Wednesday, February 23, 2011

...and Again (Awesome Tapes from Africa)

Chikaha Rahma
11.5" x 8"
oil on wood, 2011
...And Again. The blog Awesome Tapes from Africa is a major supplier for Top 100 material. Rirsakr Fi Simana is a song by Chikaha Rahma. He's from Algeria but I can't find any more info. At least there's a picture of him on the sleeve of the cassette the song's on. Quite a characteristic face indeed—it'll make you do some profiling. If you do, and if any negative sentiments come up, you got it all wrong. And that's all I say about it. Chikaha Rahma is featured in the very last top 10 of the year. Today is February 23 and that is the final day for the Top 100. Today I played all songs stuck on 9 points and the resulting top 10 are all newcomers in the list. I have to do a little checking and adding the numbers but tomorrow I will forward the final list of 100 songs. I still have to do 14 paintings before March 12th. And that date, my dear readers, is the date of the countdown and reception simply called The Top 100 2010. Everybody is invited, drinks are on me. Location: Skylab, 57 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215. It all starts at 7:00 PM sharp. It'll take about 7 hours to play all 100 songs so the space is open to the public until 2:00 AM Sunday morning. If Columbus is bit too far for you to come maybe you can check out a big selection of the paintings at the White Columns booth at the New York Independent. The art fair that is a satellite to the better known Armory Show. This will take place March 3-6, 548 W. 22nd St., New York. The works shown there will not be featured at the Skylab show. Reproductions will take their place. But not to worry: the reproductions look great thanks to Zuzana Muranicova for printing them.

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