Tuesday, August 3, 2010
STUPID SUMMER FALL-FEST AT ICA?
According to Alexandra Jones in the Philadelphia Weekly, Anthony Campuzano's, "Fall-Fest." was in danger of, "imploding under its own hipness," but it was not in the least hip, however you define the term. How can anything to do with Mark E. Smith be so dull? Well, the ICA event achieved that easily. Not sure how the rest of the events went, but PEW winner, Campuzano is not much of a story teller for someone described as a FOUND-TEXT artist. I have a better story about seeing the Fall. I think it was 1985, London: I was there to watch the Moodists from Australia, who were very cool. Mark E. Smith was singing through a signature Bull-Horn while I shared a pint with Moodist, guitar player. Australians are very generous. After the ICA downer, I went home and dug out my favorite Fall records and a better mood descended immediately! Moral of the Story? Please, let's not drag musicians into this art morass.