<h1 class="page">COUNTER SPACE BLOG</h1> <div id="main" class="blog_post"> <div id="header"> Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen </div> <div id="cs_nav" class="blog_post"> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" class="introduction">Introduction</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_new_kitchen" class="the_new_kitchen">The New Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" class="the_frankfurt_kitchen">The Frankfurt Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/visions_of_plenty" class="visions_of_plenty">Visions of Plenty</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/kitchen_sink_dramas" class="kitchen_sink_dramas">Kitchen Sink Dramas</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog" class="blog">Blog</a> <br class="clear" /> </div> <div id="content"> <div class="box voices blog-entry"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: You&#8217;ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2010/09/14/youll-always-find-me-in-the-kitchen-at-parties" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="youll-always-find-me-in-the-kitchen-at-parties" id="youll-always-find-me-in-the-kitchen-at-parties"></a> <div class="date"> <small> September 14, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="/explore/inside_out/2010/09/14/youll-always-find-me-in-the-kitchen-at-parties">You&#8217;ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/jkinchin">Juliet Kinchin</a>, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <p>Working on the <a href="http://moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1062" target="_blank"><em>Counter Space</em></a> exhibition, particularly in relation to the third section, Kitchen Sink Dramas, reminded me of an obscure British pop song of thirty years ago. <span id="more-8771"></span>The singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.jonalewie.com/" target="_blank">Jona Lewie</a> was one of a series of odd, humorous post-punk acts brought on by the Stiff Records label in the late 1970s, along with groups like Madness, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and Elvis Costello and the Attractions. You don’t have to identify with the music to recognize what Jona Lewie is talking about—the way we often gravitate at parties towards the reassuring, familiar space of the kitchen, and linger there.</p> <iframe width="500" height="375" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BTns_N9NcMg?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><strong>You&#8217;ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties</strong><br /> Jona Lewie<br /> Recorded on Stiff Records, UK (1980)</p> <p><em>I&#8217;m no good at chatting up and I always get rebuffed.<br /> Enough to drive a man to drink I don&#8217;t do no washing up<br /> I always leave the stuff piled up<br /> a-piled up in the sink</em></p> <p><em>But you will always find him in the kitchen at parties.</em></p> <p><em>Me and my girlfriend we argued and she ran away from home<br /> She must have found somebody new and now I&#8217;m all alone</em></p> <p><em>Living in my own</em><br /> <em> What am I supposed to do?</em></p> <p><em>That&#8217;s why always find him in kitchen at parties<br /> You will always find him in the kitchen at parties<br /> You will always find him in the kitchen at parties</em></p> <p><em>Then I met this debutante I said I like new wave rock.<br /> She was into French cuisine but I ain&#8217;t no cordon bleu<br /> This was at some do in Palmers Green<br /> I had no luck with her</em></p> <p><em>You will still find him in kitchen at parties<br /> You will still find him in kitchen at parties</em></p> <p><em>At last I met a pretty girl she laughed and talked with me<br /> We both walked out of the kitchen and danced in a new way</em></p> <p><em>And now I&#8217;ve done my time in the kitchen at parties<br /> I&#8217;ve done my time in the kitchen at parties</em></p> <p><em>He&#8217;s done his time in the kitchen at parties<br /> He&#8217;s done his time in the kitchen at parties</em></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <span class="blog-tags"> Tags: <span class="all-tags"> <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/counter-space-design-and-the-modern-kitchen" title="Posts tagged Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen (20)">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/kitchen" title="Posts tagged kitchen (9)">kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/jona-lewie" title="Posts tagged Jona Lewie (1)">Jona Lewie</a> </span> </span> </p> <div id="comments"> <a name="comments"></a> <h2 class="comments">Comments</h2> <div id="comment9871" class="comment first-comment"> <a name="comment9871"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment9871"><small>September 20, 2010, 12:50 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>LOVE this song!&#8230;<br /> can&#8217;t wait to see the exhibit!&#8230;<br /> this site for the show is looking gorgeous as well&#8230;<br /> so happy that MOMA is keeping up with what is truly modern&#8230;</p> <p>thanks!</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Allegra Colletti</p> </div> <div id="comment11092" class="comment"> <a name="comment11092"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment11092"><small>October 21, 2010, 7:13 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>It&#8217;s funny.</p> <p>People who grew up in Manhattan, especially on the upper east side, wind up soured on the museums becuase all we remember of them is being herded like cattle onto the 79th Street crosstown, shuttled through the museum in a large group of kids, eating lunch way too late, and just wanting to go home.</p> <p>A shame, too. 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