Scrap metal was Clip: Tom Verlaine
- Carl - That is a nice article about you, your show and your doctoral
dissertation. It is a good topic. The world is finding a way to re-use a lot
of items but not enough. My neighbor and I were just talking about styrofoam
And I do agree with what you say about the Mekons they are a format in unto
have fun and a great thanksgiving
----- Original Message -----
From: "cz28" <cz28@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 10:19 AM
Subject: [fearnwhiskey] Clip: Tom Verlaine
> Lurker Justin also has an interview with some drunken, ranting dj in the
> "Local Vocal" section of this week's City Paper.
> Carl Z.
> Tom Verlaine
> Film Stripped
> writer: JUSTIN HOPPER
> Tom Verlaine's place in the rock history books was already solidified by
> 1978, when his band Television disbanded (for the first time). The
> year, Television had released Marquee Moon -- the kind of record that
> a lot of people join bands, makes a lot of critics swoon, and makes nobody
> rich. It was also the kind of record that made people question the word
> "punk" -- if this sort of intricate guitar work, lyrical intelligence and
> disregard for contextual contemporaries was "punk," then what did the Dead
> Boys do?
> But, although Verlaine may shy from the phrase (and from that era of his
> biography), what Television's mastermind did then -- from the records to
> the simple task of splitting Television at the height of its powers -- was
> "punk" in the finest sense of the word. He was building music on a pop
> foundation with a disregard for pop music standards and for creating music
> under the pretense of commercialization -- a tradition that Verlaine
> continues today with his latest project, Tom Verlaine: Music for Film, in
> which he and fellow guitarist (and long-time Verlaine collaborator) Jimmy
> Ripp perform original music as accompaniment to silent short films.
> For Verlaine, scoring films such as Man Ray's 1926 surrealist effort Emak
> Bakia and Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1943 safety film turned impressionistic
> oddity They Caught the Ferry is a logical next step. Much of his more
> recent solo work has been strictly instrumental, and Verlaine's playing
> itself has always been somewhat impressionistic. These seven films -- each
> coming in at 13 minutes or less -- perhaps couldn't ask for a more careful
> and symbiotic accompanist than Verlaine.
> Tom Verlaine and Jimmy Ripp perform live accompaniment to seven short
> at 8 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4, at the Regent Square Theater, Edgewood.
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