Failed States (detail)
1993 Mercedes 300TE station wagon armored at B4 level, resistant to 9MM
thru .44 Magnum gun fire
Collection of Lindsey and Patrick Collins
Photo credit: Erica Nix - See more at: http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/reviews/review/183/412#sthash.w6ehDUmX.dpuf
My friend Laurel once told me that in Texas, the capital of France is, by necessity, known as "Parisfrance".
There are lots of things I love about my friend Jill Magid, including that her art is overtly confrontational and that she gave birth this week to a son with an awesome name.
I also loved this performance by Zedd and Foxes on Fallon a couple of weeks ago and I'm glad it is available online. Russo-German wunderkind Zedd does something insanely cool at the end (if you happen to like video games, as I and my two warriors of radness with awesome names Orlando and Lorcan do):
But even so, and after all the love Lorcan and my brother Harry have for electronic music, I'm at heart a direct action kind of guy, in the French sense of action directe. My band-crush Savages was at Webster Hall last night and they blew me away with just a bass, a guitar, a drum kit and Jehnny Berth's voice. She's the kind of French punk girl who could do some serious damage without ever touching you. Vive la France, happy Bastille Day Eve. There's a full version of Husbands, with which they closed out the set last night, below the live clip...