A mother takes her five-year-old daughter to see PUNK: Chaos to Couture …
This is “What’s Making Me Happy This Week,” a weekly feature inspired by the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
What’s Making Me Happy This Week is something I read in this month’s issue of the Believer, specifically in Greil Marcus’s monthly column, “REAL LIFE ROCK TOP TEN: A MONTHLY COLUMN OF EVERYDAY CULTURE AND FOUND OBJECTS“. It is item #3:
A mother takes her five-year-old daughter to see PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as related by Deborah Freedman (New York, August 14). Daphna Mor: “This fashion breaks the rules. They did things that other people thought were ugly, provocative—” Alona Mor Freedman: “I like acupuncture fashion!” Daphna: “It is not acupuncture, it is punk.” Alona [excited that she is wearing tights and a pink shirt herself, and pointing to a contemporary dress inspired by punk]: “Ima, this is not acupuncture—it is too pretty.” Daphna: “I know! This one is not real punk, and anyway—it is not acupuncture, it is punk. Acupuncture is what your uncle does with the needles.” Alona: “Ah, they didn’t use needles in punk?” Daphna: “They did, but a different kind…”
I don’t think there’s anything I can add, nor anything I should. There is just so much right there in that paragraph.
And That’s What’s Making Me Happy This Week.