Tuesday, July 14, 2009

8 Deadly Years Of New Sins

8 years have passed since the publication of "The New Sins" by David Byrne. The book which was initially released in May, 2001 has proven to be the seminal book of the decade and is sure to be ranked as one of the 21st century classics.
"The New Sins" was released only 4 months before September 11 and the subsequent events since and the book has prescience. David Byrne has mistakingly been labelled as a "Post-Modern" artist. It would be more correct to call him a Post-Modern critic. That is a critic of Post-Modernism. The New Sins is a scathing critique of Western Post-Modern society. Let's review it.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Divided States Of America

One of the most important music acts in the world today is Laibach. Forming shortly after the death of Tito in Yugoslavia, Laibach are noted for their provactive music, aesthetics and politics. Laibach and their affliates with the NSK combine music, politics and philosophy. NSK played a key role in developing my philosophical thinking during the 1990s. My text "The Fall of New York" was influenced by Laibach.
In 2004 I along with two of my former roommates interviewd Laibach for our Industrial Music radio programe on CKUT when they played at Cafe Campus in Montreal. The group was making a documentary of their North American tour during the Presidential election of 2004. The following year, they released a documentary "Laibach-Divided States of America." In the film, the group make the same insights into the fall and coming civil war of the US as I have made. Unbeknown to me, I was featured quite promiently in the film and play a key strategic role in the film. I pose the questions about "freedom", "Jesus Christ" and "Barbarians from Texas." The film answers the questions I put to them for my radio interview. I present Divided States of America.

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