Monday, January 26, 2004

An attempt at a passionate stance?

Stavros the Wonderchicken said this:
Weblogs are all those other things I mentioned the other day, and a million more besides, including, sometimes, a performance. Don't let the critics and parasitic parsers of other people's passion put you off, friends. Write from your heart and gonads about things that you care about. If there's a clunker or three in there, forget it or fix it fast, move on, and keep the song rolling. his entry On Writing, or Of Tits and Medicated Monkeys in relation to what he had written earlier in his blog about post-punk and blogging (well, to be honest that doesn't describe was about a whole lot of have to read it really, I'm not going to re-invent the wheel) ~ It makes for interesting reading and provokes me to ponder on the blandness of my entries...Does anyone really care if my DOM objects work with a javascript fade function?...I mean, really? MORE PASSION is needed, but it has to come from the heart, otherwise it's not going to resonate...or is it? Can an adopted (invented, created) passionate stance, treatise, work of art, music - what have you - be just as artistically and intellectually valid, as good (that subjective qualifier that means ...what??) as something heartfelt? How do we know if someone truly means what they say these days, if what they say comes from their guts and what relevance does that really have on the content of what they put across? In these political times of passionate righteousness based on questionable intelligence and motivations? In these times of reality programs, where reality means having a camera in your face all the time and you are going to act real? What is real, what is truth? What does it all mean? Do you or I care? Do we just want to be entertained? Have I just wasted you, the readers time or have I raised valid questions...?
Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is the best
~ Frank Zappa
[Current Audio Stimuli: Hot Head - Captain Beefheart; The Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station (03:23)]


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