“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 24, 2010

DC Punk: Fugazi - Waiting Room

Fugazi is, without a doubt, the seminal DC postpunk band. Formed by ex-members of Minor Threat and the Rites of Spring, not only was Fugazi the most influential DC act from the late 80s through to the early oughties, but also their own label, Dischord, released virtually every other major DC act over that same span. Anyway, here's a clip from 1988 featuring them playing their classic anthem, 'Waiting Room.' Hey guys, put some shirts on!

My blog seems to cut off some youtube clips at the edge (due, no doubt, to my feeble html skills), so you can also jump to the original here.

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