Two Atlanta artists, who go by the monikers 'Dr. Dax' and 'The Loss Prevention,' recently completed a mural honoring the old location of the World Famous Disco Club "The Limelight" in Buckhead. The huge mural spans the backside of Binders, and features a gigantic multicolored disco ball in addition to a dancing character and a disco babe.
Make sure you watch through the final interview.
So last night I'm watching ESPN about 1:30 a.m., because it's smart to consistently get four to five hours of sleep and stay up late watching your favorite NBA team lose three consecutive games by last-second three-pointers. [Deep breath.]
ANYHOO, this commercial comes on, and for the first time, I really pay attention to it. It's an orange juice ad, and it makes me laugh pretty hard. Granted, I was looking for anything to laugh at to momentarily escape the hellishness of my situation (DEFEND THE MAN THROWING THE BALL IN! JESUS!), but still. So I Google it because I like to laugh, even more than I like to cry. And, WHAM, I find out it was made by BBDO Atlanta. I giggle, and I get a blog post out of it. Universe: aligned!
(P.S.: Why do I think it's funny? Because of the girl. The relationship status thing. The "yeaaaah." The "and me, you have me." C'mon. That's pretty good modern relationship commentary for an orange juice ad. So well done, because it seems as though selling OJ ain't easy.)
Visitors to the museum will also have the opportunity to take in the two AIDS-related exhibitions currently on display at MODA: Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of World AIDS Posters and The AIDS Memorial Quilt. A complete schedule of events after the jump:
Now, WABE's John Lemley and Kate Sweeney are on the case. They asked Michaud and Decatur Book Festival's Darren Wang to come into the studio for this excellent segment on City Cafe. There seems to be a new round of activity around the mystery. We'll be on the case as it develops.
Two of the four murals are up for the viewing. Andy Moon Wilson's brilliant blue work can be found on the Westside near Get This! Gallery at 670 11th St. You'll find the Southern Sunday Art Revival's gracing a window at 364 Nelson St. in Castleberry Hill.
Murals by Tommy Taylor and Lucha Rodriguez are currently in progress in Inman Park, and Midtown, respectively. The murals are scheduled to be finished July 30 - details on unveiling celebrations across town still to come.
Photos of Taylor and Rodriguez at work after the jump.
I just received an interesting package in the mail.
1. An envelope inside the manila envelope, one of those standard white business envelopes with a clear cellophane address window revealing a $10 bill. On the front of the envelope it says: "for you." On the back: "Follow your narrative urge! #14."
2. A note, bookended with hearts, that reads:
Thank you for opening the envelope. The money is real. This is not an ad campaign or sales pitch — it's an art project. Please save the story fragment enclosed, use the hints and find me.
And is stamped on the back with a UFO and the text: "sited by Horace Burgess above the Biltmore House: UFO RSNQHDR (NOT LOW)"
3. A clue on a torn slip of paper that reads:
14. Southern women have a natural relationship with the earth. It may have been bred during the Civil War, when genteel ladies suddenly found themselves in charge of entire vast farms in the absence of their husbands.
At 29, Muhly is already one of the world's most sought-after composers. He's worked with artists as diverse as Phllip Glass, Björk, John Corigliano, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Antony and the Johnsons; he's written the film score for the Kate Winslett movie The Reader and a cantata based on Strunk and White's Elements of Style; and he's recently been commissioned by the Met for a full-length opera tentatively titled Two Boys to be based on a British case involving a 14-year-old boy taking on the on-line identity of a woman to lure strangers to kill him. He's currently in the Atlanta area to help guide the world premiere of a new work “How Soon?” which was co-commissioned by Kennesaw State University and will be performed by the contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird, the KSU Women's Chorus and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra tonight, Saturday, April 2, at Kennesaw State's Bailey Center Performance Hall.
Muhly told the students he needs to keep a “veil of secrecy” between himself and the specifics of the music business, including how much he gets paid, so he can concentrate on actually making music. The initiative and drive to self-publish elude him, he said, and the thought of it, like the thought of publicists, long contracts, press blackouts, and health insurance, makes him anxious. The claim was, in the end, believable. Among his final words to the students about the biz: “Be nice to everybody.” It's good advice, but we're guessing there's probably a little more to it than that.
eighth blackbird will perform Nico Muhly's “How Soon?” tonight, April 2, at Kennesaw State University's Bailey Center Performance Hall. For more information, visit ticketing.kennesaw.edu or call 770-423-6650.
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