Opening Day didn’t work out very well for our home town Twins, but today is a new day. With the second game of the home stand we present three more segments from the Salon Saloon Baseball Show. Enjoy!
Salon Saloon: The Baseball Show
On October 26, 2010, that topic was baseball. The Twins’ playoff dreams had been dashed three weeks earlier by the hated Yankees, and that Tuesday night there was a gross, slushy thunderstorm — all assembled were in a dour mood. But our five guests spoke with such wit, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm on this rich and multifaceted subject that by the end of the night, everyone in attendance was as punchy as if it were Opening Day.
Anne Ursu, young adult novelist and the celebrated creator of the late, great “Batgirl” blog, puts up with Andy’s ridiculous questions and wins the adoration of all assembled.
We asked singer/guitarist Nikki Schultz if she might consider arranging a cover of John Fogerty’s heartland jock anthem “Centerfield” — and the resultant murder ballad recreation stunned the audience into awestruck silence.
Megan Vossler is a talented visual artist, and in this segment turns her keen artistic eye to the aesthetics of MLB uniforms.
About Salon Saloon: Combining the best and worst elements of chat show, variety program and artist talk, Salon Saloon is a live-action arts magazine that invites local artists, designers, musicians and creative workers to the stage of the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis every month for informal, far-ranging explorations of a specific topic.
About Works Progress: Works Progress is an artist-led public art & design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We create artistic platforms for people to engage, connect, converse and create with/in their neighborhoods and communities, across creative and culture boundaries. We work collaboratively with other artists and organizations and produce our own public art projects and programs.