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Re: Museum? (Issa Clubb)
Re: the case for rock-as-ritual (Steven Johnson -- FEED)
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 20:34:04 GMT
From: [email protected] (Issa Clubb)
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 01:29:55 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix) PHP/3.0.12 Last-Modified: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 20:33:47 GMT ETag: "30de8-47e-30f422ab" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 1150 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html X-Pad: avoid browser bug " *That* sort of rock-as-ritual argument -- rock as a kind of group experiment in messing with the limits and expectations of orthodox culture -- I think still makes a lot of sense, even to the most jaded GenXer..."

Sure, I'll buy this, & I'll take a bit of class resentment on the side. My problem is that basically the words "rock as Dionysian ritual" come out in my head as "Camille Paglia" and I stop listening. Talk about someone whose musical tastes got set in concrete the year I was born.

But I do think that many of the most interesting attempts to subvert the expectations of orthodox culture of the last 10 or so years haven't been on stage so much as in an explosion of tiny distribution options which work primarily through direct mail/word-of-mouth. The word I get is that to live in Portland you have to run a tape label. It almost establishes a separate economy, with barter & very small sums of cash. I mean, not to throw your own words at you, but wasn't it you who once made the very astute point that "indie" rock might be the first and only music to be named for its method of distribution?

Issa Clubb


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1. Paglia-baiting (Steven Johnson -- FEED)
1. Re: Paglia-baiting (Issa Clubb)
2. None: About "Indie-Rock to Billboard Chart Topper": witness the beauty of the Cocteau Twins perverted into the Cranberries. (Ed West)
2. Warning: MUSIC TO SELL PRODUCT (stephen immerwahr)
1. Agree: $$$$ (s.b.)
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