COUNT LETTERMAN IN: In our continuing love affair with all things St. Vincent, enjoy her network television debut above on the Late Show with David Letterman. She performed “Marrow” with all the funk that four saxophone players can provide. Nice guitar solo in the middle there, too. UPDATE: Also, some artsy, B&W photos from a show in Atlanta just came our way, so I thought I would pass them along as well.
THE MUSIC OUT WEST: As a lead in to this weekend’s Fort Worth Weekly 2009 Music Awards Festival, the alt paper takes an exhaustive look at the state of Cow Town’s music scene. It can be argued that North Texas typically looks north to Denton and east to Dallas for its music fix (see item No. 1 for today). But after reading this genre-by-genre breakdown, you might reconsider the sound coming out of Fort Worth.
QUOTABLE: “You don’t have to go anywhere to ‘make art’ when a mobile device is your tool. You are always already there. Students often ask me how to get better at photography and video, for example. In addition to learning the history and theory, what I tell them is to take hundreds (or thousands) of photos and videos per day. Most of them have phones or small cameras that do this. I advise them to have the device ready to record within a few seconds – not at the bottom of a bag or pocket. Take advantage of it’s immediacy, which is part of it’s intimacy.”
— Dean Terry, Director of the Emerging Media Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Terry spoke with Glass Tire about the effect that mobile technology has on creativity.
ETC.: A public art project will go up between Arlington’s two stadiums thanks to a UTA professor (dallasnews.com) … Unlikely stage mates perform tonight as the U.S. Army Chorus joins forces with the Turtle Creek Chorale (dallasnews.com) … Bret Michaels of Poison said during a concet Wednesday night that he wrote the 80s power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in “in the men’s room of a Dallas laundromat.” Insert joke [here] (rollingstone.com). … The Dallas Opera has appointed a new associate director of production, John J. Toia, a lighting designer and stage manager most recently with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.