Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Seventeen... or maybe not.

If you know a man over the age of 80, and have grown tired of listening to them talk about how music was better in their day and that they could teach these young people a thing or two, their ship may be about to come in [for the record I am sorry to fall back on such an ordinary stereotype, but the point will be served I promise].

The Biennale of Sydney, a slightly large international arts festival held, well, every two years, is currently audtioning potential members for a punk band to serve a part of a work by artist
Christoph B├╝chel. The work, titled No Future, will involve said punk band publicly rehearsing and performing the song God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols every day for the duration of the biennale [which runs from the 18th of June to the 7th of September]. The rationale I assume involves a connection with the band's rehearsal space on Sydney Harbour to Australia's convict past, whilst maintaining a slight sense of memento mori in a group of elderly gentlemen screaming the line "No future / No future / No future for you", but who knows, its art after all.

Whilst the thin connection to Australiana gives way to a work that potentially may be somewhat expolitative, I'm curious to see where this one goes [being someone who is quite interested in durational exercises in boring acts and all]. Should you know of a distinguished gentleman who may be keen to take part, direct them here. Never mind the lyrics; they're included on the site.

5 comments:

sam said...

On an only slightly related note, I've been wondering lately whether it's time for a return to endurance karaoke.

This may not be wise. But that's the point.

William said...

Yes please! It's been a long, long time...

Daniel Green said...

Sam, the people have spoken. You know what you have to do.

the people said...

Indeed!!

sam said...

I put a proposal in to The Sound of Failure. If the people know anyone involved with that, perhaps the people could casually mention how awesomely cutting edge endurance karaoke is this year.