In the midst of a renaissance taking place at North Division High School, an artist is working with kids on a project that represents an earlier renaissance. Riverwest artist Eddie Davis has designed a mural and, with student help, is bringing it to life in the hallways.
What is art? A Rodin sculpture? Sure. What about the tail end of a Cadillac, sunk into the hillock of a Humboldt Boulevard yard? It’s definitely debatable, but no matter what your take, there is quite a lot of stuff in this latter category gracing our Riverwest properties. For the sake of calling it something, let’s say it’s ‘yard art.’
As a used and rare bookseller, one of the first things folks disclose to me upon learning what I do, is that they have a terrifically valuable old book their grandma gave them, tucked away for a rainy day. This is usually accompanied by a certain amount of excitement in their voice, and yes, they have various reasons for believing the tome is worth a lot of money. It is then my unfortunate duty to inform that most likely that old dusty book from granny isn’t worth much at all.
Never say never and watch where you put your feet were pearls to grow up on. Traversing the stairs in an old auto body shop up onto coral-coloured floors your eyes take a moment to reflect. The sisters Anderson have an amazing ability at making art comfortable yet full of teeth in the Jody Monroe Gallery. With seemingly little effort…
Halfway through The Trouble We’re In, sandwiched between a freaky ghost story that ends in what might be a condemnation of the entire human race and one of the album’s few duds, “Hungry Lions” greets the listener with a stop/start intro that kicks into a mixture of brute force and complex, interlocking rhythms that calls to mind nothing so much as Thrak-era King Crimson.