here's my opinion...
Most exp/PE/noise shows are EXTREMELY boring today -have you seen Merzbow sitting in front of his laptop for and hour recently?
Most exp/PE/noise shows were quite entertaining in the 80s -have you seen a live TG video? If not, there's plenty to dl on slsk... In fact, a lot of violence was to be witnessed on the stage itself, with GP Orridge doing crazy stuff and Cosey more or less having sex live. Not to speak about what SPK did with their autopsy films (not even videos, it was a long time ago ;-)
So: are actual fights nice? That's a strange question to ask when you think about it: is physical violence towards someone else EVER a good thing? Is it EVER a good way to express yourself?
This question just makes me think about peoples reaction to NON (the band, I mean) or Richard Ramirez disgusting imagery. My reaction to it is very simple: I never bought his records, I never will and if I was faced any kind of nazi or otherwise disgusting and stupid imagery, I'd just leave the show -not angry at the artist, because that's not the point, but I'm not going to be part of any of this, ever.
So my opinion on this would be kinda simple: how can any artist think funny or even 'artistic' people are fighting because of his shows? Not only I think it's stupid but it's really nothing new or special (see the Vienna Actionnists, that was in the sixties...)
If I appear a lame hippy, that's fine by me, that's not what I am but at least it's a lot better than being seen as a violent and testosterone-full piggish bastard.
posted by: ddn+ on 2006-02-11 05:21:32
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