space on West 22nd Street. I hope I can find more of them…

Gail’s Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2008!

2008 wasn’t the worst year for music. I managed to find ten CDs I really like. These are them.

Gail’s Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2008

1.    MGMT, Oracular Spectacular

2.    Sloan, Parallel Play

3.    Hugh Cornwell, Hoover Dam

4.    Weezer, The Red Album


5.    The Verve, Forth


6.    Secret Machines

7.    Bigelf, Cheat the Gallows

8.    Robert Pollard is Off to Business

9.    Starflyer 59, Dial M

10.    Opeth, Watershed

Former Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell, Dead at 61


Mitch Circa 1971: What a Rock Star

Sadness! Legendary drummer and last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell has passed away on November 12th, 2008 at age 61. RIP, Mitch!

Hall of Fame Drummer Earl Palmer Dead at 83

I wanted to let the dust settle a bit on the news about Travis Barker’s plane crash before posting a little memoriam for legendary session drummer Earl Palmer, who passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2008 after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer played with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Elvis Costello and even recorded drums on the Flinstones’ theme song. Along with Hal Blaine, he is considered to be one of the top session drummers of all time. He will be missed.

I'll See You on the Dark Side of the Moon: RIP Rick Wright

Pink Floyd  (L-R) Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Rick Wright

Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard “Rick” Wright has died on September 15th, 2008 after a short struggle with cancer. He was 65. Wright was a member of Pink Floyd from their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in 1967 alongside lead guitarist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour joined the band at the start of 1968 while Barrett left the group shortly afterwards. Wright penned songs on classic albums including The Dark Side Of The MoonThe Great Gig In The Sky” and “Us And Them”and Wish You Were Here

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Obama + MLK Remix 08

Read more about the Obama Remix Video Series at Video In My Backyard .

Gail In Print: Modern Drummer, October 2008

MD

In the October 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine you’ll find my updates with George Michael drummer, Carlos Hercules and Spencer Smith of Panic at The Disco.

The Greatest Man That Ever Lived: The Weezer Interview!

Weezer This!

My Interview with Pat Wilson from Weezer is up now at Ink19.com! Such radness!

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