While most genres of music and art from all time tend to surrender to market pressures and employ the baser urgers of the human condition from sex to revenge to other things like that to get popular, the country genre’s core demographic are conservative Christians and it does seem to represent the lives of mostContinue reading “Is Country Music Morally Nihilistic?”
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Why “All I Want for Christmas is You” Was the Last Christmas Classic
Many takes have been made on this, yet, they miss one major thing. It is the reason that equally priced homes with Scandanavian minimalism and Victorian Maximalism will be morally judged differently with the latter rhetoricallty burned at the stake. It is the same reason big poetry houses won’t publish traditional rhyming and metered poetryContinue reading “Why “All I Want for Christmas is You” Was the Last Christmas Classic”
How Woke is Hollywood?
Hollywood is, of course, liberal but is it good at being liberal? No. The entertainment industry has a selection bias, an obvious one. Their education is, mostly, in theater and the arts. Their literary godfather from the interwar years would be Picasso while mine would be Steinbeck. For them, the paragons of the left areContinue reading “How Woke is Hollywood?”
A Lamentation of Art: An Old Romantic’s Longing for Depth
As I say elsewhere on this website, I’m an old-timey romantic. I dearly miss the old anthems and as a youth who drinks the pop culture, as I must, I miss the haunting spirituality, ethereal eternalism, and stalking timelessness of the fables and folktales of the older genres. The dubstep, mainstream hip-hop, and electronic popContinue reading “A Lamentation of Art: An Old Romantic’s Longing for Depth”