The riots started slowly with the homeless and the lowly
Then they spread into the heartland towns that never get a wristband
Kids that can’t afford the cool brand whose anger is a short-hand
For you’ll never get a wristband and if you don’t have a wristband then you can’t get through the door

Olivia and Dhani Harrison accepting the inaugural Global Citizen George Harrison Award on George’s behalf, “Global Citizen: The World On Stage,” Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 22 September 2016. Photo © Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.

“Eventually, the evening’s pinnacle was reached as [Paul] Simon took the stage. He spoke of the global influence and impact George Harrison had on the world, using The Concert For Bangladesh - a benefit concert Harrison organized with Ravi Shankar that took place at Madison Square Garden in 1971 - as evidence of how ‘music can build movement.’ After Olivia and Dhani - who spoke briefly of his father - accepted the award, Simon proceeded to play ‘Here Comes the Sun,’ followed by Haynes performing ‘Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)’ and Morello’s heavy cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad,’ - ‘a song by the only Boss worth listening to’ - complete with a grueling guitar solo.

The celebratory event ended with an utterly explosive collaborative performance from Haynes, Morello, Jon Batiste, and Regina Spektor as they all delivered a mind-blowing rendition of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ As intense instrumentals played on in the background, Spektor sang ‘I look at the world and I notice it’s turning,’ a sentiment that encapsulates the mission of Global Citizens and served as a proper conclusion to an evening that aimed to celebrate such a a shift.” - Billboard, 23 September 2016

“Paul Simon presented the inaugural George Harrison Global Citizen Award to the late George Harrison posthumously, in honor of his decades of tireless advocacy on behalf of the world’s poor. Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison, and son, Dhani Harrison, accepted the award on his behalf.” - Broadway World, 23 September 2016

“George Harrison’s son, Dhani, and wife, Olivia, accepted the award on his behalf.

‘Forty-five years ago, my father felt the same concern and outrage all of us here are feeling for the millions of people - who at this very moment - are either trapped by war or have no choice but to take the treacherous leap of faith, uprooting their families in the distant hope that somewhere on this planet a sympathetic hand may reach out to them,’ Dhani Harrison said.

‘It is really beautiful that you’ve chosen to remember how George inspired others, with this first Global Citizen Award, we are very honored and my family thanks you,’ he said.

‘We just want to thank Paul Simon, who is truly a Global Citizen and who has been doing music for the sake of others for decades,’ Olivia Harrison said.” - Global Citizen, 23 September 2016

The Boxer
  • The Boxer
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade / And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down / And cut him ‘til he cried out in his anger and his shame, “I am leaving, I am leaving.” But the fighter still remains

Some of the greatest Classic Rock Guitarists.

Rory Gallagher ; Pete Townshend ; John Fogerty ; Stephen Stills ; Jerry Garcia ; Ritchie Blackmore ; John Lennon ; Bob Weir ; Kurt Cobain ; Lou Reed ; Mick Taylor ; Dennis Wilson ; Elvis Presley ; Billy Gibbons ; Gary Rossington ; Marc Bolan ; Bruce Springsteen ; Peter Green ; Phil Manzanera ; Paul Simon ; Bo Diddley ; Syd Barrett ; Keith Richards ; Lindsey Buckingham ; Johnny Cash ; Eric Clapton ; Eddie Van Halen ; Jimmy Page ; Bob Dylan ; Gregg Allman ; Brian Jones ; Joe Perry ; Ike Turner ; Jorma Kaukonen ; George Harrison ; Duane Allman ; David Crosby ; Scotty Moore ; Robby Krieger ; Jimi Hendrix ; Paul McCartney ; Chuck Berry ; Jeff Beck ; Ronnie Wood ; Graham Nash ; David Gilmour ; Neil Young ; Prince.

opens Wed, Jan 14, 6-8p:

More paintings about poets and food
 Djordje Ozbolt

Hauser & Wirth Gallery, 32 East 69th St., NYC

new paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Belgrade-born, London-based artist Djordje Ozbolt. Collapsing the narratives of his paintings and sculptures into solitary images, Ozbolt creates mysterious and often macabre imagery that persistently conflates traditional European genres – of portraiture, still life, landscape, and history painting – with motifs sourced from Christianity, African and Asian art. - thru Feb 21

pictured: Djordje Ozbolt, Poet Smoking, 2014, Acrylic on board