Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Locust’s talk show debut on Jerry Springer in 1999

Watching this broadcast was one of the three or four personal defining moments of my life.

In 1999 I had become disillusioned with the testosterone driven direction of the britpop and twee scene, and indie culture was totally dead to me by that point [two years earlier, the mayor's "Sweater Task Force" had driven cardigans from thrift and vintage stores and into commercial mall storefronts I wanted little to do with.]

Never even hearing of The Locust, JP descended upon my television one summer night and made me fall in love with music all over again.

1 comment:

Michael Doyle said...

Heh! Nicely played, Allen.