Censorship Now!!

Censorship Now!! While Putting A Copy Of This Book On Your Nightstand Would Be A Sign Of Good Taste, Who Cares About Good Taste Are You Willing To Be Seen Reading A Book Titled Censorship Nowin Public If So, Your Skin Might Burn With Funny Glances From Squares, Scolds And Looky Loos But On The Inside, You Ll Feel Your Brain Throbbing As It Swells To Accommodate Some Hilarious, Absurd And Radical New Strategies On How To Live In Our Ridiculous World Washington Post Svenonius New Book Is Censorship Now , And The Title Alone Shows Just How Provocative The Author Can Be A Collection Of Essays Previously Published By Vice, Jacobin, And Others, It Sets Up Numerous Enemies Both Real And Straw For Svenonius To Knock Down.It S All Couched In A Style That S Part Anarchist Tirade, Part Postmodern Critique, And Part Punk Rock Snottiness Yet It S Addictively Ridiculous NPR Censor It All Film, TV, Music, Politics, Books, News, Art Censor All Of It That S The Guiding Principle Of Local Radical Punk Ian Svenonius Latest Essay Collection, Censorship NowWashington City Paper , Critics PickNamed A Favorite Book Of 2015 By Jason Diamond At Vol 1 Brooklyn Gonzo Ecstasy For Those Who Have Come To Know Svenonius S Self Aware Political Meditations.And Though The Essays Svenonius Writes Are Not Themselves Unclear, The Process Of Talking About What He S Written Involves Discussions That Some Might Find Uncomfortable His Books Make Sense The You Dissect Them So Keep Them In Your Back Pocket And Read Them, One Word At A Time Los Angeles Review Of Books A New Collection Of Essays By Everyone S Favorite Supercilious Rock TheoristSvenonius Has Always Been The Smartest Kid In The Room.In Print, Svenonius Is Like That Curmudgeonly Pal That You Adore Because, Even While His Insight Quivers Between Humor, Paranoia, And Antisocial Ire, He Never Dispels Your Fascination In How He Gets There SF Weekly Ian Svenonius Is Best Known As The Frontman Of Bands Like The Make Up And Nation Of Ulysses, But He S Also A Brilliant Cultural Critic With A Talent For Coming Up With The Hottest Takes You Ll Ever Read In This Collection, Svenonius Makes Compelling Arguments In Favor Of Censorship And Hoarding Books And Records, Amid Polemics Against Apple And Ikea, The Yuppification Of Indie Rock, And The Shaving Of Pubic Hair Buzzfeed The Essays In Censorship Noware Equally Packed With Modest Proposals And Mock Revolutionary Rhetoric, But There Are Grains Of Truth In Pieces Like The Historic Role Of Sugar In Empire Building And Heathers Revisited The Nerd S Fight For Niceness They Re Just Buried Somewhere Between Tongue And Cheek The A.V Club Censorship Nowsimultaneously Deals In The Heated Rhetoric Of Insurgent Calls To Action, The Seductive Broad Strokes Of Propaganda, And The Clever Winking Of Surrealist Humor Often When I M Really Convinced Svenonius Has Gone Off A Paranoid Deep End, The Next Sentence Hits Back With Knowingly Hilarious Exaggeration Or Profoundly Spot On Analysis, Realigning My Perspective And Making Me Wonder Again.It S Fitting That A Book Whose Intentions Are Ambiguous Begins With A Call To Censor Art And Ends By Letting Art Do The Talking Pitchfork Ian F Svenonius S New Collection Of Sixteen Essays And Stories, Entitled Censorship Now , Is Reorganizing People S Ideas About Censorship, Ikea, Documentary Filmmaking, The Berlin Wall, The Film Heathers, The Twist, The Frug, The Mashed Potato, Shaving One S Body, Apple, Inc., Nordic Functionalism, The Supposed Benevolence Of The Wikipedia, Hoarding, College Rock, The Origins Of The Internet, And It S An Underground Smash Which Has Been Met With A Horrified Gasp In All Respectable Quarters And Gog Eyed Enthusiasm In Artist Garrets The World Over. What starts out as a promising polemic cantankerous, contentious, unorthodox but insightful becomes, by a quarter way through, a tedious screed about our admittedly fucked up culture, unmoored from actual lived life the sort of rant an autodidact livin
Look I understand that this book is satire At least I read that it was supposed to be a satire The first chapter was pretty entertaining, and I was thinking about how much I was going to like the rest of the book if it was going to be like that first chapter Unfortunately I just could not follow the author to wherever the hell he thought he was going First off, in order to be a satire it has to be done so that the reader can tell that something written is meant to be taken sarcastically or Look I understand that this book is satire At least I read that it was supposed to be a satire The first chapter was pretty entertaining, and I was thinking about how much I was going to like the rest of the book if it was going to be like that first chapter Unfortunately I just could not follow the author to wherever the hell he thought he was going First off, in order to be a satire it has to be done so that the reader can tell that something written is meant to be taken sarcastically or ironically I could not pick up on any such clues throughout this book I knew that they were there, but since I could not really grab on to them the entire book came off exactly the opposite of how I m sure the author intended Every single essay here just seemed to be some really far flung conspirac
