TskFebruary 22, 2021 Tim WorstallMusic12 Comments‘Right now I’m into Libyan reggae’: Is there no end to the cultural appropriation? previousCommies are stupidnextUmm, eh? 12 thoughts on “Tsk” So Much For Subtlety February 22, 2021 at 9:17 am Well that is thermonuclear-level wanna-be virtue-signalling. Soyboi masturbation in other words. After all, everyone knows Algeria rap is much better. See Cheb Khaled The oil changer February 22, 2021 at 9:41 am Cat Stevens is about the extent of most people’s Arab music knowledge. Btw the “Timmy Around The Web” has stopped working. Bloke on M4 February 22, 2021 at 10:41 am SMFS, The problem nowadays is that they can’t bluff with their obscurist shit like they could in the 1980s. You can take a band name, paste it into YouTube and hear it. Two of the tracks just sound like bad versions of James Brown or Isaac Hayes. Like most “world music” the only reason anyone claims to like it is so they can shag white leftie girls. “World music” is like “alternative medicine”. If it’s actually any good, people just call it music. Rob February 22, 2021 at 10:55 am “I’ve found something no one else listens to. I’m really hip and cool” Chris February 22, 2021 at 11:13 am Ladies and gentleman, Morocco’s Fadoul, with the greatest cultural appropriation ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuL253WYe3w So Much For Subtlety February 22, 2021 at 11:15 am Bloke on M4 February 22, 2021 at 10:41 am – “World music” is like “alternative medicine”. If it’s actually any good, people just call it music.” That is a great line. I might steal that. There is world music. No one likes it. What we call world music is usually music by someone that came from the Third World but the music was re-done by Western producers. They are about as authentic as Milli Vanilli. Angelique Kidjo has a great voice but before anyone would touch her music, she had to get some White people to work it over for a White audience. The same is true for Youssou N’dour. Hell I bet the same is true for the Gypsy Kings. Tony Querfotze February 22, 2021 at 11:31 am the great Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers were there years ago https://youtu.be/2ZyMPToh9Yg bloke in spain February 22, 2021 at 11:44 am At one time I was living a couple of doors away from Andy Kershaw. Of “world music” I am not a fan. It is not a taste easily acquired. Even under duress. John Lewis February 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm When Private Eye was readable this sort of bollocks was to be found in “Pseuds Corner”. Jimmers February 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm John Lewis That was a long time ago. MC February 22, 2021 at 1:40 pm In the late 90s/early 00s I used to go to the WOMAD (World of Music Arts & Dance) festival near Reading. It was, as you might imagine, absolutely full of pseuds, wankers and hippies. And world music, which broke down roughly as follows: 30% – African drumming bands 20% – Ska/reggae (what I was there for) 20% – crappy folk music from Lithuania or Taiwan or fuck knows 20% – kinda latin stuff 8% – dance/electronica played late for anyone battered on drugs (also me) 2% – people you’ve heard of Still, great times. As far as I can remember…. Andrew C February 22, 2021 at 8:46 pm @MC “Battered on drugs” Ah, those were the days. The occasional flashback suggests I had a good time. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.