transference, michel groisman, 1999
‘in a continuous movement i pass on the light from one candle to another and, blowing through a system of tubes, i can choose the candle i wish to put off.’
Poor Lil Paul Ryan of the Day: GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan is a huge Rage Against the Machine fan.
The feeling isn’t exactly mutual, as a brutal op-ed in the latest Rolling Stone by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello makes clear:Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. …
I wonder what Ryan’s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “F**k the Police”? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.
Breaking News of the Day: Pussy Riot Gets 2 Years In Jail: Meanwhile in Russia: Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot each have been sentenced to two years in jail for an obscenity-laced performance at Moscow’s Christ The Savior cathedral in February in which they were so bold as to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The woman — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23; Maria Alekhina, 24; and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29 — are made of tough stuff. As the verdict came down, and a shout of “Shame!” was heard in the courtroom, they just laughed.
Judge Marina Syrova convicted the women of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, saying they had “crudely undermined social order.” She cited three specific elements for finding the trio guilty:
- The choice and timing of venue.
- Their continued performance and resistance to be taken outside by security and cathedral parishioners.
- The defendants’ conduct and their accomplices afterwards.
Here’s the shocking performance that started it all.