Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

The Latest From Salon

Besides another helping of Camille Paglia’s sexual power fantasies disguised as cultural criticism, my favorite website chucked this half-baked bullshit onto the innertubes today, in which the Dead are measured by the metric of what Pitchfork thinks of them.

And, y’know: I tried. Looked through the writer’s Twitter playing the “YEAH? WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND?” game. Lost interest in that, even though it seems to be XTC. Then I read the post three or four times: I was gonna do some rebutting, dagnabbit. Couldn’t bring myself to: the whole thing’s just a rewritten press release, some links to better writing, and then some sentences that, while proximate, don’t have much to do with one another.

If you don’t want to give Salon the clicks, then here’s the TL;DR: “Bands I have been told are cool think a band I have been told was not cool is now cool. How problematic is this?”


  1. Jerry of Garcia

    March 25, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I like the description of touch… It was an inexplicable hit… Really it’s quite catchy you know… Maybe you meant suprise hit.

  2. I admit that I did not read the article. Will this be like when all the cool kids pretended they were life long Johnny Cash fans? I’m really glad I am neither cool nor a kid.

    • That article reaffirms my belief that you are one of America’s great/under appreciated writers. We are lucky to have you Sir.

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