November 18, 2010

Jana Peri: Gallery Whore

Jana Peri with Jacob Callis recording Recording Gallery Whore at Serious Business
Jana Peri with Jacob Callis recording "Gallery Whore" at Serious Business

Attending art gallery openings is proving that there is such a thing as a free lunch. Look bored and hit the free booze and tidbits. NYC rocker Jana Peri has written a tongue-in-cheek song about a girl who spends her days like that. Gallery Whore is part Blondie and part The Clash, undisputed icons of rock cool.

Jana Peri: Gallery Whore

In a little over three minutes she paints a musical picture of the art world, zooming in on the hangers-on who are trying to fit in with the inner-circle, even it that means that the protagonist has to deal with ennui and innuendo. It's all described in very casual and matter-of-fact lyrics, with bass (Jacob Callis) and drums and percussion (Rob Holm) up front. Peri plays guitar, with a few choice notes added by guitarist Peter Kohl, who co-produced the song. Patti Smith should seriously consider covering this.

Gallery Whore is a self-released digital single. Buy it from CD Baby.

» janaperi.com

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