snobbery

On the differences between folk and commodity art, as per slam and academia

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I read Williams the same way I read vampire comics: for pleasure and for the purposes of theft. This is the folk art way, and it survives commodity art even when it is packaged and sold.

An Asshole in the Service of Heaven

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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My aesthetic test for music when I was 13 still applied: if I play a song one hundred times in a row, and, on the last playing, it still has an effect, then it is part of my synaptic hit parade, and can never be vanquished.