Sonic Youth perform a free concert at the annual Chinati Foundation Open House Weekend event on Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Marfa, TX. Kim dedicates this song to "all the UFOs out there," alluding to the unexplained Marfa "mystery lights."
I went to this concert and filmed some video coverage of it which is posted below. I didn’t see the mystery lights this time, but I saw them years ago and they kind of zipped around just above the horizon and then disappeared and reappeared.
A couple friends of mine talked with Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore before the show. Their conversation went something like this:
Jim & Rhett: Thanks Thurston for all the music you've played.
Thurston: I appreciate the thanks. The opening band is Houston-based noise rock called Black Leather Jesus. They have released on cassettes and CDRs. I asked them to open this show.
Jim & Rhett: This trip has been great. We drove out here from Austin. We were at the Sonic Youth show last night in Austin. (to girl who hasn't seen Sonic Youth live) You're gonna see some guitar rock.
Thurston: Yeah that Austin show was totally guitarted.
On the drive from Austin to Marfa we listened to Bill Hicks' Rant in E Minor and as Bill described his third eye squeegee on a ranch in Fredericksburg we were passing through the Fredericksburg area which was cool.
“The heavens parted, God looked down and rained gifts of forgiveness onto my being, healing me on every level: psychically, physically, emotionally, and I realized our true nature is spirit not body, that we are eternal beings and God’s love is unconditional and there is nothing we can ever do to change that. It is only our illusion that we are separate from God or that we are alone. In fact the reality is that we are one with God and he loves us.” -Bill Hicks
The Sonic Youth show was free and BYOB! Unofficial set list: Incinerate, Reena, Hey Joni, The Sprawl, Cross the Breeze, Do You Believe in Rapture, Candle, 100%, Skip Tracer, Teenage Riot, Jams Run Free, Pink Steam, What a Waste, Silver Rocket, Shaking Hell
-Floyd Anderson, Anomaly TV