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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by garethom » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:50 pm

hubb wrote:
garethom wrote:What would count as doing something?

It's not fair to argue this way as if doing just anything is a slight improvement.
Because then that non- action will take place and look like a thing that changed it a bit.

It's vain like charity is, and then you have to look at the types of people that would appeal to.
I'm not arguing, I just want to know what you think would actually count as doing something if showing solidarity doesn't count?

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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by Lye_Form » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:54 pm

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Is Kahn's "Narcissistic Selfie-Stick Riddim" a Post-Postmodern Prank or Just A Total Screamer?
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Every so often it's nice to remember that expectations can still be confounded and we're not all totally immune to the possibility of surprise. Grime producer and Young Echo collective member Kahn is usually more Radar than Radio One so it was a surprise when he dropped nu-house shuffler "Narcissistic Selfie-Stick Riddim" on SoundCloud late this week. The track's divided opinion and we think there are two distinct ways of interpreting it.

The first of these involves us treating the track as an subject rather than an object. By this I mean that we have to consider it's composite parts - the Korg M1 preset that apes Robyn S' never-improved-upon "Show Me Love", the rote percussion, the vocal sample snatched from Justin Bieber's "Fa La La" - and interpret them through the prism of the form they've been shoehorned into: generic chart-bothering shallowly deep house. We know that this is "deep house" because it sounds like contemporary "deep house" even though this "deep house" sounds nothing like actual deep house even if it is a pitch-perfect approximation of the schematic signifiers that help us code this as the kind of "deep house" we internally associate with white Huaraches and carrot-bottomed jeans, footballers haircuts and a "cheeky" Nandos. It's inconsequentially there, as a song, it means nothing and says nothing, but simultaneously it is something pliant and malleable, something that can co-exist as a kind of barefaced pisstake of generic tropes while being appreciated viscerally by those who are happy to listen without theory. Play it next to Route 94 or whoever and it'd 'work.' This notion of a track 'working' takes us back to the idea of song as subject: "Narcissistic Selfie-Stick Riddim" is a song, presumably, that sold it's soul in the name of post-post-post-post-modernist prankery, gleefully negating autonomy and subjectivity in order to point out, again presumably, the pointlessness of assuming the generic identities of someone or something in order to fit in. This is the song as cloaking device.

The second? It's just a total fucking belter.
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by mason666 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:56 pm

music journalism is so fuckign shit
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by hubb » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:00 pm

garethom wrote:
hubb wrote:
garethom wrote:What would count as doing something?

It's not fair to argue this way as if doing just anything is a slight improvement.
Because then that non- action will take place and look like a thing that changed it a bit.

It's vain like charity is, and then you have to look at the types of people that would appeal to.
I'm not arguing, I just want to know what you think would actually count as doing something if showing solidarity doesn't count?
I know and respect that completely. I mean as in 'the argument that'..

But I think maybe my personality is going in the way :6:
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+ I come from a family of political activists that housed political fugitives and stuff like that.
I'm serious- like why not force men to walk hand in hand after hours on campus or on the streets?
I'm all for giving women room.
Like if we were forced to go in drag for 200 years I would feel it would be fair tbh. ¨
I realize most people think this is crazy AF :Q: ..

I feel solidarity is a very specific socialist political principle .. thats just why that terms irks me a bit and foreign.

Theres a point in saying that these guys doing this:

looks like fun wearing heels
has an audience
is seen like being active at college

thats why harkat could make that assumption and a few others chime in in agreement because it's slightly pretentious.
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by sigbowls » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:07 pm

Good old cringe videos on youtube
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by Phigure » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:43 pm

hubb wrote:
at the very least its an act of solidarity
phigure you're awesome and nice and what not but:

at the very most its an act of something that could barely resemble actual political solidarity
semantics. even if it isn't solidarity in the predominant usage of the word, that's still the meaning of the word - unity/support among a group

like I said earlier, most of them probably are wankers doing it for less than genuine reasons (I know enough people just like that), I just think it's a bit silly to paint them all with a brush declaring them to be white knights
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by hubb » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:56 pm

totes fair bruv

:P:
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by mason666 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:21 pm

so they are white knights but it is wrong to call them that?
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by Phigure » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:35 pm

idk if you just misread or if youre deliberately misunderstanding me lol, of course there's gonna be white knights in every group (in this case perhaps even a lot), that doesnt mean the entire gesture is inauthentic
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by NinjaEdit » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:13 pm

hubb wrote:It's vain like charity is
Way to be a tnuc.

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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by soronery » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:34 am

Last couple of pages, this thread has gone full ouroboros.
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by hubb » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:17 pm

NinjaEdit wrote:
hubb wrote:It's vain like charity is
Way to be a tnuc.
Hmmmm.. maybe you should read it again... :W:
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by ultraspatial » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:42 pm

mason666 wrote:music journalism is so fuckign shit
that's shitty music journalism tho

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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by Lye_Form » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:43 pm

more the cliches giving cringe reactions.

I miss pete and gareths reviews they were sick, factual and interesting, didnt read like a feminism article on objects and subjects
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by hubb » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:02 pm

yeah its better in the form of docs
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by SignalRecon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:47 am

This guy keeps sending his facebook adverts my way and im not sure how I feel about it:

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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by sigbowls » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:22 am

Lye_Form wrote:more the cliches giving cringe reactions.

I miss pete and gareths reviews they were sick, factual and interesting, didnt read like a feminism article on objects and subjects
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by soronery » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:38 am

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Via your chromosome collector card?
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by hubb » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:25 pm

poking fun at the weak again, are we wub?
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Re: The Fedora/Cringe thread

Post by pete_bubonic » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:24 am

Lye_Form wrote:more the cliches giving cringe reactions.

I miss pete and gareths reviews they were sick, factual and interesting, didnt read like a feminism article on objects and subjects
Cheers dude, I really enjoyed writing them as well. However I do kinda like the opinion pieces that take into account current relevant topics and political climates. Music, like all art, is a reflection of the environment in which is was created. That said, I don't really agree with the linked article, but it's an interesting perspective nonetheless.
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