“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

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bad Brains - Banned In DC

I love Bad Brains (they get a brief mention in my book, which is my excuse for posting this here), and this, of course, is their classic DC anti-anthem. This track also basically created the template for every hardcore song written afterwards. If you want to see what their live shows were like--and check out some embarrassing dancing--you can see a clip of them from 1982 here.

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