Saturday, August 9th, 2003
Who Are You?
Identity is like a really smart, smug kid who needs a good smacking. Ooh, yeah, you’re so clever. Look at you, Mr Smarty-Pants. Get over here. WHACK!
I had the same reaction to this film as the detractors of Adaptation (which I loved) had. And that’s really all I have to say about that.
I picked up Echoes, the debut solo album from Gene Clark. Clark penned some of my favourite early Byrds tunes and his stuff if frequently covered by some of my favorite artists (Velvet Crush, Yo La Tengo among others). An excellent example of a ‘cult artist’, there’s little chance his profile will expand the way that Gram Parsons’ did – his output was not nearly as influentual nor his story as romantically tragic – but he’s still underappreciated, usually relegated to footnote status in Byrds history.
And a fun link to come out of that article is this: Buddyhead’s Rules Of Rock – For Everyone In A Band Or Who Wants To Be In A Band.
np – Superdrag / Last Call For Vitriol