Friday, May 28, 2010

why capitalism and art is complicated

because despite the admittedly compelling wails of disgust at sex and the city 2’s celebration of rampant consumerism, viz roger ebert here

“Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies.”

well, despite those wails, this was the best song of last year:

The-Dream - Fancy
check the incredible final 60 seconds in particular, its intense, ramped up climax of brand fetishisation. 'fancy' perfectly encapsulates the consumerism-run-amok archetype - and it's fucking brilliant. i must have rewound those final 60 seconds about 100 times last year. in other carrie bradshaw-related news, i hear sex and the city 3 is going to be loosely based on brecht's 'rise and fall of the city of mahogonny', so that should redress the balance a bit.


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