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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 18:15:44 GMT
From: [email protected] (Issa Clubb)
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 03:51:43 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix) PHP/3.0.12 Last-Modified: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 18:14:22 GMT ETag: "2b128-5e0-30f15efe" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 1504 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html X-Pad: avoid browser bug "Does rock & roll have any new values to offer?" Maybe, but surely the last place to look would be a museum, or a documentary, as both of these forms (almost by definition, though one could maybe come up with exceptions) are caught up in the process of "museumification" (a word I like because of its implication of embalming) and it is exactly new values that are left out of this process. In other words, I don't know anyone my age (mid-twenties) who believes the rock-as-ritual argument, with this museum as its new temple. The whole museum thing just seems very silly. We're more caught up in the processes of production; and this museum simply represents the extension of the classic rock radio establishment into architecture. It's just that there are places where concrete is setting, and there are places where tapes are changing hands.

from an essay written by John Darnielle, on the Mountain Goats home page:
"Whitman's poetry demanded that the individual would speak from his center, embracing all that had created him and simultaneously asserting his ability to contain that all and increase it by a factor of One. I would like to propose that in bedrooms and small studios around the world this is precisely what is taking place, and not a minute too soon: I mean the Bi-Fi movement (often called by the mainstream press Lo-fi, though I'm not sure why)." http://www.provinet.be/ultra/ultra1.1/darniel.htm

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1. the case for rock-as-ritual (Steven Johnson -- FEED)
1. the case for rock as economy (Issa Clubb)
1. Paglia-baiting (Steven Johnson -- FEED)
2. Warning: MUSIC TO SELL PRODUCT (stephen immerwahr)
2. Feedback: appropriate architecture? (Scott Parker)
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