[Grief] Live #1 - Air Gallery 7/6/76

Paul McRandle pmcrandle1 at nyc.rr.com
Sat Apr 15 21:58:21 PDT 2006

I find one of their genuinely scary moments is comes in 2nd Annual Report's
"Well, my first intention was to rape her."

Anybody know who that is?

> TG's effects are fairly uniform, I think, but certainly not universal.
> That's what I mean by immunity.  Regardless, the experience of finding TG
> frightening proved valuable to me beyond measure.  Well, perhaps it's more
> correct to say, the experience of TG helping me find myself frightening was
> valuable.
> As to seriousness, it's curious to examine that question in relation to the
> band.  While none of them took it wholly seriously ("brains in my marmelade,
> spoiling my breakfast!"--I should hope no one would take that seriously), I
> think the aspect of their "mission" that was serious was given perhaps very
> different weight by the different members.  I'm almost certain that is a
> part of the tension between them.
> On 4/15/06, C. A. Polk <capolk at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> From: "name pending" <aisuelite at gmail.com>
>>> I actually liked the UK Guardian article.  Partially because at the time
>> I
>>> read it, the idea of listening to 24 hours straight of TG was pretty much
>>> unbearable, considering 3 minutes could scare me shitless.
>> You know - people take this shit way too seriously sometimes. It's heavy,
>> it's forbidding, it's intense - but "scary"? Come on, now. Really. What
>> passes for "pop" these days - now THAT's scary.
>>> What I did like was the portion of the article where he went to the
>>> underground and took off his headphones, only to find the noise around
>> him
>>> was far worse.  I've had those moments.  They are a good, solid reminder
>>> that what TG points toward is the real world.
>> Again - this is certainly not limited to TG. I never - and I mean NEVER -
>> am
>> out in pubic without headphones on. (I also don't find TG all that
>> conducive
>> to "moving about" listening, but that's just me.) But I've gotten to the
>> point where I get seriously agitated by having to stand in a line
>> somewhere
>> and listen to the meaningless drivel going on around me.
>> Humanity - just say no!  : >
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