July 13th, 2005


First we take Manhattan...

I'd like to apologize to the readers of Time Out New York for the appearance of Momus and Mai Ueda in not one but two sections of your magazine this week. We have a review and photograph in the Art section, and an interview and photograph in the Music section, as well as listings for the art show and our concert at Tonic this Friday.

It's one thing to be a "wildly prolific artist" in the privacy of one's own bedroom or art gallery, quite another to be in your face on several different pages of New York's premier listings magazine. (Rumours that my recent proclivity for skirts was an attempt to get into TONY's Gay and Lesbian section are completely without foundation, by the way.)

Mai and I would like to emphasize that in no way did we intend to subject New York to the cultural equivalent of the Full Spectrum Dominance so dear to Donald Rumsfeld and his chums. We would draw your attention to the fact that next week a new edition of Time Out New York will appear in which we won't feature at all, having boarded planes and returned to the European cities where we live, and where no-one gives a blue damn about us. First we take Manhattan... then Berlin ignores us completely.