What’s the best Roxy Music song?
It seems to be a fair portion of what I blog about these days.
Not that I am a marketer by profession (I’m a researcher), and certainly not that I like marketing or what it tries to do.
I am, however, interested in how it works - or otherwise. I am interested in how marketing concepts seep outward into wider ways in which contemporary people/society view themselves, and I am interested in how ideas from wider thinking get taken up (and usually bastardised) by marketers.
Critical thinking about marketing. There’s clearly a book in that.
Srsly you should do this! Zero Books (among others I’m sure) would love it.
One of my friends mentioned in passing that I probably really enjoy Prefab Sprout. Any PS fans care to share what their favorite album/tracks by the band are?
8 Favourite Prefab Sprout Songs Off The Top Of My Head By A Semi-Lapsed Fan
- “Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone)”
- “Don’t Sing”
- “Faron Young”
- “Goodbye Lucille #1”
- “Pearly Gates”
- “A Prisoner Of The Past”
rising British band come face to face with a cheeky primate!” —Music journalism, it lives.
Arcades, Mallrats, & Tumblr Thugs – The New Inquiry <- GO READ (via new-aesthetic)
I really liked this piece, though The New Aesthetic’s excerpt is v misleading - this isn’t a social media hand-wring at all, it gets stuff right about digital culture as pop culture which the vast majority of pieces don’t.
I am pro all sets of formalist rules which reduce creative choices, though I am not pro reducing the choice between said sets of rules. My personal tastes in rulesets tend to include some kind of chance element, though.
I have never seen a Dogme film, assuming this is what you’re talking about, Anonymous!
- Bleak House
- Great Expectations
- David Copperfield
- A Christmas Carol
- Nicholas Nickleby
I’m not actually sure I finished NN. I certainly didn’t finish Our Mutual Friend. Don’t think I ever tried Dombey And Son. Surprised I never read A Tale Of Two Cities. I kind of feel the pace of My Modern Life is too rapid (and my attention span too bollocksed) for monster size Victorian novels these days, I associate reading Dickens with two- or three-hour uninterrupted sessions, you need the first 30 minutes at least to get his rhythm and then you’re away - I can’t imagine getting that kind of time now, not with a 5- and a 2-year old on the rampage. Maybe in another 15 years.
Bleak House is properly terrific though.