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Dumb Drums

It’s fine in a band, an orchestra or as the prelude to death by firing squad. Otherwise, drumming has a tendency to be dumb, dull or both.

Writing in a recent issue of New York Press, J R Taylor’s review of a ‘Scream Out’ (against the crimes of the evil Bush administration) begins as follows:

“”Could we get some drumming going?”

And there it is–the international symbol of the dopey performance art event. Karen Finley makes the call for the only cliche missing here at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, where Finley–best known for promoting herself as a worthy use of our taxes–has organized today’s big Scream Out. “

Send that man some chocolate.


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