Sunday, August 19, 2012

In memoriam: Suzy Greenberg

I mourn the passing of my friend Suzy Greenberg last week. A devoted artist, gallery owner, and arts advocate, Suzy made a real difference in the Twin Cities arts community with the energy and passion she poured into everything she did. Suzy was an ardent feminist, and brought whimsy and insight to the artistic expression of her convictions.

Anyone who knew Suzy recalls her mellifluous laugh and festive nature. And personally, I'll always be grateful for her generosity. Back when I was completely broke, I asked Suzy for a loan so I could manufacture a CD release. She readily agreed; it was probably only a few hundred bucks, I really don't remember, but it was a huge sum for me at the time and it made a world of difference in my career.

From generosity to advice to hard work and perseverance, Suzy had a hugely positive impact on those around her. I honor her memory and hope to spread the good vibes she shared with all of us.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The performing arts

Went to a dance show with my wife tonight. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Arrived at 2 observations on why we like to see live performance:

1. It provides an excuse to stare at other people for as long as we want, for real and in person, not like on TV when you're staring at a bunch of pixels rather than a real person.

2. We get the chance to see things go wrong and happen out of sync, or perhaps fall apart altogether, which generally isn't going to happen on TV or in a movie (although you never know).