>>508>disappointed by state of art in this decade. It's so numb and passive, at least when it comes to music (I'm aware performance artists doing crazy and sometimes disgusting shit exist), we need change in culture, man.
Yeah, it was a bad decade art wise. People are getting tired. I don't care for performance art, but I wish an element of glamor would return to music/art. Bryan Ferry said some 15 years ago that rappers were the only-well dressed people in music… and now even the rappers don't care about it. Everybody just willingly retreated into a cultural cage, and the only thing the woke neo-puritans ever did was to lock the door shut.
Depression, doomerism and collapse-mongering is mainstream now. Look at all the Greta bullshit. To be truly countercultural these days, you have to know what's wrong, but refuse to be psyop'd by the anger and the panic. It's a tough act, and most people just fall into predictable radical niches that have been thoroughly contained and co-opted. We don't need cultural rebels as much as we need cultural anarchs.
>Still I wish there would be more market for rappers who stand up and say again what the fuck is wrong instead of rapping about how they are famous and laughing to faces of other niggas who couldn't get out of slum, talking about more real shit than about hoes and their booties
why not both? And one can dovetail into the other. It's all about refusing to be oppressed. Like I said, "To hell with your laws and your cultural expectations" is more punk than punk. And the few garishly clad rappers live it, even if they don't say it. >>510>Speaking of fucking clubs, I recently found out that actually killing it with dance in clubs is something people don't do anymore. People go to fucking club and they sit around, drink and fuck around on cellphones.
Around here "clubs" are kinda prole, so they are more diverse and have a higher ratio of dancers to the folded-arms contingent. But >>511
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