Friday, September 09, 2005

Someone Lost Their Junior Cert Art Project

It's meant to be bronze, but reeks of imitation plastic, if this were in papier maché and designed by a fourteen year old it might have something going for it. But as it is, it stands outside Bruxelles with all the quality of a junior cert art project that accidently made its way on to the set of "Honey I Blew Up The Kids" and got morphed seven foot upwards. The collar on it hangs on brittle and ready to be snapped, the hair has the same texture as a head of broccollii while the bass strings could be severed by rabbit headed plastic scissors. If I were the manager of Ad Lib or any of the dozens of music stores around Wicklow St, I'd be well pissed off at the prospect of faded denim rockers from the eighties leaving plecs in the bass-strings in honour of "Philo ooo Philo ooo." Every cheap ass teenager in a band's just going to be down there, pilfering them back to strum out lazy Nirvana songs while screaming at their wardrobe. Sure ya can't even see the abcesses on his bloody feet from the gear.

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The lazy cynicism, cultural elitism and self-aware posturing in that post is bleedin' hilarious. More of the same please Antrophe!!!
Describing it as "lazy cynicism, cultural elitism and self aware posturing" sounds like you really think it is a pratish piece of writing. Maybe it is. I was going to mention that I wasn't having a dig at Thin Lizzy or Phil Lynett, but rather a dig at the whole furoe over the statue. Originally i'd heard that the council were going to erect a statue due to haggling back and forth from Rosin Dubh which are Lynotts heritage foundation. Appartenyl, from what I heard, and I since think it was mistaked, Jim Fitzgerald of the Che image and later gaudy celtic album covers was responsible for designing it. Then there was some sort of reneging on a promise and Bruxelles stepped in and ereceted this statue as a publicity stunt. That would have been the mainstay of the anecdote, but after some internet googling I couldn't really verify any of what this person told me, so I just described my disappointment at the statue. I'm not elevating myself above your average Thin Lizzy dan, they are a funny auld breed all the same, but surely even they can see the state of the statue.
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