blunt wrote:Finally you admit it: you're dumb.
That's why your tast runs low to the ground.
No wonder you have no idea how to evaluate XTC, Talking Heads and Go-Go's rationally.
I keep forgetting, your only project was a cartoon theme song cover band.
Hey, angry guy. Your quotes are all kinds of fucked up. You're knocking Wagstaff for what esmond posted.
If that was true BP, I'd admit it. I embrace truth.
But you're wrong.
Here's the quote:dave esmond wrote:
If the farthest your ears have ever taken you is Supertramp then yeah the THs are gonna sound innovative. If you've heard actual African/world music not so much.Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Y'know, I find this argument as silly as saying that a Mexican restaurant is no good for not being "authentic" enough. Well, I've had "genuine" Mexican cuisine and y'know what? I like the Americanized version better. Similarly, I've heard real African music and guess what? I'd rather listen to The Talking Heads.
The fact is, I find a lot of World Music completely inaccessible. Why? Because it's foreign -- it doesn't speak to me because I don't have the right vocabulary/cultural experiences to properly understand it. And although I consider myself as big a movie fan as a music fan, I generally have the same problem with foreign films; I feel culturally unequipped to actually understand them, which severely decreases my enjoyment. Note that I'm not claiming English-language art is superior in any way, I'm merely suggesting that it speaks to me directly in a way that foreign art cannot. Often, listening to world music or watching a foreign film just seems like homework.
See? He doesn't get them.
It's like hating books.