HOPE Farmers Market
"...Owl MorrisonPlaying With Matches..."
"...Second Annual Yoko Ono Birthday Tribute Hoot Gaby & Mo's, February 17 Yes, you read that right, the show in question was a tribute to the music and art of Yoko Ono, and not only that, it was the second one the club has done in two years. Interpreting Ono can be tricky, since her work is evenly divided between pop material that to the uninitiated seems treacly and obvious, and performance-art-oriented pieces that are the very definition of "inaccessible." Hosts Ky Hote and Owl Morrison didn't offer any lectures on how best to appreciate Onomusic, but started things off nicely with acoustic versions of some of Ono's more wide-eyed, Double Fantasy-era works like "Silver Horse" and "I'm Your Angel," demonstrating how one can put Ono's material in a folksy setting that's not so scary after all..."
"...Here's a bit of trivia for you: David Campbell, the conductor for the 24-piece orchestra accompanying Ray Price at the free outdoor show scheduled for SXSW, has arranged songs for the Rolling Stones and Linda Ronstadt, and also happens to be the father of wunderkind Beck! Campbell's own dad Al Hansen was a pioneer of the pop art movement known as Fluxus, and coincidentally enough, this Friday at Gaby & Mo's there's a Hoot Night celebrating the music and poetry of Fluxus' most famous practitioner, Yoko Ono. Among the performers are Owl Morrison, Ky Hote & Owl, Raunchy Reckless & the Amazons (featuring Darcee Douglas), Melanie Rose, Kale Kallach, Danny Dollinger, and Rog Wall, each of whom will either sing, speak, or break things and then glue them back together (see Music Listings)....."
"...Owl Morrison, Playing with Matches..."
"...Owl Morrison – the Angel Sculpture of Austin, First Street Bridge: Living statue blesses you with energy...."
"...(Carroll & Graf, $13.95 paper) The accompanying press for this book screams: 16 PAGES OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS including the Seattle Times photo of Cobain's body! With that gaseous bit of flame-fanning out of the way, whether we really need another biography on the Voice of His Generation then becomes the question. After looking through Sandford's well-meaning but ultimately unenlightening read, I vote no. Van Morrison: Inarticulate Speech of the Heart..."