William Eggleston's black and white video Stranded in Canton which draws upon his tapes made in Memphis, Tennessee in the early 1970s is currently on view as part of the exhibition entitled South of no North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston, Noel McKenna at the Wellington City Gallery through March 9. The show travelled here from the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. I will be reviewing it very soon but wanted to recommend this vibrant and interesting show. Stranded in Canton features a lot of important musicians including the blues singer Furry Lewis, record producer Jim Dickinson, and Alex Chilton, who was finished with the cult band Big Star and in the midst of his so-called "lost decade" by then. Here he sings "My Rival," which was one of the songs on the chaotic, weird, and wonderful Like Flies on Sherbert LP.
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