Originally Posted by rebeccagotcursedout
popism vs aestheticism. i like that better
yes. you hit the nail right on the head
that's the old lowbrow/highbrow distinction-- which keeps getting cancelled but always keeps returning anyway
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Sure, when one ignores or avoids mainstream pop music there is always the danger of missing a rare gem, but the rate of return on those gems is so slim that I prefer to take my slimmer and slimmer listening hours to places where my particular tastes have a better chance of being rewarded. I can step out of my comfort zone and still get nowhere near the mainstream. Osmosis tells me I am doing the right thing over 99% of the time. I don't really need to dig deeper into areas with so little potential when there are so many other more rewarding or interesting rabbit holes in the world.
it's true that it's good to stop wasting time & instead go deeper as life becomes shorter
but where would you be without devo?
i bet you heard them on the radio
(that same transaction is happening to a 12 year old right now)