K-Punk

luka

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they are smarter than us. they are better educated. but they can't act. they can't create anything. they can only sneer.
 

luka

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that's a good example of the self-regarding way they coddle a sentence.
 

luka

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horrible horrible snooty people. disgusting. all oxford and ivy league graduates. every one of them. say no more.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"k-punk strikes me as kind of an asshole (cf. Dissensus right before he quit) and possibly batshit insane to boot, but I like him anyway. I read his blog pretty regularly until it began to seem. ... predictable; I still find it really engaging, tho intermittently. Liked his writing on the Fall."
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"he's fostered this whole claque of similar bloggers that make it into even more of a parlour game shut-in"
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"it's the way he uses it as a cloak to disguise the dearth of ideas which gets me - i am only ever able to tell when he starts writing about stuff that i know about though"
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"k-punk uses 'anti-intellectual' a lot and it's lol-y mainly because his scope of what constitutes the, uh, 'realm of the intellectual', is so narrow. i have never, ever got the sense that he likes r'n'b or girls aloud or any of the other new music he writes about. i can believe he likes the smiths though."
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"The thing is, I can see he might be an intellectual you disagree with, or find his critical tools offputting, but I think it's plainly absurd to say he's a pseudo-intellectual, a pretend intellectual. He plainly knows his stuff and thinks about stuff and talks about it within an intellectual framework. Yeah, talking about popular culture within a Marxist/Lacanian/Baudrillardian framework is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, I'm not sure it's even my cup of tea. But it's not a priori pseudo-intellectual. As for dearth of ideas, come on."
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
"I don't think k-punk is a pseud(o-intellectual) in the sense of not actually having read or thought about this stuff at length and in depth; it's just that he seems to be endlessly staking out and elaborating a position that is, among its other shortcomings, no longer at all fashionable."

Bizarre line of reasoning.
 

luka

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I also get highly suspicious and uncomfortable with praise, unless it's extremely specific praise that i deliberately illicited
this is why it's good to throw some pisstaking in with the boosterism. otherwise people feel like theyre being lovebombed.
 

IdleRich

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i do urge you to read the kpunk thread on i love everything. you'll understand why they are the enemy.
Do you have a link to that? It's funny cos I have a friend on fb that it turns out was on ILX and he makes lists of music all the time, just lists, I don't get it at all, he listens to music in a totally different way to me. But one time I happened to mention dissensus in passing and he started saying why he didn't like it. Interesting that that still exists I think.
 
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