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 Everett True

The appeal of the WRONG! in pop music special

The appeal of the WRONG! in pop music special

Final lecture in KMB003 (Sex Drugs Rock’N’Roll) this semester. Always a happy-sad occasion. There’s no denying the music, though. What better way to go out with an Appeal of the WRONG! in pop music special? INTRODUCTION MUSIC 1. Robyn – Dancing On My Own 2. Wah! – The Story Of The Blues (I didn’t actually […]

 Everett True

The final lecture| the Appeal of the WRONG! in pop music

The final lecture| the Appeal of the WRONG! in pop music

Great lecture. The vast majority of my students missed it. Just sayin’. The descriptions are taken from my regular weekly column at The Vine. Die Antwoord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bdeizHM9OU  According to Pitchfork, Zef is a “philosophy of intentional ignorance and crassness”. Die Antwoord, a rave-rap outfit from South Africa, try so hard to be WRONG in everything they do, […]

 Everett True

The appeal of the WRONG! in pop music | 1 – Die Antwoord, Penderecki, Elvis Presley, Marina And The Diamonds, Tubeway Army

The appeal of the WRONG! in pop music | 1 – Die Antwoord, Penderecki, Elvis Presley, Marina And The Diamonds, Tubeway Army

It’s the very wrongness of the following that makes them all so appealing. They are, at the least, memorable.

 Everett True

A list of 20+ performances that have shocked


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I drew the line at coprophilia.

 Wallace Wylie

Ignorant Fantasies | Race and Class Delusions From David Thomas

The fantasy world that David Thomas inhabits reeks of privilege and conceit. Perhaps I expected a bit more intelligence, a bit more individuality, a bit more adventurousness to his thinking. Then again, he is a white middle-class American male. We can’t expect too much.