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I’ve dusted off an old hymn from my youth for your holiday listening pleasure.
In the Bleak Midwinter
Mondo performed inside Juan Angel Chavez’s Speaker Project for three hours on Thursday, October 23rd as one of many invited musical guests to play within its strange acoustical confines while it is on display at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Visitors can listen to the music as it bounces about the vast Bakalar Gallery, seated in one of a few odd listening station structures, by putting their ears to the many cone-like shapes on the main box, or, if they are feeling brave, from inside the structure with the performers.
While not a true speaker at all, the box was a still magical place to play.
Here are a few songs from that night.
Science Fiction Double Feature
The Old Man’s Back Again
The Man Who Sold the World
The Magic of the Box
Long underrated and ignored by the music biz, aging glam rock star Mick Mondo’s cult status explodes into mainstream mega-stardom when he is redicovered, reissued and repackaged. This autumnal recognition arrives too late. Scarred from a life in the rock’n roll trenches, Mondo abruptly breaks up the band and withdraws into his newly-purchased mansion, crammed with the dusty mannequins from an old wax museum that had been slated for demolition. One evening, (after a few whiskeys) Mondo, surrounded by these historical legends, saints and sinners, strikes up a conversation – and they respond. This dialectic forms the basis of the Wax work, with Mondo engaging in musical discourse with superstars of history, whose perspective and experience teach valuable lessons.
Meet -n- Greet
Jesus on Mars
Where Were You Then?
It’s No Fun Anymore
Do It For the Show
All songs written by Mick Mondo © 1996
Performed by Mick Mondo and Streaker
Cities On Flame