Re: [thewire] Re: new issue
- Michael Gira is not a clown.
He made the most scaring music of the past 20 years.
Listen to "World of Skin".
I have nothing against technique (I love Fripp)
but you can make art without technique too.
Do you really prefer Ezra Pound to Jack Kerouac ?
--- Damon Smith <damon@...> a
i agree. i do love reading about he pop artists
personally, because i
would never listen to matt herbert it is nice see what
he has to say
for himself (not much). however, there in lies the
problem. most of
these people put more into their outfits (or bunny
suits) than their
art. so they never have much to say about it and it
gets tiresome. i
mean that clown mikey gira can take the time to set up
anonymous sex situations but not spend a little time
guitar chords? if he is to busy to work on his art i
am too busy to
On Monday, September 1, 2003, at 02:34 PM, François
>> From: "jon attwood" <jon@...>'pop musician' or
>> what makes someone a 'serious' artist rather than a
>> 'rockpublic, the way they
> Basically, composure. The way they act, talk in
> perceive themselves and carry that perception overto the masses.
> 'Seriousness' is not a quality found in the music.You can find
> somethingor Frank Zappa, or
> like John Oswald's plunderphonics, or Tape Beatles,
> aserious, brilliant or
> 60-minute lo-fi drone, or the Fox TV show Banzai
> stupid, it matters only to your taste.Hearing/reading about how the
> artist-- or on the
> perceives his own work or explains it gives it depth
> contrary(why do I think of
> can reveal how shallow and actually stupid it is
> Weird Altaken more
> Yankovic right now? And I used to like the guy).
>> why do some seemingly similar sounding artists get
>> seriously than others?journalists.
> Marketing, image-builders, trend-mongers, music
> My two cents,
> Francois Couture
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>Speaking of lame covers..I really like the latest cover. Personally, I'd like to see a guest
designer do the cover each month. No more recognisably human shapes
on the cover, just abstract things please.
It would also be much better if it just said "THE WIRE" and nothing
else. Well perhaps the occasional blasphemy just to attract
attention... but not in the sense of having Matmos on the cover.
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- I think they should start a "bearded or mustachioed women of rock"
series. They already had Le Tigre, now they can have Patti Smith.
Mebbe last months cover could count too.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Daniel DiMaggio" <ddimaggi@p...>
> Speaking of lame covers..
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> Speaking of lame covers..I'm neither crazy about nor completely against the cover, but
that "unraveling" type font is getting old REAL fast.