Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Gentiles don't know from music either

I really like the Chicago Review Press. Their lineup feels like a cast off from other outfits, books that are too out there for larger houses. One of their new titles is reviewed in the Boston Globe.
Author Steven Lee Beeber contends that "punk reflects the whole Jewish history of oppression and uncertainty, flight and wandering, belonging and not belonging, always being divided, being both in and out, good and bad, part and apart," and goes as far to say simply, "no Holocaust, no punk"
And now a few words from Lou Reed: (from the New York album (1989)

Good evening Mr.Waldheim
and Pontiff how are you ?
You have so much in common
in the things you do
And here comes Jesse Jackson
he talks of Common Ground
Does that Common Ground include me
or is it just a sound?

Posted by Dave

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