strange parisian influences are at work
cartier bresson describes the perfect moment
suddenly i'm in one
a stand up comic spalding grey described them as well
but to me they are indescribable
just a perfect moment, they don't last
and you may go years without having one
they may be indescribable but if you have one you will know
mission control has a tv its not a permanent fixture but its there, and tonight i watched an old fave, 'the buddha of surburbia' with bowie soundtrack, surround sound, it was bliss, time travelling back through my london daze, when i first heard bowie and discovered girls, and punk. oh joy, you have no idea how fucking amazing that was. david bowie was the only artiste to transcend the punk revolution. he was fucking cool.
i saw all the bands, the clash, pistols, jam, x ray spex, au pairs, gang of four, joy division, buzzcocks, xtc, adam and the ants (before they got crappy) the banashees, the stranglers, etc. it was 1977-1980 revolution in culture. the age of deconstruction.london was alive and angry, energy ripped through the institutions and influenced all arts, it was a great time where the very fabric of constructs where torn asunder, ugly people now had street credibility, it was cool to play three chords as long as you played them with an attitude, it was cool to wear second hand clothes as long as you wore them proudly, yeah even the media succumbed to punks greater power, and eventually as my old buddy joe said, 'turned rebellion into money.'