Thursday, October 06, 2005

Another perspective and another issue (this one on the internalization of pop music's measures as self-flagellation): Ange Mlinko on Dylan.

4 Comments:

Blogger dfb said...

i really don’t get why people are talking about dylan in the lit or semi-lit circles

i got over him when i was 14

sure i sway my daughter to sleep with jokerman, a couple of times a week but dylan’s no poet he’s a pop star – just like lennon (puke) and morrison (drowning in puke)

move on kids – stop listening to rock

love

dfb

10:17 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

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1:20 PM  
Blogger dfb said...

while that maybe a question i don't think you or i have this problem (the issue is not a issue if one looks at the work we produce)

only those with a need to plop pop into their poems(?)need aply

love
dfb

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

This was the second comment (made some [likely pointless] edits):

Someone told me (hope it wasn't in confidence) that Christopher Dewdney has a thing for Jim Morrison.

I think Mlinko's post implies a useful distinction between the issue of engagement with pop culture on the level of content or structure and that of feelings of personal or generic inadequacy on the level of economics or in terms of scale. Of course the two probably frequently coexist.

At the moment (1:15 p.m.), though, I’m wondering if more self-aware examinations of their interplay in poetry might be a worthwhile thing.

The visual artist Takashi Murakami, whose work I don't know that well (so I haven't figured out the implications of what he's doing), comes to mind.

10:40 PM  

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