The Spoonbridge and Cherry is a key piece in the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, his wife and collaborator. The spoon weighs in at 5,800 pound and the cherry 1,200 and has become an icon.
I promised you some alternative music genres this week and our first taste is a very early recording from Green Day and Minnesota Girl.
From Californian punk to some ‘hard core’ metal and none other than Slipknot and the song about their home state Iowa.
Sara Evans may well be Missing Missouri but Bruce’s Mary Queen of Arkansas is a very unusual song with several references to circus acts and running off to Mexico.
Heading in to the ‘deep south’ there’s only one type of music we’ll be playing down here and that’s some Louisiana Blues courtesy of Muddy Waters.
I was going to stay with the blues in Mississippi but I heard this next song over on The Mothership during RRSA Locks and hope you enjoy Jim White’s Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi as much as i did.
To make this journey work we need to side-step to Alabama (Hi SHA), but we’re not going to have the obvious tune but John Mayall’s Alabama Blues.
Chris, it’s Tennessee next: had several Johnny Cash tunes waiting in the wings but thought I’d proffer something a little different from Frank Turner, though I’ll include an extra track from the Dead just for you.
The next state is known to me for two reasons; the Kentucky Derby and a fried chicken fast food outlet! Neil Diamond though has a Kentucky Woman.