In the run-up to the end of 2016, there we all were in the Collapse Board contributor’s forum discussing the worst music of the year. Consensus was being reached reasonably easily as the same names kept cropping up, when we suddenly found that we’d been beaten to the punch by triple j of all people, […]
I just want to pay tribute, however insignificant. However off-the-mark. A friend put it well on Facebook: “I was raised to believe that everything in the world was open to question and ridicule. Clearly this was a misguided liberal notion.” The people targeted and killed yesterday were cartoonists and satirists. Not politicians, not soldiers, not police, […]
Always worth repeating.
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Subcultures stop being creative as soon as they become aware of themselves as subcultures.
So you’ll have these obscure bands being lauded, and mortals like us trying to figure out just what it was that XXXX found in their music.
As noted in last Thursday’s post, veteran music rag Spin has pronounced the traditional album review dead.
The best bands, the true greats, created their work because they had to.
In many ways, Terminal Escape is the most useful new music tool of this or any other epoch
Truth dies when news stories are reduced to binaries: good, evil, black, white, them, us. Difficult concepts are dumbed down into sound bites. We click ‘like’ and make a cup of tea.