5.23.2009

Yay...

Lots of people now getting in on the whole question of who should be on the "I Hate" shirt in 2009...

Simon is keeping tabs...

and the Impostume and assorted commentators deserve special mention for this.

I can see why Burial is a good nomination, given how many writers, including yours truly, who may have, at some point, ingested too much X (whereas X= Joy Division, Post-Marxist critical theory, Ballard, rave music, late-night movies, etc.), convulse with rapture over the mere mention of the name, and yet, I have my reasons for disagreeing.

Rather than give in and convulse, I am just going to say that, if some artists out there listen to Burial and come to understand the ramifications of the music in a similar way to what K-Punk describes, perhaps they will be inspired into exploring their own relationships to "music" and "culture" in general, instead of merely existing within these worlds.*  

As for Pavement, mentioned in the comments section, I thought about that group as one to nominate, but it didn't feel like the kind of heresy necessary to truly get a reaction.  

Another writer mentioned Wilco, but it feels a little late and a little easy, and personally, it is more interesting to attack pretenders to the "far-left" throne before turning towards the middle.

*Critical thinking nowadays has to be more like peeling your way out from the center of an onion instead of the other way around.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate "punk". - Tyler