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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 01:58 pm
Recordings received whilst world-wandering

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maps_or_guitars
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maps_or_guitars
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)

I can't say that I've really made up my mind about the whole "rockism" thing. It makes me feel ishy, like when I was in college at anti-apartheid rallies and suddenly became aware of my whiteness, or when I found myself (as often I did) the only male in a classroom full of women studying medieval history with feminist revisionist intent... For I do play the rock. Is playing rock enough, to be rockist? Is holding up the ideal of authenticity in music rockist? I can see where ROCK as a monolith can have a homogenizing effect on musical discourse, but where's the line?

As far as Mr. Okereke goes, deluding himself or no, his stance of "I don't want to play that game." is one of the oldest stances of all.


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O.H.
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)

Agree with the Britpop rockism but I think Lily Allen and Kate Nash count as being in the same pop bracket as Ellis-Bextor.


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maps_or_guitars
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)

Now, why this distinction between Pop and BritPop?


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maps_or_guitars
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)

Fair enough! Me, I've no such excuse, I should be working more.

But thank you very much. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it; it's one of my newer ones. Much nicer to hear than "why don't you do more like (X=song I did five years ago)?"


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)

It's all pop.

Pink Moon is perhaps to sparse to be deemed pop-ish, but the other two? HIT PARADE GOLD. ULTIMATE WINNER.


There's a whole load more bands though. One that just occurred to me is the Slits. And other punk bands a plenty. Yes.


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michael (lowercase M)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)

oh, that was me.


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michael (lowercase M)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)

Broadcast


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michael (lowercase M)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)

Pink Floyd


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michael (lowercase M)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)

Hood


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)

Thinking about it I'm not so sure the 90's and 00's "Britpop" (EngRock) thing is totally about rockism. There is a tradition of 'the English are almost English' that has parallels with the Young Fogies, 80's yuppie businessmen resurecting old cockney rhymning slang, the films of Mike Leigh etc. Blur apparently got a lot of stylishitc cues from the film Meantime. Of course this relates to authenticity, but it is perhaps not as isolated as "rockism" suggests.


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O.H.
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)

...that was me btw


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Sparkachu Maelworth
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)

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