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  • The Spectacle Society!

    Just got this link from a friend today (Ahnuld warning):
    http://www.arnocorps.com/index.html

    Are musicians getting so desparate that they really have to be doing this. Something annoys me with these '15mins in the spotlight bands', hogging opportunities/chances for other serious hardworking musicians to be on stage. There are funny bands who at least take fun seriously, Tankard is such a band that has done fairly well as a 'serious fun band' (oxymoron?).

    My friends say I can do a good ahnuld impersonation (happens at parties sometimes). But take it to this kind of level just strikes me as totally dorky and moronic.

    What say the Jury?

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    George Ritzer has an interesting discussion about the differences in the society of the spectacular and the society of the spectacle.

    This seems to be an example of people making a spectacle of themselves...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doc
      George Ritzer has an interesting discussion about the differences in the society of the spectacular and the society of the spectacle.

      This seems to be an example of people making a spectacle of themselves...
      Hi Doc!

      It would be nice to have a link to George Ritzer articles et al about this?

      Theres more BTW:
      http://www.anticulture.co.uk/site/index.php

      "Anti-culture" ? I say.. For me as a musician with a taste for aggressive Heavy Metal. I'm ironically getting somewhat fed up with many aspects of Pomo. Even Devin Townsend got tired of the scene it seems. Not that I like his music, or such. When even Dubya does the 'sign', it just isn't fun anymore.

      I wonder if there is a path, musically and lyrically, to stray away from Postmodernity?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Theocrat
        Hi Doc!

        It would be nice to have a link to George Ritzer articles et al about this?
        I think I have a link on my work computer. I'll try to track it down tomorrow.

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        • #5
          I thought it was a topic about Guy Debord's book, which has the same name... I'm a bit disappointed.

          Anyway, if you want to enlarge the debat, here it is in english.
          Free the West Memphis Three

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mespheber
            I thought it was a topic about Guy Debord's book, which has the same name... I'm a bit disappointed.

            Anyway, if you want to enlarge the debat, here it is in english.
            Thanks for the link!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doc
              I think I have a link on my work computer. I'll try to track it down tomorrow.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Theocrat
                I can only find the Amazon link to where he makes the argument in most detail. I had a different link from a textbook company, but that link seems to be dead.

                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...959112?ie=UTF8

                Mespheber, you were right on. Rizter references Debord and David Cheney.

                Theo, you would probably like the entire book, as it examines contemporary consumption using (at different time) Marxism, Weberian theory, and postmodernism.

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                • #9
                  Will Self takes a psycho-geographical wander through Paris and cogitates at some length on the continuing relevance of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle.

                  http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...acle-will-self

                  Worth a read.

                  Notting Hill Editions is publishing a new English ed. of The Society of the Spectacle, with an introduction by same Will Self.

                  http://www.nottinghilleditions.com/b...-spectacle/201

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