Actually, our generation's say it ain't so moment was when Conan did a sketch where he claimed to have found the little boy who said those words to Joe Jackson. He then brings on an extremely old, clearly insane man dressed as a child, who screamed, "SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" and his laughter just continued for like a solid minute. It was terrifying. You could tell from Conan's expression that the laugh was adlibbed and it was freaking him out.
This is important.
She took it down already. Apparently the shooting stuff got her into some hot water.
Moe Tucker's a teepartier.
Oh god, it's true...
Irony: the Tea Party is heavily supported by Koch Industries, who own several of the companies that for years dumped toxic waste into Houston's shipping lanes, an environmental tragedy which Velvets guitarist and Houston tugboat captain Sterling Morrison blamed for his fatal cancer.
She did this after Sandy Hook, too, so it's not really much of a surprise. Tons of people tried, in vein, to insist it was some kind of performance art bullshit or something, but nah...she's definitely off the deep end.
|Hammer Falls |
Cervenka, slightly insane?
If anything, this is a generation's "eh, more of the same" moment.
5 for the "Sandy Hook's all a conspiracy" claptrap.
|infinite zest |
I was drinking beers with John Doe years ago and he started talking about how Exene goes like six months just fucked up (mostly on alcohol) and then goes six months completely sober and her personality does a 180.
What the fuck is this even about? Why would the (non)photoshopping of a lady holding a kid matter to anyone?! Is this a judge on a photoshopping contest explaining why she didn't pick an entry or something? The fuck is going on here?
The fuck guys? What the fuck?
CANT HANDLE DA TROOOOOOF
The truth about what though??
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class |
Awful, but I've gotta admit that the last X album I've got came out in 1983, so this isn't really too much of a blow.
It's sort of sad that Exene turned into the decidedly unsexy sort of crazy, when she looks like the other kind in a lot of her early photos.
Did they even do anything after Under the Big Black Sun? Oh yeah, that purple one I never listened to (Wild Gift, I think).
Honestly, Los Angeles is the only one I really care about much, and mostly because Nausea has one of my favorite riffs ever.
Under the big black sun's my favorite actually.. Really I like everything except for Hey Zeus.
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
OZ: you're thinking of "More Fun in the New World," which isn't great but does have "Make the Music Go Bang" on it. They went alt-country after that.
"See how we are" is maybe my favorite x song.. True they got more country, kind of like the mekons and Jon Langford. I always thought the knitters was kinda dumb though.
Usually Los Angeles and Wild Gift were packaged as one cd if I remember.
So when did they change the number of the beast to 25202? Did 666 just go out of style?
Can you imagine the shit Jim Morrison would be saying nowadays?
Yeah, I guess this is still better than, say, the contingent of Grateful Dead members who went hardcore free market Libertarian in the 80s or 90s, or Johnny Rotten ever.
I'm trying to think of anyone from the first waves of US punk other than Ian MacKaye and Jello who stayed in the public eye with much integrity. I guess Rollins technically did but I always found him annoying from the beginning so he doesn't count.
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
Ian and Henry and those dudes are second wave, right? First wave would probably be Ramones/Television/Dead Boys and the whole New York seventies scene.
Anyway, Jello hasn't changed, but I'm not sure that he's aged well. Dude's crazier than a loon. I mean, he hasn't changed his mind about much, I reckon, and he's still as grating or as entertaining as ever, YMMV, but it's hard for anyone older than nineteen to take the guy really seriously. Or at least that's my take.
I'd say bob mould and arto Lindsay are two examples of big change yet their ideologies stay the same. Lyndon's always been Lydon too even if you don't like pil. This just comes as a shock. I used to work at this co op next to where jockos rocket ship was (referenced in "the have nots") and exene would hang out in the store when she was in town which was maybe twice a year. This was back when X was "broken up for good.." But she came through Madison a lot with her solo stuff (which is really good. "Leave Heaven Alone" in particular) anyway this wasn't too long after 911 so any "truther" stuff was pretty new. But she got me a pass to her show that night and told truthers to basically fuck themselves.
I've been saying it since this surfaced: Exene is now the Victoria Jackson of punk.
I'd agree except I think Jackson was always like that.. Just never had a soap box. Just the "dumb blonde" from snl.
|Jet Bin Fever |
Anyone got a resub?
No but I found this.
I didn't click through but I guess these were on her own channel, which is now removed. Wonder why.
Last time x were in town I didn't go: the time before was at a venue with metal detectors and instead of having an opening band they just played The Unheard Music documentary in its entirety. That's kind of self centered.. Still moshed my 29 year old ass off like it was 17 again..
Anyway fans have had to deal with change: Dylan went electric and converted to Christianity. Reed made Metal Machine Music. Sinead o'connor well was banned for positing her own views. I'm not saying that it's right but it is an interesting paradigm shift. Will my ex wife remove her X tattoo? Probably not. Will I forget about my gerbils exene and neko? Never. Rest in peace lil ones
Jet Bin Fever
She seems very tragic too me. Something must have happened to create someone like that. Was it her country solo albums? Was that it?
|infinite zest |
Also she has a twitter. Punk is officially dead.
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