a monkey that will go ape
that was my point
i like music i can listen to when im training for my next cage fighting tournament. burial doesnt really fill that niche.
I will take burial any day, middlebrow + all, over indifferent aphex wankery. except the early singles (didgeridoo etc) + saw I, those are great. but is there a more middlebrow record in the history of music than saw II?
They're a sentimental bunch.
I'm not sure that within this context it can mean that. Is there such a thing as highbrow dance music? I mean there is definitely a distinction between good and bad, but I don't think you could ever divide it on an intellectual basis.''The term middlebrow describes both a certain type of easily accessible art, often literature, as well as the population that uses art to acquire culture and class that is usually unattainable. First used by the British satire magazine Punch in 1925, middlebrow is derived as the intermediary between highbrow and lowbrow, terms derived from phrenology. Middlebrow has famously gained notoriety from derisive attacks by Dwight Macdonald, Virginia Woolf, and to a certain extent, Russell Lynes. It has been classified as a forced and ineffective attempt at cultural and intellectual achievement, as well as characterizing literature that emphasizes emotional and sentimental connections rather than literary quality and innovation.''
So it means stuff that attempts to be high-brow but falls short? Pseudo-profundity?
Good list."its things like saul bellow, julian barnes, arthouse cinema, the arts pages of broadsheet newspapers, radiohead, stuart lee, post-dubstep, sainsburys taste the difference range.... things that are probably worth laughing at i think."
That's Philip Roth."Portnoy's Complaint is a good book tho"