“Such are the perfections of fiction...Everything it teaches is useless insofar as structuring your life: you can’t prop up anything with fiction. It, in fact, teaches you just that. That in order to attempt to employ its specific wisdom is a sign of madness...There is more profit in an hour’s talk with Billy Graham than in a reading of Joyce. Graham might conceivably make you sick, so that you might move, go somewhere to get well. But Joyce just sends you out into the street, where the world goes on, solid as a bus. If you met Joyce and said 'Help me,' he’d hand you a copy of Finnegans Wake. You could both cry.” – Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Monday, May 31, 2010

DC Punk: The Evens - All These Governors

I'm off to Canberra tomorrow as part of the Department of Innovation's Book Industry Study Group. Given that, I thought that posting 'All These Governors' by The Evens (ex-Fugazi) was most appropriate.

1 comment:

Duncan said...

A couple of years ago I got to see The Evens play a cosy show at the Front Gallery in Canberra. I even got a chance to speak with Ian MacKaye himself, who said, being from Washington DC, he'd made a special effort to visit Australia's capital, unlike a lot of touring artists.

A genuinely great guy. Ditto The Evens. I hope they come to Australia again some day.

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