Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Gap

The generation gap has become apparent to me, today in ways I never expected.  Just you wait, those who have long appreciated what I am about to share.

My 20-something colleague talked about how "weird" Vitas is and laughed with mirth.  My face while watching the video was....deadpan doesn't do it justice.  The interior monologue was much more prolific, I assure you.

Vitas// 7th Element (clip NYE 2001)

If you can't view this video, in order to understand this post, please search for it.

I said he copied Klaus Nomi and then showed her this:

Klaus Nomi // Total Eclipse // Live 1981

I really hope with every fiber of my being this video isn't deleted so you can see what I see.  Klaus Nomi is one of the most original, impassioned artists and he always gives me goosebumps.  He paved the way for the extravagant pop artists of the 80s, 90s and even the ones now.  Even though he was completely misunderstood, hated and/or dismissed in his time, which I hate, he influences so much of what we see that is considered "avant garde". 

Innovation lost because the gross consumer doesn't look beyond the glop/slop on the plate in front of their face.  Sadly, my coworker said it was, "weird" and didn't see or acknowledge the copy.  It's upsetting when Vitas what's his face becomes more innovative or important in the eyes of those that can't see than our beloved Klaus.

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