Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...I imagined his lanky figure framed against the wail and fury of the original mid-Sixties Velvet Underground and Exploding Plastic Inevitable. I could just see it: his straight hair grown out a bit, accented by the facial hair of the day, colorful morphing images casting shadows on his stern features, his lean body a calm harbor in the ensuing frenzy; Gerard Malanga and Mary Woronov creating a cyclone of erotic terror with their whip dance; black-clad Lou looking fierce and frightened and in need of a fix; Cale executing his viola, and Moe pounding away on that sideways bass drum..."
"...I fill in the holes in my vision with Dexedrine. The landscape spins sideways, the movies and magazines whisper as they hide on soft silky surfaces..."
"...Mark Doty's fat, adorable head hovers and glows on the cover of Firebird, a memoir of his early years. "Here I am," the photo says, "with my troubled sideways glance and proud velvet chin -- love me!" And that's all there is, through two-hundred pages of recollection, through travels from Tennessee to Tucson, through evenings and mornings set upon earth solely for the creation of the poet, now grown, that's all there is: a picture too pretty, too well-remembered, to be of much use..."
"...The name of the group refers to their practice of "shotgunning" beers as a group, starting three hours before kickoff, and repeating the ritual every 30 minutes. To shotgun a beer, a small hole is punched in the bottom of the can while it's held sideways..."
"..."Do you watch people, I said. What they do, how much they drink, etc." A man with a large wet gash in his cheek looked at Vera sideways, and moved over a stool..."
"...You can scoff at its pretentious, quasi-spiritual underpinnings, or you can steep yourself in its rhythmic hypnosis and come away refreshed; the listener's degree of involvement with the music matters almost as much as the music itself. While this local venture never fully expands upon the concept of being far out, Temple of the Embrace does pit plenty of disparate musical styles against one another to create a sideways sort of harmonic convergence..."
"...That is, until Scenes' preview night, when the outdoors blew indoors during one of Austin's worst storms in years. A real squall, the kind that drowns fleets of mariners, bent the live oaks on Congress Avenue sideways..."
"...Annie Proulx's The Shipping News. Venus Holler, for instance, is painted as "small, square homes that leaned sideways a bit like a bunch of drunks who can't quite hear each other..."
"...All without one watt of electricity -- all-acoustic timbres to shake the glasses off your face. And what perfection! Drums, crotales, bamboo flutes, and hand cymbals played with Zen elegance, as in the rarefied flute and drum duo piece, "Fu-Rai-Do," or the call and response of "Miyake," played by three duos with amazing sideways Tai Chi punch..."
"..."They're prolific, they're happy, and we are damn proud to have them on our label," says Warner Bros. publicist Rick Gershon of Sixteen Deluxe, who have recorded so many songs the label likes that their first promotional EP, Easy With the Sideways, contains more non-album bonus tracks (three) than advance numbers from Emits Showers of Sparks (two)..."
"...* Knightmare Chess (Steve Jackson Games, $16.95). Played in conjunction with a game of chess, these 80 cards allow weird one-shot effects: switch piece positions, build walls, turn the board sideways, etc..."
"...Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Argentina's longtime rude boys now on their 12th album, might sound more spiritually akin to the excitingly schizophrenic Spanish/French/Arabic mulch of Mano Negra, but their confident, no-holds-barred lurching from style to style is Sandinista-era Clash all the way. Every song introduces something different to the mix: from the Santana-gets-sideways "El Muerto" and horn-driven Chicago-isms of "Surfer Calavera," to the Sepultura death vocals of "El Carnicero de Giles/sueno," Dixieland piano of "Howen," Parisian jazz stylings of "A Amigo JV," and old-world reggaeisms of "Calaveras y Diablitos" ("Niño Diamante" is pure Police)..."
"...I'll learn fewer new skills this week than I had hoped, and spend less time tackling challenging tasks. But when the carpet is being laid at six, the hacks can't be puttin' in tile sideways at five..."
"...The media, however, also tends to paint unflattering portraits of geeks who revel in their geekness at the Cons. But, in my opinion, if you are gong to do the whole Babylon 5 hair thing, you should expect a certain number of sideways glances...."
"...I had no idea what to make of it then, and have no idea what to make of it now. He watched me carefully as I left -- which meant he'd been aware of me all along, watching me sideways as I'd watched him..."
"...Chris Williams' paintings take on a faintly chilling tone -- his generally realistic images are topped with an essence of Twilight Zone. In one, a naked woman, standing sideways, slouches and appears distant and forlorn..."
"...My charges pick one and I pass out their forms. Just then, the clerk shuts the window like a sideways mouth snapping at a fly..."
"...You like pencil lines applied with skill? He knows how to draw. You like graphic imagery that evokes old-time posters yet leaves you scratching your head as to what the picture is about? Has he got a mermaid for you! You like translating French verse and studying Biblical passages printed upside down and sideways? Flatbed Press Gallery is the place to be...."
"...No wonder, then, that Reinhardt, Gainsborough, and Conte can hang with Tubb, Wills, and Hopkins. Only occasionally do the complexities of Glover Gill's piano and Olivier Giraud's guitar harmonies get a little sideways in tight turns..."