2 days ago
It's amazing how hard a time I am having writing not-even-that-many-words and not feeling somehow fake about it. Jaded, I.
Suffice it to say, today I clicked on Blissblog like I always do, and today I found out from Simon's site that Pitchfork has published lists of best movie scores and soundtracks that Simon has contributed to and, overall, the list doesn't seem that bad. Most Pitchfork lists piss me off. Glad that Blade Runner "won" and that some hazy-headed intern didn't write about it.
That being said, I was shocked, SHOCKED, shocked, to see, unless I read this thing too dam quickly, uh, and maybe I did, um, no Tangerine Dream?
This is why I don't write about pop culture anymore, though.
There's something very odd about the persistence of the idea of canonization without any sort of system of values that is meant to be defined by said canon.
So I'm just some dude vaguely aggravated by the fact that the score of a 30-something-year-old movie isn't being recognized by a website I don't care about because what?
This almost feels like sports right now. Who is the greatest second baseman of all time? What should I feel if my favorite one is omitted from that list?
I didn't mean to go this route.
I just wanted to post a video of some music that I like. I do want you to like it too, if you don't already.
Here it is.