It’s sobering to realize that we’re already in mid-August, eh? Again, I’m sorry for the relative slowdown in content placement here, but it being the summer — as I’ve been laboriously explaining — I’m currently bouncing between NYC and my mom’s place out on Long Island. Once the summer comes to a close, I suspect my activity here will pick back up.
I’m back in the city at the moment, here for a job interview. Once done with that, I’ll zip back out to the Island. But as I wait for the appointed hour to arrive, I thought I’d check in here and toss something your way.
Below is a curious collection of clips by filmmaker Anton Perich of Max’s Kansas City. At this stage of the proceedings, I should point out that I am far too young to have ever darkened the doors of that hallowed establishment, but its place in the history of the music of New York City cannot be overstated. Today, of course, Max's is long gone. The space it occupied is now a nondescript deli called Fraiche Maxx.
If some of this footage looks familiar, you might be remembering it from a Modern Lovers video I spoke about a while back, although the images are sharper and clearer in the video below.
Here’s the official explanation:
A series of short clips from Max's Kansas City by Anton Perich. This is the edited version of the video in the Max's Kansas City exhibition held at the Steven Kasher Gallery from September 15, 2010-October 9, 2010. See more images from the show here: http://stevenkasher.com/html/exhibres….
Addendum: Regular reader, ace photo sleuth and Flaming Pablum friend Chung Wong had a little context to add on Facebook...
This is a photo of Andrea Feldman by Anton Perich. Pretty sure that is her in the footage. She died Aug 8, 1972, after summoning all her ex-boyfriends including Jim Carroll to witness what she called her "final starring role. ” She then jumped out of her 14fl apt at 51 Fifth Ave.
Enjoy the video. Back soon. Be good to each other.