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Title: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: cy street on July 30, 2007, 11:56 PM
on the cliff
looking down
and about to jump

splashhall citizens

i would like to cordially invite you and yours
to attend the bruce nauman opening
at the menil collection

http://www.menil.org/exhibitions_nauman.html (http://www.menil.org/exhibitions_nauman.html)

in houston
texas
october twenty fourth

my sound and word firm

big thaw

will perform the night of the opening
in the company of pollack
magritte
wharol
picasso
and the hurricane force of nauman's works

be there
or be four corners

i will see you when i am looking at you

breaking out
cy bish port street

Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: Nightsongs on August 01, 2007, 02:57 AM
It would  truely be incredible
to see.




Will you be reciting poetry?

Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: cy street on August 01, 2007, 09:57 PM
nightsongs, yes.  my sound and word firm, "big thaw" will be performing my poetry at the museum the night of the nauman opening.

hope to see you and your friends there,
street
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: WordFaery on August 02, 2007, 01:14 AM
Way cool Cy !!
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: cy street on August 02, 2007, 06:22 AM
sweet word cherub, thanks for the tip of the hat.

the museum was designed by renzo piano, one of my favorite architects.  he is currently erecting the new home offices of the new york times in manhatten.  the collection at the menil is one of the best modern collections in the country, for sure in texas.  sorry kimbell, i love you too.

so much of what i have espoused inside splashhall will be on display this evening,
would love to see you there,

cy street

postscript:  we may play at another venue the night before.  we are still working out the details.
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: WordFaery on August 20, 2007, 01:16 AM
(sighs)
I really wish I could attend.
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: cy street on October 19, 2007, 10:08 PM
Below is the email blast that just went out to the entire Menil
Collection file regarding our sound and word firm's gig in Houston.
Please feel free to forward.  Today is the last day to RSVP for the
reduced price tickets

onward,

After-Hours '60s Art Party

At Richmond Hall

October 24, 2007, 8:30 – 10:30p.m.

Join us following the exhibition preview of A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce
Nauman in the 1960s for an After-Hours '60s Art Party in Richmond
Hall.

Live music, featuring "Big Thaw" from L.A. with special guest and
Texas local, Will Sexton.

Cash bar and snacks

Entrance

Members: Free

Non-members: $20 advance, $30 at door

RSVP Jennifer Hennessy by Friday October 19

713-525-9435 or jhennessy@menil.org

The Menil Collection, Richmond Hall

1500 Richmond Avenue

Houston, TX 77006

Menil Map:  http://menil.org/map.html

Richmond Hall houses the penultimate work by the Minimalist sculptor
Dan Flavin (1933–96), one of the most innovative artists of the second
half of the twentieth century.

See the Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall in Christian Dior's
Colorful Legacy, in the recent issue of the Houston Chronicle's Gloss
magazine: http://chron.com/gloss/.

hello universe,
we are en route,

street
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: hcscable on October 19, 2007, 10:32 PM
I can feel your excitement actually jumping off the page. I felt the same way just before my one woman art exhibit in 1987. Every time is a thrill. Great good luck to you. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: Allen on October 20, 2007, 05:53 PM
Wishing you the very best of luck, street.  Hope it goes really well for you.  Please don't forget to tell us how it went.
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: Bittersweet on October 21, 2007, 12:04 PM
Have a great show Street.  Wish I could be there as well to watch you and your band perform. 

Best of Luck,
Bittersweet
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: nite on October 21, 2007, 01:15 PM
Dearest Cy,


Congrats and best wishes.... you know I am with you in spirit - that little cool breeze across the back of your neck is me.

 :wine
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: witt on October 21, 2007, 01:39 PM
Same from here, cy guy.

break
a
knee

cap
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: WordFaery on October 21, 2007, 03:29 PM
Knock 'em dead, Cy !
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: Nightsongs on October 21, 2007, 04:55 PM
Good luck to you
wish I could see you.
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: cy street on October 26, 2007, 10:22 PM
ladies of this thread, thank you for the sweet vibes and well wishes.  they came in handy. 

regretfully, i left one of my computers logged in to splashhall in venice.  i think this kept me from logging on in houston.  i was going to post during the show but was unable.  oh well.

the show was a success and well received.  there were hundreds in attendance and we performed in richmond hall, a former grocery store from the thirties converted to house the flavin neon sculpture seen in the attached photo.

because nauman is so shy and hardly appears in public, there were several museum directors from multiple cities in the crowd.  consequently, we were introduced to several high profile potential clients for the firm, toronto, new york, washington d.c. and the like.

we played for four hours and will condense the show to audio and video files soon.  we hope to launch our website concurrently to finishing these and will have goods and services available to the public subsequently.

one highlight of the trip came the night before the show.  we attended a local poetry reading at a coffee/art bar.  there were several quality readers, spoken worders and one little five year old named justin.  he free styled a spoken piece about batman and his bat mobile.  this took the house down.

thanks again ladies,
and thank you mister allen for your support,

cy street

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Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: WordFaery on October 26, 2007, 11:49 PM
Awesome Cy !!!
Simply awesome.


WordFaery
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: Allen on October 27, 2007, 03:14 AM
street ~ what a resoundingly positive report.  it sounds as though things really went well for you as you understand well.  i am absolutely ecstatic for you and can't wait to hear of the positive future developments that you describe and envision and those that you have not.
Title: Re: a rose has no teeth meets the sounds of big thaw
Post by: witt on October 27, 2007, 09:51 AM
Thanks for the report. I'm so glad that things went well.
And the children shall lead us.