?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Pick Opera: Top 10 blog events of 2007 - click opera — LiveJournal
February 2010
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2007 03:19 pm
Pick Opera: Top 10 blog events of 2007

39CommentReply

tilney
tilney
CALMER THAN YOU ARE.
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)

Why don't you like The Sartorialist?


ReplyThread
imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)

It's very hard to explain -- you just like someone's eye, or you don't. "Eye" in this sense is closely related to worldview, and texture is related to politics. They're all bound up with each other, like soul and body!

With The Sartorialist, I just get a slightly dowdy, snooty feeling rather than a zingy, lively one. I dislike the "bossy butler" tone:

"Just about the only "must have" item for a true Sartorialist is a good set of shoes trees for ALL of their shoes."

Come on!


ReplyThread Parent

(Anonymous)
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)

I definitely prefer the classic dress of the Sartorialist to the unique but tiresome getups worn by the club kids in Face Hunter. The latter dress in a way that is too of their time. I'd rather dress in a way where you can't tell if I'm from 1950 or 2050.


ReplyThread Parent
imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Dec. 27th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)

Nothing is as useless to the future as an age trying to be "timeless" and "classic", an age that has lost its nerve and its verve. Topicality and inventiveness are the things that last -- positive statements capable of revival at some future date, evocations that evoke something specific.


ReplyThread Parent
anglerfish96
anglerfish96
anglerfish96
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)

Well said.

I agree with this totally.

***

As for your list, I'd argue with including YouTube-- their quality is horrible-- the MySpace of video sites. Try Stage6 and Veoh. They're also waaaay less restrictive on content.


ReplyThread Parent
lastclearchance
lastclearchance
Nick Minichino
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)

But YouTube is so ubiquitous as to make the others (as yet?) irrelevant, no? I hadn't even heard of Stage6 until you mentioned it. I don't doubt that YouTube could be unseated, but it's currently the brand name for online video.

And isn't it sort of a cultural pattern that the most mainstream/successful iteration of something is the most content-restrictive? Not that this fact makes YouTube a better site, but arguing against its restrictiveness sort of implicitly reinforces its preeminence.


ReplyThread Parent
timelyreference
timelyreference
Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)

But occasionally their eyes meet. If you're curious to when this occurs, follow the links below. The first is from, to counter your well enough apt observation of the Sartorialist as a "bossy butler," Facehunter, a slightly quirky brat, perpetually and defiantly, un-tucking his shirt. The second, then, is from the Sartorialist. Both photos are of the same girl, same outfit.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_6UzdmF8O-Oo/RwdVLcWAb8I/AAAAAAAAD8A/eO_kgl7xbBM/s1600-h/R0097718.jpg


http://bp2.blogger.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/RzMhVOo9iJI/AAAAAAAACe4/-cBx6cMleQA/s1600-h/TulSktw.jpg

There's plenty enough spirit and complexity to appreciate in both the old reactionary and the teenage rebel.

In what other tone would you encourage the necessity of shoe trees; a legittamite and practical insight.


ReplyThread Parent