Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Cathode Love 

Wednesday, Mar 11 2009
“Television, the drug of the nation/Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.” If you can name the first band to do that song, you ought to buy yourself a new Wii. (Hint: It’s not Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.) But television: Is it really the opiate of the masses? Many, many doctoral theses have been written on this subject, yet the technology seems to change shape every day, among cable, videogames, Hulu, TiVo, and YouTube. You’ve got your theory, we’ve got ours, and we’re all still watching: Does TV really contribute to alienation if you spend several days excited to watch the new episode of Lost at your neighbor’s house? The famous San Francisco artists with developmental disabilities have some comments, too, at “TV and Me.” The discourse is more personal than metacultural, with Three’s Company coming in for a lot of love, especially Don Knotts. The hunks of ER, Westerns, and the glory of remote control are featured as well, bathed in the total candor we’ve come to expect from this gang.
March 12-April 22, 2009

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"