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Who Shot Rock & Roll at Brooklyn Museum.

In 1 on October 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Sorry for the lack of blogs this week – there was so much going on that  all I could do was go with the flow.  But now have so much to tell you!

There’s  good news from show promoters who are going to start seeing their shows as Events

There’s good news from a company that is poised to change the way you sell antiques. (Really! More on this later.)

And, honestly, it has been one great party after another (it’s the Scorpios birthday week in addition to all else.) So we rolled from one live music venue to another. Otto’s Shrunken Head on Monday.  Brooklyn Museum’s R&R Bash last night

Last night’s party at the Brooklyn Museum was incredible.

First of all the show, “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” curated by Gail Buckland was about as good as it gets.  (While the Yankees were slugging  it out in Bronx, and Madison Square Garden was vibrating with a four-hour Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Show that featured everybody from Anthony & The Imperials to Art Garfunkel  and Springsteen, we were listening to Blondie in the vaulted hall at Brooklyn Museum.)

Can you believe it? Brooklyn Museum’s  house band is Blondie. LOL. Debbie Harry’s still got it (black wig, not withstanding) and the Hon. Chris Stein couldn’t be finer.

Thinkin’ about Blondie in the old days at CBGGs and then catchin’ up with them at the Museum, makes me nostalgic.  I mean, where are all of rock’s famed delinquents? I liked having them around.  They added interest.  Rock was real. Now its antiseptic.  At least Keith Richards hasn’t caved and Amy Winehouse is a beacon of grit in an overly antiseptic world.

But Thursday night —

  • Hearing Blondie live in a hall filled with Monets, Sisleys, Picassos and more ,
  • Mingling with the understated Brooklyn crowd,
  • Viewing the incredible rock photographs as the  “art photographs” that they are,
  • Eating hot dogs and pretzels in the museum…

It’s all  confirmation of  Buckland’s  POV: The photographers were handmaidens to rock. And rock was a revolution that  did change the way world sees itself.

BTW, it was great working with Gail and the entire Brooklyn Museum Staff on the show preview that hit web yesterday.

Stay tuned. I’m going to post pictures and photographic link to my story “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” in this week’s Bee. Click here to go straight to it.

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