After seeing Laurie Anderson in conversation on Tuesday night I went to her first performance of Homeland at Hamer Hall last night. It was a wonderful show and performance, and the enormous applause at the end drew Anderson back for a special encore performance of her early song Let X = X.
The songs and spoken word pieces were often darkly funny. One was about the ‘underwear gods’ – giant underwear models on billboards who come to life and parade through the city streets. Another was ‘Only an expert can deal with the problem’ which referenced Al Gore, climate change, US foreign policy and other topical political and social issues, even how to appear on Oprah.