Posts Tagged ‘Expo 86’

Slow

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Thomas Anselmi of Slow singing Have Not Been The Same, circa 1985

Slow at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium, dressed in bloody nurse’s outfits, circa 1986

Slow was a legendary 80s Vancouver band sometimes credited with spawning grunge. That is pretty impossible to prove (or disprove), but no one seems to dispute that they had an influence on Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the whole Pacific NW thing.

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James Wines and SITE – art, architecture & enlightened business

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Dear Vancouver architects and business owners, let’s re-visit the enlightened 1970s collaboration between the Best Products company, based in Virginia, and the artist-architect James Wines and his group SITE (Sculpture In The Environment). We could use some of their joint risk-taking and artistic innovation around here. What the videos below show evidence of, but don’t elaborate on, is the fact that the owners of the Best Products company were a highly educated, innovative, aesthetically adventurous family deeply interested in art.

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