Jane, Circa 2009
Al should have been there.
Most of you know Al Day as the local musician who made good. He does more than keep a hand in, playing with his own trio around Chicago and Evanston, and he knows more about music and musicians than I know about anything.
So Al should have been there when I attended the first anniversary at MeToo Café in Hangzhou. MeToo is an art gallery, despite the Café in the name. It is one of dozens of show spaces for young Chinese artists, and it is a gem. The look of New China is … new. There is very little that is more than thirty years old. Every hotel, every highway, every office building, every school, every store, every urban tree (almost) has that New Suburban look. Schaumburg, circa 1970 or … anytime. So the MeToo is a real find.