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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:10 pm

We pay their car fare.

Prince even said that people should not be allowed to say something in art is bad. I love him, but damn.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:44 am

What's he afraid of I wonder?

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:49 am

Mr Evil.

I can kinda understand where he's coming from. Anyone who can convince a blog or newspaper that they know something about art criticism can become a critic.

I think you should have to show you've got the writing skill and knowledge to do it right, or ya shouldn't do iit.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:06 pm

Alas, in these Net times, everyone's a critic.

By the same toekn, artists should never be allowed to think they walk on water. . .

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Samuel John Klein » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:11 pm

Steve Evil wrote:Alas, in these Net times, everyone's a critic.

By the same toekn, artists should never be allowed to think they walk on water. . .


I make it a personal point of honor to excise from my active respect any artist who can't handle at least a minim or criticism or parody.

For instance, for the childish way they reacted to Weird Al's parodizing of them, Coolio and Lady Gaga are dead to me. Not that I cared for their art at all; they'll be serving hot cocoa to take the chill off in Gehenna before I lay down one cent for or wittingly add any of their music to my collections. But I have a certain level of respect for artists who have the courage to climb a commercial artistic ladder and put their visions out there. And Coolio and Gaga couldn't handle being made fun of by the man who's considered THE pop culture satirist that counts … if you're being parodied by Weird Al, that''s a sure sign you've Made It™.

I'd like to be famous enough (in the good way) to be parodied by someone like that.

At the level my life is currently on, parody would, sadly, be redundant.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:27 pm

SJ:

I don't think that Lady Gaga acted all that badly. She's got a right to do as she sees fit with her music, and said no when she was approached by Weird Al. What's so bad about that.

Now, if she'd given premission, and then bitched about it, that would be wrong IMNSO.

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Postby Samuel John Klein » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:SJ:

I don't think that Lady Gaga acted all that badly. She's got a right to do as she sees fit with her music, and said no when she was approached by Weird Al. What's so bad about that.

Now, if she'd given premission, and then bitched about it, that would be wrong IMNSO.


Ah. I was under the impression she'd already been cool with it, then retracted her permission. Still, her stock would be higher in my opine if she'd of gone along with it. This is a win-win situation here. And if anyone should appreciate the idea of absurdist commentary, it should be Gaga. Otherwise, why bother performing that way?

FWIW, I saw Al's video - he has it up on the 'tubes. He's nailed her act absolutely. But I wonder what special f/x were used to make that happen. Seeing Al's face on that body made me laugh and cry and die inside.

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Postby Moderator » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:17 pm

Actually -- and I am a fan of Lady Gaga -- it's been resolved.

From Weird Al: "It was a big misunderstanding, miscommunication," he explained. "The bottom line is it's a happy ending. Lady Gaga approves it; she's totally cool and she really likes the parody."


In related news, Coolio is still dead to SJK.
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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Samuel John Klein » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:39 pm

Barber wrote:Actually -- and I am a fan of Lady Gaga -- it's been resolved.

From Weird Al: "It was a big misunderstanding, miscommunication," he explained. "The bottom line is it's a happy ending. Lady Gaga approves it; she's totally cool and she really likes the parody."


Good to know. The balance in my world has been restored, and my artistic soul smiles again.


Barber wrote:In related news, Coolio is still dead to SJK.


Truth. As a hip-hip artist, he's pretty crap-ass. AFAIC.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Lori Koonce » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:56 am

SJ

I got this word off another website, but it fits Coolio and his ilk

Craptastic!

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Evan Penny is an artist with a capital A. This dude is a genius:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&xhr= ... a=N&tab=wi

How realistic are those sculptures? Imagine waking up to one.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Samuel John Klein » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:09 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Evan Penny is an artist with a capital A. This dude is a genius:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&xhr= ... a=N&tab=wi

How realistic are those sculptures? Imagine waking up to one.


And then imagine the climb back out of the uncanny valley.

Ye gawds.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Duane » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:58 pm

Saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes this weekend. One phrase echoed through my mind during the closing credits (and you'd better stick around for those closing credits, believe me):

HAIL TO THE CHIMP.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:12 pm

Duane wrote:Saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes this weekend. One phrase echoed through my mind during the closing credits (and you'd better stick around for those closing credits, believe me):

HAIL TO THE CHIMP.


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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Samuel John Klein » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:35 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:
Duane wrote:Saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes this weekend. One phrase echoed through my mind during the closing credits (and you'd better stick around for those closing credits, believe me):

HAIL TO THE CHIMP.


Man oh man if there was ever an epitaph for Homo Sap that will be it.


Oh, I don't know. If I was an actual chimp, I'd be offended.

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