Gimme Your Hands.
is the Merzbow
of pop music. Merzbow, the Japanese noise artist Masami Akita, seeks to recreate for his audience the essence of the heaviest of heaviest moments from the heaviest of Black Sabbath riffs. Saturday afternoon at the Art Parade I realized that Fischerspooner has a similar mission involving a different--and appropriately more visual--moment. It's David Bowie on his knees
, gnawing on the strings of Mick Ronson's Gibson. Pure Glam. Pure pleasure. Pure white heat. Fischerspooner plays the part of both Bowie and
Ronson, on their knees and screaming toward the sky. Love them like you know you should.
Art Parade! Part 1!
Maureen overheard this on the street during the Art Parade
on Saturday . . .
One dude: What's this for?
Another dude: Whaddayamean, "What's this for
?" Man, it's art
I have a friend that worries about whether or not things like the Art Parade will stand the test of time. Huh? Evs. That's just temporal discrimination. Go look at a Carravagio. Why even worry about that? We're talking about a parade that's all about beauty. Even when it's ugly. How timeless is that? Drop your love bomb in the ocean. Make some waves. Don't stop.
Too many pics for just one blog. I've posted the other half on Heart As Arena
. Plus, Fischerspooner was so fabulous they'll be getting their own post on Tuesday.
Like I said, here's the post on my blog