Been wondering what this was all about. Thanks for clearing it up!
This is a really interesting LA project called “How Many Billboards?” The above piece is I believe by Kerry Tribe and is one of 21 contributions to the overall project.
As taken from the director’s statement:
The philosophical proposition of the exhibition is simple: art should occupy a visible position in the cacophony of mediated images in the city, and it should do so without merely adding to the visual noise. How Many Billboards? Art In Stead proposes that art periodically displace advertisement in the urban environment.
More information and an awesome map of all the locations can be found on their website here.
Been enjoying Lissie ever since @tywhite professed his love, and most especially after I saw her play in a church in Austin.
Fat Possum Records dropped Lissie Maurus’ debut EP last fallto little initial fanfare, but the Rock Island, Illinois bred singer/songwriter’s Why You Runnin’ has been gaining well-deserved attention ever since, built solely, IMO, on live performances, YouTube clips, and streaming new songs on social networking sites. (Brilliant alt-country-tinged covers of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” didn’t hurt either.)
“Lissie’s not tearing down any walls right now, but it’s impossible not to like her,” Pitchfork’s Tom Breihan wrote of her SXSW showcase this spring, a sentiment I completely agreed with at the time. Now in the run-up to the release of her debut LP, Catching a Tiger, however, the hooks in her songs, that voice (reminiscent of Neko Case, Victoria Legrand, or Kathleen Edwards at times, but always distinctly Lissie), and her audience are all big enough to put a serious dent in said “walls,” I’d say.
To wit: check out her duet with British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding, live from the Brighton Great Escape, here or below.
God damn, that’s a fucking great promo shot.
Great commencement speech. I don’t think I knew Patti was so funny.
Billboard on Sunset Blvd, 1972