Monday, August 11, 2008

You can keep your culture, you can keep your morals

The Deirdres are not a band: they are a precious poetic ideal and a vulnerable one at that. Something to be protected and cherished; something that sits outside reality. There is no calculation in what they do. Their songs are systems of resistance and those of us who dance around at their shows become part of that moment when intelligence and nonsense are finally one, as they should be, and the joy of touching hands also serves as a force for the revolution.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes things get hyped out of all proportion - are they really that good????? In the words of that classic Mayfields song ....I don't think so..I really don't think so....

Marianthi said...

I hope I'm not hyping them or anything. I love watching them play and I love listening to their songs and they push some buttons I didn't think could be pushed. I don't ever expect to convince anyone about bands and I wouldn't want to. To me it's a bit like Judaism: you don't want to convert anyone - if they want to be converted they need to try and do it on their own.

Alexa said...

just dropped by to say that your blog is charming.
I really liked the podcast you've made with The Airfields' "Yr So Wonderful" in it, as a long-time fan of that specific song.

keep on going :)

ray k is foreign said...

"if i can't dance i don't want your revolution"

emma goldman never actually said that, but it's as good a misquote as any if you ask me, after all, "we're all victims of a system that's forgotten how to say, i love ya!"