Sacred Gallery NYC is pleased to announce: Damien Echols’ Moving Forward; Looking Back
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:00 – 11:00 PM
These pieces of art are all things I created from my cell on death row, where I spent 18 years for a crime I did not commit. During that time, I had to scavenge for any supplies I got, often bartering for them in the prison underground.
I eventually received ordination in the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Buddhism. This is the same tradition that trained the samurai in ancient Japan. It was this background which was the driving force behind much of my artwork. Most of it was the result of me attempting to turn my cell into a shrine, where I would practice meditation from 5 to 7 hours a day. Continue reading Damien Echols to Exhibit Original Artwork at NYC’s Sacred Gallery
Usually, when The ‘Gig gives a shout out to a birthday boy or girl, we try to lump all birthdays happening on the same day together in one post, to save space or whatever. But for reasons which should be obvious, we could not really lump Paramahansa Yogananda (Born January 5th, 1893) – author of Autobiography of a Yogi, founder of Self-Realization Fellowship, and the guy who taught Gandhi how to meditate – in with Marilyn Manson, Antichrist Superstar (Born January 5th, 1969). Because, no. Happy birthday, Paramahansaji!
Old School Manson Circa 1996
The self-proclaimed God of Fuck, Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner) was born on this day, January 5th, in 1969. Happy Birthday Manson and thank you for being my very first in-person interview ever way back in 1995. Today is also the birthday of Indian Guru Paramahansa Yogananda and my niece, Shelby. Happy Birthday, All!
“The Time Has Come to do it Now…”
On This Date, January 5th in In 1978: The Sex Pistols played their first US gig at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta, GA before an estimated attendance of 500 people.