ORGAN THINGS: Gary Myrick courtroom sketch artist, Dale Cornish, acoustic Wild Smiles, VA AA LR, art tarts, DeathGrips firestarting….

THINGS….

Emma Harvey

Emma Harvey

DALE CORNISH, launching an album at London’s Cafe Oto this Monday  night, here’s a taste and if you’re curious, then here’s a link

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Also doing things on that Monday night bill at Oto with Dale Cornish, you’ll find VA AA LR (Vasco Alves/Adam Asnan/Louie Rice)

“VA AA LR are a trio comprised of Vasco Alves, Adam Asnan and Louie Rice. Their interests include such diverse practices as radio and static textures produced with customised analogue devices and software (Alves), musique concrete and the auditory ‘image’ subject to intervention, disruption and disintegration (Asnan) and electronic and acoustic systems utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio material (Rice)”

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Emma Harvey

Emma Harvey

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Wild Smiles acoustic version of that song featured here the other day……

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Emma Harvey

Emma Harvey

 

This short video produced by Ramtin Nikzad for the New York Times captures the rise and fall of a courtroom sketch artist in Texas.

Gary Myrick will admit, with minor grumbling, that he’s a dinosaur. When his career as a courtroom artist began, in the seventies, cameras weren’t allowed to record the proceedings and America tuned in to the news each night expecting to see sketches of the era’s big trials. For the next twenty years, if those dramas played out in or near Texas, the definitive images belonged to Myrick…” further reading

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