Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Village and Its People

Irony, thou art a fickle bitch. 


"I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us.  We ain't gonna play with them no more.  And Beck need to respect artistry and he should've given his award to Beyonce.

Because when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you're disrespectful to inspiration.  And we as musicians have to inspire people to go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place." 

All the while failing to appreciate, apparently, the fact that his spouse and the mother of his child is, herself, the Princess of the First Family of Faux and a woman whose fame is in her ass.  Literally and figuratively.     

Occupying a space and time far, far away from the First Family of Faux is Beck Hansen (a/k/a "The Artist Whose Work Won the Grammy for Album of the Year").  Beck's album, Morning Phase, contains thirteen tracks.  He wrote all of them.  He was the album's sole producer.  For good measure, in addition to handling the vocal responsibilities, Beck played fifteen different instruments.  Fifteen.  

Irrespective of whether Mr. West had Beck on his ballot or not, his suggestion that Beck's work is somehow disrespectful to the craft of music-making is - at first glance - obnoxious and, upon further examination, so detached from reality that it suggests that he might have downed a snootful of the bubbly his Missus had perched upon her derriere prior to his ascent and subsequent assault.  

It was once observed, rather famously, that for certain tasks It Takes a Village  Who knew that songwriting and production were among them?  

Great news fellow villagers, we have found our Idiot

-AK 

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