Adorno on Joan Baez (with anglo subtitles for AdornoSprach)
My Deutsch not so wunderbar, but "Eine wie Adorno hatte das sofort durchschaut" something like, "a dude such as Adorno saw through all that bullshit immediately." Teddy A, love-man...and schweeet lovahs luv the Schpring.*
"""There is nothing left for the consumer to classify. Producers have done it for him. Art for the masses has destroyed the dream but still conforms to the tenets of that dreaming idealism which critical idealism baulked at. Everything derives from consciousness: for Malebranche and Berkeley, from the consciousness of God; in mass art, from the consciousness of the production team. Not only are the hit songs, stars, and soap operas cyclically recurrent and rigidly invariable types, but the specific content of the entertainment itself is derived from them and only appears to change. The details are interchangeable. The short interval sequence which was effective in a hit song, the hero’s momentary fall from grace (which he accepts as good sport), the rough treatment which the beloved gets from the male star, the latter’s rugged defiance of the spoilt heiress, are, like all the other details, ready-made clichés to be slotted in anywhere; they never do anything more than fulfil the purpose allotted them in the overall plan. Their whole raison d’être is to confirm it by being its constituent parts. As soon as the film begins, it is quite clear how it will end, and who will be rewarded, punished, or forgotten. In light music, once the trained ear has heard the first notes of the hit song, it can guess what is coming and feel flattered when it does come. The average length of the short story has to be rigidly adhered to. Even gags, effects, and jokes are calculated like the setting in which they are placed. They are the responsibility of special experts and their narrow range makes it easy for them to be apportioned in the office."""""
To reiterate: "The details are interchangeable. The short interval sequence which was effective in a hit song, the hero’s momentary fall from grace (which he accepts as good sport), the rough treatment which the beloved gets from the male star, the latter’s rugged defiance of the spoilt heiress, are, like all the other details, ready-made clichés to be slotted in anywhere; they never do anything more than fulfil the purpose allotted them in the overall plan.""
Sehr gut. One-size-Fits-All-ocracy.
(*: from one of Jacques' Songs from S-speare's As You Like it. In medias res of a 5 act comedy, Bard tossed off a few of the most copacetic lines of anglo poesy ever tossed. A few centuries ante-mass deception).
Monday, April 06, 2009
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Uh Oh Blutonius with his usual semi-monthly sentimentality and pop. psycho. babble. Hoss and the McCartwrights sing songs of Wuv, at the methodist talent nite.
Hey Bluto: the investigation into ......Subluxational Industries about to commence!
Heh heh. Maybe a ticket back to stuckeys land.
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