apparently this guy thinks we are fucking up culture by blogging.
his view is that we gain unwarranted exposure by publishing anything we feel like, without expertise or credentials to justify our position.
he hasn`t been watching tv, or following politics obviously, where everyone and thier little dog is entertainment.
and andrew?, just in case you are reading this, culture was fucked long before we began typing.
and i take exception to his position regarding amateurism. as a musician i don`t read a note, but i have been immersed in the culture and performance of music all my life...having two parents who were accomplished pianists and singers. i have been playing guitar for 35 years, and while i have never taken formal lessons and don`t seek accolades for my performances, i can more than play.
his position that amateurs posting on youtube and the like are somehow diminishing the high position of art and music, along with litarature, science, art and everything else in the realm of human expression.
does he think freud or einstien or beethoven wouldn`t post on youtube?
he is what could be characterised as a snob. an elitist. a citizen of a bygone era when only the top 1% got a go on the stage...and i hazzard to guess that he wasn`t one of them.
blogging, and bloggers are the new culture...along with everyone else who has a voice and wishes to be heard.
expert or not.