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Monday, August 28, 2006

Unpopular Pop

From the Aaron Spelling eulogy in the issue of The Atlantic that I read cover-to-cover out of desperation on the (snake-less) plane ride home yesterday:
We don't really have popular culture anymore, so much as a fragmented market crowded with expertly segmented, mutually hostile opposing camps of various forms of unpopular pop culture.

The author's point in saying this is that Spelling ("The Maestro of Jiggle TV") was of the old school popular pop generation. A very well-put, relevant point (see Snakes on a Plane below), but I'll take my Modest Mouse anyway. (But wait, that's popular now. I got sort of cranky at the overgrazing of my cultural niche -- guess I don't know what I want.)

Once I wade through my email backlog, I'll post some Portland pictures.

3 comments:

lj said...

Hey, happy birthday, T-dog!

lj said...

(a day late, that is...)

teague said...

Thanks! Had a good birthday, my coworkers took me out in DC, and then I went to The Brewer's Art with my classmates later in the evening. Having a birthday during the week when most people are done with summer work but not yet in classes helps...