Jean Baudrillard Jams With Mike Kelley


Everything about this is strange: here is a recording of postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard reciting his poetry while a freestyle band backs him up. The members of the group include Mike Kelley, the dearly departed visual artist and founder of Destroy All Monsters. George Hurley, drummer for the Minutemen, is also there.

Strangest of all? They did this in a casino. In Stateline, Nev. It is pretty safe to assume that Baudrillard would have put this in the “simulacrum” category.

As for why and how we found this? Listen. We spend a lot of time on the Internet. Sigh. Jean Baudrillard Jams With Mike Kelley