“Your average person doesn’t spend hours a day pondering his racial victimhood like this – not unless he enjoys it, and if he enjoys it, he’s an asshole! (Especially if he’s white. If he’s white, the scale of his assholedom is almost incalculable). The Tea Partiers and the Glenn Becks of the world are bad in this respect, but they obviously have some dance partners on the other side now. There’s the NAACP passing a resolution like the Tea Party’s white-whining epidemic is a national emergency, and now there is all this criticism of Obama for being silent on race, as if spending one’s time dealing with the Gulf disaster, two wars, and a financial collapse instead of validating some Fox-generated suburban angst is somehow political malpractice.”—Matt Taibbi
“I guess what I’d ask you to do, Mississippi, is go ahead and let there be something on the air that you don’t like, because your neighbor may like it; somebody in your family may like it; and you may benefit from hearing it. I think it’s a shame when people want to stop something from being on the air because they don’t agree with it. There’s a lot of things on television that I hate, but I’m glad they’re there, and I watch them. I don’t like Glenn Beck; I don’t like Bill O’Reilly. But I watch them, and the reason I do is because I want to understand people I disagree with; I think you grow from that. I’m glad that this country has such a wide spectrum of ideas, and that everyone can express them.”—comedian Louis C.K., in a video response to Mississippi Public Broadcasting dropping Terry Gross’ NPR show Fresh Air because a caller to a Mississippi state school complained after hearing an episode in which C.K. explained to Gross that he always has sex with a T-shirt on (via samit)
So this is some new thing Pitchfork is doing (you can go to their site to read more about it; they’ll be promoting it pretty heavily, I would assume). Anyways, it’s not 100% finished and my load was a little wonky, but the design is nice and most of the music seems right up my alley — droney and hazy psyche stuff; perhaps it is up your alley as well.
Look, I’ll just come out and say something I’m sure a lot of people have already been thinking (and saying): this show is entertaining as a reality show, but clearly isn’t all that interested in actual “art” (or Art, or “Art,” or ART, etc…). I mean, its subtitle/tagline is “The Next Great Artist,”…
First real post! I squeeze in a terrible reference to anal sex! Come and see!