Friday, January 21, 2011
07/21/07 Siren Festival @ Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
This edition of the Village Voice's annual Siren Festival fell on my girlfriend's 22nd birthday and featured one of her favorite artists - the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A.
"A moment of silence, a lifetime of laughter" is a lyric from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Noise Brigade. The Bosstones were dropped from the original bill of the first concert I ever attended. Here, I reminisce on various moments of silence and noise in a lifetime of laughter and a few scattered tears. "On the brighter side and on a happier note; the noise, well it's just love that gets caught in my throat."