8/22/2007

Got Warhol?


Buffalo Nickel
First read - How Buffalo Get a Warhol - years ago and mentioned it here, in 2005 and have it filed away with some other good reads in Writing the City... I rarely re-post yet today find myself in dialog with a number of people interested in returning to Buffalo. They are asking all sorts of questions...

Think Craig Reynolds from Soundlab is on to something and would encourage all fixBuffalo readers to read and then re-read his short piece How Buffalo Get a Warhol that first appeared in 1997.
Unlike other cities, where it’s easy to sink into the flow of everything’s fine, in Buffalo, you must be a prophet or drown in utter mediocrity. Buffalo demands existential authenticity, and the rock we push up the hill (only to have it roll back down over us time and time again) is our only salvation. Like Rimbaud in the gutters and back–alleys of Paris, in Buffalo, you have no choice but to remake life; there’s no bullshit left to buy, no palace gates to hide behind...read the rest...
Pass it on to your friends in Brooklyn or Berlin. Then ask...Why not Buffalo?
Let me know what your hear and make sure to check out what's coming up at Soundlab - here.
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5 comments:

Jay said...

i guess buffalo's just a weird place we all love to call home.

Anonymous said...

In your opening sentence, don't you mean "How Buffalo GOT a Warhol?"

fix buffalo said...

No. I'm following the language used in Craig's piece.

Anonymous said...

Craig's words are hauntingly beautiful...

Having lived in some of those "other" cities; I can now proudly call myself a Buffalonian by CHOICE.

I lift my glass to Buffalo's past-present-future and to you David for all you do and to Craig and his magic words that speak straight to my soul saying "yes, you are truly home".

Cheers...

Anonymous said...

Damn, why do I have trouble posting as myself?!?!
Above comment was from the former olygirl...
Lori Hoffmann