Monday, October 10, 2005

oh, darkness filled the sky as pools of water filled your eyes
they sparkled like phosphorescence in the bay
although our lips barely touched
i have never felt so much
and i’d really like to feel that way again
oh , oh , when ?
i walk through the streets and memorize the city
i count every light until i reach the shore
sometimes i close my eyes and you’re not very pretty
sometimes i can’t believe i’ve had those thoughts before
we pulled a boat down to the dock and stole two steady oars
i pushed you off into the dark: acrisius favours
and from above the great abyss
you threw pennies in and wished for the feeling of wanting nothing more
sometimes i close my eyes
and hope that i can keep away all the darkened skies

This, my favorite song by The Organ was played midway through their set, maybe third or fourth song and before they played this song I kept hoping that the next song, that this one would be "Memorize the City," and when it came on that is when I really loosened up and stopped half heartedly moving my body, that awkward hesitant dancing people do at shows, especially early on in the set. When the song started, all I wanted to do was shake to it and sing along to it forever. But the problem was I climaxed early, I just wanted to hear that song again and kept thinking back to how amazing a song that is throughout the rest of the songs they played. Not everyone's favorite song can be the finale, though.

I was still feeling the aftereffects of last night's binge drinking and smoking all day today, even during this band's show at eleven o'clock at night, I still felt hungover and was mad at myself for ruining in some small way this present that I had been looking forward to all week. My brain was totally fried and I found myself sometimes awkwardly at a loss for words talking to Ben, talking to Christy, talking to Lauren, and too bad The Organ couldn't fill those moments all night long. I am going to go to bed and probably not read this book I am so close to finishing because I think it would be wrong to not hear the bang in my best mental shape, that these are my last moments with this book and I should give him my full attention, not this hungover crap. I want to feel sharp when I wake up tomorrow morning. I am not getting wasted for the next couple days because tomorrow, Joan Didion at 7 pm at Barnes and Nobles.

And then on Tuesday (Lauren, David, Matthew, Greg and other Tracy and the Plastics fans might be interested?), Wynne Greenwood is doing a performance at Foxy Production at 6, and since I don't see the event listed on their site or on the DKS List, here is the press release that they emailed out:

Foxy Production is pleased to announce New Report, a performance by Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy. For the third edition of The Dare Series, Greenwood and Hardy present a live newscast from the feminist TV news station, “WKRH - Pregnant with Information.”

As Henry Irigaray (Hardy) and Henry Stein-Acker-Hill (Greenwood), the artists stage reports on subjects that might not otherwise be considered newsworthy, including their friends, their bodies, their anxiety, the closing of a feminist bookstore, random acts of dancing, and an evening bath. These "breaking reports" are broadcast live to the newsroom for comment, and then out to their studio audience. While exploring the nature of news as we know it, its parameters and its packaging, New Report delves into underrepresented spaces, crises and histories.

K8 Hardy (1977, Fort Worth, TX) holds a BA in Film and Women's Studies from Smith College, and participated in the Studio Division of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She is a founding editor of the queer feminist art journal, LTTR. Selected exhibitions include Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2005); The Kitchen, New York (2005); Art In General, New York (2004); Cubitt Gallery, London (2004); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2003); Centre National d' Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France (2002).

Wynne Greenwood is an artist who lives between New York, Washington and California. In 2000, Greenwood founded the band Tracy + the Plastics, in which she plays all three band members, singing live as Tracy while interacting with the other two members (Cola on drums/ Nikki on keyboards) on a video screen. The band tours often, performing at a range of venues that has included Harvard University, the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, queer discos, made up art spaces, and the Whitney Biennial (2004). At The Kitchen this past winter, Greenwood collaborated with Fawn Krieger to install a larger than life living room that set the stage for the performance, ROOM. Her other work includes single channel video, video collaborations with artist K8 Hardy, and music projects with Sally Scardino.

NEW REPORT is made possible with support from DYKE TV.

For further information or high resolution images, please contact Michael Gillespie or John Thomson: t 212 239 2758 –

And then there are a bunch of openings on Thursday and Friday that I want to see, and God, I want to live and be happy and feel things.

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