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10 September 2010

Girl Talk vs. the internet filtered through the brain of one Evan Roth: A brief thought on internet cultur

When people say that the internet doesn’t have any culture, I respectfully disagree. i.e.

For example, here one definition of the term:

    – Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.

    – Culture is the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people.

    – Culture is communication, communication is culture.

Nowhere in that definition is it stated that culture has to be pretty.

(The video came to me via Pitchfork. And here’s more on the video’s author Evan Roth.)

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2 August 2010

Kanye West on the underground, great pain & Renaissance painting

Say what you will about Kanye being a douchebag occasionally.

…but he also gives great Twit. And he is, right here, right now, onto some next level shit.

    “Great art comes from pain”

True enough.

    “I forget the word but there’s people throughout history that there responsibility is to be conveyors of truth onto next generations — there’s a word for that type of person — and I feel like I’m type of person that needs to carry on the truth that needs to tell the story not his story, to tell the story. It’s like Raphael painting Jesus’s wife knowing that the pope would have his head.”

Okay now.

    “It takes so much for a me or an Eminem or you know, to come back and embrace and say, you know what, but we have to deliver this on a major level to make a difference. It’s just such a shame that all your favorite artists are so underground. It’s like not cool for no one to hear shit anymore. And that’s the hipster justification of failure.”

Yes yes yes!

More importantly he is wearing some very nice suits. And I hear his forthcoming album is going to have some trippy collaborators from “the underground” which will blow our minds.

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26 July 2010

Isn’t this even more insane?

The dominant weather pattern in New York City this summer has been HOT. The dominant weather pattern on this blog seems to be STRANGE. Today Hermeto Passcoal. (Via Sophie Brous, I think.)

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22 July 2010

Isn’t this insane?

The short answer to that question is: “Yes, yes it is.”

I’m sort of afraid to know what he’s saying but sometimes you just have to say, I do not care.

(via Conrad Standish)

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28 April 2010

Mountain Man & a thought on the depth & length of one’s connection to music

I skipped this year’s SXSW music conference in Austin, TX, preferring the saner pleasures of Big Ears in Knoxville, TN. Many of my friends went to Austin, however, and they came away talking about this band, Mountain Man, most of all. These live videos of the band I found online certainly make them seem intriguing — both inside:

And out:

My suspicion is that this is a band that might evoke more depth (a real emotional connection) than they do length (a long term interest). But that makes them almost perfect for a post like this.

Buy some of their music here and decide for yourself. Or just listen in with the embeddable player down below:

<a href="http://mountainman.bandcamp.com/album/mountain-man">ANIMAL TRACKS by Mountain Man</a>

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