Thursday, October 19, 2006

Small Town Excitement

We interrupt the barrage of pink to provide you with a very important announcement. Brian Eno is going to be in town this weekend for Pop!Tech !
I'm beside myself with excitement! Since I'm not actually going to Pop!Tech (technological cluelessness and poverty are to blame), I'm left with no choice but to lurk outside hoping for a glimpse of him. I think less than 10 people in the county have heard of him, though, so crowds on the street shouldn't marr my view.
Here's a video with him from his days in Roxy Music (he's the one on the tambourine and synthesizer who looks strikingly like Riff Raff). I do love me that 70s glam rock.

Here's a clip of him that's relatively recent, discussing his Music for Airports. It's rather funny.

And now here's a link to an online version of Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards that he developed to help with artistic dilemmas and blocks. The premise is that you ask a question, randomly select a card, and then apply the information it gives you to the situation. Some of them seem to be very art-specific, but others could work for any situation. They're pretty cool.

eta: I saw him! and it only took a couple minutes of active stalking. Don't worry, as a stalker I'm pretty harmless - I saw him, he sort of glanced my way, my face turned bright red and I ran away with my heart pumping loudly.


Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

I hope he wears the featherd outfit, he'll need an undershirt in this weather though. If you need a groupie-buddy I'm there.
mary jane | 10.19.06 - 6:58 am | #

Count me among the 10,I love his airport music. He is even one of my Pandora stations . If you don't know about Pandora I have a post about it in my Sept. archives providing a link.
How do you post You Tube vids onyour Blog?
jungle dream pagoda | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 9:31 am | #

Mary Jane- Maybe we should stand out there in feathered outfits and he'll flock to us (y'know what they say).
JDP - YouTube has a box to the right of each video. In it, there's a doohickey that says "Embed" - copy the info that's in there and paste it into your blog entry in the "edit html" section (you probably normally use the "compose" section that is next to it). Once it's pasted in, you can go back to using the "compose" section.
Petula | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 10:38 am | #

Hey. Even old ladies know about Brian Eno. I get to use his name frequently in cross word puzzles.
Dianne | 10.19.06 - 8:28 pm | #

I told you guys my mom was cool.
Petula | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 9:19 pm | #

LOL! I don't what makes me laugh more: that you stalked Brian Eno like a schoolgirl, that you ran away like a schoolgirl when you saw him, that your mother comments on your blog, or that your mother also knows Brian Eno. I think it's all of the above, really.
Gina | Homepage | 10.20.06 - 3:27 pm | #

I adore Eno, I hope you get to see him. My sister worked as his PA for a while and told me many lovely stories, he's a great man. I enjoyed his book A Year with swollen appendices and am lucky enough to have a signed copy.
donna | Homepage | 10.22.06 - 5:20 am | #

So that sax player - do you think he knows that produce is supposed to be tucked INSIDE the pants?
Gwenny | Homepage | 12.05.06 - 12:52 am | #

5:52 PM, July 26, 2007  

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