And more importantly, why is the New York Times writing about them
So here I am, in Louisville, KY, sitting at an Amish custom built mission style dining set, in my brother and sister-in-laws expansive kitchen- my coffee is surreptitiously spiked with Old Forester (hey- it's past Noon eastern time!) and I'm simultaneously sampling the complete line of Woodford Reserve stable
of Kentucky Straights
. It's the exact same thing that thousands of blogging hipsters are doing on this Thanksgiving day, to be sure. (Doesn't everyone have a relative that works for Brown Foreman
After perusing the ubiquitous "Black Friday
" advertising circulars, I read an interesting article in the New York Times about Kanye West's impromptu "low profile" rock show at the Bowery Ballroom, and after I finish the article, amongst the inner pages of The Arts section, I stumble upon a brief write-up of another live show, this one by what the NYT refers to as "Tornadoes of Anarchy and Auto Tune"- BROKENCYDE
- an "Albuquerque band". The concert review is not exactly complimentary, but this is one of those cases where any publicity is good publicity, I assume.
(credit:Willie Davis for the NYT)
And the author does refer to the band's live show as an "absurd, effective fun" so it's not all bad. But it leaves me wondering, where did these guys- Mikl, Se7en, Phat J, and Antz (does Dreamworks or Woody Allen get to sue
for that?)- come from? Did the pay their dues at our local clubs
? Did they edificate themselves at our local star factory
What do you all, my peeps on the streets, know about our latest culture magnets? Where in the Thanksgiving turkey did they come from? Were they "artificially discovered
"? Did they pay their dues? Are they committed to the toil tribulations of stardom? Or are they a bunch of turkeys?
Enlighten me, please.