Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cripple Fight!

I can't really support any article that begins with "I don't normally..." or "I'm not one to..." It's like when my uncles starts a thought with, "Now, I'm no racist...," after which I am guaranteed to hear some truly horrifying racist sentiments. But, Pete defends his point well here in his response to Houston Press's slow-news-day assertion that Dallas music sucks.

"No, you suck!"

A couple of my own thoughts. Although I appreciate Pete's approach to rebuttal, the very argument is worthless. (To be fair, Freedman somewhat acknowledges this.) I am slowly learning to quit thinking of cities as cultural monoliths. Dallas, in particular, frustrates that approach, but even with other cities, it leads to folly and severely undermines more profitable, humanist perspectives.

Second, why all the hate for Steve Miller? Is Steve Miller really the butt of a cultural joke of which I have, heretofore, been ignorant? His output is much less reprehensible than the Eagles. No movie character has ever complained, "I've had a long day and I hate the fucking Steve Miller Band."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Telefones

Don't look now, but I think I'm being nostalgic for someone else's life:

The Telefones: Commentary on the resurrection.