When he's not throwing coffee at Jimmy Pursey, renaissance man Johnny Rotten likes to kick back and record fashion commentary for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many museums in NYC and elsewhere are offering their audio tours as podcast downloads, and the Met selected Mr. Lydon as chief expert for their current exhibit, AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (link to NY Times review).
Curious to hear what an ex-Sex Pistol has to say about British fashion? Download his commentary here (MP3).
Aside from his painful recitation of the lyrics to "God Save the Queen," his blather about safety pins and bondage suits, and quoting Shakespeare, the man unleashes a few zingers:
- I am neither anarchist nor monarchist. I'm a monanarchist.
- If you have no comprehension where I stand on the subject, then you are not really clearly listening.
- I'm a stand-up bloke, and you should be, too.