Sonic Youth in Marfa, Texas to Video

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 to Video to Video to Video 


About anomaly

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (, organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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