I love this idea. I mean, seriously, love this. Why? Because we need this to be made.
I know I can’t speak to the quality of “Everything In Colour“, yet, so it may all be for naught, but our generation is not looking back and celebrating the past. I think this is a very bad thing for our history. If there is anything that rings true through out the civilized world it’s that you need to reflect on what you’ve done in the past and then learn from it. I’m not sure why we are not doing this because I feel my generation (mid through the late 30’s and early 40’s) were the last ones to experience something bigger than us that had meaning in a creative manner. So much came from those times why shouldn’t we be reflecting and looking back. Are we worried about acknowledging our habits we shouldn’t be speaking of, or how we had too much lipgloss and cigarettes? There’s nothing to be ashamed of here honey. Hell it was the “scene that celebrated itself” why wouldn’t it want to congratulate itself. Even further to my point is we were speaking up for ourselves in a way we felt was more than just the words. Now we just tweet out a complaint to no one and look like we’re ranting. Look at the whole 99% movement and it being squashed under bitterness and skepticism before it even started. I had so many friends just shoot holes through it because it didn’t cater to every.single.gripe they had. Boo f’in hoo. Lets get back to the music…..
Anyone with a musical background knows Britpop was the last real scene to happen to music in the past 15 years. (Prove me wrong – I would love to hear the arguments.) For me I do not constitute ANYTHING made in the 2000’s as a scene. Yes, lots of great music was made, but nothing as a scene. Nothing as a defined look, lifestyle, and spanning other mediums of art such as, well, ART.
I’m not saying we were in Art galleries in droves or anything but people were painting, and making movies, and making documentary’s (ON VHS!). We had music zines and were trading bootlegs. We talking about specific shows in cities at classic venues as THE moments. And then there were these bands NOONE heard of before they hit the NME, or Melody Maker and without doubt before Rolling Stone. It seems like almost every generation before us was doing that as well too. And then we hit 2001 and said SCREW IT.
Maybe I’m taking this too seriously. I know I’m using this musical as my springboard for complaining about why music has fragmented or segmented to the point of dullness but I don’t care. This excites me and I realize this is very dramatic. But here comes this musical looking back on the time and retelling a story in a manner that is creative and, hopefully, insightful. That is why this is amazing.
You can purchase tickets here for five dates from July 17th -July 21st.