RIP Mr. Harrington

Generally, music made by people like Steve Strange, et al, in the 1980s, was considered ball-less by yr average rock and roller and yet what is more ball-less than nestling oneself in the safety of conventions long-established?

Steve Strange, thank you for your inspiration and ideas and music. You will be missed by all of us who have ever searched for something new, something more, regardless of the risk encountered.


Art is Forever

I don't know much about what is going on in art these days so maybe there are some actual named "movements" being discussed in art criticism, but, generally, as far as I have read, everything seems to always just be called "contemporary". If postmodernity persists into the far future, it may be that "contemporary", amusingly enough, will be the longest-lasting era in art history.



Interesting little piece in the Times. I guess there is part of me that wants to thunder about the ways in which the elite seem to find new and innovative ways to become shittier each year, but this seems more like the logical continuation of a process that was already happening than some new outrage. I guess what I am saying is that I agree with the anonymous artist quoted at the end. Or another way to think about it: something or someone can only be treated in a way counter to intrinsic interests if allowed to do so. Maybe so much art is treated like a commodity because that is all it aspires to be.

And again, rather than blather about the 1% or whatever, I ask you, in considering, again the artist's quote, where he states it's all "less about the artwork saying something or doing something and more about the artwork representing a value", doesn't this apply to much of everything else, too? I figure I could drop that quote pretty easily into a discussion about music or even, with slight modification, into a critique of most of the discourse surrounding food and drink. 

Uovo is a symptom of a change, not the change itself.