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

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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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