Scott and I discussed, at length and to some relief in the pub this afternoon (after the seasons festivities) that Motley Crue might be totally as authentic as Robert Johnson. This may be a thorn in the side of bourgeois post-moderns, who think of Motley Crue as some kind of bizarre aberration. In reality this band of muppets represent something hardly lacking interest; not a redemption from the 'modern' but a continuation of it. Meanwhile of course American literature is better illustrated by Brett Easton Ellis than Scot Fitzgerald (because, really, he's just european!) and Robert Venturi is of course the totally authentic american architect.