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2 October, 2006

I said populist, you idiot

Some ****wit misreading my review of Saturday's concert, specifically my criticism of the 'Deadwing' album's populist content, accused me of not wanting music to be popular.  I'm not sure why I'm bothering to explain the very obvious distinction again, but popular and populist are not remotely the same thing.

If music becomes popular, on its own merits, that's to be applauded, as I've explained before.

If music is contrived to appeal to a target demographic, sacrificing substance for mere ear candy in order to sell the 'product', that's cynical marketing, not art, and to be condemned.

Clear?

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