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For the Aging Rocker in you: The legacies of the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin : The New Yorker

Interesting conversation between the boys in the Led Zeppelin on their stairway to heaven and the Stones on their cloud!  The same cloud today’s aging baby boomers won’t get off of and bad boy Jagger peers out from as he may feel less and less “cool” as marihuana becomes legal and eventually boring in more and more states.  The Stones have not changed and Rock and Roll is relevant and cool to less and less Americans.  Yes, those of us over 50 have now definitely become “them”.

The world has changed beyond recognition since British Rock absconded with the mojo resting in the soul of American Blues.  Read this little ditty from the New Yorker and smother your aging enthusiasm in the blossom of bad boy nostalgia …

“Two of the landmark sixties British blues bands, likely the two that mattered most, are rounding out their stories. Led Zeppelin reunited briefly in December of 2007 for a show at London’s 02 Arena that’s …”

via The legacies of the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin : The New Yorker.

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Martha Rosler’s ‘Meta-Monumental Garage Sale,’ at MoMA – NYTimes.com

In hard economic times the first thing that goes is luxury items …. This includes art.  The art world is currently changing and artists have to think out of the box to survive.  Checkout this article in the NYTs …

“Beginning on Saturday, the Museum of Modern Art will hold a garage sale in its atrium. It will not be a “garage sale” — a piece of performance art in which a garage …”

via Martha Rosler’s ‘Meta-Monumental Garage Sale,’ at MoMA – NYTimes.com.

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Binders Full Of Women

Fat bastard on equal employment issues…

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How Capitalism Can Save Art – WSJ.com

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.

Warhol grew up in industrial Pittsburgh. Today’s college-bound rarely have direct contact with the manual trades.

Yet work of bold originality and stunning beauty continues to be done in …

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Frank Lloyd Wright House in Phoenix Faces Bulldozers – NYTimes.com

It’s hard to say which is more startling. That a developer in Phoenix could threaten — by Thursday, no less — to knock down a 1952 house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Or that the house has until now slipped under the …

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Neil Young Comes Clean – NYTimes.com

Driving down the hill above his ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco, Neil Young took a deep whiff of the redwood forest momentarily serving as the canopy for his 1951 …

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The Louvre’s New Islamic Galleries Bring Riches to Light – NYTimes.com

When I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid opened at the Louvre more than 20 years ago, many argued that this 70-foot-tall structure had destroyed the classical beauty of one of the world’s great museums. But today, as crowds wait on long lines outside the pyramid, which serves as the Louvre’s main entrance, what once seemed audacious has become as accepted a part of the city’s visual landscape as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe.

Now the museum is again risking the public’s wrath as it introduces the most radical architectural intervention since the pyramid in …

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Audio Slide Show: Peter Schjeldahl on “Ghosts in the Machine” : The New Yorker

This week in the magazine, Peter Schjeldahl reviews “Ghosts in the Machine,” “a big, busy historical show of wonky art, rummaging in old romances with the technological sublime.” In this audio …

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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dies at 63 – NYTimes.com

Donna Summer, the multimillion-selling singer and songwriter whose hits captured both the giddy hedonism of the 1970s disco era and the feisty female solidarity of the early 1980s, died on Thursday at her …

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Walk the Prank: Secret Story of Mysterious Portrait at Pentagon – WSJ.com

In a Pentagon hallway hung an austere portrait of a Navy man lost at sea in 1908, with his brass buttons, blue-knit uniform and what looks like …

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