BEST MAN WRITING 2013
- Spooky minor key leitmotif building to a crescendo
- Cannot be focused on with naked eye due to headache sensation
- Impromptu Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque “scatting”
- Thousands of scorpions
- Chequing account with fanfiction.net
- Constant surveillance by agencies.
- Inability or refusal to touch magical scarab.
- On fire, does not burn.
- Several marbles, on a dare
Making myself useless in critical discourse since 2011
holy shit people are actually justifying making selections in the Privilege Tournament
Soon would be great. My car’s been out of commission for a while now; Cat’s does something weird on inclines. Slowly trying to rectify that whole deal with a job search. Her paramedic training is kicking into high gear, but I do hope we can actually take a trip soon that doesn’t involve someone’s wedding. Would love to see you on your home turf, with or without doom metal ambience.
It’s never been the most popular feature, but I’m working on some stuff this afternoon, so here’s the ask box. I’ll make up questions only if absolutely necessary.
"The Cinderella in the Cardboard", Bones wiki.
Kristine McKenna: Why is the notion of originality so valued in the creative arena?
Brian Eno: It’s a red herring, the originality thing. People are original all the time, and some people choose to regard it as important, while others dismiss it as an aberration. One of the things that’s interesting about nearly all ethnic music is that it doesn’t pivot on the idea of newness. In reggae, for instance, you hear the same riffs year after year in a shifting context. The idea there is to use a thing for as long as it still means something. The idea in the high culture of the west is to drop something as soon as you can no longer claim it as only yours. As soon as other people are onto it you have to drop it and go elsewhere, and that’s such a stupidly childish attitude.
i’m not really sold on eno’s framing of the conversation, entirely, but i’m really in love with the way this is phrased. “use a thing for as long as it still means something”.
there’s so much shading of meaning that packs into the image that evokes, and all of it inspires. it’s a line whose ambiguity only gives it strength, in a way, because it never says how long is too long. all it says is—as long as it still means something.
the decision rests in the mutual relationship between artist and audience; both have control. that, to me, is an ideal.
There it is: the thing that I didn’t know to say so I didn’t reblog the original post.