Saturday, June 18, 2005

More FAQing FAQ...

Q: Do you ever feel like an outcast in Oxford?
A: Of course, but it doesn't bother me at all. I'm comfortable with myself and in my own skin, for the most part. I know that's got to be a hard thing to swallow in this town, in most towns I guess. Being an individual is what seperates the men from the boys, the women from the girls.

Q: Why do you dislike pop culture so much?
A: I don't dislike pop culture, I just think we've come, as a society, to live through pop culture rather than explore new and interesting avenues. I love popular culture, actually. Popular culture has begun to devolve into nothing more than marketing and false nostalgia. We're sacrificing quality in favor of quantity. No amount of MP3 Players, PS2s, or other gadgetry will ever take the place of true cultural experience.

Q: What television shows do you watch?
A: I'm a sci-fi nut. I love the new Battlestar Galactica. I also like Farscape, and the Star Trek series. I don't watch reality tv often, but I do dig the Surreal Life occassionally. And the History Channel. Rescue Me on FX gets my seal of approval, too. For cheese, I dig Adult Swim and the new Teen Titans and Justice League cartoons.

Q: You listen to a lot of rap, and you're white. Aren't you another Eminem wannabe too?
A. I grew up on hip-hop. One of my fondest memories growing up is sitting on the back of a shool bus, listening to the older kids beat-box and freestyle. The sheer artistry and flow of poetry influenced me as much as any other musical style. Some grew up listening to the Beatles, Run-DMC, as Chuck D from Public Enemy once stated, were "our Beatles." I attended a high school that was 80% African-American; I grew up really not giving a shit about racial differences because I learned early on that they were mostly superficial - as is most people's perception of musical genres somehow being more about "race" than "music." And as for Eminem, I respect him as an artist and actor, but I would never want to be someone else. I'm happy with who I am, so, no, I'm not.

4 comments:

CP said...

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Anonymous said...

"Being an individual is what seperates the men from the boys, the women from the girls."

OMG! I was just thinking about that this morning, feeling lonely - feeling alone. Thanks for cheering me up. Oxford makes me feel depressed sometimes, like I'm missing out on something by being here. All of my friends are gone for the summer, all my real friends are on the other side of the country.
I downloaded the audio clip from your profile I hope you don't mind.
Thanks,
AP

G said...

On TV:

The old 1960s Spider-Man cartoons just HAVE to be in there. Of course I say that as a comics geek rather than a sci-fi nut.

The old Hercules cartoons with the still-action shots are still the prime, though. Got to have the cheese factor for any of it to work. ;-)

The ZenFo Pro said...

Ooo...and lets not forget the Superfriends! Or Thundarr the Barbarian...the split moon gave me nightmares as a child.

Yes, cheese. Its a good thing.