Someone asked me what I thought of Jeff Koons Balloon Sculpture.
“Not a fan. It’s like Lichtenstein doing comics – comic artist seem more authentic to me -, but in this case Koons is doing pop in a trendy style where to me the original balloon kitsch is more authentic. In a sense they are both doing Duchamp, in taking everyday things and turning them into art. But Duchamp did this 100 years ago, when he faced some real push back and he was breaking new ground not riding someone else”s wave.”
Rock has got itself into a Catch 22 that guarantees the music will get worse.
Here’s how it works. Because no one dare attack the rock band format, we are stuck with it, and within that generic structure just about all music is done in the electric guitars, bass and drums format, and just about all the music has been done, and been done better about 60 years ago.
There will not be another golden age of bands to match what we had in the 60’s, and there will not be a golden age of pioneers in rock and roll like we had in the 50’s. The formula is too restrictive now, the times have changed, the music has cloned itself out of business – so the innovation and rebellion and vitality that began it all, is no longer allowed.
The only way to break the cycle is to oppose what rock and roll has become.
Postmod Music- its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.
(and It’s part of the overall art and media revolution).
Music media, if you won’t talk about the backlash against all this, we need a new media that is open enough to cover all the music news.
Still after years, no one has solved my “Z” puzzle. I’m upping the reward to $100 to the first person who can directly e-mail me with the correct solution and how you solved it. Must have a US mailing address.
Solve the code and decipher the message on this page. I do have one clue for you and here it is: Look at the code on this page