Monday, July 30, 2007

On Target

So we went to see Sonic Youth at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn over the weekend. Pretty great to hear Daydream Nation played front-to-back. I'll leave the infinite regress of bellyaching about supporting nostalgia trips outside in yesterday's rain -- the music, issues, topics, etc. still sound wildly futuristic even now. The only thing that might date it is the fascination with 70's and 80's icons like Philip K. Dick (oops, people are still making movies of his books, and Blade Runner is being re-released again) and William Gibson (no more movies, but cyberspace anyone?) And maybe the song about the Preppie Murderer ("Eliminator, Jr."), whom I could find namechecked in only one online review -- how quickly things move into the past.

But I knew I recognized Lee Ranaldo's amps from somewhere: Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965. Very sly sneaking in the modern art for the kids. Almost as sly as that huge Gerhard Richter candle...


Anonymous said...

Hi Peter,

This is Hal Kalechofsky contacting you from outer space. Very interesting blog!

We will be out in New York City Aug. 8-14. Let me know if you want to get together!


Anonymous said...

exhibition Sonic Youth etc. Sensational Fix - LiFE - France -