photo by Matthew Masin
by Michael Todd
Since I didn't respond to his text while filming Hana Kornbluh, I didn't expect to see Hear Nebraska contributor Matthew Masin squeezing in next to me as Kornbluh sung the last verse. When she ended the song, he explained simply, "I followed the music."
I followed it, too, when I first walked upstairs to Parrish Studios and found DJ Ol' Moanin' Corpse, aka Rik Minnick, spinning in Tugboat Gallery alongside art by Holly Kranker, Joel Damon and Mike Bauer. Kornbluh and friends Ashley and Joe Rempe, of The Golden Hour, led me down the hallway as they played.
DJ Simplify scored The Black Market's exhibition of Jesse Osborn's work. Back at Parrish, as we showed on Monday, the Root Marm Chicken Farm International Jug Band kicked out what seemed to be an impromptu set by the south entrance. With a performance by AZP we unfortunately missed also, First Friday set a musical precedent that hopefully isn't the first and only.
See a few of the pieces featured as well as a bit of Kornbluh with the video below. Further down, Heather Sticka talks about her Dirty Haiku Project, which enjoyed its opening at Jake's and which Sticka calls an opportunity for people to talk about sex freely.
Michael Todd is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. He thinks you should listen back through the Heather Sticka interview; her introduction is a haiku. Clever, huh? Reach Michael at email@example.com.