Monday, February 2, 2009

The Anti-superbowl, w/ Thurston Moore & Mats Gustafsson, John Olson with Okkyung Lee & C.Spencer Yeh @ Glasslands, Feb 1, 2009

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There's nothing like a noise show to cure the Superbowl blues. Something about the big game always gets me down. I guess after 4 hours of meaninglessness violence and commercialism, I'm understandably distraught. I was pretty tired after all that tube, but something drew me to this show (specifically, his name was Alex) and I'm glad I went. This was the anti-superbowl. After that horrifying halftime show by the Boss, Thurston Moore's blanket of pedal-induced guitar rebellion was a reassuring breathe of fresh air. Yes, there's more to music than selling out to Bridgestone Tires. Yes, some people are still artists and trying to make something new and real. I think this video explains it all. Now, just imagine if Thurston did the half time show...

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