Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alexander Austin, Millage Gilbert, Jeff Helkenberg in my car



ALEXANDER AUSTIN

After I have done this SVO on Alexander Austin, he has attracted some other press on his show at the Y in KCK.
-- this one is from KCUR, and includes a podcast of an interview with Alexander...
-- this one is from the Kansas City Star....

MILLAGE GILBERT
I caught Millage Gilberts performance at the Mutual Musicians Foundation on Tuesday 16 February 2010

HERE! IN MY CAR!!! WITH JEFF HELKENBERG AS OUR PASSENGER
Jeff and I had a good time driving around the city. He is an outspoken artist and co-curator of the Keyhole gallery with his partner, Jessica Logsdon. He is not afraid to speak his mind and does so speaking about the local arts scene and politics.









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*Here I meet Jeff at his work and we start driving around.  I spend a lot of time playing with the toys, unfortunately...
*We talk about technological advances and art....
*We then talk about hack artists and their detrimental effects on the local art scene...
*Jeff makes an assertion that art has been turned into the special olympics in Kansas City....
*We talk about cooperative businesses in the arts in relation to Jeff's experience with the Stray Cat....
*Jeff and I critique the art display at Paragraph... Jeff is critical of the Urban Culture Project and the
      Charlotte Street Foundation
*We continue the critique of the Urban Culture Project and artist statements
*We critique post-modernism and deconstructionalism and the new addition to Bartle Hall...
*Jeff talks about cheapness in art and architecture...
*We talk about development trends and the idea of the muse and Jeff's former muse...
*Jeff talks about an artist he admires, his disappointment with the Urban Culture Project and he talks about
          the growth of art as he see's it.
*We talk about the aerosol medium (tag art) as a new branch of the art tree, and of course, we talk about
          the artist known as Scribe in relation to this art.
*Jeff talks about the philosophy of the Keyhole Gallery ...
*We harp on hipsters, and we order slushes at Sonic....
*I talk like a BRD, and we go to pick up my wife at work
*I show of my second civil war map of fiction, again, more BRD from me....
*We watch some of Jeff's work on YouTube
*Jeff talks about investment grade art and we watch another video...
*After picking up my wife, we drive to Town Topic for vittles....
*We leave Town Topic and we take Jeff home....

 -- Here is a link to a story done by Fox 4 about Jeff and Jessica's entanglement with DART in Kansas City...
GOING ARTY
*Local architecture firm helping in rebuilding of University of Iowa art gallery
*Art show in the burg
*KC Artists Coalition deadline for show in March 8
*Behzod Abduraimov, who will be playing on March 5 with Stanizlov Loudenitch at  
      the Folly Theater is featured on KCMetropolis.org
*Charlotte Street Foundation put out a collaborative video...

*Urban Culture project presents You're Such a Good Sport...




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Chrometuna Also, I have cross pollination of blogs going on with Chrometuna, and his regular talk show, which runs starts at 3 a.m. daily, so if you are up that late, go to www.justin.tv/chrometuna and chat with him...
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

HERE! IN MY CAR!!!
Thursdays hostage, er, uh guest, was Mr. Robert Cutler, AKA Chrometuna. He is famous (infamous) 
for a lot of things -- outspoken gay activist, punk rock local icon, soundman, promoter etc. etc. He does his own show on www.justin.tv/chrometuna and is a very popular programmer on justin tv. We got 
together in Topeka where he lives and toured the town. We had our first phone call on the show and 
toured the old spooky Topeka State Mental hospital grounds which sit mostly abandoned. We talked 
alot about art programs vs. sports and how art usually always loses, and how the youth and the cities
that promote sports over everything else with taxpayer dollars usually lose out. It is a common problem
in places like Topeka that seem to have more softball stadiums per capita than anywhere else but not
enough art and other education programs to go around. The results are a derelict downtown area, 
disaffected youth and a high crime rate and lower standard of living. We had a little fun. We drove
around the Phelps compound playing "Gay Bar" by the Electric Six. Reverend Fred Phelps is a well
known baptist preacher who travels the country with his family picketing funerals of homosexuals and
funerals of soldiers. We ended up having a near catastrophe as my hos... er, uh guest needed to pee
really bad.


An opera with a Kansas City connection....


