version

Who loves ya, baby?
because generally the contradictions can be unpacked whereas lines on a battlefield can't, it's the nature of prolonged conflict.
I didn't mean lines as in lines on a battlefield, I meant lines as in multiple apparently linear timelines all tangling, crossing over and running alongside one another.
 

thirdform

Well-known member
That's of course only one - the Spenglerian - way of looking at things.

There's another - eschatological - look at the "end of History" - as promoted by the "woke" liberals/Leftists. They apparently think, if only the whole world goes woke, the globe will be a woke paradise. all of a sudden, all discrimination will have disappeared in a worldwide kum ba yah moment. A "woke" world as the end of history.

they're too busy infighting for your doom prediction to come true, you can regress to the swiss alpes, don't worry.
 

thirdform

Well-known member
I didn't mean lines as in lines on a battlefield, I meant lines as in multiple apparently linear timelines all tangling, crossing over and running alongside one another.
Oh I see. yeah. nice metaphor for sure, more a literary device. In that sense I think as history as more magnetic with its corresponding repulsion and attraction than anything.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Oh I see. yeah. nice metaphor for sure, more a literary device. In that sense I think as history as more magnetic with its corresponding repulsion and attraction than anything.
Yeah, I mean as much 'real' stuff as there is in his books, he's still a novelist so it's going to have that sense about it. One thing he did that really stuck out to me was positioning the Herero genocide in Namibia as something of a trial run for the Holocaust.
 

firefinga

New member
Boilerroom, RA and any other major monopoly are tumors on the scene. But if you remove em at least double will grow back. It's a damn hydra.
Boilerroom - as artificial as it is - at least gives fans from all around the globe the chance to see their fav DJs in action. Can't see anything bad with it.

You could argue that RA is crap, but that it always was, currently is and always will be.
 

chava

Active member
When I first used to lurk on here there were always 200 page threads about subgenres - old established titans like the Grime thread, but also Juke, UK Funky, Deep Tech, blablabla

Is there nothing like this around now or is it just that we're all out of touch philosopher princes?
A bit UK centric start to this thread.

In terms of music subcultures there hasn't been anything new since rave fizzled out in the end 90s.
 
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