Tag Archives: aesthetics

Songs I’m not listening to on the radio

If Everyone Cared ILX: […] No one's mentioned "If Everyone Cared" yet. It's Nickelback's "Imagine," and I can't think of anything less suited for them. I mean, Kroeger is suggesting that how if everyone just dropped their weapon and started carrying flowers and cared and shared and loved and gave each other a big group […]

Music exists partly to challenge those authorities (i)

[…] In order to understand the dynamics of reggae, however, a clear understanding of Rastafari must be grasped. Reggae is an auditory representation of the experience of Rastafari which is based on the mystical union of the human and the divine. Rastafari, like many syncretized religions of the African diaspora seeks a unity (inity) of […]

Popozuda and circumstance

“The reasons are purely aesthetic, not medical, especially for women. They want to get thin no matter what, all because of images from north of the Equator. It is a cruel cultural imposition on the Brazilian woman.” Dr. Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini, "a professor at the Federal University of São Paulo." “To be fat used […]

David Byrne on media

“Some are better for saying a particular thing than others. I think it’s also part of that punk do-it-yourself attitude, of being like: ‘Well, I don’t care that I’m not an expert in this. I know my limitations, but I think I can express what I want to express within those limitations.’ You know — […]

Vox Hunt: A Favorite Song from ’06

Audio:  Share one of your favorite songs from 2006. 01 Something Isn't Right Herbert Pitchfork: There was a track written about on Pitchfork recently, "Something Isn't Right", the first track on Scale, and the writer, Mark Pytlik, said that you could tell in a few moments it was a Herbert track. And I think that's […]

All ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

[…] There is one moment in my teenage years when I remember being ethnically accepted. I was shopping for a television with my father at Price Club, when one of the salespeople, who was Latina, mistook us for her peers and graciously — in Spanish — told us that the TV we were interested in […]