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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Wed, May. 10th, 2006 08:43 pm
link sausage

I feel the urge to write a proper update, but I fail to have the time--no, really, it's energy--to write rather than passively consume. Thus! Link sausage!

Also, GIP. *points to icon*

Ahem! Courtesy of wcg, an 18th century trephination set, reserve not yet met. Bid now, bid now!

Courtesy of several people, McSweeney's Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself and Asks: Is Me Really Monster?. Awww, Cookie....

As forwarded to metafandom: gaudior's thoughts on cultural appropriation as an anime fan, in response to a rant she links to. It took me a few days simply to read all the comments the original post generated in various forums. Head too full, but of stuff worth thinking about.

And in bizarre contrast, via Neil Gaiman...
The equally megatalented, although significantly shorter than Thea Gilmore, Stephin Merritt, is being defended against what seem to me to be remarkably wrong-headed accusations of racism (he said on a panel that Zip-e-dee-doo-dah was a great song from a bad movie) this morning over at Slate.
... buh? There's more to it than that, but poor Stephin (except really I'm sure he can take care of himself).

P.S. If I type the letter h into the search bar of this browser and look at the autocomplete options, I get "Harvard Shuttle schedule", "Heimdall kills Loki", and "House, M.D. episode guide". Which somehow sums up something about the state of my brain right now. *dashes off to catch the shuttle*

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dominika_kretek
dominika_kretek
Dominika Kretek
Thu, May. 11th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)

I have often gotten the sense from Stephin's music that he is a gay white man who lives in a gay white world, so that he probably means well but is occasionally racially insensitive. "Queen of the Savages" is hard for me to listen to, but I know it's a parody. On the other hand, what would you have to be not thinking in order to write "'Strange Fruit' with and without wind chimes"? It's just like, please pick any other song besides that one, thanks.

(PS: did you know that "Strange Fruit" was written by the adoptive mother of the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?)

There's just this occasional feeling I get from his songs because race never turns up as a real thing, and not a dramatic trope. Oh, with one exception: "Fear of Trains."

The kind of things Sasha Frere-Jones and Jennifer Hopper are saying are pretty irresponsible, as far as I can tell. I'm just going from his music, and there's certainly nothing wrong with neglecting to address something in a particular way. Sasha and Jennifer seem to be make claims about Stephin as a person, and there's nothing to justify that, as far as I can see. It's just weird.

Also I trust Drew Daniel on just about anything.


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wolfheart17
wolfheart17
Bill
Thu, May. 11th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)

I jsut wanted to say how awesome that icon is.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, May. 11th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks! It's by [Unknown LJ tag].


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wolfheart17
wolfheart17
Bill
Thu, May. 11th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)

The LJ USER tag is not working.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, May. 11th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)

Whoops, resend: Thanks! It's by kierthos


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