|I had a couple ideas floating around for a while about what to send
you, but they just werenít very interesting, they didnít resonate in any
meaningful way; then I remembered that my relationship with Wire is founded
on the musicís rhythm and its texture primarily, and secondarily the text.
So--sandpaper rhythm (and of course itís not new but used sandpaper, rough,
coarse and frayed)--and itís ridden, ridden by a plastic drinks monkey
(echo of "purple monkeys"), which looks iconic, a modern Sphinx loaded
with meaning in this context, but is a silly toy. I guess I was going for
that post-modern Wire surrealist humour!
I hadnít thought about display, thinking you were going to combine
all the contributions. Well, I think it could be free-floating, or mounted
on a thin holder from behind, either on a stand or to a wall. A box frame
would really set it apart and give it much more importance than I had intended--but
that could be fun.