February 21, 2003

he thought he saw an elephant that practiced on a fife

How I was filled with hope for the younger generation and lost it again in 10 seconds: at the Ladytron show tonight, I saw a young woman with a T-shirt that said (in small black letters on a gray background):
DANCING
IS
BAD

Brilliant, I thought. Then I looked again and saw it was
DANCING
IS
RAD

What a pity.

(Didn't stay for all of Ladytron, in any case; what I'd been hoping to get out of the performance was the sense of total robotic detachment I get from their records, and they couldn't pull that off. Not that the singers were emoting or anything, but the lack-of-affect in the way they came across didn't live up to the shiny short black haircuts and Mao jackets.)

Posted by Douglas at February 21, 2003 2:05 AM