Re: RARA-AVIS: Don't Let the Man Bust Our Music

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 06 Apr 2008

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Kevin wrote:
> "Hell, why is hard-boiled popular fiction worthy of respect and even
> serious discussion, but a four-minute song dealing with the same subject
> deemed somehow morally suspect or culturally negligible?"
> Interesting question. The culture of the masses never gets the respect
> of more refined cultural pursuits.

However, this argument (culturally negligible, etc.) was not an argument presented here. It is not an argument I would make about any music or for that matter about any artistic expression. What would
"culturally negligible" mean? If this is used to imply that something sucks, why not just say it sucks and move on? I am tired of hearing people rant about rap... if they don't like it, they have plenty of choices. But in reality the intent is that _other people_ not listen to it, in other words, there is a censorious strain.



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