Sunday, May 15, 2011
On This Date
Happy birthday to Brian Eno, and Happy Brian Eno's birthday to everyone else.
Did you know that ABBA is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but that Eno is not?
This despite Eno's role in the establishment of the seminal art rock band Roxy Music. This despite the revoltionary quartet of art pop albums Eno released under his own name between 1973 and 1977. This despite the tape loop processes he pioneered in his work with Robert Fripp. This despite the production and the songs and the ideas that he brought to work he did with no less than five artists already in that Hall since then.
This despite ABBA's recorded output.
I don't like to inappropriately use the word "travesty."
Both Henry Kissinger, who oversaw the war in Vietnam and masterminded its incendiary expansion into Cambodia, and Barack Obama, who continued both wars he was handed, and then started a third for good measure, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
THOSE are what I call travesties.
So I won't be hyperbolic here and use the word "travesty," especially since the man himself is either unaware or couldn't care less. And people, you know, do not, and justly do not, take the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame all that seriously.
But if ABBA is in and Eno is out at that silly museum in Cleveland, then I have no choice but to steal the word from Hipster Kittty and call it a SHAMOCKERY.
Brian Eno - Nerve Net - 05 - My Squelchy Life.mp3
320 kbps mp3, up for six weeks
File under: The Vision Thing
Posted by rastronomicals at Sunday, May 15, 2011