Posted in music on March 3, 2006

Antony & Sufjan

None of my pictures from the 2006 Tibet House Benefit Concert had such a clear view of Antony & Sufjan at once. That's Laurie Anderson on Antony's right.

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Comments (17)

i generally try not to squee in public, but i must say, sufjan's adorable in that picture.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2006 2:06 PM

who's playing guitar next to the sufmeister?

Posted by birdboy | March 3, 2006 2:18 PM

Funny, I tend to think to think of Lou Reed as Laurie Anderson's husband...

Posted by ryan | March 3, 2006 2:20 PM

the guitar guy played with damien rice

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2006 2:26 PM

yeah- I tend to think of Laurie Anderson as an amazing and influential artist in her own right.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2006 1:45 AM

How adorable does Sufjean look there? He looks like a youth pastor who honestly wonders why his fellowship meetings are 95% girls.

And yeah, you think a vegan wouldn't be so patriarchal about identifying people. Jeez.

Posted by Jen W | March 4, 2006 3:03 PM

"And yeah, you think a vegan wouldn't be so patriarchal about identifying people. Jeez."

Why would you think that? Does not eating butter or honey magically cure sexism?

Laurie Anderson is twice the man Lou Reed ever was.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2006 12:21 AM

it occured to me when writing "Lou Reed's wife" that it might sound offensive, so I tried to think of another way of writing it, but couldn't. I figured the link to her personal website, and the previous post about her performance was enough to identify her as an artist, and that "Lou's Reed wife" would help out those who like trivia. (especially since more people who read this site know who Lou Reed is).

If you have any suggestions on how to write that less offensively, let me know. "married to Lou Reed"???

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 6, 2006 9:06 AM

Hello from Norway,

Trivia is interesting, but maybe more suiteable in an longer article.

If you want to characterize people with a couple of words it is maybe better to point at the persons profession or most characteristic caracteristica.

And that would be, in this case, Laurie Anderson as an artist, more than who she fucks and eats with.

Posted by fr.martinsen | March 6, 2006 5:12 PM

thx for the feedback fr.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 6, 2006 6:54 PM

Ohmygawd, your whiny faux indie idealism is nauseating. Did you ever wonder why everyone rolls their eyes at scenesters such as yourselves? It's because you cynically over-analyze every word in a website (and a blog no less). Is Laurie Anderson indeed the wife of Lou Reed? Did the statement mischaracterize her relationship to Mr.Reed? The best part of this entirely self-indulgent transaction is that the author felt compelled to explain his "error" and apologize. For what? Not speaking the proper code of liberal guilt. I leave with a question - how would you describe Martin McAleese? I'd hope as "the husband of Mary McAleese." Is that description hopelessly sexist too? No. It's about notoriety, not sexism.

Posted by Cry Babies | May 18, 2006 9:43 AM

I don't think it really was sexist. Unfortunate and maybe quite insulting but not sexist. He just thought people wouldn't have heard of Laurie Anderson. I'd like to think that filmmaker Matthew Barney is generally called Bjork's boyfriend... but I just checked and no, it's rarely mentioned.

Hummm. well. that's embarrassing but it looks like you may be guilty afterall, Mr Vegan.
It does look as if, albeit probably very unconciously, it was all a little sexist. You shouldn't blame yourself though. Blame society. It's much bigger and tougher and won't mind.

Well, then again who doesn't root for their own side. I think I'd probably be hard pressed to find a female writer that doesn't mention the Bjork connection when Barney comes up.
Then again a good counter to that would be that in this case only takes an absence of sexism because Bjork is so bloody marvellous. Who knows.

In the spirit of equality I really think I should expand and finish the caption-

Antony Johnson (gay man that likes to cry), Sufjan Stevens (churchy man who likes soft things. Especially towels), Bloke without hair that wears nice red soft towel (A good cause), Bloke with hair AND a guitar (property of Damien Rice)

Posted by Adam M | May 21, 2006 11:22 AM

I don't think it really was sexist. Unfortunate and maybe quite insulting but not sexist. He just thought people wouldn't have heard of Laurie Anderson. I'd like to think that filmmaker Matthew Barney is generally called Bjork's boyfriend... but I just checked and no, it's rarely mentioned.

Hummm. well. that's embarrassing but it looks like you may be guilty afterall, Mr Vegan.
It does look as if, albeit probably very unconciously, it was all a little sexist. You shouldn't blame yourself though. Blame society. It's much bigger and tougher and won't mind.

Well, then again who doesn't root for their own side. I think I'd probably be hard pressed to find a female writer that doesn't mention the Bjork connection when Barney comes up.
Then again a good counter to that would be that in this case only takes an absence of sexism because Bjork is so bloody marvellous. Who knows.

In the spirit of equality I really think I should expand and finish the caption-

Antony Johnson (gay man that likes to cry), Sufjan Stevens (churchy man who likes soft things. Especially towels), Bloke without hair that wears nice red soft towel (A good cause), Bloke with hair AND a guitar (property of Damien Rice)

Posted by Adam M | May 21, 2006 11:42 AM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 3, 2008 12:07 AM

Yep what.s good for the goose is good for the gander. Great idea.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 11:45 AM

I remember how a few years ago Sufjan Stevens wrote an amazing symphony for New York.

Posted by Chad | July 20, 2010 10:31 AM

They rock I hope that they will have more concerts in 2011, I'd love to see them on scene.

Posted by Gerry | December 7, 2010 10:41 AM

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