Sunday, July 6, 2008
The Strokes' "Hard to Explain"/(Guilty Pleasures Series)
Rock and roll as puerile rebellion, as escape at all costs. Notice the video, how the archetypes of mobility as freedom are fully engaged. I first heard this in a friend's apartment in San Francisco, at the end of a long journey with a Russian poet, from coast to coast. A long journey where words could no longer bridge worlds. This song sent me back home.