November 6, 2014

This crazy Kowloon Walled City cross-section showed up on the internet the other day:

Which in turn reminded me of a show I saw at the old Duke Art Museum, of the Paper Architecture work of Brodsky and Utkin:

It’s hard to argue with obsessive detail in art, in my opinion.

In other news, we just got back from seeing Allen Toussaint with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. It was a funny scene. The PHJB were great, especially their dancing sousaphone player, and trumpeter Mark Braud, who was dynamite on his horn *and* on vocals.

Toussaint played quite the mixed bag of tunes, and got the biggest audience response not from any of his own material, but rather from covers of “City of New Orleans” (yep) and Fats Domino’s “I’m Walking.”

Toussaint has a great bluesy touch on the piano when he wants to, but he also clearly wants to play a shitton of flourishes & glissandos. It was like watching an R&B Liberace at times.

November 6, 2014

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