There is a light that never goes out.
There was a time when I used to go out almost every night of the week. I’d either see local bands play or end up going to the strange snooker hall / indie pop club that always guaranteed I’d see someone I knew. Back in those heady days of my late teens / early 20s I claimed that I would always keep it real and never stay home on a Friday or Saturday.
It is entirely unsurprising that Proper Going Out (i.e. to bands, bars and clubs) is now intermittent, no longer a weekly, let alone monthly requirement. I can turn to excuses such as a couple of intensive periods working as a bartender in Helsinki and Sheffield, or a lack of knowledge about the local scene in Linz. But really, those are just excuses, I’m just older now and have other interests to fill my time.
But sometimes we do still go out. For example, to an art exhibition a friend was part of.
Ollie’s been talking about the idea for this project (an electric sphincter) for the last couple of months and he finally got it working.
I’m going to end up with some strange search queries from this post, but Ollie invites the audience to tickle the electric sphincter, which is programmed to respond favouritively.
If you’re in Linz you can still see the Metaphors Exhibition until February 8th: Nomadentappe, Unteredonaulende 12, 4020, Linz, Oberösterreich.