Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Antony & The Johnsons On The Culture Show

Antony's performances have always been somewhat enigmatic to me. His image doesn't seem to suit his voice. I was playing his new album for a friend last night, and she inevitably asked if he was black. Nope...White, overweight, slightly asexual... I used to be of the opinion that his image was an odd part of who he is, it may not have detracted from his music, but it certainly didn't add to it. This morning, watching this video though, I realized his image confirms something I've always suspected about Antony: His music comes from somewhere other-worldly, somewhere in spite of him... The music is incredible, the interview is awkward. See it below:

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