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- Dec 4, 2010
BAP: did you read the topic title lol?
yes I started out by writing cunt in the least serious of manners with which you are quite familiar, I find it uncharacteristically dishonest to bring that up though as if though it were some form of intended insult from my sidewhich is this false dichotomy? am i gonna take "chill out" from someone who 1. started the allegedly pointless discussion by 2. calling me a fucking cunt? no.
how nice of you to admit that. your entire history of opinions disagrees but how nice of you.
marc bolan invented a new style of melody on practically every song of his first four albums. cohen on the other hand pretty much goes from the fifth to the sixth and back, all the time. he's also unable to hit the notes and this diffusion adds no value to his output. it may be an artistic choice, but a poor one at that. furthermore, bolan's singing is intrinsically more dynamic just considering the tonality and timbre, and lyrically he pays attention to the effect of pronounciation and implied prosody rather than exclusively relying on whatever static quality he also has, like cohen does. i'd also argue that this static quality in itself is more interesting and world-relevant in bolan's case but that's kinda beside the point. don't go all nihilism-relativism-skepticism on me. you wouldn't appreciate that yourself.
why did you initiate the discussion then?
that's blatantly incongruent with what you previously said and implied in this discussion and about art you dislike in general. don't pretend otherwise.
and i need to "chill out" because my response is substantial?yes I started out by writing cunt in the least serious of manners with which you are quite familiar
the dichotomy is that I could as well dig justin because I dig cohen without refuting your pseudo-argument proposing that he sucks
this formal analysis is no different, I could write about why I disagree but whats the bloody point? I like Cohen because so and so... you have omitted his lyrical skill.. etc etc but why? It's just boring and does little to sow any mutual understanding anyway
Really? "Rate what the person above you is listening to." If that's too complicated for you, why even post?Tell me how to rate what the person above me is listening to? Tell me if they are using threaded or linear mode? How do I tell which is above me if I don't know?
Tell me how to make a linear rating, say 7/10, when there are factors such as:
1. simple tune
2. complex tune
3. song in its own right with perfect integrity
4. song evoking associations of memory
5. song evoking associations of current fashion
6. song compared to similar song, non-original but embellished
7. tune from earlier generation
7b. tune I love you hate
7c. tune I hate you love
8. use my standard even if it is higher/lower than yours
9. "Happy Birthday" <-- how is that tune rated when it could be the most popular tune in the western world? 0/10 for unoriginality and dullness or 10/10 for popular choice or 10/10 for having an emotional story line that makes it a popular choice?
Really? "Rate what the person above you is listening to." If that's too complicated for you, why even post?
I think it's the https. Change to http and it should embed.I wish I knew why videos sometimes embed and sometimes don't.