“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of la la la”

Jim O’Rourke Live in Tokyo in June of 2014

“All art constantly something something something”

Can live in Germany in 1970

Set list:

  1. Intro
  2. Sense All of Mine
  3. Oh Yeah
  4. I Feel Allright
  5. Mother Sky
  6. Deadlock
  7. Bring Me Coffee or Tea
  8. Don’t Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone
  9. Paperhouse

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of [vegetable-based] music”

Sir Richard Bishop tells a guitar story

“All art etc. etc.”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

The Thurston Moore Apartment Tour, 1988

 

I don’t know.

Jeez.

All of this made me laugh. Thurston Moore avoids being interviewed by riffing on the objects of the apartment he shared with (his then-spouse) Kim Gordon. He talks about his label Ecstatic Peace. He shares the old zines he made. He refers to the Beastie Boys as “legendary jerks.” He praises Michael Gira of the Swans. He showcases his files. He tries to give the director or cameraperson (?) a Sly Stone record. He grips an SST coffee mug, which hey why don’t I own that? He frequently praises Raymond Pettibon. He frequently worries that Ms. Gordon wouldn’t want him to be showing all this shit off. He frequently gets facts wrong. (Nick Cave is well known to be Australian). He discusses his bookshelf. He literally shows his dirty laundry. He plays a little piano. His tongue is always in his cheek. He eats shoe grapes. He fibs drolly. He is charismatic. He calls a suspicious Lee Renaldo about “Sonic business.” (Mr. Renaldo is watching Spinal Tap; both agree it’s a “very sad film”). He makes a case for Sonic Youth as a kind of pre-internet curatorial force. He makes me laugh.

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

Will Oldham and Slint talk about shooting the cover of Spiderland

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

Slowdive in Concert

“Damaged Goods” — Gang of Four (Live in 1983)

Bill Withers at the BBC in 1973

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”