My last post has caused deep offence to the people that most deserve it. The rubbery jaws of toy poodles descend upon me from academes in Sydney to Toronto with much growling and slathering – I am obviously a fool to not have caught the genius of this pre-ordained movement to be. I dared to call it rubbish, because I am obviously pig ignorant – that same ‘dumb fuck muso’ as once described.
Try actually reading …
James Bridle has said many times that he thinks that “New Aesthetic” is a problematic coinage, that it’s “rubbish.” … The true problem with the New Aesthetic is that it truly is a new aesthetic. It has to become one, even if it doesn’t much want to be one. - Wired
Problem is, that the person who originated this whole thing also describes what is happening as ‘rubbish’. Everybody gets so excited about how clever they are with their extrapolations they forget that there was an original pure idea that they are ruining. These are same fools that turned the funny wordplay of Deleuze into 6 unit theory subjects. They’re the ones that turned music studios into anechoic chambers. They pin dead butterflies to boards in museums and they think a pipe is more than a pipe. All archaeology, no ideas.
I am not cowed by you at all. I laugh at you, because you can’t see without the vision of a peer-reviewed article blocking your view. You can’t bugger other philosophers without a powerpoint that tells you how. You can’t even shake your arse. You are frightened of music and want to make it ‘sound art’ because that drains it of sex. Your future is the 1970s reheated and you probably think this blog is about you, don’t you? Don’t You?
I’ll give you a film reference because you understand those and I’ll even make it German. Sometimes the best response to the adult world is to bang a drum, scream and never grow up.
If such falsehoods are to be denounced I will continue to present myself as a ‘dumb fuck musician’ with great pride. Being a musician means more to me than any academic rank, any sophistry, journal or whatever parasite that might try to take advantage of music. And if that tweaks the noses of some East Coast American University well too fucking bad.
And stop reading my blog.