It's never taken much to get me rolling on a bona fide Sonic Youth kick, much less a decreasingly rare Nashville performance such as the one happening tomorrow night at War Memorial. So imagine my curious enthusiasm when I was told last night hanging about on Elliston that a certain Thurston Moore has authored "an original multimedia dramatization" featuring the words of Albert Schweitzer and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to be presented at the Schermerhorn Center on August 29.
Seriously, WTF, right? The very mention of the man's name has suddently turned this high-brow blend of "music, historical images and drama" into a subversive, avant-garde rivisionist exploration of history more befitting of a NYC arthouse theater.
Yeah, well. Further exploration revealed that while Thurston Moore is indeed the brains behind this operation, he is not, in fact, the towering, forever-young veteran art-punk and guitar innovator beloved by hipsters the world over. Nah, this is the even older, marginally less hip president of the Tennessee Players who, looking at this picture after the jump, should maybe change his name to Thurston Howell so as to prevent any further confusion.
Either way. if your'e into this sort of thing, there's more information here on the event's website.