Firing The Canon (A List) (of b-sides) (and other things)

By: Nick Southall

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Posted 11/15/2005 - 03:46:58 PM by srkenney:
 Aw man, I'm sorry - maybe it's the insomnia talking, but this doesn't make very much sense to me. Anyone feel like explaining it?
Posted 11/15/2005 - 05:13:57 PM by ieatseeds:
 Nick, at the risk of inflating your ego exponentially (whether that might be a good or bad thing--you tell me), I must say--I thoroughly enjoyed this [list] and no matter how much you profess that it is not cogent, coherent and [staggeringly poignant], I love it! And we should hang out tomorrow!
Posted 11/15/2005 - 10:18:41 PM by ethanawhite:
 Interestingly enough, Svankmajer actually did some of those 30-second promo bits that MTV commissioned in its early days. "Meat Love" being one of them, I believe.
Posted 11/16/2005 - 02:33:47 AM by MLeChevallier:
 58. Artists don’t know what their best songs are.

You could do a whole piece just on this.
Posted 11/16/2005 - 11:43:15 AM by dogger:
 liked the article -- the style strongly reminded me of a manuscript by some american dude i read when i was working for a publishing firm a couple of years ago -- can't for the life of me remember his name and i think it was only ever published in the states in the end -- it was entirely composed of semi-non-sequitur stand-alone sentences like your piece -- does this ring any bells or is it an unintentional similarity??
Posted 11/17/2005 - 04:36:03 AM by NickSouthall:
 I have no idea who you mean, but I was kind of tgaking the mickey out of several people with this. And also kind of paying tribute, too.
Posted 11/22/2005 - 11:37:51 AM by J_R_K_:
 fun fact: nick wrote this article wearing a viking helmet. so should it be read.
Posted 11/22/2005 - 11:44:37 AM by J_R_K_:
 to clarify, this is a great piece. i liked:
24. The Manual; How To Have A Number One Hit The Easy Way by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty is the only good book about music that I have ever read.
good call.