Sunday, October 21, 2007

Text Messaging

Even when it's not about sex, it's still about sex.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Question and an Epiphany

1. Is there anything so annoying as a distant whistler? Seriously, I wish someone would snipe the merry son of a bitch.

2. I have never received a massage in my life, nor do I foresee ever receiving one. Frankly, the impulse itself to get one baffles me. Tension is the symptom of life. Stress, struggle, Sturm und Drang, the clash of forces and battle of opposites -- Love Drive versus Death Drive -- that's what it's all about, in my opinion.

World Music

How wonderful that vast swathes of human music-making have been gathered under the anemic category of "world music."

Actually it's worse than that. "World music" is a miscellaneous category, a repository of the otherwise unclassifiable. It's as if world music isn't even music because it falls outside the eternal categories of rap, alt-rock, and country-western.

American culture has achieved a Ptolemaic position of power: the world orbits us. I believe this is what the Marxists call "hegemony." Dance, world, dance!