Self-portrait by Alberto Giacometti. James Lord writes in his introduction, “He works in a state of intimate excitement with his materials, his long strong functional hands never still, never quite clean of contact with his work … The figures and objects are seen by the artist not as pretexts but as ends in themselves and are to be seen similarly by us.”
In the wake of more disheartening news out of Ferguson this week, Lauryn Hill tweeted out ”an old sketch of Black Rage” set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” It was recorded in her living room and dedicated to peace in Missouri. Hill has been performing the song live for a few years, but hearing her sing about “suffering that worsens” after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown is all too apt.
Uncanned Music is proud to facilitate another community entry into Sportsman’s Club's collection of curated mix reels - this one to be supervised live by the great Floridian Jocelyn Brown, a former keeper of the weekend decks at Bucktown’s Charleston who recently re-migrated from NYC to pick up a steady in music production for Leo Burnett and return her grace to the open arms of Chicago music appreciators. It’ll be a fine way to welcome her home (just a few months late) by eternalizing her taste to 3600 feet of tape.
Please join us on Thursday August 28th 2014 at 10pm sharp as 3 hours worth of vinyl selections are DJ’d live by Jocelyn Brown and simultaneously captured to 4-track tape via the bar’s vintage audio system.
Wheel to Reel, live analog mixtape production at Sportsman’s Club (948 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL)
Jimmy Page and William S. Burroughs - the Heavy Metal Kids
An early use of the term Heavy Metal in popular culture was by William S. Burroughs. His 1962 novel The Soft Machine includes a character known as “Uranian Willy, the Heavy Metal Kid.” Burroughs’s next novel, Nova Express (1964), develops the theme, using heavy metal as a metaphor for addictive drugs: “With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms - Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of vaporized bank notes - And The Insect People of Minraud with metal music”