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Roxy Music in Washington

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The Roxy Music show in DC was excellent and fun.  St Vincent opened up (and not many of the audience members knew her stuff). We rocked out.  Here are some bits.

We parked at the arena (though it cost some $$$ it was way worth it as we drove directly out in under 2 minutes).  We arrived early enough to buy a very bad gin and tonic from the sports betting center on the corner before the show.

We were in the venue about 30 minutes before the show.  Row 12!

St Vincent played lots of material from her new album.

New York

Only mother fucker in the city…

Slow disco.

 

The stage change took about 25 minutes.  And it was worth the wait.

ROXY MUSIC in the house!

The show began with Avalon interstitial into Re-Make/Re-Model.

 

A guitar solo by Phil Manzanera.

Bryan Ferry was full of energy during this show.

 

Andy Mackay on woodwinds.

The guitar gets wild

While My Heart is Still Beating

Roxy gets psychedelic.

As does Romey!  You go girl.

Many of the interludes were beautiful in just the right Roxy way.

One of our all time favorites To Turn You On


The Main Thing

The crowd was into it. And the visuals were just as much of the experience at the music.  One guy in front of us knew every word of every song.

An all time favorite (though honestly I would rather play this than listen to it), More Than This.

Romey captures some bits.

And a very much great version of Avalon (though, don’t be the asshole who talks over this song).

The Warhol set was awesome

Jealous Guy

Congrats on 50 years of being a band, Roxy Music!  You guys still rock.

 

 

 

College and the Arts: North Carolina Museum of the Art

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NCMA has a fantastic collection, particularly if you get a tour thought out carefully in advance by a serious curator. Thanks Francesca for producing the apex of our college and the arts tour.

NCMA Spring blue

NCMA Spring blue

Francesca

Francesca

The tour started with early artifacts from Egypt, Rome, and the Renaissance, through the lens of human cognition, psychology, medicine, and psychosis. The arts are a necessary salve for the human condition.

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Each picture has a story

Each picture has a story

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Look closely, the moon is waxing.

Look closely, the moon is waxing.

Beware: your head may explode, smolder, or otherwise smoke

Beware: your head may explode, smolder, or otherwise smoke

Fingers out of control

Fingers out of control

hilarious

hilarious

eerie

eerie

The Blue Dancer is somewhat of a nexus. Ahead of its time and forgotten. Also see this book.

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Oh no!

Oh no!

Eli will save you. Eli will possibly save us all.

Eli will save you. Eli will possibly save us all.

In the end, it is all information in space and time. Without negative space, there is nothing. More than this, there is nothing.