CrowleyHead

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You're already showing up in the rented car, you're going to whip out a cracked iPhone screen? Sickness of the Soul type maneuvers.

I don't even think I'm joking here.
 

thirdform

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just to clarify that BNP post, I was satarising a lot of sentiments in politics about anti-globalisation, authenticity and cultural preservationism. That post was intended to satarise the left and its reversion to archaic traditionalism and statism. otherwise I'm not saying I actually sympathise with the BNP, absolutely not, not even to make a joke about that. the joke was that from a popular leftist point I can see the validity of some of BNP's arguments. Given I'm not a leftist I was criticising/satarising that position. apologies if that got lost in translation.

In essence I was saying the left is not anti-racist enough, as opposed to it being too hung up on anti-racist identity politics as some would have it. I'm saying conversely that it needs to go much much further in tackling white supremacy (far more than a lot of people - even *some* poc would grant.)
 
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mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
For whatever reasons, and regardless of its merits, asian music is not part of a shared London culture. So attempts to tack it on (sitar on top of a drum and bass beat, whatever) feel forced, conceptual, artificial

Interestingly, it’s more shared in gay club culture, all the alternative and all the black/dancehall/rnb gay nights always had a bhangra or whatever section during the night, and that’s not just playing Get Yr Freak On.
 

thirdform

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Interestingly, it’s more shared in gay club culture, all the alternative and all the black/dancehall/rnb gay nights always had a bhangra or whatever section during the night, and that’s not just playing Get Yr Freak On.

This is true, though I went to more gay and queer nights in Leeds.
 

luka

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Staff member
Fucking hell lads clean up the mess. Im at work I can't mediate. Put your big mature adult heads on and find the lovely overlap of mutual understanding. You're both brilliant. Revived a moribund forum. Just be normal please.
 

thirdform

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Fucking hell lads clean up the mess. Im at work I can't mediate. Put your big mature adult heads on and find the lovely overlap of mutual understanding. You're both brilliant. Revived a moribund forum. Just be normal please.


I can see how it could have seemed funny to be like ha got you but should have done it over PM really. now my paranoia from being stalked is in full swing and I'm like anxious as fuck.
 

thirdform

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"sadmanbarty has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space."

looool that has tripped me up many times as well.
 

zhao

there are no accidents
The corporate pop model of creating stars and hits, commercial radio since the 80s playing the same 5 tunes on constant repeat all summer long, and most of consumerist attention span being shored up by media conglomerates ––––– These are the actual factors which contribute to everything sounding more the same today than before, not "multi-culturalism".

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/tragic-decline-music-literacy-and-quality

"The results of the study revealed that timbral variety went down over time, meaning songs are becoming more homogeneous. Translation: most pop music now sounds the same. Timbral quality peaked in the 60's and has since dropped steadily with less diversity of instruments and recording techniques. Today’s pop music is largely the same with a combination of keyboard, drum machine and computer software greatly diminishing the creativity and originality"

"Multi-culturalism" itself is both conducted in a fraudulent way, under the auspices of Eurocentrist cultural establishments, as well as on a microscopic scale of what it is purported to be. There are literally thousands of new music developments in Africa alone, never mind the vast ethnic groups in Indonesia or Peru or China, which the Western consumer has zero idea about. South African electronic music had been thriving for 20 years before Europe even knew it existed.

Typical African beat patterns are finally becoming more popular in Europe and the US, but the process is entangled with the corporate model of music manufacturing and distribution. So you have pop dance artists mining cliches and creating "trends" based on superficial mimicry. The problem is not with "Multi-Culturalism" LMFAO.

These guys are only one of countless different local street sounds happening in Tanzania at the moment, randomly "discovered" by some friend of mine, released globally with a video on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1p-936lufI

The world is much more vast and varied than your provincial English brain can imagine.
 
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