Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Cochella in the New York Times

The New York Times today has an article on the Cochella festival down in Indio, from which we've been enjoying the run-off these past few weeks. A couple article highlights:

The big scary War of the Worlds tripod in the background of the article photo was at Burning Man this past year and won my award for most dread-inspiring art on the playa

The electronic music dance tent made it seem as if "This year . . . dance music were having a resurgence instead of a decline," though the artist described is Tiesto *sigh*

The Jesus and Mary Chain are back: "The big thing was the band’s singer, Jim Reid, and the rigor of his acid blankness; the corners of his mouth almost never turned above a flat line. 'Are you having fun?' he asked the crowd, after singing “Sidewalking.” The crowd said yes. 'Well, we’ll see what we can do about that,' he said."

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