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what a fucking idiot.
its amazing they framed a (completely legitimate) article about sexism in dance music around it. Borderline slander.
i did think it was a little bit dubious framing an article around a tweet. (ugh) all the same please define how he was being ironic and in what context. anyone who's followed him on twitter for 5 minutes can tell he's a pretty ignorant, even thick person.
The intent behind it was actually to say this isn't good.
What has he posted that is ignorant or thick?
ie 'comments on guardian articles usually infuriate me'
he has a history of posting stupid, reactionary nonsense on his account. can't think of anything specific, all i know is if i didn't like his music or hotflush music so much i'd have unfollowed him ages ago.
Yes it does.
He is saying, in order:
Guardian commentators are idiots
Look at this idiotic comment
if that was his intention he would have said:
guardian commenters are idiots
look at this idiotic comment
or he would have said
guardian commenters are enlightened people
look at this enlightened comment
if he actually intended sarcasm by mixing up the two approaches he did it in a spectacularly stupid way, in which case my thread is still correct
I don't like his music or his label, i'm only following him because my twitter account was a joint one and my friend added him. It just seems a bit wrong he's been branded reactionary and thick.
The use of irony in one part of a sentence and sincerity in another isn't stupid.
i actually agree in the sense that the kinda structural criticisms of 'bass music', more sexualised artwork etc. stand up on their own...and yeh i wouldn't personally 'call someone out' in this manner on the basis on an ambiguous quoting of someone else's dodgy opinions...
whatever its intention it didn't endear me to him specifically (like many of his other tweets i've disagreed w/ - i don't follow him, but i see them occassionally), but that's pretty by-the-by (i don't need to like him, i don't know him. why does it matter?)...
but that (that i dont find the tweets endearing) is the worse i can confidently say about them)...that's not really enough to build an article upon.
....the other guy was obviously a turbo-dick tho.
while scuba has gone on to his facebook and started calling all music journalists c**ts and people who've taken issue with his comments muppets, and so on.
as i say not endearing but...pffft
fair play if you can completely separate the music from the people making it. (genuine fair play, that's not sarcasm)
i can totally see why that would be the case.
i mean i think i'd be really disappointed if i found out someone like, say, don cherry, who i do feel pretty affectionate about, idk, hated all people with blonde hair, but at the same time...most music makers i feel slightly at a distance from already and as though i experience them in a somewhat context-less vacuumy way, and yeh i think scuba's stuff fits into that whole thing really. maybe that's a symptom of the internet as a primary mode of discovery (altho i've seen scuba play out twice, and didn't really feel any different)
but that's exactly not what he says.
what he says is, in order:
Guardian commentators are idiots
*But* this one is good
that's giving him a *lot* of benefit of the doubt tho...i could believe he's saying 'this is thought-provoking in an un-pc way' or whatever but given it fits it pretty well w/ his previous tweets/attitude etc. it seems a stretch to imagine he's taken a liberal line on this particular one
[disclaimer: i dont really care/want to get into this argument again]
everyone is saying he's so un-pc, i've never noticed this and i've followed him for a while. I have noticed a few anti-homophobia tweets but largely he stays apolitical and talks about gigs and football.
i wasn't intending to imply that he's 'un-pc' rather that some of his tweets on politics, are aimed at criticising or satirising what's taken to be leftish/liberal opinion (some anti-guardian, some anti-uk uncut, some anti-occupywhatever stuff. cba looking them up. if i say i've seen them, i'm not going to have made it up)
...as i say, couldn't care less if he's benito mussolinni, but i can believe that someone who thought it was somehow a terrible thing to look at underlying causes of the riots would also think/(or want to flirt w/ thinking) that feminism was/is bollocks. i could be wrong. i dont know/care.
must not get into this argument. the other guy came off a lot worse, a lot of people are dicks. while it had many merits, that quietus article, i think, came off pretty naive in expecting people who are united only by listening to, or making, a particular kind of music to have any kind of shared ideology
Whats going on?
I like the line in the comments "I think [Ben UFO]'s my favourite communist DJ in the UK scene right now"
there used to be that account that just posted old funk tracks w/ pictures of large-breasted women soaping up cars and things...that was kinda great, but idk...different contexts.
i might start a youtube channel of not not no fun rips accompanied by pictures of idk, mario maurer or somebody
oh wait someone beat me to it