yes, i'd say thats about the level id put myself on. he hates Deleuze. think hes more positive about Debord, i think....
Sometimes you wish the performances at Oto were over that quick. 20 minutes in to someone scraping a drum, trapped in by middle aged men looking on sweatily, sipping their tulips of Kernel.
this is Watson's beef with Oto and The Wire, well, really his beef with them is that he's been blackballed by them, but also that they have made 'the avant-garde' a safe, santitised, commodified genre, as opposed to some, like, spirit of exploration at the outer limit or whatever And obviously that is true, they have.I'm pretty ideologically opposed to oto. Ben Watson said that improvisation can't be codified like punk, yet oto has done that to varying extents. They should do improv in the streets, in crematoriums, etc. Maybe even in brothels with the clientele inside.
Yes that was a good bit. Mexican wave!"So we have here what looks at first like a contradiction but is actually a sign that we have left the Holy Temple of settled abstractions - also known as class society- and entered what what Gilles Deleuze called 'the polyvocal real' but never had the Leninist stamina to penetrate himself."