Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sleazy Death

I just found out a few days too late that Peter Sleazy Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil...) had died on November 25.

I'm not sure what to say about it yet. Instead I'm listening to Music to Play in the Dark 2 (and it's pitch black in here).

Here is a good interview with Coil. They talk about the early days of acid house:

JB: We've been taking MDMA since 1980 when it was first brought into the country. Our circle of friends were taking it constantly — there was no context to take it in. It took to 88 for a context to arrive or 87 maybe. . . it was a sacred situation and some sort of sacred ceremony was happening, for a while anyway. Then the focus shifted and the scene dispersed.

PC: It's like there was a moment when album covers were art and then they became packaging and I kind of feel the same about the Acid House scene. There was a time when it was sacred and then there was a time when it was packaging - getting bums on filthy floors.

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