Friday, April 30, 2010

Opinions are like...

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In these days of the -terminal-hyper- where overflowing barrels of media are poured and plonked into the wide corner cracked mouthes of reddish-glazed-eyed time killers - I'm appreciating, more than before--I suppose--the double-edged swored effect of the internet--upon culture (or at least, music-writing- and listenership). Thus, that I'm here, trying to write something about Canadian-mega-collective Broken Social Scene's forthcoming album (out on May 4 on Arts & Crafts) titled Forgiveness Rock Record and I'm legitimately questioning the worth.

I have to believe that you're out there...people who actually want to read the contemplative and descriptive disertations from a mind that has sat down and sifted through a record, from front to back (two, three times,) and then set down to the keyboard to pit, pat and pry away at what all these sounds, clatterings and words coalescing on this artifice means...or what it amounts to...and whether it sounds attractive to your particular tastes...

When you read things like...

Music Bloggers: The Useless Widgets Of Music Criticism?
Am I useless? A critic needs to listen to critics
or
Lord of the Blogs

...it's easy to become disillusioned...


But then... I never considered this a blog... Even now, after 700 posts, I'm not sure what I consider this... But I appreciate you reading it...

In the meantime...
About that forthcoming Broken Social Scene record... I can feel my mood brightening already--as it is, so I'll probably write a characterisitic meandering-milo-screed very soon! But, like I said,..."in-the-meantime" - in typical blog fashion

an mp3:
Broken Social Scene - "World Sick"


Broken Social Scene site - myspace - Arts and Crafts site

and a video... an oldie-but-a-goodie

Broken Social Scene - Cause=Time from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.


Seriously....thanks for reading...

1 comment:

Belle Isle said...

Because of Deep Cutz, I have found bands from Detroit and beyond (and actually purchased music from them) that I never would have found on my own. I'm too old to be a douchebag hipster and hang out at clubs, so I rely on writers I trust to help me find new music. Even when you write about something I know I will hate, I enjoy what you write. I always click away from Deep Cutz with an appreciation for your passion for music and words.

Thanks.