josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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28 May '09 09:03:54 AM

If there is something that could be called purely musical, I usually feel like Simon Reynolds ignores it as it suits him.

28 May '09 08:50:49 AM

'how perfect the entire system of things'

28 May '09 07:57:34 AM

There are kinds of music that you can only do if you can say 'baby' the right way.

28 May '09 07:04:42 AM

Mark Richardson (Richard-San) as tastemaker. I can't think of many other reviewers I trust implicitly.

28 May '09 06:11:21 AM

Too much fucking tympani.

24 May '09 01:12:10 AM

'Every expression that does not negate is taken as an affirmation; every gesture that does not destroy is interpreted as approval.'

23 May '09 06:48:13 PM

'So few writers are honest that we should really distrust all people who write.'

23 May '09 06:47:06 PM

Toulmin’s ‘can’t’ examples from The Uses of Argument:

‘You can’t lift that weight single-handed.’

‘You can’t get ten thousand people into the Town Hall.’

‘You can’t talk about a fox’s tail.’

‘You can’t have a male sister.’

‘You can’t smoke in this compartment.’

‘You can’t turn him away without a shilling!’

22 May '09 06:12:01 PM

Bores.