When I first moved to New York City, somehow it came into my radar this band called Metronomy. I can’t remember if they were listed on some blog or mentioned on Twitter or what. However, I sampled them on Rdio and loved them and they became an instant iPod friend and a regular soundtrack for subway rides.
Anyway, they announced a free show on July 28 at Pier 54 in Manhattan. I had to go.
Here’s a collection of some of their songs:
And when they perform live, they all wear these Iron Man chest plates. It’s awesome.
via The Oatmeal
Gilles is a French artist and is considered an “autistic sauvant”.
“Gilles Tréhin (born 1972) is a French artist, author, and creator of the imaginary city of “Urville”. His book, also titled Urville, is based on his writings of the fictional city’s history, geography, culture, and economy, and includes over 300 drawings of different districts of Urville, all done by Trehin.”
“Savantism is a rare condition in which people with developmental disorders have one or more areas of expertise, ability, or brilliance that are in contrast with the individual’s overall limitations.”
This was something my mom said many years ago; I think I was in high school when this topic came up somehow. It suddenly emerged in my head when I was watching “The Tree of Life.” Made me think more on this topic.