Antony

Antony

Antony

I adore this androgynous person, who is like Roy Orbison meets Joe Cocker. He’s in the Leonard Cohen tribute concert film “I’m Your Man” and in this clip he sings “If It Be Your Will.”

In the YouTube clip, as in the movie, Antony wears the ultimate grunge garment, which appears to be a sweatshirt so deconstructed it almost doesn’t exist, a gossamer shell of mostly spider-web fineness. I bet it cost $1200 on Melrose Avenue or whatever the contemporary equivalent hipster street is.

The composite image above is made from Creative Commons photos by marillo (left) danieluis (center) and marillo (right)

Antony Hegarty represents to me what fellow Irishman Bobby Sands might have been, if he had followed art instead of politics, if he had made love not war, if he had flourished as a poet instead of starving himself to death in Long Kesh prison. Who’s to say which is better?

Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

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About Pat Hartman

Before publishing the two books "Call Someplace Paradise" and "Ghost Town: A Venice California Life", my main project was "Salon: A Journal of Aesthetics. " I wrote extensively for "Scene," a monthly arts and entertainment magazine with a circulation of 25,000. Also proofread, sold ads, put together the music calendar and, for a couple of years, served as editor. Presided over a couple issues of the local NORML newsletter, as well as being featured speaker at chapter meetings. Wrote a complete screenplay; collaborated on another one; worked on a couple of scripts (additional dialog and general brainstorming) with an indie film producer. Booked the talent for a large music festival. Wrote, designed, illustrated and produced various catalogs and brochures for small businesses. Spoke at a high school as a panelist on Women in the Professions; was a featured speaker at the 1991 Women in Libertarianism Conference; presented public programs on "Success in One Lesson" and "The Bloomsbury Group: What's It To Us?" Created the website VirtualVenice.info and wrote many politically-oriented pieces for Earthblog.net
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