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steve rogers takes representation very seriously
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steve rogers takes representation very seriously

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club-b asked:

Hey Anxiety Farm. Remember how surf music was really popular in the early 60? Surf music without lyrics (some might call them instrumentals) are some of the coolest songs ever. Surf music with lyrics are some of the least cool songs ever. Is this the greatest distance of coolness between two similar types of music?

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Good call. I can think of nothing that genre specific. But here’s some wood sheddin’, spitballin’ ideas: reggae and dub reggae, jazz and smooth jazz, the Rolling Stones pre 1970 and the Rolling Stones post 1970.

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An excellent piece on Maria Bamford, my favorite comedian.

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Anonymous asked:

You haven't been posting as much hip hop stuff lately as you used to do but I'm curious about one question - Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea?

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deadpresidents:

I don’t know what you’re asking me to do. All you did was throw out the names of two human beings and expect me to just make some magical connection or infer the intent of some question that you didn’t even ask. This is where I answer questions, not decipher what the questions might be.

I do know one thing is certain. I know that you’re not asking me to compare Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea as MCs. I know that you’re not asking that of me because I don’t have stupid readers and that would easily be the dumbest question that I’ve ever been asked.

Nicki Minaj is an MC. Nicki Minaj is a rapper. Nicki Minaj is a hip-hop artist. Nicki Minaj is all of those things (and many other things, too), and I know that you are not comparing her with Iggy Azalea, or asking me to compare them. Because Nicki Minaj is all of those things, and Iggy Azalea is none of those things.

The only similarities between what these two women do is that they make noises with their mouths into microphones and people give them money and recognition for doing so. But one of them also gets — I’m sorry, one of them “earns” respect. And one of them is just on TV and the radio constantly.

Nicki Minaj is a hip-hop artist, a rapper, an MC. Iggy Azalea is not. Iggy Azalea is a performance artist, and that’s the choice that she made and the choice that millions of people seem to support, just like millions of people supported performance artists like Bozo the Clown or Gallagher or Al Jolson. There are many performance artists in the world and many of them work hard. Some of them are talented and some of them are terrible. Some performance artists are respectful, culturally significant, and can be educationally important; some performance artists are offensive, either purposely or cluelessly ignorant, and, quite frankly, in certain cases, seem to be just a can of shoe polish away from performing in blackface.

Nicki Minaj is a hip-hop artist; Iggy Azalea is a performance artist. They do not do the same thing and they certainly are not at the same level. One of them does not deserve to be compared to the other or use the word “realest” in reference to herself. And, to be honest, one of them has fans who should be embarrassed for allowing music they think is catchy to blind them to blatant and shameful cultural appropriation.

This isn’t my area of expertise, though, so what do I know? I’m just a guy with opinions who knows hip-hop when he sees or hears it, and likes to think that authenticity is one of the most important factors behind making a hip-hop artist a hip-hop artist.

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Question: Why do I watch the home run derby on mute?

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