SPICE OF LIFE
by Paul H-O
Back in the 1990s, when I was producing Gallery Beat
, my madcap public-access video chronicle of the New York art scene, I kicked off about 60 episodes of the show with a song called Hello
by a band named Owada, which was (and is) Martin Creed's band. Owada was named after the group's bass player, Keiko Owada -- don't ask, it's an art thing -- and was definitely the unofficial band of the YBA crew.