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Eva Lake’s recent blog post and subsequent comments about Thurston Moore’s new book on the No Wave music scene, and the notion of the subjectivity of oral history made me think of a great and hilarious piece called “Losing My Edge” by LCD Soundsystem from 2005 – check out the lyrics -- and here's the video.

The NY underground music scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s was a pretty small scene – everybody knew everybody, whether they spoke to each other or not. And while there are certainly plenty of areas of consensus, each participant was a fiercely independent artist, experiencing that moment in an individual way, and now 30 years down the road holds his/her own memory and version of how it happened and what the most important contributions were. There are many great stories to be told