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We’re All Water

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Are we, though?

Are we, though?

Tomorrow, the campus Yoko Ono cult club Air Talk will be sponsoring an event at the Tang titled “We’re All Water,” billed as “an evening of Yoko Ono-inspired collaborative performances, art-making, music, films, and more.”

They’ll also be inaugurating Skidmore’s Wish Tree, an installation designed by Yoko Ono. The tree will be on the cement walkway between Case Center and Tang Museum and will be up till May 16. Here’s the press thingy:

Since the 1990s, Yoko Ono’s participatory art installation Wish Tree has appeared in locations all over the world. Wish Tree invites anyone to write down their personal wishes and tie them to the tree. Skidmore College’s Wish Tree will join an international network of Wish Trees, including installations at Oberlin College in Ohio, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Japan. On May 16, all of Skidmore’s wishes will be collected and sent to Ono to be buried around her Imagine Peace Tower, an installation in Reykjavík, Iceland dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon.  More than a million people have shared their wishes with Ono.

I know what you’re thinking. “YOKO BROKE UP THE BEATLES, FUCK HER BLAH BLAH BLAH.” Get over it, idiot. They would have broken up anyway and it’s probably good that it happened when it did because Let It Be—while at times marvelous—is a deeply flawed album.

BUT THAT’S JUST MY OPINION

Thursday April 18, 6pm @ Tang

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Beatlemania Tickets On Sale Tuesday

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Notice: the actual name of the event that this post is about is ‘Beatlemore Skidmania’ but I refuse to dignify such a stupid name on this website and will refer to it simply as ‘Beatlemania’

I have never been to Beatlemania but I have heard that it involves students playing surprisingly impressive covers of songs by the band that did the soundtrack to Across The Universe.

I’ve also heard rumors that the show sold out in 15 minutes and that every baby boomer in a 50 miles radius wanted tickets. You see, adults, recognizing Beatlemania as the perfect opportunity to flail towards relevance with over-told stories of their own Beatles experiences, all the while appearing cool and hip and ‘down with The Youngs,’ snatched up tickets so quickly you would have thought John Lennon himself was playing–luckily The College added a second showing. Appropriately named ‘Beatlemania II’ the second concert will start at 7pm, immediately following the 3pm show.

Student tickets ($3 CASH ONLY) will be available Tuesday, 11/9 from 10am-2pm in the Dining Hall, which is probably the worst place in the world to sell tickets. Did someone forget to mention that D-hall is only a daily stop for freshmen, sophomores and lazy upperclassmen? Do they not know that Case Center—a building that every student at the very least has a minor reason to visit every day—has a fucking window from which to sell tickets? Am I literally being punished for packing my lunch? Whatever. All You Need Is Love!

Even though the performances have been doubled and Zankel’s six-hundred-and-something seats more than double the capacity of the show’s previous venue I anticipate getting tickets being a bit tricky, so be diligent. People love The Beatles y’all.

Public tickets are available 11/9 at 9am at the Zankel box office online.

Beatles Mondays

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Gordon Thompson, fresh from a radio appearance, sends a little message via this week’s Student Announcement Digest email. Thompson, who is teaching two classes on The Beatles this smester invites us to join his students for screenings of films from The Beatles’ visual oeuvre—The Beatles Anthology, A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and The Rutles’: All You Need Is Cash.

Showings will be in the ELM (Zankel 117) “most Monday nights” from 7:00 until around 9:30. Thompson, who is incredibly intelligent and an undeniable Beatles expert will introduce each film and lead a discussion afterward.

Gordon Thompson Talks Lennon’s Death on WAMC

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
I've read this book like 50 times and never killed anyone!!!

John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for the sixth time and Skidmore Music Professor and Beatlephile Gordon Thompson talked to the news about it.

Make sure to listen to the brief interview all the way through to hear Thompson say something about Papua New Guinea and then claim to buy Playboy for the articles!