January 23rd, 2004

breaking bad


I like lists of books and films, because it makes you think of stuff you may not have called to mind for ages.

Here are some amusing blurbs for all the Booker prize winning novels from 1969 to 2001.

Like the 'Big read' list; showing which ones I have read since 1980.
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breaking bad

the Extirpation of Dissonance

Do you think this is a piss-take?

Noise by no means constitutes an autarchic fandom: it pulverizes the resources of cultural and aesthetic categorisation by diagonalizing the opposition between 'elitist' classical modernism and mass-market pop culture.

Sadly, I think they mean it.

The fact that there are now as many Merzbow as Beatles CDs in the racks of the London chain-stores is more than just a symptom of 'recuperation' and an affront to all norms of aesthetic decorum.

Incidentally, have you ever seen a Merzbow CD in Tesco? Also, that isn't a grammatical sentence.

Anyway, there is a conference on the subject in March.

Noise is an unmapped continent in comparison with which everything we recognize as music remains a parochial backwater. We invite participants to participate in this provisional mapping.