Who Says Avant-Garde Is Dead?

Published November 19, 2019 in Warp & Woof Who Says Avant-Garde Is Dead? Postmodernism Hasn’t Killed It Yet William Sundwick When art critic Clement Greenberg wrote in 1939 that the opposite of avant-gardewas kitsch, he was referring to the struggle then between artists who had a burning desire to be creative and the exigencies ofContinue reading “Who Says Avant-Garde Is Dead?”

Van Slyke Assembly, 1967

Published March 14, 2019 in Warp & Woof Van Slyke Assembly, 1967 Music for the Shop Rat William Sundwick It was a lark. Something to do during college term break. I had just returned from a “career-service” internship experience in Washington, D.C. And, frankly, I was curious about what an auto assembly line was like.Continue reading “Van Slyke Assembly, 1967”

Proto-Punk and The Stooges

Published March 30, 2017 in Warp & Woof Proto-Punk and The Stooges William Sundwick Rock ‘n Roll started this way in the 1950s. You had poor, unknown, young musicians who had a desire to make music for other young people … especially, at the beginning, for dancing. But, since it became apparent, early, that manyContinue reading “Proto-Punk and The Stooges”