But the consumerism aspect of the riots is fascinating. Anyway - let’s reel it back to music! Paul’s Boutique. I thought this was an underground album from 1989 by the Beastie Boys – but this morning I saw about the fourth or fifth woman in recent months with a bag that said Paul’s Boutique across it – more as a fashion statement than a music statement! (She looked more like an umpa lumpa with the tanning oil than a music fan! Not that the two cant co exist!) Quick google and it seems it is a fashion label as well. Is that inspired by the underground album? A case of Fashion imitating Art?
Shame - I had hoped that the Beastie's had started selling their iconography on a wider range of items!
Still - That must really confuse Beastie Boys collectors. Where do you draw the line!
Also does this constitute a statement of being a fan of the album or just the carrier of the fashion accessory? Which reminds me I must do a blog about Band T Shirts at some point soon! They are no longer a statement of loyalty and just a fashion statement! – but that’s another blog!