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Laurie Anderson’s Homeland September 22, 2008

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Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

There are few performances that I attend where, at some point, I’m not wishing that the damned thing would just end…and some where I spend the whole time wondering what I’m going to wear tomorrow, or thinking about whether or not I uploaded the changes in my robots.txt file. However, Laurie Anderson’s Homeland, which I was lucky enough to attend last week, was one of those amazingly rare instances that I wanted to go on and on…

First of all, if you’ve never seen her live, you should seek her out. Seriously. Her blend of political and social commentary with truly sublime music is about as close to perfect as you could get. She’s never preachy, or TOO in your face about things, but she definitely makes you think, and makes you feel like she could look right through you. Her “Only An Expert” is absolutely mindblowing in its simplicity, yet it speaks volumes about American culture and its desire to focus on problems and solutions, without really doing a damned thing. Here’s a video from last year’s performance…