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My Latest for Tikkun: Sufjan Stevens
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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 29th, 2005 02:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Steven's Article

Came across this be accident, hope I’m not too late… This article is an eloquent and expansive take on Steven’s music and on hipster culture; I particularly enjoyed the critique of the latter. The hipster culture prides itself on ingenuity, yet its proponents so often display such a derisive attitude that the creative among them fear working outside the ultimately narrow schema of what the toxically circular culture cannibals deem tenable. The result is a homogenous mass of pathologically self-conscious, dark-rimmed-glasses clad fools who together create a sub-culture with nearly all the mediocre traits of those they mock… ironic. As you perceive, Steven’s refusal to rationalize away the spiritual aspect of life in favor of a descent into mockery and dilettantism is itself a powerful progressive force in indie-rock. More articles like this and maybe the hipsters will rationalize they were ingenuous spiritual people all along. I think that’s the only kind of transition that might actually work for their benefit. Keep it up.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 29th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Steven's Article

Never too late to hear such warming words. As I write this, I'm downloading the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album, thanks to a link provided by my friend tommix. And I'm excited to hear it without irony. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. It means a lot to hear from people one doesn't know (or at least ones one doesn't know one knows, if I know you!).
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