December 13, 2009

It's That Little Souvenir Of A Terrible Year

Here's Where The Story Ends 
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While walking to Chinatown for some fruits and vegetables this morning, we were pleased to see Lou Reed at such an early hour as we passed by Astor Place. During one of the many unconventional moments in our lives, Anna and I decided to play Lou Reed's Perfect Day at our small wedding ceremony to the "delight" of our guests. Seeing the artist in person got me to thinking about the state of music and culture today ... and the nonsense pumped out continuously by companies such as the American Idol marketing machine, etc. Really, at what point does the crap end? 

Of course, the title to the song Here's Where The Story Ends by The Sundays then popped into my zany mind and it brought me back to a slightly more innocent time (not that long ago really) before we were all inundated by the 24/7 brash and branded pop culture of today's world. Do kids even have a fighting chance these days? 

Here's to The Sundays on a Sunday. Here's to the trinity of their three classic releases: 

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic by The Sundays, 1990

Blind by The Sundays, 1992

Static & Silence by The Sundays, 1997

Live performance of Monochrome 
from the album Static & Silence 
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