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Funk did what?

January 8th, 2007 at 12:08 pm by Ruairi

'Funk Did This'  by John Harris, The Guardian, January 5th 2007 

I don't think I've ever been so angered by a piece of music journalism (that must, must have only been written for a bet) . I was going to highlight sections of this to illustrate it's idiocy, but there's just too much braindead conjecture to choose from.

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6 Responses to “Funk did what?”

  1. ds Says:

    isn’t it a joke? and if not…i think it’s sorta funny. especially the image of townspeople getting zapped by a “bacofoil partridge”!
    what is that?

  2. Ruairi Says:

    Sadly, I don’t think it is a joke, just some lazy lazy journalism.

    Re: ‘bacofoil partridge’: I’ve re-read the article and I’m none the wiser. In fact, I’m more the stupider.

  3. JimH Says:

    It’s an opinion piece – he thinks funk is lame – why is it “lazy journalism”?

    Bacofoil is Britspeak for Aluminum Foil…

  4. Ruairi Says:

    I don’t have a problem with the John Harris thinking funk is lame. That’s his opinion, and it’s an opinion piece, which is fine.
    It’s lazy journalism cause it was written with an obvious intent to provoke (he wrote a similar article after Johnny Cash’s death) – and journalists with delusions of iconclasm really annoy me – , but his claims (that whole funk killed the blues thing) make no sense whatsoever. It just smacks of hastily-written, hey-look-at-me-saying-the-unsayable bullshit.

  5. JimH Says:

    Well you have a point R – the whole “this town is deserted because of funk” portion smells kinda funny. Like something Seymour Glass would write.

  6. Repoz Says:

    As a long time collector of deep soul 45′s…may I say that my yearly donation to the Dave Godin Foundation will now be wrapped in harmonized bacofoil.

    Bless John Harris…