[rumori] appropriate appropriation (was Re: Cannibal Culture)

Being and Nothingness [rumori] appropriate appropriation (was Re: Cannibal Culture)
Tue, 5 May 1998 22:52:06 -0400 (EDT) (00894451926, Pine.LNX.3.95.980505224138.20220B-100000ATcornea.retina.net)

> My final point....The appropriation of other material in a work for either
> cultural tie in or "sounds cool" purposes is fine. One seems rather
> hi-brow, the other low, but I think the low-brow reasoning has a better
> chance of connecting to the audience in a manner through which they can
> relate.

Does anyone think in terms of high brow and low brow culture
anymore? The good thing with having so many ppl in the world is that you
are never at a loss for an audience, or you can always find something that
interests you. I think it is a middle class pretension to think there is
a way of distinguishing oneself by how one entertains oneself or what one
reads so much to the point that ppl don't do what they /want/ to do,
rather what they think they /ought/ to do. Like. I'm not supposed to like
romance novels (well, I don't but this is an example) And at one time,
notably, in college, I would make sure ppl only saw me reading
"Literature" or talking about "Art" but now I have fun liking that Sanrio character Bad Batz Maru. I mean, I know its all about novelty and
consumerism in our post-industrial leisure society but its cyooot. Or the
spice girls. Everyone knows the spice girls is a made to order band.
they are only a product. a show. but the whole idea of it gives me some
kind of ironic satsifaction participating in it.

That said, I think the idea of class and culture is not as important as I
used to think. What is the ideal civilization anyway? what is a "cultured person"?
okay, that was *really* off the original topic.