MUSIC/FILM CRITICS ARE CUNTS




I hate critics, who the fuck do they think they are telling me what I should and shouldn't be listening/watching, as if some cunt who I don't know knows best. I've always felt that being a critic (especially music ones) is a horrible job, you probably start doing it because you love music/films but you're not actually talented enough to make it yourself and you think what could be better than listening to music/watching films for a living, then you realise (or maybe you don't) that like most things 99% of the stuff you listen/watch is a big pile of shit, and soon after listening/watching shit every day and convincing us and yourself that what you're listening/watching is great you soon have no idea what is good and what isn't and your love for music/films has dissapeared because you never actually have time to listen/watch the things that you really like and instead have to just have some vague knowledge of everything shit and no deep understanding or love of anything worthwhile. THIS film critic however I don't think falls into the typical music/film critic stereotype I just mentioned above, I think she actually might be deaf and blind and gets paid to write nice things aswell as just not having fucking clue.

Also, I hate people who say they love Lester Bangs, WHY, he didn't do anything, I do like listening to Mark Kermode though, not because he has good taste (he doesn't, he thinks Pan's Labyrinth is the best film in the past 10 years and that The Exorcist is the greatest film ever), but he's good at moaning.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

No shit, Pat Collins is the author of the book - "How to Be a Really Nice Person".

alex said...

I was just thinking about this earlier, what you said about what critics are. If they say those who can't do, teach, then those who can't play music or make movies, critique.

I like Lester Bangs cos he's honest. And he's sad. And Lou Reed is my idol too. He's the closet a rock critic has come to being an actual musician, if you know what I mean.

Rhys said...

critics are fine.most of them do suck.thats a whole bunch of shit you're throwin at people that make their living that way.yeah, sure most of em jerk out a lot of filling material to make it sound more spectacular and shit (pitchfork i.e.), but theres tons of authentic critics.you can't put them all in one box like that.

that said,i think pat collins is married to one of the higher-up's at warner.maybe thats a reason her "view" is ridiculously rigged.

JIRO said...

But that's why I don't like Lester Bangs, he isn't a musician, and therefore his opinion means jack shit (to me anyway), just because he loves Lou Reed doesn't make his views worth while, who doesn't like Lou Reed, he's fucking Lou Reed, except for Metal Machine Music, there's no excuses for that.

alex said...

Lester Bangs tried to be a musician...it wasn't too terrible...see: Lester Bangs and the Delinquents. And you should actually read what Bangs has to say about Metal Machine Music, it's pretty funny. http://www.rocknroll.net/loureed/articles/mmmbangs.html

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