Friday, June 26, 2009

a thank you to the king of pop + how to judge art

michael jackson, the king of pop (rightly so called), died today.
and thanks for the music.

how to judge "art"?
for many subjective things, esp works of "art", long lasting popularity is the best judge. that is if any kind of judgment is needed or possible in the first place.

imo there is no need for such judgment. it is just a matter of personal taste: one enjoys something or one doesn't. but some ppl try to be arbiters of taste (lol) and presume to judge artistic merit using arbitrary values, which they present as objective measuring sticks.

so to repeat, if anyone needs such a ruler, only one acceptable is long lasting popularity.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Wow - looks like Indi has become one of Mahinda's government agents but he ain't pulling any punters .. except to prove he's a complete prat!

Anonymous said...

do not remain silent over the recent moves to turn our society into a puritan authoritarian wasteland... if you are a true libertarian, speak up!

sittingnut said...

anon at 7/26/2009 8:08 am
i predicted that that is how he will behave . may be i should gloat . lol

anon 7/31/2009 2:09 pm
get a life !
i will blog when there is a real threat to liberties not when some conspiracy theory idiot imagines ones,( out of silly noneffective political hot air from authorities )

Anonymous said...

As a fellow libertarian, I say "rock on!"