     "Zhou had never composed an opera but had an impressive instrumental and vocal body of work. Living in Kansas City for many years, he retained his Chinese sensibility but was fluid with Western musical idioms."
                                      - Boston Globe


Livestreaming Events
Turn on the player below to see what is playing on the Svoboda KC livestream channel. It could be re-run's, or it might be live, you never know....
Watch live video from Svoboda KC on Justin.tv

You can click on the on button over on the Livestream window and see if Svoboda KC is streaming something live or, click on the "On Demand" tab on the bottom and see past livestreams.  We try to stream the YJ's Jazz Jam every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM.  Contact us at http://www.facebook.com/Svoboda.KC...Maybe we can stream an event. We are also looking for sponsorships for our streams.  You can also check out the SvobodaKC.com Livestream page here or go to www.livestream.com/svoboda.

Chrometuna Also, I have cross pollination of blogs going on with Chrometuna, and his regular talk show, which runs starts at 3 a.m. daily, so if you are up that late, go to www.justin.tv/chrometuna and chat with him...
Watch live video from Chrometuna's Super Natural Boloney on Justin.tv Upcoming Events Finally... I have my handy dandy google calender with all the upcoming events in the area and beyond...


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If you are interested in expressing your opinion about art, or this blog, or if you have ideas, calender updates or even blog entries, send me a message at http://www.facebook.com/Svoboda.KC TMI, BRD





























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Here are some highlights.....
We tour the spooky old abandoned Topeka State Hospital
We drive around the Phelps compound playing "Gay Bar" by the Electric Six....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Thursday 18 February 2010


-- A spooky review...
-- a "stimulating" story -- KC goes green...


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Wednesday 17 February 2010


--North Kansas City turns arty...
--Gifts for a 75th birthday...
--Kansas City isn't the only Missouri city that believes in art....
--Chrometuna's former employer gets noticed. Frankly, my lazy ass noticed this link because
it came up in my search under Max's Kansas City. That happens a lot.
--Overland Park is broke, so art must go...


Regular Schtuff
Livestreaming Events
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on Here! In My Car!!! My passenger is Chrometuna, aka boB Cutler.  We will be driving around Topeka about 4 PM Thursday causing trouble.

Chrometuna Also, I have cross pollination of blogs going on with Chrometuna, and his regular talk show, which runs starts at 3 a.m. daily, so if you are up that late, go to www.justin.tv/chrometuna and chat with him... Watch live video from Chrometuna's Super Natural Boloney on Justin.tv
Watch live video from Chrometuna's Super Natural Boloney on Justin.tv Upcoming Events Finally... I have my handy dandy google calender with all the upcoming events in the area and beyond...


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If you are interested in expressing your opinion about art, or this blog, or if you have ideas, calender updates or even blog entries, send me a message at http://www.facebook.com/Svoboda.KC TMI, BRD
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Writing Music to Fill a Window, Here! In My Car!!! -- with Jessica Logsdon of the Keyhole Gallery

WRITING MUSIC TO FILL A WINDOW
After a month of freezing in a tight window space at the Fishtank Performance Studio, Peter Lawless finally held the concert that performed the window music on the first Friday in February....

HERE! IN MY CAR!!! WITH JESSICA LOGSDON

The second installment of the concept of a talkshow in a car occurred on Thursday 11 February 2010.  The passenger was Jessica Logsdon of the Keyhole Gallery....

We talked about her gallery, some about her problems with DART, which of course lead to our doing a driving tour of the northeast neighborhood and talking about politics and the state of Kansas City.   You can get the rest of the clips on my justin tv page here....
http://www.justin.tv/s/yfJqXP4/clip/8513c8fceab480e4



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PS (Photo Section)

Sunday, February 7, 2010


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Ripe -- a peepshow at the Keyhole Gallery
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The show consisted of risque art that had adult content... hence the veils over the work that forced people to lift them and peep at the art
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There was a large showing of people for an otherwise tame 1st Friday in February
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The worlds first talkshow in a Car!

Here! In My Car!!!!!

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The world's first talkshow in a car is launching Thursday 4 February 2010 at about 4 PM. The first guest for the show is Bill Drummond, the glass etcher dude. We will be talking about art, the city, current events and politics. Bill is a very passionate talented artist who has lived in the city and has experienced the art scene for over 20 years. Of course the show is viewable on www.SvobodKC.com, but it and all the livestreams produced for this page are on www.Justin.tv/stevosvoboda.


AND THE RESULTS.....
The worlds first talk show in a car. My guest is Bill Drummond, the glass etcher dude. We talk about art, politics and events in Kansas City.

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Go to the archives page for the rest of the saved clips....
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