Artists in Music and Conversation: James LCD Murphy & Sam Lipsyte
Things will come
full circle on this Tuesday night in December, when Sam and James
reunite in a context that will be part conversation, part
consternation, and part Ultimate Fighting.
Sam Lipsyte, author of "Home Land" and "The Subject Steve," and a recently Guggenheimed novelist and Columbia professor, began his descent as the much feared Sam Shit, front-man of the internationally ignored Dung Beetle Rock Band. And Dung Beetle's engineer was one young James Murphy.
James Murphy, the man who resurrected disco via punk, is best known for his band LCD Soundsystem and his record label DFA. James Murphy, upon being crowned artist of the year in the Village Voice 2007 Pazz & Jop poll, stated: "I'm 37 years old. I'm 220 pounds. I'm a producer. I've got about as much likelihood of being a fucking frontman as Christopher Cross..."
New York Magazine profile of James Murphy: http://nymag.com/arts/popmusic/profiles/29425/
New York Magazine on Lipsyte: http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/reviews/10992/