</font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr><font>Originally posted by squeapler:
to me the longevity of SY isn’t so much about their great musical talent – sure they have some but so do a lot of other people – as it is about their ability to survive as an entity, game the system, exploit their contacts, market themselves and still somehow be regarded as "alternative" even though to me they’ve been commercial since about the time of "The Year PUnk Broke". They’re getting to be like some punk version of Jefferson Airplane/Starship for my money. yawn</strong></font><hr></blockquote><font>That was massively insightful. But this is Sonic Youth we’re talking about. Prepare to be flamed!