I was eighteen years old the first time a man kissed me.
Billy Joel This may seem an odd moment to bring up the subject of Billy Joel. But the recent death of the painter Andrew Wyeth revived a long-standing debate over whether his art is respectable or merely sentimental schlock.
It got me to thinking about the question of value in art and whether there are any absolute standards for judging it.
It indicates the question is still alive, not relegated to irrelevance by relativism. The book strives valiantly to find a basis for judging the value of art from the perspective of evolutionary psychology; in it, Dutton argues that a certain kind of artistic talent offered a competitive advantage in the Darwinian struggle for survival.
Which brings me to Billy Joel—the Andrew Wyeth of contemporary pop music—and the continuing irritation I feel whenever I hear his tunes, whether in the original or in the multitude of elevator-Muzak versions. It is a kind of mystery: Still, the mystery persists: How can he be so bad and yet so popular for so long?
Besides, some people still take Billy seriously. Talk about an uneven fight. Carr was speculating about whether newspapers could survive if they adopted the economic model of iTunes. As an example somehow of his iTunes counter-theory, he wrote: This must be prevented!
No career re-evaluations please! No false contrarian rehabilitations! He was terrible, he is terrible, he always will be terrible. Anodyne, sappy, superficial, derivative, fraudulently rebellious.
It exhibits unearned contempt. Most frequently a contempt for the supposed phoniness or inauthenticity of other people as opposed to the rock-solid authenticity of our B.
And Springsteen lost something when he lost his contempt and became a love-for-the-common-people would-be Woody Guthrie. Even the self-contempt he imputes to the "piano man" rings false. Loser dresses up in poseur clothes and masturbates and shoots up heroin and is an all-around phony in the eyes of the songwriter who is so, so superior to him.
Except exquisitely self-aware entertainers like B. Could someone let B. Everyone wears a mask! Who woulda known it without B.
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Contempt for the Catholic religion. Advertisement At this point, reader, perhaps you have some questions for me about this tirade? What right do you have to criticize such a popular artist?
Once I wrote something about the curse of being from the Guyland. In it I said something heartfelt: New Jersey may have a rep as a toxic dump for mob victims to fester in, but at least it brought forth Bruce Springsteen.
The ultimate Guyland humiliation is to be repped to the world by Billy Joel. So I feel entitled to be cruel—may I continue? Sure, other artists strike that pose, but somehow with B. What if you had to choose one song as the epitome of B.Elvis Presley was and still is the most significant figure or idol in rock and roll history, who revolutionized the way American music sounded, looked, and was preformed through his sexually and seductive performance and dress styles till this day on.
The late and great “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley, would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. To commemorate the occasion, Legacy Recordings has released Elvis’s Complete '60s.
Some records issued in the ss were still on catalog until the early s. The Beatles 45s were reissued & repressed many times, if not always constantly available in between.
RESUSCITATED AND REDEDICATED IN CHICAGO, 9/30/99 Boom Boom: the live archive taps the Reunion tour for the second time Today's new release in Bruce Springsteen's live archive series marks its second offering from the Reunion tour, joining the previously released July 1, performance from Madison Square Garden. A lot has been written concerning the propriety of artificially creating duets of Elvis with other singers. Some people say that Elvis's Christmas recordings are so well made that they should not be touched. The tricky thing about Elvis, though, is that people can't agree on the Elvis they think they know. There's the Elvis who died in , and the Elvis who's still alive and eating cheeseburgers in.
Time loses meaning at this point - it folds out and in, minutes become days become months. Some time later - later that day, or weeks later - he and I were watching a movie on the floor of the living-room of the enormous house where he rented a room.
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