Re: FW: England humour

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Thu Sep 06 2001 - 21:10:15 BST

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    >From: TJ Olney <>
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    >Subject: Re: FW: England humour
    >Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 12:31:09 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
    >On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, Scott Chase wrote:
    > > >
    > > Popularity is hardly a criterion of worth. Case in point...the rapid
    > > proliferation of "boy bands" such as Backstreet Boys and N'Sync
    > > from their primordial ancestor New Kids on the Block.
    > >
    >No, it is a criterion for making money, which most people equate with
    Aesthetic judgements of worth are subjective and relative. Can it be said
    that there have been objective and absolute great works or artists?

    IMO Public Enemy in their militant rawness can get me going more than a
    boring classical piece. Some of the new high-energy dance music (techno
    etc...) has taken "classical themes" to a new level, with hip-hop
    undercurrents in the rhythms and editing. Dynamix II is one of my favorite
    groups. They are practically unknown and haven't exactly dominated the
    Billboard charts, yet I enjoy it when one of their DJ's spins on a local
    radio station on Saturdays. These are my subjective opinions relative to my
    life history. If I grew up elsewhere with different experiences I'd probably
    have different tastes in music.

    There are popular bands are OK such as U2, though some of their music
    doesn't quite appeal to me. I liked _In the Name of the Father_ though.
    Bono's song with Pavarotti was disturbing, yet powerful. U2, like Public
    Enemy, have been quite political.

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