7.12.07

Case in point.

In issue number seven of ANP Quarterly, Dennis Cooper says, "There has to be a fight, you know? Enemies are important. There's like, no Throbbing Grisle now, is there? I mean Wolf Eyes and Lightning Bolt and all that, but they're fun. They're not dangerous. There's no G.G. Allin. I wonder why?"

As far as explanations, a few different reasons come up in his interview with Bradford Cox. Namely, that parents are generally more liberal, and therefore, a "rebellion" is met with a sense of anticipation, not repulsion. Dennis Cooper even states, "Most of my friends with liberal parents ended up very lazy and artsy but not artists." This potential for rebellion to blossom into artistry is defined by Cooper as, in short, challenging perception or cultural mores, to which, yes, in general we are banking on safety. It's why Alanis Morrissette blew up--a safe version of female rage, something tangable and able to contained with a gentle hair wash....maybe, if we are dirty, a short giggle over the residue in a bong. It's not scary, it's relatable and comforting.

Your struggle, it seems, has been fought before, and mimicry diffuses the scope they/he/she sees your life.

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