I have a new gallery up at http://dzima.net/photo made up of images which are are a part of my video/internet artwork which is on exhibition at the Sydney College of the Arts as of today.
Seeing all this commotion on the internet about LULU made me wonder whether the average Metallica or Lou Reed fan would enjoy Alban Berg’s LULU opera.
The answer is probably not. I wished they had released an atonal noise metal album with John Zorn producing. This is ‘Berlin’ and ‘Metal Machine Music’ vs ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘St. Anger’ and it should have been called ‘Loaded Vienna’.
Are people attacking Lou Reed because he’s breaking the boundaries of ‘good taste’ by going heavy metal? Are people attacking Metallica because they released an album with some old guy impersonating William Shatner yelling poetry over their riffs?
The thing is that indie people and metal heads are conservative and dogmatic in their own ways. And even though I think it’s time for baby boomers to hang up their boots and give more room to the younger generations, I’m glad Lou Reed is still alive and trolling the internet kidz (unlike David Bowie). And Lars Ulrich is always a good laugh to listen to.
This is why I like it: exactly because it’s a “bad” and “failed” experiment. So guess what Pitchfork, this is the best album of the year, the decade, the MILLENIUM. 11.23/10
…this is Murakami, then: