Both my friends commented on how “shitty” and unimpressive Madison Square Garden is on the inside. The seats are teal and magenta. Everything else is concrete. I read somewhere that the concession stands routinely perform poorly on health inspections.
In his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, Professor Stephen Hawking suggested he thought God had a role in the creation of the universe. In his twilight years, the physicist has gotten a little more candid about how he thinks this all got started.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), conductor, composer, author and pianist, was one of the very few American musical talents to achieve and maintain an international reputation. Most often associated with the New York Philharmonic, where he served as music director from 1957 to 1969, Bernstein enjoyed a close professional relationship with both the Vienna Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic.
Lee wasn’t a disgruntled employee and he wasn’t a religious radical. His beliefs are tough to categorize but he had a very precise and twisted motivation for the bizarre attack. He’s been dubbed an environmentalist militant by CNN and others. But its not that simple.
The aesthetics of suburban alienation in popular/alt music have long since been employed by The Smiths, Radiohead, Green Day, to just name a few—for that is what every kid wants: to feel alone (from their parents) yet somehow part of something larger (a culture). Short of a better generic phrase, “Rock & Roll” is essentially a romantic movement.