Friday, May 11, 2007

great moments in elvis history

Mythologies abound in all traditions. It may be the thing that defines a tradition. Big Computer Music has narratives of ‘the future’ (to which, technoculturally assisted, we inevitably(?) escape); it’s hard for me to imagine an Early Music which doesn’t enroll ‘historical informants’ (whether present-day constructions or not); and latter-day improvised musics have stories about ‘freedom’ (stuck in a contradictory oscillation between individualism and collectivism)….


Let me bring in a visual aid:

Intertextuality has, or anachronisms have, rarely been so much fun (or stupid (or funny)).

Bonus question: Is the Elvis portrayed above, an imperialist?

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