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  •  Any gas bag / douche bag (2+ / 0-)
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    blue in NC, Situational Lefty

    can level bullshit claims, especially looking back 30 years. No doubt, there are some schmucks out there deconstructing Isaac Newton, John Lennon and Pablo Picasso. It doesn't mean that it's real.
    The Talking Heads work still ring true, their music is great, they were prolific, crossed over so many genres. Calling them "overprocessed" is just total fantasy.
    Maybe to be "hip" you need to produce "no wave" avant-garde highly amplified noise, put out 16 minute albums recorded with two microphones in a garage. That's "authentic." Maybe Byrne would have been artistically better off dying outside CBGB's from a heroin overdose after his first album.

    "How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity." William S Burroughs

    by shmuelman on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 11:21:20 AM PDT

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