> > How many of you are actually going to be listening to the Missy EI think that it is pretty reasonable to assume that Wire readers read
>> record a few years from now? It's disposable tripe on par with Britney,
>> etc. And I really doubt all of you Missy E lovers out there would be so
>> into her if Ian Pinprick didn't write her up in the rag.
>First of all, you're assuming that Wire readers learned about her from the
>magazine, Ralph, and that isn't so. I heard the Missy E singles on the
>radio (in the US) and never read the Wire article.
IP's review of the Missy E album, whether or not that was their first
exposure to (the idea of) Missy is irrelevant. I cannot doubt that
many other readers were intrigued by the overwhelmingly positive
review in The Wire, and decided to check matters out for themselves.
I doubt that a majority of them became "Missy E lovers". I was able
to borrow the album from my sister in law (!) and found little of
interest there. Whether this is due to my latent castration fears, or
the facts that the music seemed too commercially driven I cannot
truly say. My aesthetic analysis does not extent much beyond a simple
like/dislike dichotomy. I leave the sophisticated stuff to the people
who get paid for it.
An irritating person always used to say to me, "if you can't say
anything nice, don't say anything at all"...
... in that spirit, and to help me catch up on my listening; which
albums do people think are REALLY worthy of the top 50 list?
"meaning is the illusion of experience"
- On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, chux wrote:
> >First of all, you're assuming that Wire readers learned about her from theFair enough. I should have said _all_ Wire readers.
> >magazine, Ralph, and that isn't so. I heard the Missy E singles on the
> >radio (in the US) and never read the Wire article.
> I think that it is pretty reasonable to assume that Wire readers read
> IP's review of the Missy E album, whether or not that was their first
> exposure to (the idea of) Missy is irrelevant.
Also, looks like I overreached myself. I never meant to imply that
disliking Missy E means that you are politically "retrograde" or something
silly like that.
Think I'll take your advice chux, looks like I've got a lousy backhand and
not enough accuracy.
- Without wishing to sound like some paranoid PC nut, what on EARTH is so
exclamation-markable about borrowing a record from your sister in law??
>From: chux <chux_vom@...>I was able
>Subject: [thewire] Miss E
>Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 21:30:55 +1000
>to borrow the album from my sister in law (!) and found little of_________________________________________________________________
>"meaning is the illusion of experience"
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