Friday, 17 April, 2009
I imagine this wouldn’t have been the easiest list to compile given the sheer number of rock musicians in contention for a place.
Rock musicians have a built-in excuse to act poorly. While we expect pro athletes to be model citizens and movie stars to at least remain upright, rock stars are cut enormous slack to copiously indulge in bad behavior. The typical triggers for excess when you’re a celebrity are notoriety, spare time and money; however, there’s something in the primal and narcissistic nature of rock music that fosters a particularly dedicated form of decadence.
Number one on the list is probably no surprise though.
decadence, excess, rock music, rock musicians, rock stars
Monday, 5 May, 2008
The Falling Times
Is the west a decadent civilization in decline? Mouse-over the animations to see the headlines, and decide for yourself.
Falling Times refers to the heavy InfoPollution we live in. The InfoSociety has created a new kind of consumer – the InfoConsumer! The most consumed information is the news today. The news has been turning more and more into an entertainment – the Infotainment. The news producers are the biggest info polluters of our time and thus are the biggest contributors to the infoEcological disaster.
Via Ample Sanity.
civilization, current affairs, decadence, decline, headlines, news