theodore adorno would have been a jokes are fascism guy for sure

it's insanely funny that adorno listened to jazz, an art form that was created entirely by Black americans, and was like "uhhh this is low art fascism!" while writing unlistenable twelve tone bullshit

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western culture is a fake idea but if there is one commonality it's that every time black artists invent a new musical form white artists and critics spend decades doing a moral panic about it

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my black religious studies professor had a poster in his office that was made by the KKK in the 50s about how rock and roll was invented to corrupt white children and i remember thinking, damn, literally nothing has changed huh

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@dankwraith getting a time machine and finding some unlistenable twelve tone jazz to throw at adorno,,,,

@a_breakin_glass lmao it would be so funny to show him ornette coleman or art ensemble of chicago

adorno's takes on music are so unbelievably braindead that i've never bothered to check out the rest of his writings

@dankwraith then in the 60s neo-nazis got in on it and suddenly rock was cool

@dankwraith I don't think I have to explain white boys love hiphop and its been demonized by conservatives for years

@dankwraith it's bizarre how the moral panics last far longer than the amount of time it generally takes white people to start ripping the genre off and making money off it.

@dankwraith there really is a certain type of dude who thinks that "political action" and "joy" are not only mutually exclusive but diametrically opposed

@dankwraith Nothing says "proletariat" like a Sorabji piece that sounds like a piano getting a truck bed full of fist-sized rocks thrown at it

@Colophonscrawl to be fair i love that abstract formal bullshit but its ridiculous to pretend that it's somehow more marxist in character than art developed by oppressed people

@dankwraith I consider it a tremendous compliment to Sorabji that I know who he is, but I do find him personally to be a lot more palatable than his dour peers, given that he was sincerely a startlingly eccentric weirdo, as opposed to really badly wanting to be a weirdo and failing, which I find contemptible

@dankwraith I can't believe right-wing dipshits think he would secretly write music for the beatles

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