Yes, Virginia…

Odbijam da pišem o sinoćnjem koncertu The Residents. Suviše sam lepo raspoložen da bih pljuvao. Pre svega publiku. Elita blatnjave provincije, što bi rekao Akvamarin.
A Rezidentsi? Pa onako. Nešto mi ova njihova "Bunny Boy" faza ne leži, prethodna "Demons Dance Alone" mi se više sviđala. Kako je to Fića lepo primetio, izgledaju kao neki bend koji pokušava da zvuči kao The Residents. On kaže da je pre nekoliko godina na Kolarcu bilo dosta bolje. Ne znam, nisam bio. Voleo bih da sam imao priliku da ih gledam pre nekih dvadeset godina.
Sada, 2008. godine radije bih gledao nešto drugo. Mislim, kada smo već kod bendova čiji su koncerti mali performansi. Samo da ne dođu u Srbiju za nekih 30 godina, kada Amanda već bude vremešna bakica, Brajanu se se budu tresle ruke dok udara bubnjeve, a ja budem prinuđen da dođem na koncert u invalidskim kolicima.

THE DRESDEN DOLLS
…brechtian punk cabaret…

*****
Dear Editor-
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
-Virginia O’Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus? Thank God! He lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

(Printed as is, from the New York Sun, 1897)
*****

Dresden Dolls su bend iz Bostona, oformljen 2001. godine.  Čine ga Amanda Palmer i Brian Viglione.
"Yes, Virginia…" je naslov njihovog drugog studijskog albuma, inspirisan ovim novinskim tekstom sa kraja 19. veka. Koncerti su im praćeni raznim "performerima", gutačima vatre itd. koji čine takozvanu Dresden Dolls Brigade. "Brigada" nikada nema stalne članove, vrlo često su u pitanju i lokalni umetnici iz gradova u kojima nastupaju, često i sama publika uzima učešća u predstavi.
I tako…
Za više informacija idite na oficijalni sajt benda, a imati na vikipediji dosta o njima.Više o "Brigadi" imate ovde.

Nego, evo kako to zvuči.
Za početak malo autentičnog feminizma, onog koji duboko poštujem. Dakle, "Girl Anachronism".
Amanda je carica.

"…i might join your century but only as a doubtful guest …"

Idemo dalje, "Night Reconnaissance"

"You are a socialist cokehead, we know from your clothes
You are a Satanist worshipper, oh, that’s evil "

i da, da:
"Nothing is cruelier than children who come from good homes …"
🙂

Evo kako zvuči uživo njihova obrada "Rid of Me" od PJ Harvey.
O "Rid of Me" u izvedbi same Polly Jean i uopšte celom tom albumu ću u nekom drugom postu, nemoj da mi je neko ukrao temu! Dakle, dalje ruke od "Rid of Me"🙂

Ovo što sledi je "Shores of California" parodija na spot David Lee Rotha "California Girls".

" all I know is that all around the nation
the girls are crying and the boys are masturbating

and that’s the way it is in minnesota
and that’s the way it is in oklahoma"

i za kraj naravno "The Coin Operated Boy", ovo sam već kačio na blog, ali šta ču kada je, što bi rekli ovi urbani, "ultimativni hit"🙂

***************
Да Вирџинија, Деда Мраз постоји.

 

 

Ostavite odgovor

Popunite detalje ispod ili pritisnite na ikonicu da biste se prijavili:

WordPress.com logo

Komentarišet koristeći svoj WordPress.com nalog. Odjavite se / Promeni )

Slika na Tviteru

Komentarišet koristeći svoj Twitter nalog. Odjavite se / Promeni )

Fejsbukova fotografija

Komentarišet koristeći svoj Facebook nalog. Odjavite se / Promeni )

Google+ photo

Komentarišet koristeći svoj Google+ nalog. Odjavite se / Promeni )

Povezivanje sa %s