Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World introduces “the glam to hardcore diaries of Thurston Moore and Jocko Weyland.” These are not diaries in the traditional sense, but visual artworks based on the recollections of the alternative music scenes of both artists’ formative years. Moore and Weyland, known for work in other mediums, have created photomontages and photographs, respectively, which explore the original, incendiary allure of youthful rock n’ roll fandom from the 1970s and 1980s.
Thurston Moore’s perspective is that of a constantly experimenting and performing musician who is also an unabashed rock fan. A self-described archivist, Moore has created a series of photomontages entitled Street Mouth from photographs and clippings culled during his ‘70s teen years.
Jocko’s Weyland’s small-scale, close-up photographs of his album collection from the hardcore era (‘80s) resonate with teenage passion for records and album covers.
Thurston Moore is a founding member of Sonic Youth and editor of the Ecstatic Peace Poetry Review.
Jocko Weyland is the author of The Answer is Never: A Skateboarder’s History of the World (Grove Press, 2002).