- 8 months ago
Playing tracks by
Sean Jamieson, b/art, b//art, Streetlab, Little Annie and more.
I'm taking another long, hard look at the distant love-hate relationship I had with NYC for 13 yrs. My radio mixes often resemble the delirious din of NYC streets – audio equivalent of overmixed drinks trying too hard. I'm interested in the relation between NY's pimped promise & self-serving exaggeration & the reality. I’m sorry, but 1 instantly sees how Trump is a product of NYC’s bluff & bluster. I'm intrigued by seductive extremes, why decay, ugliness, destruction by the investment of capital create teetering ironies of touted greatness & the contrary – everyone I know's suffering from this in-your-face plenitude. See Debord’s Spectacle. This satiated state creates temporary giddiness & leaves you oblivious to how resentful of NYC’s riches you are, riches when in reach, when consumed, leave you searching for its promised perks. I can now, 21 yrs later, see why visitors “love” NY – in part, NYC allows 1 to displace one’s doubts with temporary over-sugared, over-lit ambiguities.