Friday, October 19, 2007

Sufjan Stevens Is Dead (To Me)

If you want to know what Overtness sounds like, check out this quote from Sufjan Stevens (from stereogum):
"Rock and roll is dead,” he says, voluble again. “Rock and roll is a museum piece. It has no viability anymore. There are great rock bands today—I love the White Stripes, I love the Raconteurs. But it’s a museum piece. You’re watching the History Channel when you go to these clubs. They’re just reenacting an old sentiment. They’re channeling the ghosts of that era—the Who, punk rock, the Sex Pistols, whatever. It’s been done. The rebellion’s over."
This is just so stupid, I don't know where to begin. I should start by pointing out that even his name is Overt (even if it's his given name). Also, this quote is from an interview where he talks about a 38-piece orchestral suite. In other words, rock is dead, but orchestral suites rule! Some other thoughts: The banjo is real weird. And what happened to those 50 states records? Asthmatic Kitty is a dumb name for a record label. Quiet Riot made better music.

I will give him some credit for trying to embrace Christmas, but I think he was just being Overt about that, too.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

plus he looks fucking retarded with those yay me butterfly wings. the most overt choice of flying apperati by a pussy indie hero ever.

Anonymous said...

i thought overt was an adjective. too much rock n roll and not enough english class... sad that a musical innovator like Sufjan can't even have an opinion about the tiredness of today's rock music without a bunch of mediocre bloggers and foul-mouthed mediocre blog readers whining about it. the next time you're interviewed by stereogum, you can kiss the tired genre's ass all you want.

Anonymous said...

moreover, let's take the average age of the rockers featured on this blog... 65? you're right, rock is not dead, it's just convalescing!

umberto said...

I'm just mad at Todd Haynes for putting Insufferable Sufjan on the I'm Not There soundtrack... and yes he has a stupid name, even if he didn't choose it he could have ditched it. File next to Devendra Whatsisname.

Anonymous said...

musical innovator my ass. sufjan stevens is the just the first transvestite that made it.

Anonymous said...

also if you took the time to graph my sentence, you should be able to figure out what "overt" is modifying you sad sap cunt muscle.