Erik Satie – Alfred Jarry – Marcel Duchamp – John Cage – John Cale
Just a theory of the evolution of the arts revolution. The bicycle riding absinthe drinker Alfred Jarry indirectly influences every musician that is inspired by the Velvet Underground, partially by maybe being the first “hipster,” defined differently for back then. Also on that avant-garde chain – a little bit of fusing art and life, the love of the absurd, repetition, or not, and making discoveries in a certain state of consciousness which we now call possible minor schizophrenia.
Duchamp liked the importance of the idea of the unimportance of everything, an idea that cancels itself out and becomes very important. Meaningless.