15784Re: re zaireeka just say no rev men
- Sep 6, 2002blimey- do you two know each other or something??? cool your boots
personally the whole rev being a bit dull thing to me is just part of
a wider post-rock dullness malaise (apart from the boredoms and
selected acid mothers bits) - rock seems to have as much in common
with fashion as it does with classical / jazz / folk - the spurious
quest for novelty for its own sake. The Strokes album is easily the
strongest 'rock' album of the last year despite the fact that it
sounds just like Television (why is originality such a big deal in
the age of mechanical reproduction?)- though i bought stuff by Jackie-
O and the No-Necks i can't help feeling that it's somewhat joyless
nurdley rubbish - emerson lake and palmer without the money / pomp-
vague? to like post-rock is to buy into a myth and i'd rather be
entertained myth or no myth.
a lot of post-rock bands seem to wear the badge of 'improvisation' as
if this was some sort of seal of quality in itself - what they forget
is that spontanaeity is part of any truly creative act (see cocteau
or wagner for similar viewpoint)whether written on a page or blown
straight out of a saxophone. aside from this they all seem to be
slightly overweight and bald.
on a final note - brainfuck fans should check out the last hour of
wagner's 'tristan and isolde' for a totally unexpected and completely
devastatingly fucking fantastic direct to the motherlode experience -
oh and the wire was right a couple of issues ago about shirley
collins (who'd have though folk could be so untweediddly?)
--- In thewire@y..., "gradyfinklemyer" <gradyfinklemyer@y...> wrote:
> Wow that's funny. Did you recently purchase a sense of humour from
> someone? But seriously, could you recommend which David Hasselhoff
> cd's sound best when you're on your treadmill? Oh, I forgot, you
> listen to "stoner metal". Hey everyone, just picture Davis
> to be a stoner whilst listening to his stoner metal. Did your
> school mates call you a "poseur" when you were in junior high/high
> --- In thewire@y..., Davis Ford <davisford@y...> wrote:
> > good one, carrot top. hey, next time you want to eat
> > a pumpkin-head full of peyote and go lie down in the
> > desert let me know. we'll take the ghetto-blaster and
> > nothing but missy elliot and keiji haino cds!
> > woops...forgot about destroying your "life".
> > 1-800-CALL-ATT, good buddy!
> > > --- In thewire@y..., "gradyfinklemyer"
> > > <gradyfinklemyer@y...> wrote:
> > > > Yeah, they should "get back into drugs". Who
> > > cares if they destroy
> > > > their lives? At least Davis will find the music
> > > enjoyable.
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