Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Billie Holiday, Bent, and Post-modernism

Last night John and I got into an argument about post-modernism, with my main point of contention being that post-modernism does what it accuses other "meta-narratives" of doing: it lumps art, music, politics, etc. under a grand theme.

Still, when post-modernism came up today in my German Film class in relation to the film Run Lola Run, I couldn't help but admit to myself that culture of today exhibits a lot of inter-textuality, as post-modernism suggests.

Take a song I have been listening to recently, a remix of "Speak Low" sung by Billie Holliday, mixed by Bent. This mellow remix is worth a listen, even if it (merely) recycles.

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