“When minimal techno became popular again around eight years ago the first releases of that genre were amazing. Eventually every kid jumped on board and we were left with 1,000 tracks with bleepy rims and white noise build-up. Exactly the same for the disco edit scene a few years ago. The best tracks usually come before everyone starts doing it.”
Texto cheio de quotables, este parágrafo é engraçado porque vai de encontro à génese da ideia de hipster. Concordo plenamente.
“I don’t think you should set out to create your own sound,” he says. “That way it becomes too ‘heady’; there’s no heart or soul. I think great sounds and styles happen naturally, from within, not from outside in. Once you understand who you are as an artist then you can accomplish so much. We were created to create.”
Full text by Kristan Caryl in Attack Magazine.
That’s the sort of thing that’s always interested me: things where you can’t quite figure out what you are hearing.Terry Riley
Pois Gervásio partia do princípio que o artista não se revelava pelas suas obras, mas sim, unicamente, pela sua personalidade. Queria dizer: ao escultor, no fundo, pouco importava a obra de um artista. Exigia-lhe porém que fosse interessante, genial, no seu aspecto físico, na sua maneira de ser - no seu modo exterior, numa palavra:tem muita piada esta ideia
- Porque isto, meu amigo, de se chamar artista, de se chamar homem de génio, a um patusco obeso como Balzac, corcovado, aborrecido, e que é vulgar na sua conversa, nas sua opiniões - não está certo; não é justo nem admissível.
We used to rely on word-of-mouth or expert critics to help us choose our purchases, be that a planned holiday or a movie rental. Today that’s all changed. A few mouse clicks and sites like Trip Advisor and Amazon offer us an abundance of reviews written by strangers. Yet, how they affect our judgements has been little researched. Now Brent Coker has conducted a pair of studies and his main finding suggests that we remain impressed after reading early positive reviews, even if negative reviews come later. It’s a finding that could help us be more objective when reading review pages, and it will surely also be of interest to marketeers and PR professionals hoping to give their products an advantage.