Heck yeah! This rad show just opening in NY at the old Tower Records store on 4th and Broadway and dang, don’t I wish I were there for it? sigh. I contributed, via artist/curator Ted Riederer, a set of several hundred “bootleg” cds. Handmade from cheap digital image downloads glued to pieces of wood and then lovingly wrapped in cellophane to look like new shrink-wrapped CDs, all are drawn from my collection of digitally bootlegged music. I consider it a form of “penance” to be forced to physically hand-make proxies of that which I have so rampantly downloaded.

In signed and limited editions of 3 each, they are for sale for only $9.99 at Never Records! Get yours today!

blurb in the Huffington Post here.

PRESS RELEASE:
Never Can Say Goodbye
at the former Tower Record Store
4th street and Broadway
January 15- February 13, 2010

On January 15, 2010, No Longer Empty (NLE) will re-open the legendary Tower Records store on Broadway and 4th street with a trans-media art exhibition: Never Can Say Goodbye.

Spotlighting more than twenty artists working with sound, light, image and installation, Never Can Say Goodbye recreates a fantasy version of the now defunct Tower Records with Never Records complete with record bins, album covers, cash registers, music posters and a performance stage. Interactive installations by artists and musicians celebrate the stores historic role as the locus of the community– the old way to meet people face to face and share music and information.

Curated by Manon Slome, NLE; Steven Evans, Dia Art Foundation; Asher Remy-Toledo, NLE

Panel Discussion
Discs to Downloads: New Directions in the Music Industry on January 26th 7 pm

Never Records Artists by Ted Riederer
Bob Gruen | Dario Robleto | Jason Farrell | Brandi Merolla | Exene Cervenka | Arturo Vega/ Dee Dee Ramone | Exene Cervenka | Olaf Bruening | Jake Berthot | Jeff Beebe | Marylin Minter | Jason Losh | Evan Gruzis | Damon Locks | Steven Bindernagel | Richard Hambleton | Josh Shaddocl | Stephanie Syjuko | Brent Birnbaum | Shane Caffrey | Nicholas Brooks | Ryan Sullivan | Doug McQueen | Allison Hester | James Rubio | Richard Barnes | Ted O’Sullivan/Rebecca Potts | Michelle Matson | Brendan Carney | Arturo Vega | Tom Sanford | Johnny T. Yerington | Chris Yerington | Jay Ivcevich | Ethan Minsker | Mike Egan | Mathew Bradley | James Woodward |Josh Bernstein | Jeramy Fletcher | Dan Sabau |
Spencer James | Nathan Gwyne | Cliff Mott | Bill Fallon | Jon Bush | Josh Azzarella

Participating Record Stores, Music Venues and Labels
Academy Records, yesterday and today, Niagara, Bowery Electric, Sacred Bones, Asian Man Records Elevator Music
Continuing the Public Art / Alternative Spaces panel discussion series, No Longer Empty will host various panelists have been invited to discuss how technology has transformed art— addressing how contemporary gadgets and the internet have shaped twenty-first century music production, listening and consumption and the affect of this shift on contemporary art. Celebrity attorney Elliot Groffman (represents Jay-Z, Dave Matthews and other music bands), Ted Reiderer (featured NLE artist), Kevin Patrick (manager of Matt&Kim) and others yet to be confirmed.

Perfomance Schedule (more to come and schedule is subject to change)
January 21st Dirty Mirrors with John Miller
January 22nd Cleopatra
January 29th ((audience))
January 30th The Antagonist Movement
February 1st The Metropolis Ensemble
February 5th Azita and Animal Hospital
February 6th Sacred Bones Records Showcase

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