Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zappa would have a quote for this...

Definition of rock "journalism": People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, to prepare articles for people who can't read. - FZ

I just realized I forgot to complain/moan about this to my SGM brethren.

My feedback on the issue can be found here.

That is all gentlemen. Have a great day. Sorry I've been absent lately, but I've been re-organizing the troops and will be issuing a statement soon :D


Rev. Joshua said...

Myspace seems to be broken since your main page works but links to your blog posts aren't working so if I cover anything you already have fuck you I don't care.

This review is the musical equivalent of psychobabble.

You'd think someone would recognize the simply thematic use of the Pledge of Allegiance for an album titled "District Selectman," not that it's an attempt at sincere patriotism or ironic political statement as the album itself is not a sincere campaign for political office or an overarching political critique. But then that would require knowing what the fuck you're talking about.

As an aside, "District Salesman" should be the name of the EP of outtakes and unused tracks from the time-period of the making of "District Selectman."

The mechanical voice is part of the "SpaceLAB" space-station theme although it qualifies as an inside joke if you aren't aware of albums that pre-date "District Selectman" so maybe he has an excuse there but it has a pretty clear meaning as a criticism of a music industry that doesn't have room for rap albums without club bangers. I miss the subtle point of things sometimes, but I don't write reviews that publicize it for the whole world to see. Or at least the whole world of people that read websites with names one typo away from "rapereviews." (I read things too quickly sometimes.)

I had to listen to "Organ Donation" to make sure it wasn't lo-fi acapella since it apparently lacks production. What does that even mean? Mudhoney albums lack production; anything remotely related to rap music lacking production would be silence. A couple of references to entertainment over art. One word response: artfag. The rest of the sentence: if that's what you want to hear, use a sharped screwdriver to puncture your eardrums and spend the rest of your life listening to your own pretentious thoughts.

Lester Bangs is dead and there's a reason why the only worthwhile section of Rolling Stone magazine is Matt Taibbi's political coverage.

Ron said...

I commented on the facebook page when you posted this, but I will share my concerns. This kid evidently failed (or has yet to take) magazine/feature writing and most likely newswriting. His sentences and paragraphs lack focus. It sounds as if he is criticizing you for not being an "artist." He digs the album (ostensibly based on the number he gave it), but says that you aren't "artistic" enough. I have no idea what that means. Glad you were reviewed, however, so at least some publicity is coming.