On his 2nd essay collection and third book, Ian Svenonius remains essentially as ascerbic and arcane as ever And much like his work with his various musical acts, the prankster edge can seem a bit bewildering Essays may occasionally contradict within the anthology, for example at one point Svenonius mockingly indites the lassez faire hook up culture of Tinder, yet elsewhere claims sexuality is still overwhelmingly repressed to the point of impossibility for expression Further his musical On his 2nd essay collection and third book, Ian Svenonius remains essentially as ascerbic and arcane as ever And much like his work with his various musical acts, the prankster edge can seem a bit bewildering Essays may occasionally contradict within the anthology, for example at one point Svenonius mockingly indites the lassez faire hook up culture of Tinder, yet elsewhere claims sexuality is still overwhelmingly repressed to the point of impossibility for expression Further his musical discussions retain a certain amount of limited interest and familiarity He again returns to familiar targets in the Beatles, the early days of rock and roll and the punk rock movement, while still acknowledging a freak folk culture that has long died in pop
Every now and then, I come across a worldview which is fascinating and challenges my preconceptions Sevenonius is a local musician in the DC post punk scene of some renown This collection of essays ranges widely from the ills of an Apple word where we no longer have physical music to Ikea, as a capitalist mind control tool Some of the thoughts and theories are wildly off the mark, but the essay on how dancing eventually became an individual pursuit instead of dancing as couples and how this l Every now and then, I come across a worldview which is fascinating and challenges my preconceptions Sevenonius is a l
It only took the first essay titled Censorship Now to know that this was going to be one of the best things I ve read in a while My god Svenonius really has his finger on the pulse My expectations were only confirmed with the second essay which took upon understanding the zeitgeist that accompanied the Twist and how it propelled our culture towards prudish faux liberation that was the sexual revolution The stuff is gold, I tell you, GOLD The second series of essays, entitled, Part II It only took the first essay titled Censorship Now to know that this was going to be one of the best things I ve read in a while My god Svenonius really has his finger on the pulse My expectations were only confirmed with the second essay which took upon understanding the zeitgeist that accompanied the Twist and how it propelled our culture towards prudish faux liberation that was the sexual revolution The stuff is gold, I tell you, GOLD The second series of essays, entitled, Part II Fact Finding Mission, strings along collections of facts to create a bizarro pictures such as the story of empire and how empires rose and fell in relation to their monopoly on sugar Even the kind of sweet for his, high fructose corn
I was struck by the excerpts from this book in Frances Stark s contribution to The Whitney Museum s Biennial exhibit And though the concept of censorship as a solution to much of the problems with our culture that Svenonius describes is preposterous, it seemed like he had some really mordant things to say about modern consumer culture But alas, after the first chapter or two, this basically devolves into hackneyed theor
Absolutely loved the first 3 essays I was not as much into all the music essays Don t get me wrong they are interesting, they just didn t interest me that much Worth the read if you get the chance. Para nada lo que me hab a esperado en un principio Tiene momentos descacharrantes, absurdos, est pidos, clarividentes, inspirados y deliberadamente cr pticos por igual A ratos extremadamente divertido, a ratos infumable y disparatado. a ian, calm down about rock and roll b and pls get some analysis of gender and race and disability c the whitney biennial hyped me up w the really good first chapter in this book but check frances stark s painting of this bc it made me scream and laugh This book has some really good essays in it

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Censorship Now!!
  • Ian F. Svenonius
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
  • 1617754099